It's a "process that unfolds over time. You think, ‘It hasn’t happened to us. Maybe it’s not ever going to happen to us.’ The level of acceptable risk slowly ratchets up, and you eventually get to a place where it becomes the new normal.” 

Team Offutt in the community

Offutt Air Force Base is home to the 55th Wing and more than 50 associate units including U.S. Strategic Command and the 557th Weather Wing. Members of Team Offutt include more than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, and over 3,000 civilian employees who are proud to serve their country as well as their community. To find out more about Offutt AFB, visit our website at www.offutt.af.mil or visit our Team Offutt Facebook page. Questions or comments can be directed to the 55th Wing Public Affairs office at 55WG.PA@us.af.mil.

Five Airmen from the 55th Force Support Squadron made up the "Dad Bods n Tasty Hogs" team who took first place in the 3rd Annual Bacon Fest's Best Savory Category at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center this past weekend.

There is a new semi-professional football team in town, the Omaha Stockmen, and Team Offutt is supplying three of their star players, all Sailors from the Naval Operational Support Center - Omaha.

Air Force budget cuts have shrunk Offutt Air Force Base’s heralded Heartland of America Band, but some of the musicians who once thrilled audiences across the Midwest want to show they’ve still got the musical spirit.

The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass ensemble performed on “The Morning Blend” show June 25 at KMTV’s studio in Omaha, Nebraska. The Offutt Brass is the smallest of three ensembles that make up the Heartland of America Band, headquartered out of Offutt Air Force Base, …

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) senior leaders joined Nebraska government officials, veterans and community members over the weekend at Memorial Day recognition events throughout Omaha and the surrounding area to remember, respect and honor those who gave th…

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – The Airmen and Family Readiness center hosted approximately 250 local fifth and sixth graders for a Junior Pre-Deployment Function April 9, to include students from six schools and a few home-schooled children.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Little did thirteen-year-old Jason Cruise, Jr., son of Jason Cruise, 55th Civil Engineer Squadron equipment operator, and Collette Cruise, U.S. Strategic Command directorate records officer, know that when he decided to take up golf it would land him in at the n…

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – The 343rd Recruiting Squadron hosted eight educators from across the region for a base tour March 13, with the farthest attendees coming from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Members of Team Offutt recently joined with Bancroft Elementary in Omaha to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a program called Read Across America.

For the past three years, military members from across Offutt Air Force Base have been meeting with students in libraries and classrooms throughout the area where they discuss things like Physics, Calculus and English. They come from different military services, careers and backgrounds, but …

For the past three years, military members from across Offutt Air Force Base have been meeting with students in libraries and classrooms throughout the area where they discuss things like Physics, Calculus and English. They come from different military services, careers and backgrounds, but …

Members of Team Offutt and the local community recently met for a Final Planning Meeting of the Air Force Community Partnership Initiative at Bellevue University's John B. Muller Administrative Services Building Jan. 21.

World-Herald books

The World-Herald marked the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a special book honoring the Nebraskans and Iowans who helped the nation win a war. The newspaper's stunning words and photographs capture the sacrifice and commitment of a special generation of Americans. To preview the book and order, visit the OWH Store.


The World-Herald takes a special look back at the Nebraskans and Iowans whose courage and commitment helped prevent nuclear war and lift the Iron Curtain. The book relates the history of the decades-long struggle with gripping archived stories and photographs. Newly collected memories of those who served in Korea, Vietnam and the Strategic Air Command provide vivid detail of the period. Coverage of the 2012 Cold War Victory Salute parade also is included. To preview the book and order, visit the OWH Store.