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Mock village possible for Ellsworth bombing runs

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota officials have agreed to spend $50,000 to help Ellsworth Air Force Base construct a mock village for practice bombing runs.

Air Force spokesman Maj. Matthew Reese described the proposal as being in the "planning stages."

The director of South Dakota's Ellsworth Development Authority says the authority's board is backing the project.

Scott Landguth says the initial discussions have called for the South Dakota National Guard to build a mock village that Ellsworth would design.

Ellsworth bombers train without live bombs in the Powder River complex near the western South Dakota air base.

The complex includes about 3.8 million acres of air space in northwest South Dakota, northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana.

It's unknown where the village would be built.




 

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