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Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, sixth from the left in the front row, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, fifth from the right in the front row, pose for a photo in front of a Boeing E-6B Mercury Navy aircraft with the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Oct. 18, 2017. Goldfein and Wright spent much of the day touring the facilities and gaining insight into the base's 
current mission sets. CSAF, CMSAF visit Offutt AFB
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Offutt Air Force Base, Oct. 18, 2017. Goldfein and Wright received a tour of the base, and learned more about the mission accomplished by the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command and other partner units at Offutt AFB.
0 10/20
2017
Trusted Care Hero Airman saves newborn minutes from death
After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked. But for Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to happen, so she took it upon herself to reach the family.
0 9/15
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier (left), the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, and German Luftwaffe (air force) Brig. Gen. Burkhart Prototzky, the department head and head of the Luftwaffe Operations Center, meet for the signing of a memorandum of agreement in Uedem, Germany, June 1, 2017. The MoA authorizes, for the first time, the assignment of a German liaison officer to USSTRATCOM’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space under the Multinational Space Collaboration  effort. The MSC will explore mutual capabilities and identify opportunities for greater integration by colocating additional allies and partners with U.S. space operators. USSTRATCOM, German air force sign liaison officer agreement
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the German air force (Luftwaffe) signed a memorandum of agreement June 1, 2017, to assign a German liaison officer (LNO) to Joint Functional Component Command for Space.
0 6/06
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) F.E. Warren tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg
A combined team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle April 26, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
0 4/26
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, signs a memorandum of understanding with Royal Norwegian Air Force Col. Stig Nilsson, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense head of the space program, April 4, 2017, at the 33rd Annual Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The memorandum authorizes sharing space situational awareness (SSA) services and information with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. (U.S. Air Force photo/ David Grim) U.S. Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries to share space situational awareness (SSA) services and information.
0 4/05
2017
Royal Air Force 51 Squadron and 55th Maintenance Squadron maintenance personnel troubleshoot landing gear problems on a RAF RC-135 Airseeker suspended by 30 ton aircraft jacks inside a hangar at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Feb. 12. The aircraft diverted from Nellis Air Force Base to Offutt where it received maintenance assistance from the 55th MXG to correct a landing gear problem that occurred while participating in a joint exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford) Offutt teams with Royal Air Force to fix Airseeker landing gear
The 55th Wing marked another historic milestone when a Royal Air Force RC-135 Airseeker aircraft diverted to Offutt Air Force Base after experiencing landing gear problems during a joint exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
0 2/21
2017
Gen. John E. Hyten (right), accepts the command guidon from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as he assumes command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016. Carter presided over the change of command and provided remarks during which he congratulated Hyten on his appointment as the new USSTRATCOM commander. He also thanked Adm. Cecil D. Haney, outgoing USSTRATCOM commander, for his service. Additionally, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford provided remarks during the ceremony and presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to USSTRATCOM. Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command, and Haney will retire from active military duty during a separate ceremony in January. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) STRATCOM welcomes Hyten as new commander
Gen. John E. Hyten took command of U.S. Strategic Command from Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 3.
0 11/04
2016
U.S. Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, addresses an audience of Airmen during the E-4B realignment and 595th Command and Control Group activation ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Oct. 7, 2016. The E-4B, which serves as the National Airborne Operations Center for the President, Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff, was transferred to Air Force Global Strike Command's Eighth Air Force in an effort to centrally manage all nuclear-related assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by ) E-4Bs realign under 8th Air Force, 595th CACG stands up
The 8th Air Force has another aircraft in its inventory, and it’s not a bomber. The E-4B, which serves as the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) and is a key component of the National Military Command System for the president, the secretary of defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently transferred from Air Combat Command to Air Force Global Strike Command.
0 10/07
2016
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and retired Army Col. Joe Wilson pin stars onto the uniform of Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, during his promotion to general at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 22, 2016. Goldfein, who presided over the ceremony, said that Wilson had the competence and character required to be promoted to the rank of general and hold the position of 39th vice chief of staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. April Wickes) STRATCOM deputy commander receives fourth star
Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, received his fourth star July 22 during a promotion ceremony at the parade field on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
0 7/25
2016
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and a French air force Rafale fighter jet fly over France, April 20, 2016. The B-52 also conducted a flight over the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, during a ceremony honoring the 268 Americans who joined the French air force before the U.S. officially entered World War I. (Courtesy photo) B-52 integrates, trains with French allies
A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range training sortie April 20, to train and integrate with the French air force.
0 4/21
2016
David Garretson, a second-year student at Iowa Western Community College, performs a general lubrication of the zerks on the nose strut of the nose wheel at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Jan. 25, 2016. Garretson is one of three students from IWCC who have been chosen to intern with the 55th Maintenance Squadron, providing valuable experience and a gateway to Defense Department jobs upon graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) Offutt gives students a chance at mechanics
Students studying airframe and power plant disciplines at Iowa Western Community College have a unique opportunity to intern with the 55th Maintenance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, after the squadron cut roughly 300 military slots and replaced them with approximately 150 civilian slots in a move to save the Air Force money.
