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Ellsworth bombers head to Powder River Training Complex

A B-1 bomber departs Ellsworth Air Force Base Aug. 5, as part of a deployment to Andersen AFB,...
A B-1 bomber departs Ellsworth Air Force Base Aug. 5, as part of a deployment to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) (KOTA)
Published: Oct. 11, 2018 at 2:42 PM CDT
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If you are under the Air Force’s Powder River Training Complex and your car’s GPS system goes a little wonky, don’t sweat it. It is just an exercise.

B-1 bombers from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base will be involved in an exercise Oct. 16-18 over parts of the training complex, as well as a new temporary Rushmore Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace.

This exercise includes GPS jamming each night from 9 to 11.

People living in the PRTC area can expect to see multiple types of aircraft; as well as hear sonic booms. Most of the activity will be from 10,000 to 20,000 feet above mean sea level.

A map of the airspace is available for reference on the Ellsworth AFB website at

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