On September 11, 2001 is a day that will live on in U-S history. The events took on a different light when after the terrorist attacks Air Force One arrived at Offutt Air Force Base outside of Bellevue. For the first time we will be getting an inside look at what happened at Offutt that day with N-E-T’s new documentary, “STRATCOM 9/11: A different Doomsday”.
N-E-T’s Bill Kelly says they are sharing the stories of military personnel who unexpectedly played a role during some of the most uncertain hours in our country’s history. Kelly conducted interviews with retired Admiral Richard Meis, the Commander of STRATCOM and with his top civilian advisor, Al Buckels. He also talked to two crew members of the super-secret “Airborne Command Post” as well as intelligence analysts, mechanics and even the mail room supervisor.
Kelly says an unknown fact is that on that day, Offutt Air Force Base was conducting a war game simulating an enemy assault. STRATCOM and Offutt then scrambled to secure the nation’s nuclear weapons and ratcheted up security to the highest level in only 30 minutes when they received notice that President Bush was on his way.
“STRATCOM 9/11: A Different Doomsday” will air Friday, September 2nd at 7 and 10 pm on NET1/HD. The documentary will repeat on Saturday, September 3rd at 7pm and September 4th at 9:30 pm.