Offutt Air Force Base

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Offutt Air Force Base,

U.S. military installation, 1,907 acres (772 hectares), E Neb., S of Omaha; est. 1896 as Fort Crook, an army base. Converted to an airbase in the early 1900s and renamed in 1924, it is the headquarters of the Strategic Command, the successor to the Strategic Air CommandStrategic Air Command
(SAC), former command of the U.S. air force (see Air Force, United States Department of the) charged with organizing, training, equipping, administering, and preparing strategic air forces for combat; it was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base.
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. The Nebraska Museum of Aerospace History is on the base.
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Jones next served at Headquarters, Strategic Air Command (SAC), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, during SAC's build-up period.
Major Lynch (USAFA; MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; MS, Air Force Institute of Technology) is a program analyst in the Resource Integration Division, US Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
Transferred to SAC headquarters at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, in May 1964, as deputy director of operations, General Gillem was named director of operations (later redesignated as deputy chief of staff, operations) in July 1965.
During the last commanders' conference for Strategic Air Command in 1992 at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, the last SAC commander in chief, Gen.
Strategic Command (STRATCOM) at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
The 99th Reconnaissance Squadron from Beale AFB, California, flew U-2s over the disaster area for aerial photography and imagery, while the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron from Offutt AFB, Nebraska, flew OC-135s for the same purpose.
During his stay at offutt AFB, Nebraska, he worked tirelessly to improve living conditions of personnel who lived on and off base and to upgrade offutt's fitness center.
After graduating from the Armed Forces Staff College in January 1960, he went to Offutt AFB, Nebraska, as operations officer of an Atlas D squadron.
The list includes some of the "centers of excellence" in the Air Force's weather hierarchy, such as the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, and operational weather squadrons--sources of regional expertise in support of the combatant commands.