Powder River Training Complex
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota congressional delegation is urging federal aviation and transportation officials to approve an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains.
PIERRE, S.D. — The Air Force on Friday approved a proposal to expand a bomber training area over the northern Plains, a move that helps keep a South Dakota base open but has raised concerns over loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies.
Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The proposed massive expansion of training airspace for Ellsworth Air Force Base — a move that many believe will protect the future of the base — has entered a “final step,” according to U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
Air 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.
Montana’s U.S. senators are accusing the Federal Aviation Administration of not giving Montanans a fair chance to comment on a proposed Air Force bomber training range over southeast Montana.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The plan to nearly triple the training airspace for the Air Force Base's Powder River Training Complex has received the support of the Pennington County Commission.
The Air Force is pushing ahead with controversial plans for an 18-million-acre bomber training complex that sprawls over much of Eastern Montana.
Air Force plans for a bomber training range over Eastern Montana are still flying, despite no noticeable signs of progress over the past two years.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A plan to more than triple the airspace in which the U.S. Air Force can conduct training exercises with its Dakotas-based B-1 and B-52 bombers is progressing, and officials expect an environmental impact statement to be finalized by winter.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Air Force has extended the public comment period on an environmental review of a proposal to expand training airspace in parts of the Dakotas.
An Air Force bomber training area the size of South Carolina would be bad for Eastern Montana, say the state's U.S. senators.
Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., is asking the Air Force to delay decision-making on a massive training area over Montana so his constituents can weigh in.
A public hearing in Billings on U.S. Air Force plans to expand a bomber training area out of Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota drew passionate support and opposition on Tuesday night.
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The U.S. Air Force plans a public meeting in Gillette to talk about its plan to quadruple the airspace in which it can conduct training exercises with its B-1 and B-52 bombers stationed in the Dakotas.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Aviators, businesses and a federal agency are worried about a U.S. Air Force plan to extend the Powder River Training Complex airspace to different areas in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
PIERRE, S.D. — The U.S. Air Force issued a draft environmental impact statement Friday on its plans to quadruple the airspace in which it can conduct training exercises with its B-1 and B-52 bombers stationed in the Dakotas.
SIOUX FALLS — The U.S. Air Force is looking to quadruple the airspace in which it can it can conduct training exercises with its B-1 and B-52 bombers stationed in the Dakotas.
The area outlined in light-blue border is the Powder River Training Complex used by B-1B and B-52 bombers. The Air Force proposes expanding the complex to include one segment to the west, bordered in green, one to the north bordered in orange, and one to the northeast, bordered with a purple…
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Air Force is moving ahead with plans to quadruple the airspace for its bomber training complex over South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota, despite objections from some ranchers and small aircraft pilots.