Ellsworth gets new digs, an Afghan village - KOTA Territory News

Ellsworth gets new digs, an Afghan village

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by Jack Siebold, MyTown editor

Ellsworth Air Force Base B-1 bomber crews, with a little help from South Dakota's Army National Guard, bring their work home … from Afghanistan.

Bomber crews will soon be "boning" up on close air support missions over Afghan villages, right here in South Dakota.  Of course, the village has to be built first.  About the only things that make the site even resemble a military facility are a few warning signs, a little barbed wire and a massive communications tower.  You have to squint to envision the steel shipping containers as Afghan mud homes and overlook the village walls can be stepped over.

But when the Air Force is done, this will be a state of the art Urban Close Air Support training site were bomber and fighter crews will learn to protect soldiers while at the same time, limit civilian deaths.    

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