1:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Contract awarded for new STRATCOM headquarters

The current home of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base.
courtesy Google Images

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

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2:33 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

4th Annual Deterrence Symposium is Underway

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

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General News
5:06 am
Wed August 8, 2012

"Remembering Our Fallen" in Bellevue this week

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

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2:06 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman visits Offutt Air Force Base

Gen. Martin Dempsey is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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.

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3:21 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

D.J.'s Hero Awards honor young people who have overcome obstacles, given back to the community

Bob and Lee Woodruff speak Monday at the D.J.'s Hero Awards luncheon in Omaha.
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.

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Sarpy County
2:34 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Ceremony at Offutt AFB marks ANZAC Day

Capt. Stephen Elms of the Royal Australian Navy speaks Friday at a ceremony marking ANZAC Day.
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.

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General News
5:06 am
Tue February 7, 2012

LFS' 3rd Annual At Ease Lunch featured Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta

Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:12 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

3rd Annual At Ease Awareness Luncheon features Medal of Honor Recipient Sal Giunta

Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta, US Army, Retired

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:23 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Freedom Award Nominations are due by January 16th

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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