Tag: Ellsworth Air Force Base

Ten bomber crews will train at Ellsworth AFB to learn how to fight without GPS coverage
In the event of serious conflict the GPS system is probably one of the first systems any enemy will target Ten B-52, B-1 and B-2 bomber crews are at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) for an exercise to learn how to fight when GPS signals are jammed. In the event of serious conflict in fact, the GPS system is probably one...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
The B-21 Raider will replace B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced that will bed down the B-21 Raider bomber at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. However, no decision has been reached on which base will be the first to receive the bomber. Using the current bomber bases will...
This B-1 crew completed first all-female flight in 34th Bomb Squadron history
The all-female crew consisted of two B-1 pilots, two weapon systems officers and the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge who supported the bomber’s preflight maintenance Mar. 21, 2018: a B-1 taxies on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), preparing to takeoff. What makes this flight remarkable is that the entire aircrew is comprised of female aviators...
Ellsworth B-1Bs take over CBP mission
On Aug. 7, 2017 two B-1Bs from 37th EBS conducted a sequence of bilateral training missions with Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces and performed a pass over the Pilsung Range Six B-1Bs and 350 Airmen with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, deployed to Andersen AFB, at...
The squadrons are two of the oldest in the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with the 34th BS formed on May 10, 1917, and the 37th formed on June 13, 1917 On Jun. 13, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) more than 100 Airmen, family members and distinguished guest attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the 34th and 37th Bomb...
The B-1B is a fundamental part of the U.S. Air Force’s combat airpower, and keeping the lethal piece of machinery combat-ready is vital in taking the fight across the globe From May 8 to 11 two B-1B strategic bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) undertaken a weapons system evaluation at the Utah Test and Training Range, Nevada, where they...
Just like the B-25s taking off from aircraft carriers, the B-1 is constantly upgraded from what was originally just supposed to be a low-level bomber to one of the most capable USAF aircraft Two B-1 strategic bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) took part in the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid where one of the Bones performed...
"The ability for the F-35 and rest of the fifth generation to go a little bit further than everyone else gives us a little more"  Since its inaugural flight on Oct. 1, 1986, the B-1B has been a work horse for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The airframe holds records for speed, payload, range and time of climb in its...