NEWS | Sept. 12, 2007

Funeral services held honoring employee


OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Funeral services were held on Sept. 11 to honor a U.S. Strategic Command federal employee and retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. Mr. Al Kremer was laid to rest at St. John's Cemetery in Bellevue, Neb. after passing away on Sept. 7.

Kremer's extraordinary career spanned six decades of federal service, which included 22 active-duty years plus 38 years as an Air Force civilian.

Kremer began his federal career in 1946 upon enlisting in the U.S. Army, and later transferred to the Air Force in 1949.

He came to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. in 1951, eventually ascending to the top enlisted post as the base sergeant major. Six months after retiring from the Air Force in 1968, Kremer resumed federal service as an Air Force civilian assigned to Strategic Air Command headquarters where he served in a variety of administrative positions.

Since 1992, he served as the USSTRATCOM Freedom of Information Act manager.