OFFUTT AFB

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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Gen. LeMay's lead operational bombing planner dies at 101, family makes unique donation

Story by Dana Heard on 01/17/2019 When the family of a man who lived to see 101 and served his country for 30 years in the Army, Army Air Corps and Air Force through World War II, asks to donate something, the answer is easy. Col. John Watters Sr., from
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Reunited, finally and forever

Story by Gene Hughes on 12/31/2018 One week before Thanksgiving 2017, MaryAnn (Pieper) Lawrence of Fair Oaks, Calif., received a phone call that was not only an answer to a 74-year-old prayer, it gave the holiday an extra-special meaning and changed the family and its history forever. The call, from
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Building leaders by giving back to her community

Story by TSgt Rachelle Blake on 12/21/2018 In her office, hangs a white board covered with hand-written personalized to-do lists for Airmen she has taken under her wing. Although she left the realm of counseling to serve her country, she continues to find ways to integrate it into her new
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Spouses Club hosts largest Winter Wonderland in 25 years

Story by SrA Jacob Skovo-Lane on 12/18/2018 More than 350 Offutt families gathered for the 25th Annual Winter Wonderland event Dec. 7, 2018, at the Lied Activity Center in Bellevue, Nebraska. The family focused event, which was organized, led and ran by the Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club (OESC) and volunteers,
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Van Ostberg-Caballero continues her military service with the Missouri Air National Guard

Story by 1st Lt. Phil Fountain on 12/17/2018 Maj. Sonja J. Van Ostberg-Caballero, a former resident of Plainview, Nebraska, was recently commissioned into the Missouri Air National Guard, serving as an inspector general with the 131st Bomb Wing. She also chairs the Air National Guard Inspector General Council for FEMA
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25th OWS celebrates 75th anniversary

Story by Paul Shirk on 12/12/2018 Surrounded by historic aircraft in the main hangar of the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron celebrated its 75th anniversary Nov. 2, 2018. Originally known as the 25th Weather Squadron, the unit provided weather support to Army
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Brain surgery to bear hugs: One Wounded Warrior's story

Story by Dana Heard on 12/10/2018 Born with a birth defect causing seizures, battling anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and facing divorce and separation from a child, can be a lot for anyone to handle, but with a community of support things can get better. For retired Air Force
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