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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.
  • Command post: the backbone of AUAB

    From aircraft maintenance to security forces traffic incidents, the base command post is the focal point for information gathering and distribution across Al Udeid Air Base.
  • XP: the base’s front door

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Plans and Programs shop, also known as “XP,” is that first step. They are responsible for developing base’s plans, programs and policies; coordinating programming actions to resolve issues; and constantly analyzing the effectiveness of these programs. This shop manages a wide range of programs and their hard work does not stop there.
  • UTANG Airmen far from home, bringing the fight

    Whether sailor or soldier, active duty or Air National Guard, an enlisted member or a field-grade officer, military members are part of something bigger, and regardless of status, everyone contributes to the mission of the United States. Far from home in a deployed environment, many components make up the complex, yet dynamic mission. Members of the Utah National Guard, also known as UTANG, are one of those key components here at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. These Airmen deployed from the 109th Air Control Squadron in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 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.
  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats. As written, the proposed budget attaches numbers to larger strategic goals that include the need to meet challenges posed by China and a resurgent Russia, provide a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent while continuing to disrupt violent extremists in a cost-effective manner.
  • Air Force Secretary Wilson, Gen. Goldfein outline service’s priorities, aspirations to Senate subcommittee

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told senators Wednesday that the service’s $165 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 is designed to make the force larger, more ready and modern while also positioning it to better confront changing threats in space and globally.
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