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  • Air Force delivers better fitting body armor for female defenders

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron recently issued new body armor to Offutt defenders. What makes this piece of safety equipment special is it was designed to better protect females. For years, female defenders have worn the standard tactical vest issued to them. These standard vests come in different chest sizes and are basically flat. They were not designed with the female body frame in mind.
  • End of an era as final OC-135 aircraft officially retired

    The 55th Wing officially retired its final OC-135 Open Skies aircraft, tail number 670, during a ceremony at the Lincoln Airport June 4, 2021.
  • Not your average kit

    By definition, a kit is a set of articles, a set of parts, tools or supplies, which can be large or small and are packaged, mailed or transported by working sections. For a support section within the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, a kit is something vital to ensuring mission accomplishment in a deployed location.
  • AFCEC initiative targets infrastructure readiness, disaster recovery

    First, it was Category 5 Hurricane Michael with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour and pure destruction as the eye passed directly over Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 10, 2018. A few months later and nearly 1,000 miles away, it was the icy waters of the Missouri and Platte rivers that engulfed nearly one third of Offutt AFB, Nebraska, following record rainfall and melting snow breaching nearby levees. Initially, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Facility Engineering Directorate managed both of these recovery and rebuild projects through separate program management offices. They are now aligned under a new program office, the Natural Disaster Recovery Division.
  • 1AF’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group Airmen support COVID-19 response in 30 states

    Airmen managed by First Air Force (Air Forces Northern)’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) are supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) vaccination operations across FEMA Regions 5-10 that includes 30 states, four territories and the Republic of Marshall Islands. “To date, Airmen from the 64th AEG distributed almost 748,000 vaccinations, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their tenacious efforts supporting the whole-of-government effort,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, commander, 1AF (AFNORTH).
  • 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.
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