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  • DPAA Offutt Laboratory conducts first dignified transfer of remains during COVID-19 pandemic

    Photo Essay: A C-17 Globemaster III arrived at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, July 21, 2020, as part of an honorable carry of unidentified remains of service members from the European theater. A total of 28 transfer cases of remains will be accessioned into the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Offutt Laboratory for analysis and identification. This was the first time remains have been transferred to the laboratory for analysis since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
  • OSS ensures airfield operations continue amid COVID-19 pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the local area in March, the 55th Operations Support Squadron faced a challenge unlike any they had faced before to keep airfield operations ongoing. By implementing numerous precautionary measures, this team of more than 200 people, whose vast mission ensures the 55th Wing and its partner units are able to successfully accomplish the flying mission here, have been able to do just that.
  • Offutt reaches another milestone in commercializing IT services

    Offutt Air Force Base achieved a critical step towards moving network operations to a commercially managed service when an Operational Readiness Review was completed March 23.
  • Cyber Evolution: 16th Weather Squadron

    The 16th Weather Squadron is leading the way, reorganizing to become the 557th Weather Wing’s dedicated software and innovation squadron, a move that will generate new insights on environmental intelligence for combatant commanders around the globe. When complete, the reorganization will reinforce 16th WS’s culture of science and technological innovation and warfighter ethos, contributing to the National Defense Strategy’s line of effort to reform the Defense Department for greater lethality and performance.
  • Innovative thinking leads to first local E-4B wash since flood

    For the first time in a little more than a year, the 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron found a way to wash an E-4B aircraft here April 20, 2020. Thanks to some innovative thinking, the 595th AMXS came up with a solution to accomplish this requirement amid COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Public Health Emergency Working Group at forefront of Offutt COVID-19 response

    As the world continues the battle against the spread of COVID-19, one Offutt team has worked day-in and day-out to protect Team Offutt and the surrounding communities. The Public Health Emergency Working Group, directed by the 55th Wing commander on March 5, has played a major role in Offutt’s response.
  • Women’s History Month takes flight

    Members of Team Offutt conducted a training flight composed of mostly women March 18, 2020, in honor of Women’s History Month.
  • Offutt chaplains add virtual services amid pandemic

    Following the directions of the President and Governor Ricketts, in response to the CoronaVirus pandemic, the base chapel here is changing the format of all worship services from in-person to virtual worshipping through the Offutt Facebook page.
  • 100th ARW supports 95 RS

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled an RC-135 Rivet Joint assigned to the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron Feb. 26, 2020. The Bloody Hundredth is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice.
  • Offutt wreath ceremony: remembers, honors

    The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Dec. 14, 2019, at the Offutt Air Force Base cemetery. Wreaths now lean on each headstone, with eight ceremonial wreaths on large easels prominently placed at the front of the cemetery, honoring the four armed services, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marines, POW/MIA, and a newly integrated wreath that honors the 22 veterans and active duty service members who take their lives each day.
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