Officials at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska are closing one of three entry gates into the base.
55th Wing Deputy of Public Affairs 1st Lt. Carly Costello says, The gate does not meet certain installation requirements and its closure will help the 55th Security Forces Squadron mitigate operational requirement issues, such as upcoming deployments and physical security concerns.”
The Bellevue Gate is currently open limited times during the weekday. The closure will be reevaluated in the future but for now it will close on December 30th for the foreseeable future. The STRATCOM and Kenney Gates will remain open 24/7.
The Bellevue Gate connects to Old Towne Bellevue and business owners are concerned the closing will hurt their operations.