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  • Minnesota visitors receive surprise visit to Offutt

    In what was an absolute surprise to all of them, 82 people from Southeastern Minnesota toured Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Sept. 19, 2019. The visit was part of three-day mystery tour to Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska offered by Home Federal Savings Bank, a local bank. “When they left Rochester they had no idea where they were going, not even to the state,” said Jean Jech, director of Home Federal Savings Bank’s Jubilee Travel Club. “Several of them bring maps of four different states, trying to figure out which way we’re going.” The visit to Offutt AFB included mission and historical briefings at the 557th Weather Wing as well as lunch at the King Dining Facility. Members of the group also had the opportunity to speak with Airmen who have recently deployed.
  • Young meteorologist learns about weather, gets big surprise

    Ask any child what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll probably get a number of answers. Careers like medicine, law enforcement and acting are some of the most popular. Not many children dream of becoming a meteorologist. The 557th Weather Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, had an opportunity to introduce an aspiring meteorologist to his dream career on May 11, 2018. Mason Ogle, a 14-year-old from Crescent, Iowa, who is currently battling cancer and one day wants to become a meteorologist.
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