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  • New commander at 557th weather wing

    The 557th Weather Wing held a change of command ceremony July 2, 2024, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Joseph D. Coughlin assumed command and Col. Bradley J. Stebbins relinquished command in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Forces Cyber commander.

  • Offutt AFB, United Way Join Forces

    Offutt Air Force Base’s Military and Family Readiness and United Way of the Midlands (UWM) signed a partnership agreement to launch the Military and Family Helpline 211, June 26, 2024.

  • Readiness leads to lethality

    The 55th Wing recently completed open ranks inspections throughout the wing as directed by Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Commander, Air Combat Command.

  • Warhawks graduate from USAFWS

    Four 55th Wing Warhawks graduated from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School June, 15, 2024, at Ceaser’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Offutt proactive against potential flood waters

    Offutt Air Force Base leadership, under the direction of Col. Mark Howard, 55th Wing commander, took proactive steps in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen flood defenses around the base perimeter. The initiative is a direct response to rising water levels in the

  • 1st Weather Group holds change of command

    The 1st Weather Group held a change of command ceremony June 21, 2024, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. During the ceremony, Col. Damon Vorhees relinquished command to Col. Kenneth Chilcoat.

  • The Wolfpack visits Warhawks

    The North Carolina State Wolfpack baseball team visited Team Offutt on June 14, as a part of the Men’s College World Series festivities.

  • Offutt partners with the community for MARE

    The 55th Wing, assisted by local fire departments, conducted a major accident response exercise (MARE) at Offutt Air Force Base on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This exercise tested the base’s ability to respond to a disaster with multiple casualties.

  • Deployment Leadership Workshop at Offutt

    A deployment leadership workshop was held in the 55th Wing Headquarters building on April 30, 2024 by Headquarters Air Force Directorate of Logistics’ (A4) Tesseract Division in conjunction with Goldratt Consulting.

  • Offutt AFB through the years

    In February 1924, the Douglas County Reserve Officers Association proposed the Fort Crook landing field be named in honor of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt. Offutt was Omaha’s first World War I air casualty, who as a U.S. Army Air Service pilot, was killed in 1918 flying with the Royal Air Force in France.