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Burials to begin at Omaha National Cemetery this fall

Feb 12, 2016

The first burials and interments of cremated remains will begin this fall at the Omaha National Cemetery.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — A project to replace Offutt Air Force Base's crumbling runway appears to be moving forward, but key questions have yet to be answered.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Residents south of Omaha are being told not to worry if they see and hear a lot of lights and sirens Thursday.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U. S. Sen. Joni Ernst has retired from the Iowa Army National Guard.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Army National Guard is planning to offer new training and job opportunities to many of its soldiers as it launches the biggest overhaul of its services in 20 years.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of the Iowa National Guard is hoping to increase the number of women in the ranks.

A former NPR international correspondent says fear and propaganda have kept Russian president Vladimir Putin in power.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska National Guard officials say they're leaving their Lincoln headquarters as part of a disaster exercise that will continue through Sunday.

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A military training exercise brought a C-17 aircraft equipped with patient transport units to Offutt Air Force Base on Thursday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska National Guard is arming more of its personnel after last week's shooting in Tennessee that killed five service members.

ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of a Nebraska fighter pilot missing since World War II have been found in Germany.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two U.S. Marines with Nebraska ties were among the six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers killed last week in a helicopter crash in Nepal.

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About one million World War Two veterans are still alive---and a 96-year-old female veteran of that war spoke at UNO last week.

UNO named top military-friendly university

Nov 11, 2014

UNO has been named the top university in the U.S. for veterans.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says the largest threat facing the nation right now is ISIS.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha will be participating in a National Disaster Medical System exercise on Thursday.

MOULTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say remains found in Germany in 2012 have been positively identified as belonging to a WWII airman from Iowa who went missing more than 69 years ago.

UNO expert: Iraq violence threatens to destabilize Middle East

Jun 18, 2014

A UNO expert on the Middle East says violence in Iraq complicates U.S. security interests there.

Sen. Fischer: questions remain about prisoner exchange

Jun 11, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she has questions about the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

A new report says young people aren’t prepared for military service because of inadequate education, a criminal record, or being overweight.

UNO, STRATCOM partner on leadership program

Mar 6, 2014

UNO and STRATCOM are partnering on a new leadership and professional development program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Seventy-two Nebraskans who were awarded the Medal of Honor are getting new recognition at the State Capitol.

The U.S. Senate is set to vote next week on a resolution authorizing the limited use of force in Syria.

President Obama’s nominee to lead U.S. Strategic Command is one step closer to Senate confirmation.

Active-duty military and veteran students applying to attend UNO will have their application fee waived.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signaled that U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB is safe from base closings the Defense Department might consider.

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says cyber attacks are a growing threat to U.S. interests.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set to speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha today and at Offutt Air Force Base tomorrow.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The annual air show at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha has been canceled because of federal budget cuts.

Stratcom Commander: sequester could hurt mission, operations

Mar 12, 2013

The leader of U.S. Strategic Command says the Defense Department’s share of the $85 billion in spending cuts could eventually impact operations.

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