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  • Offutt will see increase in traffic following gate closure

    On-base traffic is expected to increase following the scheduled November 4 closure of the Meyer Gate currently used by approximately 600 construction workers to access the U.S. STRATCOM Building 1000 construction project.Construction workers will begin accessing the base from the main gates beginning Monday, November 6 and will enter the STRATCOM
  • 55th Wing Hall of Fame accepting nominations

    The Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth has left an indelible mark on history since its inception in 1941. The wing has been involved in nearly every major conflict, beginning with World War II, and is considered one of the most heavily deployed units in the Air Force today. As the 55th Wing celebrates its 76th birthday this year, the 55th Wing Association is once again accepting nominations for the 55th Wing Hall of Fame.
  • Fightin' Fifty-Fifth welcomes new commander

    The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth, Air Combat Command’s largest wing, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 8.Col. Michael Manion assumed command of the 55th Wing from Col. Marty Reynolds during the time-honored military ceremony inside the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility.Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander,
  • Doolittle’s granddaughter visits 95th RS

    Just over 75 years ago, on April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his crew of “Doolittle Raiders led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of American aviation pioneer and retired U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant general Doolittle, visited the 95th Reconnaissance
  • Fifty-Fifth stands up wing operations center

    After just 60 days and a mere $30,000 investment, the 55th Wing Operations Center officially opened its door for business during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron May 1.The WOC is now the central hub for wing-level situational awareness on all of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, as well as
  • Offutt civilian refuses to let cancer stop his fun

    Bunny ears, everywhere you looked, cancer patients, caregivers and staff were wearing bunny ears. Not a typical sight for 10 a.m. on a Thursday inside the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center.“I never thought I’d put the words ‘fun’ and ‘chemo’ together in the same sentence,” laughs 53-year-old Ken
  • Become part of the MOB

    If you are new to Offutt and the Greater Omaha Metropolitan area and find yourself looking for other Guardians to help with a raid in Destiny on your preferred gaming console; want to advance your skills in public speaking; or just want to enjoy some tennis and need a partner then Make Offutt Better (MOB) is just for you.MOB is the hub for
  • 55th Wing recognizes National Nurses Week

    The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic encourage you to learn a bit more about the advancement of their craft during the annual observance of National Nurses Week, May 6 - 12.According to American Nurses Association, this year’s observance theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” 
  • Wing makes move to Nebraska

    Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series that annotates the history of the 55th Wing from its early days as a World War II pursuit group to its current form as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unit.After nearly two years of planning, the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing moved from Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas, to
  • Offutt dentist helps furry patient get back to work

    Dasty, an Offutt military working dog, was brought in to the base Veterinary Treatment Facility by his handler last month for a routine dental cleaning when a fractured tooth was discovered. Through a pre-established agreement, a dentist from the 55th Dental Squadron and his assistant were called to assist with a root canal procedure.
  • NCOs win Offutt's Top Chef Competition

    The non-commission officer team won the third annual Offutt Top Chef Grill Masters competition at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 6, 2017 held on the parade field. Four teams competed against one another by creating three dishes to be judged on taste, presentation and creativity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
  • CMSAF coins deployed 55th Wing Airman

    Senior Airman Zachary Kachel, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Southwest Asia, was coined by the 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright for outstanding performance. Kachel is an electronic warfare systems journeyman assigned to the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, a geographically
  • Wing leadership delivers flag to original home

    Back in 1943, the newly-formed 55th Fighter Group called Nuthampstead, United States Army Air Forces station 131, home during World War II.Today, Nuthampstead is a quiet village and civil parish where an abandoned airstrip remains, harking back to its glory days.In the early 1980s, the 398th Bombardment Group, another unit who called this patch of
  • Units make DUIs personal

    For most people, September 9, 2011, was just like any other day. The weather was warm and the sun was out as summer was winding down. However, for Todd and Jaimi Calfee, that is one day they and their family will never forget as a drunk driver took the life of their daughter, Alexis, and her boyfriend, Christopher Oberg. “We call it our own personal 9-11,” he said. “We have never been the same since that day.” The Calfee’s shared their personal, heart-wrenching story with members of the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 97th Intelligence Squadron during four all-calls designed to make driving drunk personal to the units.
  • Offutt next in line for cloud-based email

    Is your email box almost full? Well rest easy. Starting March 6, Offutt will begin migrating base email to a new system as part of the Collaboration Pathfinder project that will outsource collaborative services to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform.
  • Offutt Firefighters Protect the Environment and Ensure Fire Protection

    They are called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam agents and they are the most effective foams available to defeat flammable liquid fires.   This fact alone would explain why Air Force bases have been interested in them, not including how they provide rapid extinguishment, cooling, vapor sealing to inhibit re-ignition, and have a long storage life with no
  • FAST Leadership Leads to Air Force Level Award

    The dust boils in the slipstream of a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location as vital supplies are being delivered where the enemy shadows the innocent.   The war in Afghanistan may be over but Airmen are still there, sacrificing time with family and sometimes their very life to help protect the Afghan people.   In the process of service before
  • Offutt teams with RAF 51 Squadron to fix Airseeker landing gear

    The 55th Wing marked another historic milestone when a Royal Air Force RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ aircraft diverted to Offutt Air Force Base after experiencing landing gear problems during a joint exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Upgrade improves Offutt’s emergency management team’s communication abilities

    The 55th Wing emergency management team recently received an upgrade which will enable them to improve their communications abilities during any emergency response. Sixty-one new portable radios are now in service with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department. “The new radios are the equivalent of
  • Offutt legal center offers FREE tax assistance

    While you were out this holiday season searching for the perfect holiday gift, it’s possible you may have forgotten about something you’ll need after the holidays – your important tax documents.That’s right, tax season is rapidly approaching and since the holiday season is now behind us, why not search for those documents required to file your
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