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Combat Raider 18-1 scheduled for Oct. 11 - 12

Two Ellsworth B-1s leave for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 14, 2017.  The B-1s and their crews are on their way to participate in the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid commemoration events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller)

Two Ellsworth B-1s take-off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. --

Combat Raider, a military exercise involving various aircraft, is scheduled to begin Oct. 11 in parts of the Powder River Training Complex, and will conclude Oct. 12, 2017.

Combat Raider provides joint and coalition training under realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today’s combat operations.

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 Two

-       Gateway West

A map of the airspace is attached for reference and can be found on the Ellsworth website at http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/Portals/146/documents/AFD-151103-009.pdf.

As a reminder, non-military aircraft should thoroughly review the Federal Aviation Administration’s Notices to Airmen, or NOTAMs, and review flight plans to avoid these areas and altitudes where aircraft will be participating. This can be done by calling 1-800-WXBRIEF, or online at https://sua.faa.gov/ and http://www.1800wxbrief.com.

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