BOX ELDER, S.D– For the primary time ever, the B-1 Bomber affiliation met at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
The group was first began in 2010, throughout the anniversary of the plane’s authentic supply. With 2022 being an enormous 12 months for the anniversary of main occasions such because the Doolittle Raid, members noticed the right alternative to meet in South Dakota.
The mission is to hold members knowledgeable on associated developments and inform the tales of all who’ve flown or labored on it.
“In the long run, because the airplane begins to draw down, we want to ensure that historical past isn’t misplaced,” retired B-1 pilot Mark Schlichte stated. “We want to ensure that household doesn’t dissolve, and it gained’t. And that we keep these recollections and that historical past.”
While not set in stone, the group is engaged on returning to Ellsworth for future conferences.