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  • ACC commander grateful to Team Offutt

    The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, visited Team Offutt March 25 to see the flood damaged installation up-close and to thank a few of the many men and women who worked to fortify the base before the water hit and those who are supporting its recover efforts. Offutt is the second ACC installation to sustain damage in the last year due to a natural disaster.
  • Offutt personnel enter damaged facilities

    Team Offutt personnel have regained access to buildings and facilities to begin assessing damage and recovering items which were underwater less than a week ago. Today, more than 20 buildings have been cleared for initial disaster recovery efforts, through a safe and methodical approach, with more being opened by the hour.
  • Secretary of the Air Force: We will rebuild Offutt

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson met with Team Offutt leadership and various elected officials March 22 to discuss rebuilding efforts for the base following recent flooding. Just a week earlier, the base began taking on water that eventually covered one-third of the installation
  • Communications Airmen stand-up cyber café

    More than 3,000 Team Offutt members have been displaced from their work centers due to flooding and are being rehoused in other facilities throughout the base. The base starting taking-on water March 15 and within 48 hours about one-third of the installation was flooded. While displaced units wait for their new offices to be equipped, they have a location they can go to access a computer and phone. Following the flood, to maintain mission readiness and efficiency, the 55th Communications Group immediately started to build a cyber café in the Warhawk Community Center.
  • Contracting, finance – integral for flood prep

    At 11 a.m. on March 15, Offutt stood-up the first Commander’s Action Team meeting in response to impending flooding. The base immediately went into 24-hour operations and the team agreed to meet again in three hours, giving key players an opportunity to come up with a plan of attack. With a very small window to prepare for a flood that would eventually take over one-third of the base, the 55th CONS and the 55th Comptroller Squadron got to work purchasing preparation supplies that would help fortify key infrastructure.
  • MacDill AFB accepts aircraft in response to Offutt AFB flooding

    Five RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, relocated here over the weekend due to rising floodwaters at Offutt. The relocation to MacDill Air Force Base ensures the aircraft remain out of harm’s way until they can safely return to their home station.
  • Offutt stands-up Emergency Family Assistance Center

    The Offutt Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center is scheduled to host an Emergency Family Assistance Center March 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature helping agencies such as A&FRC, Air Force Aid, Military and Family Life Counseling, Red Cross, legal assistance, first sergeants and chaplains. During the EFAC, members will also be asked to update their Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System information and complete the needs assessment to ensure support is provided throughout the entire process.
  • Team Offutt battling flood waters

    Like large portions of Nebraska, Offutt personnel are battling flood waters which started to creep onto the installation March 15. An increase in water levels upstream due to a record-setting snowfall this winter, in addition to a huge drop in air pressure earlier in the week, has overwhelmed the southeastern side of the base with water from the Missouri River and Papio Creek.
  • Greeting a defender matters

    When Tech. Sgt. Raymond Santiago, 55th Security Forces Squadron flight chief and prior military training instructor, asked me to shadow defenders at the gate, I couldn’t say no – not because I was excited about it, but because I didn’t want him to think I wasn’t up for it. His goal was for me to see processes first-hand, so l could accurately produce security forces stories and videos on hot button topics. What I got was much more.
  • Students hired for cyber security

    The Curtis E. LeMay Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron, established in 1956, may be the oldest continuously operational squadron on the base, but their programs are geared toward the future. The squadron recently participated in the National CyberPatriot Competition for the fourth time, tapping into the minds of their high school and middle school cadets. The event falls under the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire kindergarten through 12th grade students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​