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  • 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.
  • 557th WW realigns under new information warfare NAF

    The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The 557th joins the 55th Wing and other units whose missions fall under the new Information Warfare NAF.
  • Offutt Fire Station updates, renovates

    Offutt Air Force Base Fire Station 2, originally built in May 1972 and located off-base near Rising View, is currently undergoing a $1.3 million renovation that began earlier this year. This facility upgrade that will provide firefighters adequate living quarters while on call and the space they need for readiness and training. Additionally, while the renovations are occurring, they are co-habituating a local fire station and partnering with our local community.
  • Offutt partners with USACE, gives tours to UNL students

    Students from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln receive tours of Offutt Air Force Base’s fueling system from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers August 23, 2019.
  • Military working dogs stamp their place in history

    The Military Working Dog stamp was unveiled as the U.S. Postal Service’s newest stamp during the American Philatelic Society’s 133rd annual convention Aug. 1, 2019, at the Catholic Health Initiatives Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Team Offutt restores lighthouse in the sky

    The Tactical Air Navigation System is the first navigational aid to be back in service June 25, 2019 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The TACAN system was only two years old when the transponder cabinet in which it is housed was damaged by flood waters March 2019. While the outer shell remained intact, the inside components were heavily impaired. The TACAN rack which was still under contract, is being provided at no cost to Offutt saving approximately $375,000.
  • Most important weather forecast ever made

    Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces began the task of opening the second front in Europe when they landed on the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Weather was a key factor in deciding when and where the invasion would take place. There were competing priorities when selecting the desired conditions for the invasion. Had Stagg and his team delayed the invasion until the next full moon, June 19, Allied forces would have faced one of the largest storms in the English Channel in almost 80 years and D-Day may have very well failed.
  • Offutt’s flood brings out the best

    At 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, the 55th Wing leadership team met to discuss what needed to be accomplished to protect assets and facilities from possible flood waters that were creeping towards the installation. Using lessons learned from a flood here in 2011, they knew that if the levy was breached significant flooding would occur to the southeastern side of the base. From the moment the water level started to rise, volunteers worked to relocate supplies, memorabilia and mission essential equipment. The effort was directed in a strategic manner to relocate as much as possible while keeping everyone helping safe.
  • Wilson, Goldfein outline to Senate committee Air Force progress, need for larger force

    Ending the week much as it began, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 4, that the Air Force must grow to meet – and defeat – security threats at home, globally and in space in an era of great power competition.
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