0 1/27
2016
James Battig, a fabrication work leader with the 55th Maintenance Squadron, delicately places the first of many nose art pieces onto an RC-135S Cobra Ball Sept. 2, 2015, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The Cobra Ball had the first higher headquarters approved art, a serpent tightly coiled around a black sphere. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger) War paint
From conception to application, nose art has predominantly been the sole responsibility of aircraft maintainers. As the popularity of nose art peaked in World War II, professional illustrators were hired to paint the sides of aircraft. Generational and social changes have been mirrored in the evolution of nose art. The usage has regressed since its peak during World War II but has been in a steady resurgence since Operation Desert Storm.
5 10/17
2015
Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Farar poses in front of an RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Oct. 7, 2015. Farar is believed to be the first aerial-qualified chaplain to fly on operational missions with the 55th Wing and is also believed to be the first chaplain on aeronautical orders within Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Delanie Stafford) Spirit in the sky
As part of an initiative to provide more effective spiritual care to members of the Offutt Air Force Base’s flying community, 55th Wing chaplains are now becoming aerial qualified to go where aircrews go.
3 10/10
2015
Capt. Cody daMota poses for a photo aboard the Personnel Transfer Vessel Malama during an open-ocean personnel transfer with a ballistic missile submarine, Aug. 15, 2015. DaMota is one of the first four Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile officers selected to serve with U.S. Navy Submarine Forces ballistic missile submarine units through the Striker Trident nuclear officer exchange program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Patrick McAfee) AF missile officers get their ‘sea legs’
Through the Striker Trident nuclear officer exchange program, four hand-selected intercontinental ballistic missile officers assigned to various Air Force Global Strike Command units are broadening their horizons by serving multi-year tours with U.S. Navy Submarine Forces ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) units.
1 10/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo 25 years on the hunt
The 55th Wing's personnel and its RC-135V/W Rivet Joint hit 25 years of continuous deployment to U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility Aug. 9. What started out as a single-ship response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990, has now turned into what is believed to be the longest single continuous deployment in Air Force history.
1 8/14
2015
Members of the Omaha Fire and Rescue Department load a simulated patient into an ambulance during exercise Patriot 15, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 23, 2015. The exercise is a domestic operation disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) Exercise tests, demonstrates new DOD capabilities
As a C-17 Globemaster III flown by the Air National Guard slowly made its way down the Offutt Air Force Base flightline July 23, ambulances from the Omaha Fire and Rescue Department along with other local emergency response vehicles waited just outside an aircraft parking ramp.This was all part of exercise Patriot 15, an interagency field training exercise used to practice domestic operations within the U.S.
0 7/27
2015
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody hosts an enlisted all call for technical sergeants and below March 11, 2015, on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Cody spent several days visiting Offutt learning about the mission of the wing and partner units, and interacting with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger) CMSAF addresses Offutt’s concerns
Airmen were not short on questions during Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody’s visit to Offutt Air Force Base March 11-12. It was clear, serving in the Air Force with an ever-changing environment has created challenges, but for its highest ranking enlisted Airman those obstacles are his priority
1 3/16
2015
More than 30 members of the 55th Wing listen to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer as he discusses the Airman Powered by Innovation program during a virtual town hall meeting Dec. 1, 2014, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Offutt is the first base chosen to interact with the vice chief on the topic and he hopes that by spreading the word on this program Airmen will submit ideas that will transform the way the Air Force does business. (U.S. Air Force photo/Charles Haymond) Offutt Airmen share "innovative ideas" with vice chief of staff
More than 30 members of the 55th Wing met with the Air Force vice chief of staff in a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the Airman Powered by Innovation program Dec. 1.
1 12/09
2014
Kathryn Shudak gives an interview May 5, 2014, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., in the same Glenn L. Martin Bomber building where she worked during World War II as one of many Rosie the Riveters. During the war, Shudak spent three years riveting B-29 Superfortress bombers as they made their way down the assembly line. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger) Remembering Rosie
Thrust into the depths of war Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. employed all its resources to meet the enemy in battle quickly but one resource began to run out -- manpower. There were a lot of things that changed during that time; one change that grew not only out of necessity but also from a sense of duty and patriotism was Rosie. The illustration of the female worker with the bandanna around her head and the words "We Can Do It" became one of the U.S. government's most successful recruiting tools and the illustration can still be seen today.
1 10/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo 55th Strategic Communications Squadron receives top-level awards
The men and women of the 55th Strategic Communications Squadron recently learned that their dedication to excellence was about to be awarded with the Defense Information Systems Agency's top award.
0 7/28
2014
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