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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.

Senate committee approves Hagel nomination

Feb 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is tangling with Chuck Hagel over his past statements about the Iraq war. The Arizona Republican says that his dissatisfaction Hagel's answers could affect whether he votes for or against the former Republican senator who is President Barack Obama's choice for secretary of defense.

NY Sen. Schumer backing Hagel nomination

Jan 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Senate Democrat says he will back President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel for the top job at the Pentagon.

Former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Services have been scheduled for a western Iowa soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

The Capehart gate to STRATCOM at Offutt Air Force Base has reopened following a report earlier Friday of a suspicious package.

Contract awarded for new STRATCOM headquarters

Aug 20, 2012
courtesy Google Images

Construction could begin next spring on the new headquarters for U.S. Strategic Command.

US STRATCOM is holding its 4th Annual Deterrence Symposium through tomorrow at the La Vista Conference Center. 

“Remembering Our Fallen” is an exhibit honoring Nebraska’s fallen soldiers.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman visits Offutt Air Force Base

Jun 27, 2012
courtesy www.jcs.mil

The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must maintain the trust of the American people in spite of economic and security challenges.

photo by Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

Seven high school seniors are the recipients of this year’s DJ’s Hero awards.

The scholarships were awarded at Monday’s D.J.’s Hero Awards luncheon. The awards, sponsored by the Salvation Army, honor young people who’ve overcome obstacles and given back to their community.

Ceremony at Offutt AFB marks ANZAC Day

May 4, 2012
photo by Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

A ceremony Friday at Offutt Air Force Base marked the anniversary of a World War One battle that killed more than 10,000 Australia and New Zealand soldiers.

ANZAC day is a remembrance of an eight-month battle at the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. More than 8,700 Australian soldiers, and 2,721 New Zealand soldiers, died in the battle to capture what is now Instanbul, Turkey. Australia and New Zealand soldiers have fought alongside U.S. troops in every war since then.

Lutheran Family Services’ 3rd Annual At Ease Luncheon featured a Medal of Honor recipient.

This year’s keynote speaker was former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Sal Giunta.  Sgt. Giunta is the first living American serviceman to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan.  

Sgt. Guinta said he was happy to support At Ease, a program he said helps soldiers fighting for the freedoms all Americans enjoy.

Omaha, NE – Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska presents its annual At Ease Luncheon on Monday, January 30th.

The event takes place at Omaha's CenturyLink Center. Bev Carlson is PR Director for LFS. She says At Ease is a program that provides therapeutic support and trauma treatment for active duty military, veterans and their families. Funds raised from the luncheon will go back into the program.

Omaha, NE – The deadline for nominations for the 2012 Freedom Awards is January 16th.

Retired Army Major General Walt Zink Chairs the Nebraska Employer Support to Guard and Reserve Committee. He says 15 employers are recognized with Freedom Awards each year. The three award categories are large employer, small employer and governmental employer.

Zink says the Freedom Award is the highest honor an employer can receive from the Department of Defense. These employers receive award for having a culture of support that goes above and beyond what the law mandates.

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