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Airman 1st Class Daniel Wurdinger kisses his daughter, De`nae, as he returns to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Friday, March 17, 2006. Airman Wurdinger is with the 355th Security Forces Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina D. Ponte) MEDIA CONTEST: 355th SFS Airmen return home

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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: Ops drops cops, 9-3
Two undefeated teams at the top of Offutt's intramural soccer standings met on the pitch Tuesday night at the Field House, and after an hour af aggressive back-and-forth futbol, there was little doubt that the 55th Operations Group is heading into the playoffs as the team to beat. The 55th OG team (5-0) sent the 55th Security Forces Squadron
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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: Eventful times - As we approach the fifth anniversary of the attacks that changed the world, the vice president offers a reminder of why we're fighting
Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a message of thanks and support to the 7,000 Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Soldiers who call the base home during a visit Tuesday. "I'm here today because the president and I want you to know how much we appreciate everything you do on behalf of the United States," the vice president said. "You're serving in an
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Kevin Poton, Department of Defense civilian with the 509th Maintenance Squadron, removes a sheet of residual tape to repair the skin of the B-2. Constant repairs and touch-ups are needed to ensure the B-2 is able to successfully complete its stealth mission. MEDIA CONTEST: B-2 sheds its skin

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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: To the rescue - Offutt’s fire department sends team to calm the flames at a massive blaze in Council Bluffs
For the men and women of the Offutt Fire Department, the morning of Oct. 26 started normally enough. At 7:20 a.m. the day shift arrived for roll call, ready to start their 24 hours on duty. With them was Tech. Sgt. Chris Sparks, a station captain and operations officer with 14 years of experience fighting fires across the Air Force. "We knew when
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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: Evasive action - For Offutt flyers, a chance to hone survival and evasion skills
Not all training for Offutt aircrew members takes place on an aircraft. Or, for that matter, anywhere near one. For 14 Offutt flyers last week, training didn't take place in a simulator or classroom either. Instead, they packed their bags with energy bars and insect repellant, and left with Capt. Rhett Murphy, 55th Operations Squadron aircrew
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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: Castaways - For aircrew members, surviving a water ditch is just the first step
It's August in Nebraska, and all around the state ponds, lakes, streams and rivers are teaming with recreational swimmers getting one last dunk before Fall creeps in the door. But for 17 Offutt Airmen and this reporter at Branched Oak Lake near Lincoln Monday, summer swimming was about more than just enjoyment - it was about survival. "The Air
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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: Dry weather still a danger
A small fire ignited just a few feet behind the 5th Bomb Wing Headquarters building July 27 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The fire started on a dry patch of grass when sparks fell to the ground after a telephone pole electrical transformer short circuited, said Senior Airman Joey Velasco, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Exterior Electrical shop. The grass
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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: McAdoo Sports and Fitness Center complete
After nearly 18 months, the newly refurbished $9.5 million McAdoo Sports and Fitness Center held its grand opening June 23. "The base was honored to have the McAdoo family on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening day activities as the center was rededicated to Col. Lowell E. McAdoo," said Maj. Lisa McColgan, 5th Services Squadron
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Default Air Force Logo MEDIA CONTEST: Last to let you down
Inside a small building with a little tower, no more than a handful of workers maintain much of the survival equipment of Minot's B-52 aircrews. Much of the equipment over at the 23rd Bomb Squadron Life Support, such as parachutes rafts and anti-exposure suits is maintained by the 5th Maintenance Squadron Survival Equipment specialists. "The bulk
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