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Offutt Air Force Base

Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft.
Military structure
NameOffutt Air Force Base
Part ofAir Combat Command (ACC)
In use1948-Present
Controlled by 
55th Wing

Offutt Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation321 m (1052 ft)

Offutt Air Force Base

Full nameOffutt AFB, Nebraska
Official nameOffutt AFB, Nebraska
Settlement typeCDP
CountryUnited States
Total Area4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
Land Area4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
Water Area0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation988 ft (301.1 m)
Total Population8901 (2000)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code31-35945 
GNIS feature ID0837659 

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Offutt Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha, and lies adjacent to Bellevue in Sarpy County, Nebraska. It is the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), the Air Force Weather Agency, and the 55th Wing (55 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC), the latter serving as the host unit.

Aviation use at Offutt began in September 1918 during World War I as a Army Air Service balloon field. It was renamed in honor of World War I pilot and Omaha native 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt in 1924.

Offutt AFB's legacy includes the construction of the first two bombers to drop atomic bombs and over 40 years as the headquarters for the former Strategic Air Command (SAC) and home for its associated ground and aerial command centers for the U.S. in case of nuclear war during the Cold War. The population was 8,901 at the 2000 census.

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