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  • Offutt worker receives USAF civil engineer award

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently named Ben Hudson, 55th Civil Engineer Squadron flood recovery office construction inspector, one of civil engineer’s 30 under 30 award recipients for his efforts in flood recovery.

  • Offutt firefighters prepare for all challenges

    Thirty 55th Civil Engineer Squadron and Omaha Fire Department firefighters participated in a three-day course on trench collapse rescues conducted by Metropolitan Community College (Nebraska) at Offutt Air Force Base last month.

  • Offutt's firefighter goes national

    Ryan N. Berney, 55th Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, received the 2020 American Legion National Firefighter of the Year award for his accomplishments in his firefighter career field.

  • 55th CES gets the OK for Travis Drive Repairs

    Offutt Air Force Base, Neb--- The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron has allocated funds to make repairs on Travis Drive, which closed due to a 42 inch cavernous hole that was discovered under the road in July 2019.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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