A Nebraska family hoped for decades that a USS Oklahoma sailor's remains could be brought home. Anthropologists at a Defense Department lab at Offutt Air Force Base made it happen.
By early Sunday afternoon, five people had been shot in Omaha over the weekend, including one in the Old Market.
Ali Al-Kazahg’s sister and two buddies said they know the 22-year-old Marine as a gun buff who was a bit of a showoff but responsible with his weapons.
Ali Al-Kazahg, 22, had two rifles, a pistol, a bump stock, a silencer and body armor. Authorities say he had made threatening comments at his home base in Hawaii; his intentions at Offutt remain unclear.
Col. Gavin Marks assumed command of the Air Force’s 55th Wing Friday morning in a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base.
Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., argued for as the committee debated many amendments to the bill throughout the day Wednesday, then late into the night and then into Thursday morning.
A military appeals court's reversal of a West Point cadet's rape conviction and 21-year prison sentence has outraged sexual assault victim advocates who say the decision is filled with victim-blaming and antiquated notions about rape.
A new outpatient health care facility is under construction to better serve the needs of veterans in the Norfolk area.
More than 50 students will plant flags at Omaha Beach cemetery and march in parade at Sainte-Mère-Église.
One of Omaha’s last D-Day veterans drank a toast Thursday to the men who fell beside him while storming Omaha Beach 75 years ago to the day. Friends of Ed Morrissette, 95, took him for dinner and a drink to commemorate the somber occasion. The North Carolina native recalled fibbing about his…
“This is a great ceremony, and it honors the Cobra Ball community,” said Joe Spivey, president of the 55th Wing Association, a group of former members of the Wing.
Many Nebraskans experienced D-Day firsthand, storming ashore at Omaha or other Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. Here are their memories, as told to The World-Herald over the years and published in the 2011 book “At War, At Home: World War II.”
The dedication of the life-size bronze statue of Marine Lance Cpl. Miguel “Mike” Keith, who died in the Vietnam War, attracted a large crowd of officials and residents to the South Omaha park named in his honor.
Survivors of the USS Frank E. Evans disaster have been working for decades to get the sailors' names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The passing of Melvin "Bud" Kennedy leaves just one known Nebraska survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, air raid.
The bronze, life-size statue will be unveiled during an honorary ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miguel Keith Park, near 30th and Y Streets.
The event featured speakers including Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and U.S. Reps. Don Bacon and Jeff Fortenberry, both R-Neb.
The search for the RC-135 recon jet continued for two weeks. "After about a week, you could feel the morale just deflate," Capt. Kingdon Hawes said. "Unfortunately, desperation turned to frustration, and then to sadness."
The group flew before dawn from Eppley Airfield to Washington for a daylong tour of the city's memorials.
“I’m honored to know that they did not forget the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice,” said Sallie Allen said, whose son Lonnie “Calvin” Allen Jr., an army sergeant, was killed at age 26 by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., said Thursday the measure includes authorizations for $340 million for the Air Force to recover from natural disasters at facilities such as Offutt and $247 million to help the Air Force plan the Offutt rebuilding effort.
Arguing for the amendment, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., noted that the equipment supports the Offutt-based 55th Wing’s fleet of RC-135 reconnaissance jets. “It does electronic surveillance around the world,” he said of the RC-135. “It helps save lives.
A northeast Nebraska police chief has resigned after questions were raised about what he said were years of service in the U.S. Marines.
The Nebraska Republican described the administration generally as showing patience and restraint with Iran, but he acknowledged Trump has his own approach when it comes to social media. “I’m not too keen on diplomacy over Twitter,” Bacon said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: “That’s All, Brother.”
Rep. Don Bacon, who once commanded the 55th Wing, warned that equipment destroyed by the March flood is hurting the unit's sensitive and secret reconnaissance missions.