Bellevue's cost of living is 7% lower than the U.S. average.Overall, the Offutt Air Force Base community cost of living data is as follows:
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. To contact the Snow and Information line, please call 402.232.COLD(2653)
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 Air Force Base 55th Wing's mission is to provide dominant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic warfare and nuclear command and control to national leadership and warfighters,... Any time, Any place.
Offutt has played a major role in American military history for more than a century. This great heritage began with the construction of Fort Crook between 1894 and 1896, 10 miles south of Omaha and two miles west of the Missouri River. The fort’s namesake was Maj. Gen. George Crook, a renowned Indian fighter and Civil War hero
The 61st Balloon Company became the first air unit to command the post Sept. 10, 1918. In the spring of 1921, the plowing, leveling and seeding of 260 acres of land at Fort Crook created an airfield suitable for frequenttakeoffs and landings by heavier-than-air aircraft. A permanent steel hangar was built to provide a landing and refueling point for military and government planes on cross-country flights. The flying field was designated Offutt Field, in honor of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt, May 6, 1924. Offutt, killed while flying with the Royal Air Force in France, was Omaha’s first World War I air casualty.
Operations began under the Glen Martin-Nebraska Company in January 1942, with the plant reaching full-scale production June 8, 1942. A total of 531 B-29 “Superfortresses” and 1,585 B-26 “Marauders” were built at the Martin-Nebraska Bomber Plant before the end of World War II. In June 1946, the Army Air Force redesignated Fort Crook and the Martin-Nebraska facilities as Offutt Field. Just 18 months later, Jan. 13, 1948, Offutt Field transferred to the new Department of the Air Force and became Offutt AFB. At 12:01 a.m., Nov. 9, 1948, Offutt gained national prominence when it became the host base for Strategic Air Command headquarters.
With the disestablishment of SAC June 1, 1992, Offutt transitioned to Air Combat Command and became the host for the United States Strategic Command’s headquarters. In October 1997, the Air Weather Service Headquarters, Scott AFB, Ill., and Air Force Global Weather Center combined to form Air Force Weather Agency, as part of an overall reengineering of Air Force weather. AFWA operates the largest computerized weather facility in the world. Its mission is to enhance combat capability by arming the National Command Authorities, Department of Defense, major Air Force commands, and United States combat forces with quality weather products, specialized technical training and standardized weather equipment, communications and technologies anytime, anywhere.
For more information and more of Offutt AFB's history, please visit Offutt's homepage.
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Offutt AFB is located in beautiful and friendly Bellevue, Nebraska (Sarpy County). The base is ten miles south of downtown Omaha, just off US Hwy 75 (The Kennedy Freeway). ---------Driving from the East, West or North Take Interstate 80 to U.S. 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/Fort Crook Road). Turn right off the exit, get into the left lane and turn into the Kenney Gate (with all the flags). To enter the STRATCOM Gate, go south approximately seven miles and exit at Offutt AFB/Capehart Rd. Turn left. The STRATCOM Gate is straight ahead approximately one mile.---------Driving from the South From the South, exit Interstate 29 at exit number 35 for US-34 E/US-275 S toward Glenwood. Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 35 B and merge onto US-34 W. Continue on US-34W (Now entering Nebraska) and turn right on US-75 N. Follow US-75 N and take the Capehart Road exit. When you reach Capehart Road, take a right and follow the road to the STRATCOM Gate. The Visitor’s Center is on the right hand side before reaching the gate. The STRATCOM Gate is open 24/7/365.
Arriving by Air
Omaha is served by Eppley Airfield located at4501 Abbott Dr, Omaha, NE 68110
If you are renting a car and driving to Offutt, head south on 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. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available in the area.
Arriving by AirOmaha is served by Eppley Airfield, which lies north of the downtown area. If you are renting a car and driving toOffutt, head south on Abbot Drive and follow the signs to I 480 East. Once you enter I 480 East, stay to the far rightfor about 1 mile across the river and exit onto I 29 South toward Kansas City. Again stay to the right for about 1½miles and exit onto I-80 West. After crossing the river again, go about 2 miles and follow the signs to US 75 Southtoward 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. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available in the area.Driving from the East, West, or NorthTake Interstate 80 to US Highway 75 South, the Kennedy Freeway to Bellevue. To enter the Kenney Gate, go southapproximately 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 theflags). To enter the SAC Gate, go south approximately seven miles and exit at Offutt AFB/Capehart Rd. Turn left. The SACGate is straight ahead approximately one mile. The Visitor's Center is at the SAC gate.Driving from the SouthFrom 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 no longer requires base stickers for privately owned vehicles (POVs). The driver must show a REAL ID card when entering the base, and must be able to produce current registration and proof of insurance for thevehicle when asked.
There is no public transportation or shuttle service from the airport to the base. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available in the area.If a service member has an official appointment they can call the Base Ground Transportation office at 402-294-4375.
Coordinate with your sponsor if you require transportation assistance.
You may contact the base operator at 402-294-1110 or DSN 312-271-1110