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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Artley, D.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Quartermaster 2nd Class Daryle E. Artley, 21, of Maywood, Nebraska, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 30, 2019. (This identification was initially published Sept. 11, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Artley was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Ha  more

Farm Service Agency Announces Disaster Assistance for Crop Losses Through WHIP+ Program
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: * * * - Milk Loss Program for Dairy Producers Also Open for Applications * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska announced that agriculture producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+). Nebraska FSA of  more

National Service Agency Opens New Regional Office in Kansas City, Mo.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service issued the following news release: * * * - Office will serve Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin * * * The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the opening of its new office for the North Central Region in Kansas City, Mo. A grand-opening celebration was held in the new office, which u  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Howard County Farmer Never Stops Learning
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Nebraska office issued the following news release: Joe Sack grew up on the family farm that his dad and his dad's brothers started nearly 50 years ago. During his formative years, Sack learned the value of hard work and developed an eye for how to make things better and more efficient. Years later, Sack would find himself back on the land that shaped his youth, with more information and a p  more

Offutt Air Force Base Exchange Expands Shopping Privileges
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The Offutt Air Force Base Exchange will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1. Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges will expand to all Veterans with service-connected disabilities, Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, Veterans who are former prisoners of war and primary family   more

Offutt Air Force Base: Flood Recovery - 55th Security Forces Squadron Office Relocation
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The 55th Security Forces Squadron staff, currently working from seven different facilities, was among many Team Offutt agencies without offices and dispersed around base, due to the flood in March. Many offices and buildings were ruined, which was estimated at over $420 million in repairs. To reconsolidate the unit while their new facility is constructed, they will be moved into a dormito  more

Release Reduction to Winter Levels at Jamestown, Pipestem Dams
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be stepping down releases from Jamestown and Pipestem Dams to expected winter levels by Dec. 4, 2019. Updated river ice forecasts indicate ice formation is likely in the LaMoure area in early December. To mitigate the risk of freeze-up ice jams or other ice-related flooding, combined releases from the dams will be reduced by 200 cubic feet per second each day t  more

Rural Development - Nebraska Office: USDA Offers $2.2 Million for Disaster Recovery Due to FEMA-Major Disaster Declarations
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Nebraska office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser encourages rural communities in FEMA declared disaster counties in Nebraska to utilize the $2.2 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to assist in their recovery. "Nebraska has been hit hard by the devastating weather with 87 of our  more