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A B-1 bomber is hooked up to the Consolidated Aircraft Support System at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 16, 2017. The CASS is made up of multiple structures and parts beneath the flight line used to provide both air and power to support the B-1 during pre-flight inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) In CASS you were wondering, B-1 AC revamped
Sunlight pours lazily over the horizon as birds chirp their songs, flying gently in the breeze. Within an instant this tranquility is replaced by the sound of a B-1 bombers’ mighty roar, a lean, mean fighting machine ready to dispense combat airpower – anytime, anywhere.
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A B-1 bomber assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron launches for exercise Combat Raider March 15, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The B-1 was first stationed at Ellsworth in 1987 and has been involved in every Large Scale Exercise at the Powder River Training Complex, north of Belle Fourche, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin) B-1 capabilities, then and now – A JTAC Story
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Under the sweltering heat of the desert sun, 56 members of a U.S. combat patrol methodically traverse the uneven terrain of the Afghanistan valley on yet another mission designed to put the presence of the Afghanistan Army out there for their citizens to see. Forging ahead in the heat and 80 pounds of battle rattle,
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Senior Airman Jonell Sanchez, an air traffic controller assigned to the 28th Operations Support Squadron, trains in a simulation at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 25, 2017. The training involves sending beacon codes for Ellsworth approach while the radar system is “down.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Airman overcomes barrier, guards the sky
Aircraft take to the air, navigating the highways of the sky among the birds and the breeze to reach their destination. These aviators rely on air traffic controllers to guide them safely and accurately through the open blue above.The main service air traffic controllers provide is to maintain a safe environment for the pilots. This is accomplished
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