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The 28th Munitions Squadron team carefully brings a practice bomb to the assembly line.
The 28th Munitions Squadron team carefully brings a practice bomb to the assembly line.
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February 19, 2016

28th Munitions Squadron Crucial to B-1 Bomber Mission at EAFB

The 28th Munitions Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base performs a crucial support role to the B-1 bomber aircraft and pilots that have been called a key piece of the nation's military efforts against terrorists in the Middle East, reports KOTA-TV

The 240 squadron members conduct detailed inspections of equipment, produce practice bombs and complete other duties. The squadron's work is the foundation of training done by the B-1 crews when not deployed on a mission. 

In 2015, Ellsworth’s 28th Bomb Wing crews dropped more than 7,000 bombs on terrorist targets in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. That would not have been possible without the work of the 28th Munitions Squardron. 

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