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  • 17th OWS member receives U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    On July 24, 2020, Matthew Kucas, a member of the 17th Operational Weather Squadron assigned to the U.S. Air Force / U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was awarded the U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his innovative work on a two-week tropical cyclone outlook.
  • DPAA Honorable Carry

    Photo essay: Members of the 55th Wing Honor Guard carry the last of 25 transfer cases off of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency Honorable Carry flight Sept. 4, 2020. The remains were transferred from the European Theater recovered by DPAA partners and the last set of remains for the World War II Ploesti Disinterment Project. Ploesti, Romania was site of military Operation Tidal Wave a bombing mission against oil fields and refineries Aug. 1, 1943.
  • Two wing members awarded for lifesaving actions

    The 557th Weather Wing recently had two individuals receive awards for saving the lives of a fellow service member.
  • ACC recognizes Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth for excellence in patient care

    The 55th Medical Group was the recipient of the 2019 Air Force Surgeon General’s Best Ambulatory Patient Safety Program Team Award. In 2017, the 55th MDG began their high-reliability organization journey. The entire Air Force Medical System has been on the HRO journey since the third quarter of 2017. The 55th MDG’s HRO journey led to the acronym C-A-R-E, meaning Clear Communication, Attention to Detail, Respectful Teamwork, and Exercising a Questioning Attitude. Each staff member dons the badge featuring the phrase, “Trusted Care Begins With Me” on the front and the C-A-R-E acronym on the back.
  • 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.
  • Offutt runway repair contract awarded

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has awarded a $143.9 million contract to replace the runway. The project is a collaborative effort between AFCEC, Offutt Air Force Base and the Air Force Installation Contracting Center.
  • Why I serve: Col. Alan Dayton

    Our service in times like these is clear. People need support, help, guidance, resources, a lending hand, a listening ear and someone who will not give up. But let me back up, because the reason why I serve goes back a bit.
  • Glass Titan mission team earns Air Force award

    The Glass Titan Mission team was on the crew bus headed to their jet to conduct a mission, when their mission commander flagged them down and said, “change of plans; you have two hours to prepare.” It’s flexibility like that as well as rapid global mobility, unwavering endurance, precise mission execution and expedited data analysis that helped this team earn the Air Force’s Nuclear Deterrence Operations Professional Team of the Year.
  • 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 reestablishes fuel system lost in flood, increases capability

    For the first time since it was damaged in the March 2019 flood, the Type III Underground Fuel System became operational here June 16, 2020. The underground fuel system allows personnel to refuel aircraft via an underground constant pressure system that takes it directly from fuel tanks located just south of the flightline.
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