Honda Military Appreciation Offer
Special Offer for Our Military Customers and Their Families
We value every customer at Honda Cars of Bellevue, but we would like to extend a special thank you to the men and women of Offutt AFB who sacrifice daily while servicing our country. It is an honor to work with the many men and women from our local military installation. Honda Cars of Bellevue would like to thank all the current and retired members of our country's armed services for all of the hard work and sacrifices they have made to keep us all safe.
Honda Financial Services is offering $500 to all eligible U.S. Military personnel, including spouses, toward any new 2016 or 2017 Honda vehicle when they lease or finance their vehicle through Honda Financial Services. All Active Duty U.S. Military, Active Reserve, Ready Reserve and spouses.
-This is compatible with all other offers.
-Customer must provide Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or a Report of Separation (DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) showing Honorable Discharge or General Discharge/Under Honorable Conditions.
-Spouse eligibility: If the customer is the spouse of a member of the U.S. Military, they must provide proof of relationship by presenting their Military ID, and their spouse’s LES. Only a copy of their spouse’s LES will be retained for verification. Eligibility is based on approved credit. $500 is towards the down payment or cap cost reduction.
History of Fort Crook (Our Road's Namesake)
Fort Crook was commissioned by the War Department in 1890. Fort Crook was a U.S. Army Depot immediately south of Bellevue, Nebraska, along the Missouri River. It was first used as a dispatch point for Indian conflicts on the Great Plains. The fort was named for Major General George Cook, a Civil War veteran and Indian fighter.
Troops from Fort Crook fought during the Spanish-American War when the 22nd Regiment under Charles A. Wikoff was dispatched to Cuba. The regiment suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of El Caney. Only 165 of the 513 regiment members survived with most succumbing to tropical diseases after the battle.
The oldest surviving portion of Fort Crook is the parade grounds and surrounding red brick buildings that were constructed between 1894-96. These structures are still in active use today as squadron headquarters, living quarters for high-ranking generals (Generals Row), and Nebraska’s oldest operational jail.
In 1918, the 61st Balloon Company of the Army Air Corps was assigned to Fort Crook at the close of World War I. In 1921, an airfield was built at the fort as a refueling stop for mail and transcontinental flights and in 1924 the airfield was officially named "Offutt Field" in honor of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt. Offutt was an American pilot from nearby Omaha who was killed on 13 August 1918 while flying with the Royal Air Force in France during World War I.