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December 8th, 2017



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B-1 Bomber

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170831-O-N0132-003 U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters, Strategic Bombers Conduct Show of Force with Allies in Response to North Korea Missile Launch
The United States’ newest and most advanced fighter, the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II, joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers for the first time in a sequenced bilateral mission with Japan and Republic of Korea air forces in Northeast Asia August 30. Two B-1Bs from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; four U.S. Marine F-35Bs from Marine Corps Air
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A B-1 from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, is scheduled to make special appearances at four events in South Dakota July 4. The events include: -- 10 a.m.: Patriots Parade, Custer, South Dakota -- 10:30 a.m.: Independence Day Parade, Belle Fourche, South Dakota -- 11 a.m.: Gold Pan Days, Lead/Deadwood, South
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A B-1 bomber departs for Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 6, 2017. Ellsworth Airmen and its bombers left to support an overseas training exercise that will host more than 2,500 service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller) Ellsworth Airmen support bomber mission in European theatre
Approximately 100 Airmen and two B-1 bombers from Ellsworth deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint and multinational exercises.
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Senior Airman Mark Lee, an Electrical and Environmental craftsman assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron, opens a binder inside the E&E back shop at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, April 12, 2017. While troubleshooting components of the B-1 bomber, E&E Airmen sign in parts, assess the problem, order equipment and fix the parts as necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) 28th MXS back shop saves AF time, money
Back shops provide a technical service that Airmen working the flight line depend on in order to keep aircraft running safely, efficiently and smoothly. They spend countless hours troubleshooting components, ordering equipment and fixing parts.  One such back shop at Ellsworth found a way to cut the time it takes to troubleshoot B-1 bomber aircraft
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Default Air Force Logo PRTC exercise scheduled for March 14-16
Combat Raider, a large force exercise of military aircraft, has been scheduled for March 14-16 in the Powder River Training Complex.During this period, people living under the following PRTC military operations areas can expect to see multiple types of aircraft utilizing the areas simultaneously:-       Powder River One-       Powder River
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A B-1 bomber from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron leads a formation with fighters in front of U.S. Navy and Japanese surface vessels during Exercise Keen Sword 17, which took place Oct. 30 to Nov. 11, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Japan, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Keen Sword is a bilateral exercise between the Japanese Self-Defense Force and the United States designed to strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance and increase combined combat readiness within the framework of the alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Nathan Burke) Deployed B-1s join U.S. forces, JSDF for Exercise Keen Sword
Editor’s Note: Information for this story was compiled from DVIDS and other military websites.
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Staff Sgts. Edward Breen and Michael Pincher, joint terminal attack controllers assigned to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., write down location coordinates during a joint training exercise at the Powder River Training Complex, Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The training exercise was designed to train both JTACs and aircrew under realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anania Tekurio/Released) Joint training exercise focuses on personnel recovery during Combat Raider
As Combat Raider continues, participants conducted personnel recovery training Nov. 16, 2016, just north of Belle Fourche, SD., in the Powder River Training Complex. The event started with a show-of-force by two B-1 Bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base guided by joint tactical controllers from the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Once the area was clear, a helicopter from the South Dakota National Guard’s 189th Aviation Regiment came to evacuate the simulated causalities.
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D., takes off Oct. 25, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez/Released)
B-1B conducts integration training with Royal Australian Air Force
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam Oct. 25, 2016 to conduct integration training with Royal Australian Air Force joint terminal air controllers.
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Default Air Force Logo Operations on Korean Peninsula nothing new for B-1
While the world was abuzz touting the recent landing of a B-1 bomber on the Korean Peninsula as the first such appearance by the highly versatile, long-range conventional bomber in that region in the last 20 years, those who fly the aircraft state that is not completely accurate.
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The 2015 General Curtis E. LeMay award winning aircrew from the 37th Bomb Squadron stand next to a B-1 Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 7, 2016. Their success in a bombing mission during Operation Iron Resolve destroyed oil fields supplying income to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and won the award for the best bomber crew of 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Jenson) Ellsworth B-1 team wins LeMay Award
The desert sun is sleeping, and the cool, night sky is empty above Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Dec. 19, 2015. A B-1 bomber aircrew from the 37th Bomb Squadron from Ellsworth is carrying out their final preparations for a bombing operation. The mission: destroy oil fields that are supporting Al-Raqqa, the sixth largest city in Syria and
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