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Department of the Air Force
Offutt Visitor Control Center
Bldg 478 Butler Boulevard
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Compared to the rest of the country, Bellevue's cost of living is 7% lower than the U.S. average.
Offutt Air Force Base is located in an area that is subject to severe seasonal weather. There are occasional wind chill warnings, ice, sleet and snow in the winter, and thunderstorms with the potential for tornados in the summer. Local warning systems are excellent, both on and off base.
Offutt AFB is in the 402 area code. Commercial base numbers have the prefix of 294 or 232. The DSN prefix is 271 for the 294 numbers and 272 for the 232 numbers. The base operator can be reached at 402-294-1110 or DSN 312-271-1110.
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center (CDC) at Offutt has a waiting list. To get your name on the list before arrival, got to MilitaryChildcare.com
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Members (electing the accompanied tour) and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (402) 294-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Offutt AFB Mission: Provide dominant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic warfare and nuclear command and control to national leadership and warfighters,... Anytime, Anyplace.
Offutt's heritage began with the construction of Fort Crook, an Army outpost, which was completed in 1896, and named for Major General George Crook, a renowned Indian fighter and Civil War hero. In the spring of 1921, a flying field was created and designated as Offutt Field in May 1924 in honor of 1st Lt Jarvis J. Offutt, Omaha's first World War I air casualty. In late 1940, Fort Crook was chosen as the site for a bomber construction plant which produced a total of 531 B-29 Superfortresses and 1,585 B-26 Marauders before the end of World War II. These included the Enola Gay and Bock's Car, the two B-29s that dropped atomic bombs in Japan. Production ended in September 1945. In June 1946, Fort Crook and the bomber plant facilities were redesignated as Offutt Field and transferred to the Department of the Air Force on January 13, 1948, to become Offutt Air Force Base. Offutt became the host base for Headquarters Strategic Air Command on November 9, 1948. The Strategic Air Command was disestablished June 1, 1992 and the new, unified command, US Strategic Command was activated. The command of this joint headquarters is rotated between Air Force and Navy. At the time Strategic Air Command was disestablished, Offutt AFB became part of the Air Combat Command. For more history visit Offutt's homepage.
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Offutt AFB is located in Bellevue, Nebraska (Sarpy County). The base is ten miles south of downtown Omaha, just off US Hwy 75 (The Kennedy Freeway). This is a low cost of living area and the public schools are wonderful. The base operator's phone number is 402-294-1110, or DSN 312-271-1110.
Arriving by Air
Omaha is served by Eppley Airfield, which lies north of the downtown area. If you are renting a car and driving to Offutt, head south of Abbot Drive and follow the signs to I 480 East. Once you enter I 480 East, stay to the far right for about 1 mile across the river and exit onto I 29 South toward Kansas City. Again stay to the right for about 1½ miles and exit onto I-80 West. After crossing the river again, go about 2 miles and follow the signs to US 75 South toward Bellevue. Then follow directions above to the Kenney or SAC gates of Offutt AFB. There is no public transportation or shuttle service from the airport to the base. There are taxis or uber you can take.
Offutt AFB no longer requires base stickers for privately owned vehicles (POVs). The driver must show a current ID card when entering the base, and must be able to produce current registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle when asked.
Driving from the East, West, or North
Take Interstate 80 to US Highway 75 South, the Kennedy Freeway to Bellevue. To enter the Kenney Gate, go south approximately six miles and exit at Nebraska Highway 370. Turn left and go under the overpass to the second exit (Offutt AFB/Ft Crook Rd). Turn right off the exit, get into the left lane and turn into the Kenney Gate (with all the flags).
To enter the SAC Gate, go south approximately seven miles and exit at Offutt AFB/Capehart Rd. Turn left. The SAC Gate is straight ahead approximately one mile. The Visitor's Center is at the SAC gate.
Driving from the South
From the south, exit Interstate 29 at exit number 42 in Iowa, and turn west on Iowa Highway 370. Go four miles. Cross the Bellevue Toll Bridge (toll is $1.00 one way). Continue straight on Nebraska Highway 370 (Mission Blvd). At the 4th stoplight (Lincoln Rd), turn left and enter the base straight ahead. This is the Bellevue Gate.
Offutt AFB does not offer a shuttle service. However, if the member has an official appointment they can call the Base Ground Transportation office at 402-294-4375. Make sure you coordinate with your sponsor if you require transportation assistance.
402-294-1110, or DSN 312-271-1110