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A Michigan-born Marine accused of bringing weapons onto an Air Force base in Nebraska will go to trial.
An airman found dead along with his wife in their home near Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, has been identified as Tech. Sgt. Zachary P. Firlik, Air Force officials said.
Firlik arrived at Offutt in April and served as assistant flight chief for the 55th Security Forces Squadron, said Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing. He had joined the Air Force in June 2002.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is looking into the deaths of an active-duty service member assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and his spouse, both of whom police found dead in their off-base home on Saturday, Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing told Task & Purpose.
Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working to determine the extent of the damage done by a major storm system, including several suspected tornadoes, that hit the Dayton area Monday night.
Officials have so far determined that approximately 150 houses in an off-base, privatized housing area were damaged, as well as numerous vehicles, according to base spokeswoman Marie Vanover.
"A handful of the homes were significantly damaged" in the Prairies at Wright Field housing area, Vanover said Tuesday in an email. "Work crews are on site to help clear the area and continue their damage assessment."
We salute the retired Air Force officer who commandeered a limo to save historical artifacts as floodwaters engulfed Offutt AFB
As floodwaters from the raging Missouri River began to engulf buildings and runways at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska in March, one retired officer was racing through the headquarters of the 55th Wing on a unique rescue mission: to save as much as the Wing's history as he could.
It may be one of the most important Air Force installations in the continental United States, but Offutt Air Force Base has proven no match for the full fury of the Missouri River.