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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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