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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Air Force Academy Rifle Team Goes 3-1 in Home Matches, Cadet Fiori is Falcons' Top Finisher
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Air Force Academy issued the following news: Finishing 3-1, Air Force started the season in fine fashion with home matches against the Universities of Kentucky and Nebraska and UTEP, Oct. 26-27. Following a weekend of matches, the Air Force rifle team will travel to West Point, N.Y., for the annual President's Trophy Matches against Army, Navy and the Coast Guard, Nov. 2. Saturday, in a quad match, the Falcons beat Nebraska, 4674-4636, and UTEP,  more

Corps of Engineers: Decreasing Releases at Jamestown & Pipestem Dams in Preparation for River Ice
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: With below-normal temperatures observed and forecast in Jamestown, North Dakota, river ice downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs could form as soon as Nov. 11. To mitigate the risk of freeze-up ice jams or other ice-related flooding, the target combined release rate before ice-in is 800 cubic feet per second. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be stepping down releases 200 cfs per day wi  more

Extension, FSA to Host Farm Bill Education Meetings Across Nebraska in November, December
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill education meetings over the next two months to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions. The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC)  more

Justice Department Welcomes Colorado Joining T-Mobile, Sprint Settlement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Colorado Leaves the New York and California Litigation and Joins the Justice Department's Resolution * * * Colorado is seeking to join the United States, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota in settling claims relating to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the Department of Justice announced today. The settlement requires a substantia  more

New Numbered Air Force Commander Visits Team Offutt Air Force Base
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The commander of the recently established Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) visited here Oct. 28-30. The visit marked Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh's first as commander of the new information warfare Numbered Air Force, which was re-activated Oct. 11. "It has been an exciting visit to Offutt," Haugh said. "I'm so proud of the work [Team Offutt] is doing every day for our nation - the work th  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Command and Control Group Hosts Resilience Tactical Pause Event for Tweens, Teens
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The 595th Command and Control Group recently started hosting resilience tactical pause events for tweens and teens, ages 10 -18, held at the Offutt Air Force Base Youth Center. The events are held to raise awareness, provide resources, and promote positive mental health, due to suicide rates rising an average of 6% yearly for the past five years.The tweens and teens participate in games an  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Completing the Mission
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: A former military combat photographer has created a goal to photograph as many veterans across the nation as she can. So far, she has visited 49 states, photographing and documenting many veterans and their unique stories, leaving only one state to go -- Nebraska. Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall chose to complete her project in the same place she began her military career in 199  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Cyber - Readiness, Awareness
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Annually, October is observed throughout the nation as Cyber Security Awareness Month and is designed to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security. At Offutt Air Force Base, it's more than just security; it's readiness. Offutt AFB experienced a record-breaking flood in March that caused water to consume various buildings, which initiated systems, records, and personnel to be   more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Utility Pole Company in Heat-Related Fatality at Nebraska Worksite
INMAN, Nebraska, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Smith Mountain Investments LLC after a heat-related fatality at a jobsite in Inman, Nebraska. An employee became ill while performing extreme physical activity in excessive temperatures in July 2019 and later died. OSHA cited the Anson, Maine-based company for two  more

U.S. Strategic Command Launches Bomber Task Force Mission For Global Thunder 20 Training
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: A Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission involving B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit aircraft is taking place today to train U.S. Strategic Command forces, assess joint operational readiness, and integrate with a full complement of U.S. and key allied aircraft. The aircraft departed from multiple locations in the United States and are conducting training operations in the European theater as part of Exe  more

USSTRATCOM Proves Nuclear Readiness, Conducts Bomber Fly-Off During Global Thunder 20
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: After nearly two weeks of intense simulations and training opportunities, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) successfully completed Global Thunder 20. This year's exercise, which included a Bomber Task Force mission in Europe, focused on joint operations, command & control objectives, and nuclear force readiness. "I am proud of the hard work and dedication all of our USSTRATCOM team mem  more