On September 30th, the aircraft assigned to Offutt Air Force Base returned to a new runway after an 18-month relocation to the Lincoln Airport. The Calvert team attended the ceremony, hosted a 55th WG Association Museum open house, and raised $3,000 dollars for the ceremony activities. None of this could have been accomplished without the planning and organization of Calvert’s 55 WG Flood Rebuild & Runway PMO, Mark Schenck, and a team of incredible individuals. Replacing an 80-year-old runway is no small feat, and there will be more activities associated with the project as the final transition back to Bellevue is underway. The entire 55th WG is now better postured for mission success due to this phenomenal achievement. This runway project is one of Offutt’s biggest reconstructions since World War II, executed at a cost of $200 million to the Air Force. Calvert is proud to have had a hand in the construction of the brand-new runway.
Goodbye, Lincoln. Hello again, Offutt!