|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:43:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION, OVERFLIGHTS: Powder River Training Complex|
Decision near on bomber training area expansion By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press Billings Gazette (MT) July 20, 2014Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
Known as the Powder River Training Complex, the area includes portions of Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas. It would be used by B-1 bombers based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and B-52 bombers at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.
Air Force officials say the expansion of the training airspace to about 28,000 square miles is needed to keep its force ready for combat. It also would save the military $23 million a year, by reducing the number of sorties now being sent to Utah and Nevada for exercises, officials said.
... For the entire article, seehttp://billingsgazette.com/news/local/decision-near-on-bomber- training-area-expansion/article_ded518fe- d2ed-5feb-9ef6-9ecaa3196147.html
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