• 55th Wing officially welcomed to Lincoln during ceremony

    The Nebraska National Guard officially welcomed the 55th Wing to the Lincoln Airport during a ceremony April 16.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Offutt begins using new online scheduling system for COVID-19 vaccinations

    Offutt has begun using the Defense Health Agency online scheduling system for registering Team Offutt personnel for the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Offutt couple surprised on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    A vocalist with the Heartland of America Band at Offutt Air Force Base and his husband were recently guests on an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that aired March 23.
  • Annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign underway

    The 2021 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began here March 29, with the focus on Airmen and Guardians taking care of their own.
  • EITaaS team stands up new security operations center

    A Hanscom IT team stood up an Enterprise IT-as-a-Service Security Operations Center, referred to as an ESOC, in San Antonio in late February to ingest data from Buckley Garrison, Colorado, and Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. With updated visualization and automation capabilities, the new ESOC will provide cybersecurity professionals with increased threat detection resources, allowing shorter response times. 
  • Defense and industry leaders discuss digital transformation, ABMS at New Horizons

    Defense and industry leaders discussed ways their organizations are using digital transformation to meet the Air Force Chief of Staff’s call to “Accelerate Change or Lose” during two days of virtual presentations March 17 and 18.
  • Remembering the crew of Cobra Ball flight 664

    The crash of Flight 664 on March 15, 1981 was a harsh reminder of the risks members of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth take daily. The 55th lost six members of their unit when an RC-135S Cobra Ball crashed upon landing in severe weather at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. On the 40th anniversary of the crash, March 15, 2021, the 55th Wing paused to remember and honor the victims of the crash; Maj. William R. Bennett, Capt. Larry A. Mayfield, 1st Lt. Loren O. Ginter, Master Sgt. Steven L. Kish, Staff Sgt. Steven C. Balcer and Staff Sgt. Harry L. Parsons III.
  • Louie’s new beginning

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog team at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, welcomed their newest addition Feb. 24, 2021. Louie, a two-year old black Labrador retriever became the newest member of Offutt’s MWD Section. This is the first time the Labrador retriever breed has been assigned to the MWD team here. Like many MWD’s before him, Louie received his training at the 341st Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He has been trained for obedience and detection and graduated with his certification in explosives detection.
  • MWD: best friend or worst enemy

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron hosted a 5K ruck march and Military Working Dog demonstration at Offutt Air Force Base, March 12, in honor of MWDs Veteran’s Day.
  • Hanscom team to rollout major IT upgrades for 700K users

    A Hanscom IT team expects to rollout improved end user services to numerous Air and Space Force locations beginning in the summer of 2021.
  • Medical group poised for major transition in operations

    The 55th Medical Group is poised to undergo one of its largest operational changes in recent memory as it transitions to the new electronic health record system, known as MHS GENESIS, April 24, 2021.
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems remain prohibited on base

    As the popularity of commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continues to increase, a policy has been established to ensure the safety and security of resources and personnel on base.
  • Team Offutt celebrates Women’s History Month

    March is designated as Women’s History Month. It is a time to recognize the struggles and hardships of the past as well as the contributions and accomplishments women have made as they continue to look for a better tomorrow.
  • Team Offutt member recognized for work with American Red Cross

    A Team Offutt member will be recognized for his support of the American Red Cross during their annual Heroes in the Heartland event March 9, 2021.
  • Airmen transition to Guardian during virtual transfer ceremony

    Ten Team Offutt members made the ceremonial transition from Airman to Guardian during a virtual transfer ceremony here Feb. 24, 2021.
  • Press release: E-4B operations begin temporary move to Lincoln

    E-4B, 55 Wing and NAOC personnel will begin moving operations from Offutt to Lincoln Neb. in March 2021.
  • Offutt reduces power grid load to help community during frigid temps

    With the recent onslaught of frigid temperatures pushing commercial power grids to their brink nationally, Team Offutt reduced their power requirement by six megawatts to help ease the strain locally.
  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth’s command post earns Air Force award

    The 55th Wing Command Post recently earned the 2020 Large Nuclear Command and Control Command Post of the Year award. Selected from approximately 15 command posts across five different commands, this 22 member team resurrected the command post after the 500 year flood, rebuilding twenty programs and team morale.
  • 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.