You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Limited training flights resuming at Ellsworth

May. 1, 2013 - 07:13PM   |  
  • Filed Under

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Bomber training missions are resuming on a limited basis at Ellsworth Air Force Base in southwestern South Dakota.

The military last month halted training operations for a dozen active-duty fighter and bomber squadrons across the country as part of the federal spending cuts known as sequestration. Bombers in combat weren’t affected.

The 28th Bomb Wing commander, Col. Kevin Kennedy, says training flights will involve a small number of crews required for the 37th Bomb Squadron to maintain a minimum force ready for combat.

The 37th Bomb Squadron recently returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia. The base’s 34th Bomb Squadron is currently deployed to that region and will continue to fly combat missions.

Other Air Force units also are being allowed to resume training flights on a limited basis.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

From Our Blogs


The latest from PT365

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook