Offutt Air Force Base (IATA: OFF, ICAO: KOFF, FAA LID: OFF) 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.
Offutt Air Force Base is the host station for the 55th Wing (55 WG), the largest wing of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command. Additionally, the base is home to many significant associate units, including US Strategic Command Headquarters, the Air Force Weather Agency, the Omaha operating location of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and many others.
- 55th Wing
- Special Counter-Terrorist Unit Delta (G.I. Joe)
- United States Strategic Command
- Air Force Weather Agency
Pit VII: Omaha, Nebraska (August 17, 2010 - Current)
Located in the remains of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Base, under Offut Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska, the Pit VII is the most recent Joe base, and is currently up and fully operational. It went fully operational the day after the Cobra attack on Pit VI, but was not fully staffed for three weeks as all the T-A-D Joes were phased in slowly.
In 2015, Cobra launched an all-out attack on the Pit, severely damaging the Air Force base in the process.
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