POW/MIA: You are not forgotten
by L. Cunningham on October 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm
The smell of aircraft fuel consumed the air and dark clouds filled the sky as he drove onto Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. During his routine morning route, he noticed something out of the ordinary. He thought he glanced the site of a flag, moving […]
The ice brings brotherhood to disabled veterans
by Charles J. Haymond on October 18, 2019 at 3:59 pm
On Oct. 3 – 6, 2019, the Nebraska Warriors hockey team travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the fourth annual United States of America Hockey Warrior Classic.
Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth earns Doolittle Award
by 55th Wing Public Affairs on October 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm
The 55th Wing was recently named the Air Force Historical Foundation’s Doolittle Award recipient for 2019. The award was established by the AFHF as a way to recognize a unit that has displayed bravery, determination, discipline, esprit de […]
Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities
by Lori A. Bultman on October 11, 2019 at 7:23 pm
Sixteenth Air Force activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Oct. 11, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance […]
October is Air Force Energy Action Month
by DoD News on October 11, 2019 at 5:13 pm
The Air Force has designated October as “Energy Action Month” to highlight the critical role energy plays in Air Force operations and to encourage smart energy use and management. The theme this year is “Energy Able – Mission […]
The 55th FSS resource management flight is the best
by By Charles J. Haymond on October 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm
The 55th Force Support Squadron resource management flight was recently presented the 2018 Air Force Resource Management Flight of the Year award.
Retiree Appreciation Day celebrates five decades of service
by DoD News on October 9, 2019 at 5:24 pm
Team Offutt is scheduled to host its 50th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Minnesota visitors receive surprise visit to Offutt
by Paul Shirk on October 9, 2019 at 5:16 pm
In what was an absolute surprise to all of them, 82 people from Southeastern Minnesota toured Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Sept. 19, 2019. The visit was part of three-day mystery tour to Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska offered by Home Federal […]
Offutt Pharmacy fills need for exceptional patient
by Josh Plueger on October 4, 2019 at 4:40 pm
Born 1-pound, 4-ounces, Emma Waechter’s delicate frame stays warm within the confines of a neonatal intensive care unit’s isolette bed - its protective enclosure would be her world for the next four-months.
VA Outreach partners with 55th MDG clinic to serve veterans
by Kendra Williams on October 4, 2019 at 3:25 pm
A Veterans Administration outreach coordinator with the Nebraska Western Iowa VA visited the 55th MDG clinic on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to provide information and answer questions regarding VA benefits.
Partnership improves customer relations
by Kendra Williams on September 30, 2019 at 7:45 pm
The Patient and Family Partnership Council formerly known as the Patient and Family Advisory Council received a new Defense Health Agency interim procedures memorandum in April. The name change provided more specific guidelines on the structure and […]
Offutt Airman involved in incident
by DoD News on September 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm
An active duty member from Offutt Air Force Base and their spouse are dead following an incident
Offutt’s Maintenance Training System returns to full mission capable status
by D.P. Heard on September 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm
After being offline and unavailable as a result of the March flood, Offutt’s Maintenance Training System has recently been returned to full mission capable status.
Fire Prevention Week stirs up heroes
by Charles J. Haymond on September 26, 2019 at 3:21 pm
In an effort to encourage Offutt community awareness of fire prevention, the Offutt Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign held Oct. 6-12, 2019.
Changes are coming to the Transition Assistance Program
by L. Cunningham on September 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm
Changes to the Transition Assistance Program process are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 that will replace the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act requirements with new TAP requirements.
DHA ushers in new era for the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic
by Kendra Williams on September 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm
The Defense Health Agency will officially assume responsibility for administration and management of the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic on Oct. 1, 2019. The transition is part of the Military Health System’s ongoing transformation efforts […]
Offutt implements Operation HeRO
by L. Cunningham on September 18, 2019 at 6:46 pm
Operation Health and Readiness Optimization, or Operation HeRO, is a new Air Force Health Promotion initiative that is being implemented this fall by the 55th Medical Group’s Health Promotion Office at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth members provide recovery support
by Ryan Hansen on September 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm
Members of the 55th Wing recently supported U.S. Northern Command response efforts to Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm which devastated the Bahamas in early September.
CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resilliency through video games
by Master Sgt. Daryl Knee on September 16, 2019 at 1:04 pm
The chief master sergeant of the Air Force is scheduled to play video games with three Airmen from within Air Combat Command from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 23, 2019, on the ACC Public Affairs YouTube channel — ACCNewsTV. (U.S. Air Force graphic by […]
Commentary: Steps toward revitalization ongoing
by Col. Gavin Marks on September 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm
It’s been 182 days since the March 16th flood devastated 1/3 of Offutt Air Force Base. Since my arrival, I have been continually amazed by the resilience and can-do attitude of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth Airmen and our community […]