Combat Raider Exercise 21-1 Scheduled for July 19-23

A B-1B Lancer is refueled during Combat Raider 19-2 by a KC-135 Stratotanker above Wyoming on May 15, 2019. Combat Raider is a large-force exercise hosted by the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., where service members receive valuable training that can be used in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Karol)

A B-1B Lancer is refueled during Combat Raider 19-2 by a KC-135 Stratotanker above Wyoming on May 15, 2019. Combat Raider is a large-force exercise hosted by the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., where service members receive valuable training that can be used in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Karol)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. --

Combat Raider, a military training exercise involving various aircraft, is scheduled to begin July 19 in the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC) and will conclude on July 23, 2021.

Combat Raider provides joint and coalition flight training with realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats replicating today’s combat operations.

There is a potential for increased noise levels for areas around Ellsworth Air Force Base and throughout the PRTC.

A map of the airspace is available for reference on the Ellsworth Air Force Base website at https://www.ellsworth.af.mil/Portals/146/documents/AFD-151103-009.pdf.

As a reminder, non-military aircraft should thoroughly review the Federal Aviation Administration’s Notices to Airmen, or NOTAMs, and review flight plans to avoid the PRTC. This can be done by calling 1-800-WXBRIEF, or visiting online at https://sua.faa.gov/ and http://www.1800wxbrief.com.

The NOTAMs for the exercise, issued by the FAA 72 hours prior to its start, will act as the final official notice.

For more information about Ellsworth, please contact the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office at 605-385-5056, or by emailing 28bw.public.affairs@us.af.mil.