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Offutt Air Force Base New Commander

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Offutt Air Force Base New Commander

It appears StratCom at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha will soon have a new commander.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has given its blessing and passed the nomination of Admiral Cecil Haney on to the full Senate.
Senator Fischer…a member of the committee…voted Haney. . .
Haney left StratCom three years ago to become the Navy’s Pacific Fleet Commander. If approved by the full Senate, Haney will succeed Air Force General C. Robert Kehler [KAY ler] who has been the StratCom commander since the beginning of 2011.

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