WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Air Force Civil Engineer Center awarded a contract to replace the runway at Offutt Air Force Base:

“Today’s announcement of a contract award is exciting news for Offutt Air Force Base, the state of Nebraska, and our nation. It is the culmination of years of tenacious work and cooperation to make sure this critical project could happen. I’m proud to see this positive movement toward a new runway for Offutt that will serve our airmen in the future.” 

Gilbane Federal of Concord, California, will build Offutt’s new runway. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron will oversee the project.

The Offutt runway replacement project has been a top priority since Senator Fischer’s very first day in the U.S. Senate. She worked for years with our military leaders to ensure that this critical project went forward.