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  • Tackling Tornadoes Takes Teamwork

    Across military operations, weather influences the entire spectrum of planning to execution. From carrier groups routing around typhoons to installations evacuating aircraft in advance of a hurricane, weather drives human behavior daily. Within the 557th Weather Wing, forecasters are preparing now to alert units of potential severe weather this spring and ultimately drive behavior that protects personnel and assets.
  • Assessment reveals Offutt’s Total Force Integration is exceptional

    The 55th Wing underwent a Total Force Association Health Assessment by the Headquarters Air Force Directorate of Total Force Integration April 29 – May 3.
  • Getting to know the new AFIMSC senior MA, built infrastructure executive director 

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Program Management Office, as a key component of the NDR Program, has a new general officer to provide executive-level support for the Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, rebuild.
  • MWD: best friend or worst enemy

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron hosted a 5K ruck march and Military Working Dog demonstration at Offutt Air Force Base, March 12, in honor of MWDs Veteran’s Day.
  • Defenders host familiarization visit for Lincoln law enforcement agencies

    Members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron welcomed a number of Lincoln law enforcement officers from across multiple agencies for a familiarization visit at the Lincoln Airport Feb. 5, 2021.
  • Shift Back to Normal: How Master Sgt. Michael Myers Found Resilience through Humility and Helping Others

    After fighting for a decade with his invisible wounds, Master Sergeant Michael Myers recognizes the need for Airmen to seek treatment at an early stage. Now, as a Superintendent for the Office of the Warrior Advocate (OWA) and an Ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program, Myers has dedicated his life to helping others overcome their invisible wounds and calling all Airmen to speak openly about their mental health.
  • Transition to Lincoln starts with first aircraft arrival

    Normally a 55th Wing OC-135 Open Skies aircraft landing and taxiing to its parking spot is no a big deal, but this particular landing on Feb. 1, 2021, was unlike any other. This flight was Offutt Air Force Base’s first aircraft arrival to the Lincoln Airport, where the 55th Wing and its mission partners will operate all flying operations from for the next 18 months as contractors replace the base’s runway.
  • Work officially begins replacing Offutt’s aging runway

    Work has officially started to completely replace Offutt’s aging runway as Phase 0 of the $143.9 million project began recently.
  • 79 years after Pearl Harbor attack, Offutt lab working to bring families closure

    World War II ended practically as soon as it started for Fireman 1st Class Louis Tushla and Seaman 2nd Class Charles Alan Jones, two Nebraskans serving in the Navy aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma. Nearly 80 years after the Oklahoma capsized in the mud of Pearl Harbor, the remains of these young men will soon return home beneath folded flags to somber crowds, through the efforts of a team of experts working in a lab at Offutt Air Force Base.
  • Remembering their sacrifice

    Veterans Day is celebrated Nov. 11 every year to commemorate the signing of the armistice to end World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It is a day set aside to remember and think about the veterans who paid the ultimate price in the past and even the recent wars today. It is the time to reflect on the freedoms gained and maintained due to the bravery of every man and woman who fought in combat.
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