Combat Raider, a Large Force Exercise (LFE) involving a variety of military aircraft is scheduled to take place between May 15th and May 17th in the Powder River Training Complex.
The airspace used in this exercise is located above a vast expanse of land that stretches to Broadus, Bowman and Belle Fourche. Baker and Ekalaka are geographically situated north the complex’s center and can expect to see multiple types of aircraft engaged in training activities simultaneously. Sonic booms and the roar of afterburners is expected in the area.
These exercises provide joint military and coalition training under realistic scenarios that replicate combat operations. A PDF map of the airspace can be found on the Ellsworth Air Force Base website at www.ellsworth.af.mil.