Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Thank You For Being A Friend, Air Force Says


April 28, 2022

Daria Anderson-Faden

Kimball Volunteer Fire Chief Andrew Bohac, left, assistant chief Mark Whetham and members of other emergency response departments were recognized and thanked by the Air Force for assisting during the Humvee incident.

Air Force Col. Catherine Barrington, 90th Missile Wing commander, began the missile project Real Estate meeting by thanking area departments and agencies for their response during the Humvee fire incident that closed Highway 71 for five days.

An Air Force Humvee with explosive hazards caught fire as it traveled south on 71 at mile marker 23. There were no injuries.

According to 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs, a team from the 90th Explosive Ordinance Disposal detonated ammunition and grenades that were not able to be removed from the burning vehicle.

Barrington acknowledged and thanked th...

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