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Damaged trees litter the Offutt Air Force Base parade grounds after a tornado swept through Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, June 16, 2017. Learning how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ryan Hansen) Spring and summer bring more than sunshine and flowers
As spring emerges from winter’s cold shadow, warmer temperatures melt away the snow and ice in the Offutt community. Unfortunately, spring and summer weather bring dangers of their own. Taking a few moments to learn how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed.
0 4/27
2018
AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15 AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15
Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance.
0 4/26
2018
557th Weather Wing leadership stand in the atrium of the 557th WW headquarters building at the conclusion of the wing commanders' summit at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., March 1, 2018. Squadron leaders from across the wing gathered to discuss leadership priorities, including weather operations, readiness, cyber operations and professional development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk) 557th Weather Wing holds annual commanders’ summit
The 557th Weather Wing held its fourth annual commanders’ summit at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. Squadron leaders from across the 557th WW gathered to discuss leadership priorities, including weather operations, readiness, cyber operations and professional development.
0 3/22
2018
The Omaha Rollergirls, a roller derby team, practice March 7, 2018, Omaha, Nebraska. Tech Sgt. Stephanie Hawthorne, 16th Weather Squadron NCO in charge of the Model Operations Flight and Senior Airman Corrina Mussehl, 595th Strategic Communications Squadron network technician, are members of the team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk) Warriors on the Track
At first glance, one could describe roller derby as chaotic. Skaters clad in helmets and pads circle the track, colliding with one another while shouting commands to their teammates. Look closer and one could see blocking and plays similar to what you would expect at a football game. The women who put on skates and take to the track transform from
0 3/09
2018
21st OWS Airmen skillfully protect servicemembers across Europe by precisely, skillfully predicting the worst European storm in 11 years. 21st OWS: Writers of the storm
21st OWS Airmen skillfully protect servicemembers across Europe by precisely, skillfully predicting the worst European storm in 11 years.
0 2/23
2018
Officials from the U.S. Southern Command pose for a group photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2018. Meteorology and oceanography specialists from various sections of the Department of Defense gathered for a 2-day-long USSOUTHCOM-sponsored conference that allowed them to discuss lessons learned from 2017 and ways to better communicate with one another in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) USSOUTHCOM officials conduct annual METOC conference
Officials from the U.S. Southern Command held their annual SOUTHCOM Meteorological and Oceanographic conference here, Feb. 6. The 2-day-long gathering brought meteorology and oceanography specialists together from various sections of the Department of Defense to discuss operations, lessons learned from 2017, and ways to move forward in the future.
0 2/10
2018
Air Force to institute new method to protect PII Air Force to institute new method to protect PII
Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.
0 2/08
2018
Alt 2nd CWSS cuts ribbon to new facility
The 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, an Air Combat Command tenant unit here, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new testing and training facility Dec. 19.The new, 2,100 square foot facility will give the 2nd CWSS another tool to help further the Air Force-wide goal of strengthening the joint team.“Instead of just a
0 12/21
2017
The 25th Operational Weather Squadron /Training team awarded Thor’s Hammer Trophy 25th OWS Science and Training Team awarded Thor’s Hammer Trophy
The 25th Operational Weather Squadron Science and Training Team channeled the spirit of the ancient god as they won the inaugural Thor’s Legions Forecast Challenge and received the Thor’s hammer trophy from Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Dec. 6, 2017.
0 12/06
2017
Command Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, center, Air Combat Command's command chief, speaks with senior leaders of the 557th Weather Wing, including Col. Steven Dickerson, 557th WW commander, second from left, at Offutt Air Force Base, Oct. 4, 2017. Batten came to Offutt to see and experience all the base had to offer, and to meet the Airmen that drive the mission. ACC Command Chief meets with 557th WW Airmen
Command Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, center, Air Combat Command's command chief, speaks with senior leaders of the 557th Weather Wing, including Col. Steven Dickerson, 557th WW commander, second from left, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Oct. 4, 2017. Batten came to Offutt to see and experience all the base had to offer, and to meet the
0 10/17
2017
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