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  • Offutt AFB participates in local Veterans Day Parade

    The U.S. Strategic Command Joint Color Guard leads units from Offutt Air Force Base marching in Nebraska's Official Veterans Day Parade in Bellevue, Nebraska, on Nov. 6, 2021. Representatives from the 55th Wing, 557th Weather Wing and U.S. Strategic Command participated in the event. (U.S. Air Force

  • Growth in metro bike share stations puts Offutt in reach

    With more than 10,000 personnel coming to and from the installation daily, more and more people are looking for alternatives to avoid traffic.One such way is by cycling and with the Omaha metro bike share operator increasing its program to more than 75 stations in the metro area, there soon could be

  • Offutt hosts Disability Employment Awareness Month luncheon

    Offutt AFB hosted the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month luncheon for disabled DoD employees Oct. 29, 2021.DEAM is observed each October to honor the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.

  • Construction team prepares for winter

    Offutt’s runway construction project is nearing the halfway point as cold weather season approaches the Midwest. The project is replacing a runway which hadn’t undergone major reconstruction in over 60 years. It will ensure sustainable flight safety and eliminate issues caused by the deterioration

  • True North offers support for active duty members

    True North opened at Offutt AFB in April of this year. The program provides limited scope counselors, which are licensed mental health providers trained to understand the unique pressures associated with high stress organizations.

  • Offutt officer earns Air Force level electronic warfare honor

    A member of Team Warhawk received the Air Force 2019 Outstanding Electronic Warfare Company Grade Officer of the Year (Level I). Maj. James Maday earned this award for his work as an EC-130H Compass Call weapons officer and evaluator electronic warfare officer in the 755th Operations Support

  • Jammers celebrate 40 years with EC-130 Compass Call

    The 55th Electronic Combat Group celebrated 40 years of the EC-130 Compass Call program with a celebration hosted by the 55th Wing Association October 15-16, 2021.The EC-130 Compass Call operates under the 55th ECG as a geographically separated unit of the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

  • Volunteering to honor with dignity

    Years ago, the responsibility to provide military funeral honors would routinely be tasked to the mortuary affairs offices. They in turn tasked either the base security forces squadron or fledgling honor guard teams made up of volunteers that held practices after their duty day was done.

  • Offutt's LeMay Aero Club relocates during runway rebuild

    The LeMay Aero Club and Flight Training Center continues to operate out of the Plattsmouth Municipal Airport’s Doug V. Duey Field, following its closure at Offutt Air Force Base Feb. 28, 2021, as a result of the runway replacement project.

  • 55th Wing strengthens Agile Combat Employment capabilities

    The 55th Wing recently deployed an RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft to a simulated forward operating base at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, as part of Operation Agile Warhawk, an exercise designed to test the wing’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities.

  • Offutt flood reconstruction starts with base lake project

    The process of rebuilding the operational and recreational facilities in the southeastern portion of the installation lost in the 2019 flood is set to start with the award of a $16.8 million contract for the Base Lake Campus.

  • Offutt Fire Department announces Firefighter of the Year

    The Offutt Fire Department announced the selection of James Liptrott as Firefighter of the Year during a ceremony Oct. 7, 2021, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The honoree is chosen from previous Firefighters of the Quarter from last year. Pictured (L to R) are: Col. Kristen Thompson, 55th Wing CC;

  • RAO offers resources for retirees

    The Retiree Activities Office at Offutt recently reopened after being closed from March 2020 to June 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions.

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or