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Curtis LeMay’s Old Headquarters to be Replaced

by: Matthew Potter
August 17, 2012

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, Events, IT, logistics, Services, States, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

The Air Force recently awarded a contract to build a new headquarters for the Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). This will be like its predecessor at Offut AFB, Omaha, Nebraska. USSTRATCOM replaced the old Strategic Air Command (SAC) merging control of all of the U.S. nuclear weapons on aircraft, missiles and submarines. Previously SAC controlled the bomber and ICBM fleets while the Navy kept control of its ballistic missile submarines.

The original SAC headquarters was built about 50 years ago. The new almost 1,000,000 square foot facility’s initial construction contract worth about $120 million was awarded to Kiewit Phelps. The total construction could cost close to $500 million. This does not include the costs of installing new IT and support equipment.

General Curtis LeMay was commander of B-29 aircraft bombing Japan during World War II and went on to command SAC in the Fifties building it into the force it was. He then became Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

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