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  • 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.
  • 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.
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