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  • Team Offutt celebrates runway reopening

    Dozens of current and former members of Team Offutt gathered at Offutt Air Force Base to celebrate the reopening of the runway during a special event Sept. 30, 2022.

  • Hurlburt Wing takes ACE C2 to the next level for Lead Wings

    For almost a decade, U.S. defense officials have deemed the return of great-power competition to be the most significant challenge to U.S. national security. As a result, the Department of Defense's leadership is taking bigger and bolder steps to maintain the U.S. military and technological edge

  • ACC Sword Athena tackles readiness barriers

    Volunteers from across Air Combat Command came together to identify, tackle and propose solutions to female- and family-centric barriers to readiness during the third annual Sword Athena topic development workshop Mar. 28 - Apr. 1. This year’s theme was “Building Leaders Armed for Action.”

  • ACC medics support deployments to civilian hospitals and care facilities

    ACC has deployed 88 medics from 5 bases across the command to work alongside other military departments and federal agencies as a part of the nation’s pandemic response. In December 2021, the U.S. Secretary of Defense approved a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for military

  • ACC highlights 30 years of combat air power

    On June 1, 1992, the U.S. Air Force’s Tactical Air Command and Strategic Air Command major commands combined to form Air Combat Command. The establishment of ACC followed the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, and marked a post-Cold War shift from preparing for large-scale peer conflict to readying

  • Air Combat Command Names Lead Wings 

    The commander of Air Combat Command has designated five units as Lead Wings as part of the combat air force’s transition to the service’s new force generation model. 

  • ACC leadership team visits Team Offutt

    Air Combat Command’s leadership team saw how the Airmen of the 55th Wing and 557th Weather Wing play a crucial role in the defense of the nation during a visit to Offutt Air Force Base July 20-22, 2021.

  • Warhawks welcome new commander

    The Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth, the largest wing in Air Combat Command and the second largest in the U.S. Air Force, welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at the Offutt Parade Field June 22, 2020.

  • AF breaks down updated fitness test scores

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.

  • Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities

    The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership

  • ACC Command Surgeon, Mental Health Branch Chief, address Covid-19 reluctance 

    Brig. Gen. Sharon Bannister, command surgeon of Air Combat Command  and  Lt. Col. Michael McCarthy, ACC mental health branch chief, virtually discussed staying remote and ready, with ACC Public Affairs Oct. 6, 2020. A few of the primary topics that were discussed with Bannister and McCarthy are the

  • 2nd CWSS narrows Air Force Weather’s first-in communications gap

    Members from Air Force Weather and Special Operations communities gathered at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 20, to test a first-in communications capability with potential for the global Air Force mission. Joint Special Operations Command, 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, 18th Weather Squadron

  • 15th OWS creating margin with Ready Month

    The 15th Operational Weather Squadron has introduced a new scheduling model this year to improve readiness, morale and the ability to train. Dubbed “Ready Month,” the plan provides the opportunity for one of the squadron’s four operational flights to come off 24/7 operations for a month to focus on