Security Forces Issues
Getting onto base
Offutt has four gates for your use. The Kenney “Flag” Gate and the SAC Gate are open 24 hours. The Bellevue Gate is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The East Gate is open only during special events. Visitor passes are granted only through the Pass and Registration Center at the SAC Gate.
The Air Force no longer requires military, family members and Department of Defense employees to register vehicles on base. However, all drivers must have a valid Department of Defense identification card, valid driver’s license, current registration and proof of insurance.
International driver’s licenses are valid up to 30 days upon arrival to Offutt, after which only valid state licenses are permitted. For more information, contact the Pass and Registration office at (402) 294-8979.
Military and family members living in base housing are required to register their firearms IAW AFI 31-101, ACC Sup 1. The Unit Orderly Room is the focal point for registration. Personnel who reside in dormitories will store their firearms in the Security Forces Armory at Bldg 160.
Emergency phone numbers
The 911 emergency system is used on Offutt and in the local communities for fire, rescue and police services. Dialing 911 from an on-base phone, including most phones in Capehart housing, will connect you to base emergency services, the 55th Security Forces Squadron, base fire department and Ehrling Bergquist hospital. Dialing 911 from an off-base residence will connect you with Sarpy County 911 emergency services.
Insuring your personal vehicle
All automobiles must have insurance, and proof of this must be provided to obtain state registration and base decals. For more information regarding Nebraska insurance laws, call the Sarpy County Motor Vehicle Department at (402) 593-2148 located at 84th St. and Hwy 370.
Driving on base
General – Operators and passengers of all vehicles operated on Air Force installations must wear seatbelts. Children newborn through six years of age will be seated and restrained in a Department of Transportation-approved child restraint seat. The speed limit on Offutt is 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. The speed limit in base-housing areas varies from 15 mph to 25 mph (as posted).
Cell phone use – Only hands-free cell phone use is authorized by the Department of Defense on installations while operating a vehicle.
Speeding in base housing – Speeding 10 to 15 mph over the base housing posted speed limit will result in a seven-day driving suspension and the driver’s base traffic history being assessed points. Any second speeding offense in base housing within 12 months will result in a 30-day suspension and points assessed. Any third speeding offense in base housing within 12 months will result in a six-month suspension and points assessed. Citations issued to people for exceeding the base housing posted speed limit by 16 mph or more will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Caution, please – Congestion and curbside parking in the housing areas make it very difficult to see children playing and walking through the area. Please drive with extreme care.
Alcohol – The legal drinking age in Nebraska is 21. Purchase or possession of an alcoholic beverage by someone underage is a misdemeanor. Nebraska law and Offutt AFB regulations prohibits having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, even if the vehicle is parked. All persons driving on Nebraska roads are deemed to have given consent to a chemical test to determine the level of drugs or alcohol in their blood, breath or urine. Refusal of a breath test is a misdemeanor. Refusal may also result in revocation of driving privileges for up to 15 years, depending on the offender’s prior record. For more information on any legal issues call the base legal office at (402) 294-3732 /3733