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  • Remembering 9/11

    The Offutt Fire Department hosted a 9/11 commemorative ceremony inside the main fire station Sept. 11, 2019, here.
  • Offutt runway closure delayed 10 months

    The 55th Wing’s runway replacement at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, has been pushed back from December 2019 to October 2020. The ten-month delay of the runway closure allows for demolition and earthwork to begin before winter. This sets up the program to be in the asphalt and concrete work phase by spring 2021 and wrapping up the needed inspections and Federal Aviation Administration approval to reopen in the twelfth month of work. Sections of Offutt’s current runway are more than 70 years old. Regular maintenance is required to sustain safe flight conditions. The replacement, which is projected to cost approximately $176 million between Offutt and Lincoln, sets up the 55th Wing’s global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission to continue from Offutt for at least 20 years before any major maintenance is required.
  • Offutt’s pavement team serve as unsung heroes

    Offutt’s pavement team has been working tirelessly since November keeping snow off the roads, patching potholes and a myriad of other duties to ensure the mission continues. And with a winter that included more than 50 inches of snow, they were not lacking for opportunities to excel. “We had the eleventh most snowfall in history here this past winter,” said Richard Durr, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron equipment operator supervisor, “so we have been working a lot of weekends.” In fact, the pavement team has only had three weekends off since November.
  • Offutt’s Tactical Air Navigation System upgraded

    The Tactical Air Navigation System, or TACAN, located on the flightline here, was replaced and upgraded as part of an Air Force wide $43M modernization project Nov. 29.The TACAN is a beacon for aircraft within 200 nautical miles of the system providing aircrew the proper bearing and distance to assist them for their return flight to base.The new
  • 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
  • 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
  • Offutt leadership learns firefighting skills

    U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, participates in a fire rescue exercise at building 382 with firefighters assigned to the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 21, 2016. The exercise provided firsthand experience what tools and techniques are needed to perform the duties of an Offutt firefighter.
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