Offutt Air Force Base
We enjoy a symbiotic relationship with Offutt Air Force Base one of our largest employers. Its operations support a combined military and civilian workforce of approximately 10,000 people, and its profound impact on our economy averages more than two billion dollars annually over the past decade.
Offutt plays a crucial role in U.S. national defense, housing the 55th Wing, Air Combat Command’s largest wing; headquarters for United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM); the Air Force Weather Agency; and the new Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) Annex.
USSTRATCOM broke ground in late fall of 2012 on a state-of-the-art command and control center. The estimated $1.1 billion project is projected to be completed in the fall of 2018 with full occupancy expected by the end of that year.
Offutt’s core missions include deterrence, space, cyberspace global weather, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The community and Greater Omaha business leaders organized the Nebraska Military Support Coalition to support existing missions and seek new ones.