Offutt Air Force Base

Offutt AFB receives second KC-135R Stratotanker converted to WC-135R Constant Phoenix nuke sniffer

Offutt AFB receives second KC-135R Stratotanker converted to WC-135R Constant Phoenix nuke sniffer

Originally delivered to the Air Force in 1964, WC-135R tail number 64-14831 most recently flew with the Arizona Air National… Read More

12 months ago

EC-135 Looking Glass restored to its original state on display at SAC Museum

Due to space restrictions, the EC-135 Looking Glass is displayed without wings or engines. On Jul. 17, 2021 the Strategic… Read More

3 years ago

USAF retired final OC-135B Open Skies observation aircraft

On Jun. 4, 2021 during a ceremony at the Lincoln Airport, the 55th Wing officially retired its final OC-135 Open… Read More

3 years ago

First of two OC-135B Open Skies observation aircraft that the USAF is retiring will make its final flight this week

The USAF is retiring its two OC-135B Open Skies aircraft, with the first, #61-2672, making the final flight this week.… Read More

3 years ago

USAF retires one of its only two WC-135 Constant Phoenix nuclear sniffer planes

One of only two WC-135s in the entire Air Force inventory, the fleet is scheduled to be replaced by the… Read More

3 years ago

USAF Sent RC-135 Crews to UK to train on RC-135 Simulators

The RC-135 mission crew simulators in fact were affected by last March floodwaters and some of the training had to… Read More

5 years ago

McConnell AFB evacuated 13 aircraft (including 3 KC-46As) as a precautionary measure to avoid severe weather

Last month Offutt AFB evacuated eight RC-135 Rivet Joints and one E-4B Doomsday plane after the base and the surrounding… Read More

5 years ago

One-third of Offutt AFB Underwater, Eight RC-135 Rivet Joints and One E-4B Doomsday plane Evacuated

Four RC-135s remain parked on the other side of the flightline, which is elevated. Roughly 3,000 feet of Offutt AFB… Read More

5 years ago

USAF, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members join to complete historic RC-135 Rivet Joint training mission

"This flight was important as a proof of concept to show we can generate a crew and fly without undue… Read More

6 years ago

USAF RC-135S COBRA BALL SPY PLANE WAS AIRBORNE WHEN NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED HWASONG-15 ICBM

“We can’t afford to lose a single RC-135S Cobra Ball. There aren’t going to be any more,” Robert Hopkins III,… Read More

6 years ago

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT B-1A FOURTH PROTOTYPE

Four prototypes of the B-1A Mach 2.2 strategic bomber were developed and tested in the mid-1970s, but the program was… Read More

7 years ago

THE INTRIGUING WC-135 CONSTANT PHOENIX PAYS A VISIT TO PATRICK AFB

WC-135 Constant Phoenix flies in direct support of the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System, a global network of nuclear detection… Read More

7 years ago

THIS IS HOW U.S. AIR FORCE AIRMEN HELPED RAF 51 SQUADRON TO FIX RC-135 ‘AIRSEEKER’ LANDING GEAR

The landing gear was retracting into place. However, it continued to bounce around and would not lock. As told by… Read More

7 years ago