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B-1 Bomber landing on Ellsworth AFB runway
B-1 Bomber landing on Ellsworth AFB runway
June 19, 2015

U.S. Senate Defense Bill To Keep Ellsworth AFB From Threats of Closure

This week, U.S. Senators passed H.R. 1735 The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which lays out broad policy requirements for the Defense Department. According to the Rapid City Journal, The $612 billion defense policy bill includes preventing military base closures for at least one fiscal year, putting off retirement of existing bomber planes like the B-1s at Ellsworth, and supports the development of new bombers. 

View more on Ellsworth Air Force Base in our archives and our Knowledge Network page.

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