OFFUTT AFB

Spouse of the Year: One in a million

Story by Leticia Cunningham on 03/06/2019 Of the more than 1.1 million military spouses, many are faced with challenges not incurred by their civilian counterparts. It is those obstacles, and the women she encounters daily, that motivates Offutt's 2019 Military Spouse of the Year to do more. "The women who
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Wrench thrown in navigator's plans

Story by Delanie Stafford on 02/28/2019 In the 1970s, Norton Air Force Base, California, was home to Air Mobility Command, meaning lots of heavy aircraft and even more maintainers to keep its mission going among the many were Dennis and Ruth Barmore, a machinist and sheet metal specialist, respectively. While
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Chapel reinvigorates squadron care

Story by Charles Haymond on 02/27/2019 At the foundation of readiness is taking care of people and with annual military suicides rates remaining steady, the chapel recognized the need for change. After a deep-dive into the issue, U.S. Air Force Major Kevin Humphrey, 55th Wing chaplain, designed a two-phase approach.
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Trusted Care - clinic, satellite pharmacy see improvements

Story by Zachary Hada on 02/27/2019 With the Air Force's greatest asset being its Airmen, Team Offutt relies heavily on the professional care and support of the 55th Medical Group pharmacy team to accurately and safely dispense medication to Airmen, keeping them healthy and fit to fight. In an effort
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Tuskegee Airman posthumously honored after decades MIA

Story by SSG Shawn Morris on 02/25/2019 SUMMIT, N.J. As Black History Month draws to a close, so does the mystery of U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, a Tuskegee Airman declared missing in action after his plane crashed in Europe in December 1944. Dickson's remains were identified
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557th WW joins 55th WG for Winter Havoc

Story by Paul Shirk on 02/14/2019 The 557th Weather Wing joined the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base's host wing, for the Operational Readiness Exercise Winter Havoc. Twenty-one Airmen from the 2nd Systems Operations Squadron, 2nd Weather Squadron and 16th Weather Squadron joined approximately 600 other Offutt AFB Airmen for
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Thirty-year tennis instructor: A love-love relationship

Story by Dana Heard on 02/11/2019 Fitness comes in many forms. For some, it is a solo endeavor like weightlifting, or a team activity like football, but for others the passion comes from the one-on-one excitement associated with a sport such as tennis. Larry Copeland, U.S. Strategic Command contractor, fit
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Decker takes command of 123rd Mission Support Group

Story by MSgt Philip Speck on 02/08/2019 With scores of friends, family and colleagues present, Col. Mary Decker took charge of the 123rd Mission Support Group during a change-of-command ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here Jan. 5. Presiding over the event was Col. David Mounkes, commander of
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Cold War-era wall mural comes down

Story by TSgt Rachelle Blake on 02/07/2019 If art could talk, the 40-foot mural, once running along most of the Global Lounge's north wall, would have a lot to say. "You would do business all week long and then find yourself in the lounge Friday night talking to one of
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Hummel retires after more than three decades of service

Story by SGT David Bedard on 01/28/2019 Former Alaska National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Laurie J. Hummel retired during a ceremony at the Alaska National Guard armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Jan. 26. The ceremony was presided by Maj. Gen. Bret D. Daugherty, adjutant general, Washington National Guard, whom
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Offutt hub for new Air-Force comptroller software

Story by Leticia Cunningham on 01/22/2019 One way to bring the future faster is to be one of eight test bases selected for a three-week software trial. But why stop there? Why not be the reason the test is successful and the software is implemented Air Force-wide? The 55th Comptroller
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