About Offutt AFB, NE
Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, is one of the most important Air Force Installations in the USA. This base's long history began in 1890 when the U.S. War Department commissioned what was then known as Fort Crook. This fort was founded to train and send dispatches against Indian fighters. In the 1920s, Fort Crook officially became Offutt Base as military workers both prepared a 260-acre airfield and created the site's first aircraft hangars.
Some of the most important events that took place at Offutt Base include the Glen L. Martin Bomber Plant, which developed and sent out the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and President George W. Bush's first strategic meeting after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Today, Offutt Base is estimated to house over 8,500 people. It is home to both the United States Strategic Command and the Air Force Weather Agency. The 55th Wing is the major garrison at Offutt Base, which has the great distinction of being the largest group within Air Combat Command.