BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — Offutt Air Force Base has canceled the 2019 Defenders of Freedom Air & Space Show.
On a Facebook post, they said the 55th Wing and partner units are fully mission-capable, but hosting the event is untenable.
The post said, “The scope of this historic disaster has touched nearly every aspect of Nebraska including Offutt Air Force Base,” Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, said. “Assessing the impact to the base is ongoing and we will recover, but it is obvious it will be some time before we can return to normal operations or have the capacity to host an event like an air show and open house. We sincerely enjoy opening our gates to the public and appreciate the tremendous support we get from Bellevue, Omaha and the surrounding communities and are committed to continuing the open house and air show at the next available opportunity.”
The Air Show has been cancelled. While we are fully mission-capable, the recent flooding has made hosting this year’s annual event untenable. If you purchase “Flight Deck” seating, you will receive a full refund and no action is required. pic.twitter.com/YrZylAf5ua— OffuttAFB (@Offutt_AFB) March 19, 2019
If you purchased premium "Flight Deck" seating, you will receive a full refund and no action is required.