Offutt AFB

Offutt Air Force Base is home of the 55th Wing, located ten miles south of downtown Omaha in Bellevue, Nebraska, just six miles south of Interstate 80, off of US Hwy 75. The base operator is 402-294-1110, or DSN 312-271-1110.

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History

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.

Mission

Offutt AFB provides worldwide reconnaissance, command and control, and combat support critical to warfighting commanders and national leadership.

Population Served

Offutt AFB populates over 8,207 military members, over 18,000 dependents, 2100 DoD civilians, over 1500 regular civilians, and 10,639 retirees.

Base Transportation

Offutt AFB offers a base shuttle bus that will allow you to get near most work locations on the base. The base shuttle runs Monday through Friday excluding holidays, weekends, and 55th Wing productivity days. The bus runs the route in a continuous cycle on the hour and half hour. During exercises, shuttle bus route will run as mission permits during the following hours only: 6:00-8:00 am, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and 3:00-7:00 pm.

Sponsorship

Meet your sponsor at the Offutt Welcome Center if you arrive during business hours. If you want to have mail forwarded to you at Offutt, you can use the following address: (Your Rank and Name), 110 Airman Circle Ste 99999 Offutt AFB, NE 68113-2070. Contact your gaining unit to be assigned a sponsor prior to your arrival.

Temporary Quarters

Personnel coming to Offutt are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. Remember, even if you have a reservation you MUST call Billeting at 402-294-3671 or DSN 312-271-3671, 24 hours prior to your arrival to confirm your reservation. Since there are only 4 units that accept pets, it is best to make reservations for boarding your pet prior to arriving at Offutt.

Relocation Assistance

Your unit will schedule you for inprocessing the base and attendance at newcomer orientation. Come to the Airman and Family Readiness Center for information on the community and other relocation services. The Airman and Family Readiness Center phone number is 402-294-4329 or DSN 312-271-4329.

Important Items to hand carry:

  • Copies of your PCS orders
  • All moving paperwork, inventory, etc.
  • Employment records of family members
  • Medical, dental and immunization records for entire family
  • School records for children and adults
  • Pet records and immunizations

Critical Installation Information

Weather

Offutt Air Force Base is located in an area that is subject to severe seasonal weather. There are occasional wind chill warnings in winter, and thunderstorms with tornado potential in summer. Local warning systems are excellent, both on and off base.

Telephone Access

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, visit your local CDC and ask for an Air Force Form 2606. The form can then be mailed or faxed to the Offutt CDC.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Offutt Education Center
106 Peacekeeper Dr
Suite 806
Martin Bomber Bldg, Room 4 (Near the Bowling Alley)
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-294-5716
Phone (DSN) 312-271-5716
Fax 402-294-2090
Fax (DSN) 312-271-2090

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Dormitory Manager/Unaccompanied Housing
104 Airman Circle
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-232-6726
Phone (DSN) 312-272-6726
Fax 402-232-6729
Fax (DSN) 312-272-6729

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
TRICARE Service Center
2501 Capehart Rd.
Ehrling Bergquist Clinic
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-2160
Phone 402-294-7424 / 402-294-9545
Phone (DSN) 312-271-7424 /9545
Fax 402-294-8490
Fax (DSN) 312-271-8490

Child Development Centers
On-Base Child Development Center (CDC-2)
302 Nelson Drive
Building 187
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-232-2526
Phone (DSN) 312-272-2526
Fax 402-232-6226
Fax (DSN) 312-272-6226

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary – DECA
101 Meyer Ave
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-2130
Phone 402-294-6782
Phone (DSN) 312-271-6782
Fax 402-294-6778
Fax (DSN) 312-271-6778

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Office
705 Nelson Drive
Building 323C, Room 306
106 Peacekeeper Drive, Ste 2N3
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4015
Phone 402-232-8164
Phone (DSN) 312-272-8164
Fax 402-294-5679
Fax (DSN) 312-271-5679

Commissary/Shoppette
Shoppette/Class VI Store
902 Garland Drive
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-292-7097

EFMP – Enrollment
SNAIC – EFMP Enrollment
106 Peacekeeper Drive
Suite 2N3
55 MSS/DPF (STOP CODE 4013)
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4013
Phone 402-294-2989
Phone (DSN) 312-271-2989
Fax 402-232-9867
Fax (DSN) 312-272-9867

Emergency Relief Services
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
705 Nelson Drive
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4013
Phone 402-294-4329
Phone (DSN) 312-271-4329
Fax 402-294-1260
Fax (DSN) 312-271-1260

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy Office
2501 Capehart Rd
55 MDOS/SGOHF
Room 2 East
Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone 402-294-7886
Phone (DSN) 312-271-7886
Fax 402-232-7291
Fax (DSN) 312-272-7291

Family Child Care/Child Development Homes
Family Child Care Homes
101 Union Drive
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-294-9016/7
Phone (DSN) 312-271-9016/7
Fax 402-294-0083
Fax (DSN) 312-271-0083

Financial Institutions
Credit Union, SAC Federal
102 Union Lane
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-292-8000

Housing Office/Government Housing
Housing Management Office (HMO)
3116 Lockbourne Drive
Building 9958
Bellevue, NE 68123-1676
Phone 402-294-6242
Phone (DSN) 312-271-6242
Fax 402-294-9763
Fax (DSN) 312-271-9763

ID/CAC Card Processing
Military Personnel Customer Service
705 Nelson Drive
Building 323C, Room 218
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-294-2374
Phone (DSN) 312-271-2374
Fax 402-294-5556
Fax (DSN) 312-271-5556

Legal Services/JAG
Base Legal Office
711 Nelson Drive
Offutt Law Center, Bldg 302
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-2020
Phone 402-294-3732 / 402-294-3733 / 402-294-2348 (claims)
Phone (DSN) 312-271-3732
Fax 402-294-2346
Fax (DSN) 312-271-2346

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
MWR – 55 Force Support Marketing
705 Nelson Drive
Mission Support Group HQ
Building 323C, Room 102
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4013
Phone 402-294-6311
Phone (DSN) 312-271-6311
Fax 402-271-7012
Fax (DSN) 312-271-7012

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program
705 Nelson Drive
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Building 323C, Room 206
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-294-4329
Phone (DSN) 312-271-5995
Fax 402-294-1260
Fax (DSN) 312-271-1260

Spouse Education, Training and Careers
Career Focus Program
705 Nelson Drive
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Building 323C, Room 206
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4013
Phone 402-294-4329
Phone (DSN) 312-271-5995
Fax 402-294-1260
Fax (DSN) 312-271-1260

Victim Advocate Services
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
2501 Capehart Rd
Ehrling Bergquist Clinic
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-232-9999
Phone (DSN) 312-272-9999
Fax 402-294-1342
Fax (DSN) 312-271-1342

Welcome/Visitors Center
Offutt Welcome Center
1600 Highway 370
Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone 402-827-8554
Fax 402-827-8538

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC & WIC-O)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) – Offutt AFB
705 Nelson Drive
Building 323C, Room 202
Mission Support Headquarters
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone 402-294-3063
Phone (DSN) 312-271-3063
Fax 402-232-9070
Fax (DSN) 312-272-9070