Air Force Surgeon General visits Offutt’s mighty medics
by Charles J. Haymond on December 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
The 55th Medical Group showcased their wide ranging capabilities and professional staff to the Air Force Surgeon General during her two-day visit here Dec. 9-10, 2019. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, came to visit the Offutt […]
Media Advisory: Upcoming Readiness Exercise
by DoD News on December 11, 2019 at 7:34 pm
Offutt Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an emergency response training exercise here, between Wednesday Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Media Advisory: Suspicious package at USSTRATCOM Gate 1
by DoD News on December 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm
A suspicious package was detected in a vehicle approximately 8:45 a.m. today at the USSTRATCOM Gate 1. The 55th Security Forces Squadron is working with the Omaha Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone entering or departing the base […]
Community shows support through Operation Holiday Cheer
by DoD News on December 11, 2019 at 1:12 pm
Members of the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce and more than 20 local businesses leaders came together to assemble gift bags as part of Operation Holiday Cheer at the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department in Bellevue, Nebraska, Dec. 10, 2019.
Rivet Joint: On watch for 29 years
by Tech. Sgt. Darrell Dean on December 6, 2019 at 6:16 pm
Airmen assigned to the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron recognized 29 years of continuous service in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on Nov. 23, 2019.
Offutt senior NCO seeks to develop new leaders
by Charles J. Haymond on December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm
An Airman with experience in a wide variety of career fields from heavy equipment operator to recruiter, has taken on a new role as the career assistance advisor.
Appointments for TRICARE Plus patients will soon be limited
by DoD News on December 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm
The Ehrling Bergquist Clinic will soon be changing how appointments are scheduled in their Family Health and Family Medicine Residency clinics due to a loss of providers.
Flood recovery: 55th SFS office relocation
by Kendra Williams on November 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm
The 55th Security Forces Squadron staff is finally scheduled to relocate into 36 newly renovated office spaces in a base dormitory here Nov. 25, 2019.
Offutt Air Force Base Exchange Expands Shopping Privileges
by 55th Wing Public Affairs on November 26, 2019 at 3:24 pm
The Offutt Air Force Base Exchange will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1.
Buildings reopen as flood restoration continues
by L. Cunningham on November 22, 2019 at 5:34 pm
Earlier this year historically high waters covered almost one-third of the base and caused damage to structures throughout the affected area. A long recovery process began when the waters finally receded and the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron was […]
Admiral Richard takes the helm, leads U.S. Strategic Command into the future
by DoD News on November 21, 2019 at 10:02 pm
U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard took command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) from U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten during a change of command ceremony at the USSTRATCOM Command and Control Facility today. As a former […]
Airman’s return to active duty fills need to serve country
by D.P. Heard on November 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm
In 1997, a young man enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After basic and technical training and was stationed here. However, after achieving the rank of staff sergeant, he began to miss his family and decided he wanted to move closer to them.
Team Offutt announces Maintenance Professionals of the Year
by DoD News on November 15, 2019 at 9:26 pm
The 55th Maintenance Group and the 595th Command and Control Group held their 2019 Maintenance Professionals of the Year ceremonies Nov. 9. The events recognize the achievements of top performers from the maintenance career field who support and […]
Honoring our nations: Native American history
by L. Cunningham on November 15, 2019 at 4:20 pm
Over 108,000 Native Americans have served our country in the Armed Forces, from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, and still today. In history, they could often be found serving as scouts, interpreters and guides, because their unique skills and […]
TRICARE beneficiaries to see price increase in 2020
by Charles J. Haymond on November 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm
Changes are coming to the TRICARE system. In accordance with section 702 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, TRICARE pharmacy co-payments increase every two years. The increase in prices will go into effect on Jan. 1, […]
Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new dormitory
by Ryan Hansen on November 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Cobb Hall, one of installation’s four newly constructed dormitories, took place here Nov. 7, 2019. The new $18.8 million dormitory is named in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence A. Cobb.
Vaping, e-cigs: The danger is real
by Roger Nelson on November 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm
As of Oct. 29, 2019, over 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the only commonality among all cases is the patient’s use of e-cigarette or vaping products.
557th WW realigns under new information warfare NAF
by Paul Shirk on November 4, 2019 at 8:33 pm
The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The reassignment ceremony, held at the 557th WW’s headquarters here Oct. 29, was attended by commanders from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) and […]
16th Air Force to streamline cyber weapon systems
by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann on November 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Launched on July 1, 12N12 aims to replace, reduce and consolidate the tools, systems and applications operators and analysts employ within the cyberspace security and defense mission area by July 1, 2020.
Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service
by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs on November 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm
The change will eliminate the need for Airmen who have 12 or more years of service to continue to reenlist by aligning their separation dates with their high year of tenure dates.