My dad and mom met at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. They had both escaped Mississippi, Jim Crow, and what Billie Holiday called strange fruit hanging from the trees. They had walked past the "school" to attend the "Colored School." They had crossed the street at the request of white people to get out of the way; they had sipped from "colored only" water fountains. They knew about anti-lynching campaigns and lunch counter sit-ins.
The Air Force has agreed to a $55 million upgrade of the runway at Offutt Air Force Base, a move that will extend the life of the runway for about 20 years.
A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill designed to preserve Offutt Air Force Base amid fears that its deteriorating runway could cause the 55th Wing to leave.
Offutt Air Force Base has been selected as one of five finalists for location of a drone wing mission control unit.
Military officials say 4,000 feet of mold-infested ductwork has been removed from the U.S. Strategic Command's new headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base.