21 March 2011

Now Approaching Offutt Air Force Base...



Offutt Air Force Base -a USAF installation near Omaha, Nebraska- is today home to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), the Air Force Weather Agency, and the 55th Wing of the Air Combat Command, serving as HQ to each.

The base has been with us for some time, and has a storied past: US Army first began flying out of Offutt late in WWI, initially as a balloon field in 1918. It was thus named in honor of World War I pilot and Omaha native 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt in 1924.

Offutt AFB happens to be where the first two atomic bombers were constructed in complete secrecy in 1944-45 -inc. Enola Gay- and was also HQ of the former Strategic Air Command (SAC), home for its associated ground and aerial command centers for the U.S. in case of nuclear war during the Cold War...


And here's the view from the flight pattern on approach into Offutt AFB today: this is precisely what our returning servicemen see when landing. The farmer who owns the land adjacent to the base has been providing a alternating message at the foot of the runway for some time now... word is he uses GPS to get it all squared-up:


Imagine how this must feel to all those servicemen receiving this greeting for the first time, or whenever for that matter: sure is great to see this patriot take the time to show some appreciation... and on behalf of so many of us who feel the exact same way. 

Of course, this should have made national news, such an inspiring story of patriotism: alas... in the bizarro-world Obammunist era, we all know why not...




Offutt AFB Wikipedia Google Maps via email/gracias Roberto

5 comments:

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Fantastic! God I love real Americans!

Reaganite Republican said...

I know what ya mean... me too

Randy-g said...

I am with Christopher....Real Americans!

Supi said...

This is so cool.

Conservative Pup said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing it, James. Linking in the a.m.

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