In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and record-setting...Mashable
David Axe Security, "One potential consequence, if America and the world don't reduce carbon emissions, is more at-risk military bases. The January 2019 report identifies at least 79 major installations that could suffer impacts from flooding, drought, desertification, wildfires and thawing permafrost." Unusually heavy rainfall in mid-March 2019 killed three people and swelled the Missouri River in the United States' midwest region. The rising river water flooded one of the U.S. Air Force's...The National Interest
Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.U.S.
"We're catching them, and we're keeping them; we're not doing release. Now, at a certain point, we're going to have to do some release because we don't have the bed space, we don't have the room, and we don't have the funds to build new space because we have ridiculous laws," Trump said.Breitbart
Heather Wilson is leaving to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso.Fortune
Task and Purpose Security, Scary times. It may be one of the most important Air Force installations in the continental United States, but Offutt Air Force Base has proven no match for the full fury of the Missouri River. As record flooding swept through towns across the Midwest, floodwaters had swallowed at least thirty buildings at Offutt as of Sunday and damaged another 30, the 55th Wing announced, including the headquarters of the 55th Wing, 55th Security Forces Squadron, 97th...The National Interest
Melania Trump’s spokeswoman defended the first lady’s “Be Best” program from the often-heard criticism that the anti-bullying effort would be better directed at her combative husband. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham appeared on CNN Saturday to promote Melania Trump’s plans to take her “Be Best” initiative on the road during a three-state tour, its first unveiling for [@thinkprogress