Air Force Wants to Expand Bomber Training Area - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Air Force Wants to Expand Bomber Training Area

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The US Air Force will move ahead on its plans to expand bomber training in Eastern Montana.

The Air Force wants more training airspace for the Powder River Training Complex, stretching about 300 miles from Billings to Bismark, ND.

This is for the B-1 bombers out of Ellsworth Air Force Base outside of Rapid City, SD and B-52 bombers out of Minot, ND.

An Air Force spokesperson says it needs the added room to help better train crews and to make sure they are ready.

Some ranchers and private pilots oppose the new proposal.

The FAA notified the Montana Department of Transportation to take public comments through April 3rd.

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