ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Combat Raider, a military exercise involving various aircraft, is scheduled to begin Sept. 10 in parts of the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC), and will conclude Sept. 12, 2019.
Combat Raider provides joint and coalition training under realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today’s combat operations.
There is also potential for increased noise levels from 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 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 sua.faa.gov/ and 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.