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(S.D.)-Ellsworth Training Flights Grounded To Cut Costs

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 04/12/2013 07:49 AM
     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - B-1 bomber training flights at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota are being grounded as part of larger Air Force efforts to save nearly $300 million.
     The military is halting training operations for 12 active-duty fighter and bomber squadrons across the U.S. The budget-cutting move doesn't affect active military operations.
     Ellsworth officials say the base will focus on non-flying training such as simulators until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
     Ellsworth bombers that are deployed in support of combat operations will continue to fly.


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