Location and Directions

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The grave of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt with a 56 Squadron wreath December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. Offutt Air Force Base was named after 1st Lt. Offutt, who died while serving with 56 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. (Courtesy Photo)



Offutt AFB is ten miles south of downtown Omaha. Offutt is located in Bellevue, in Sarpy County, Nebraska, just six miles south of Interstate 80, just off US Hwy 75, the Kennedy Freeway, at the Intersection of Capehart Rd and US Hwy 75. This is a low cost of living area and the public schools are wonderful. The base operator's phone number is 402-294-1110, or DSN 312-271-1110.

Directions to Offutt AFB

Offutt AFB no longer requires base stickers for privately owned vehicles (POVs). The driver must show a current ID card when entering the base, and must be able to produce current registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle if asked.

Driving from the East, West, or North

Take Interstate 80 to US 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/Ft Crook Rd). Turn right off the exit, get into the left lane and turn into the Kenney Gate (with all the flags).

To enter the SAC Gate, go south approximately seven miles and exit at Offutt AFB/Capehart Rd. Turn left. The SAC Gate is straight ahead approximately one mile. The Visitor's Center is at the SAC gate.

Driving from the South

From 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.


Arriving by Air

Omaha is served by Eppley Air Field, which lies north of the downtown area. If you are renting a car and driving to Offutt, head south of 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. There are taxis you can take, however.



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