ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The final Environmental Impact Study to determine the feasibility of Ellsworth AFB to host the training and first operations of the B-21 Raider program has been released.
Pending the environmental study, available here, and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the stealth bomber is expected to first arrive at Ellsworth AFB, where operational and training units will be housed before Dyess AFB and Whiteman AFB receive bombers as they become available. That was the plan announced in the spring of 2019.
Important News 🚨: The Final B-21 Environmental Impact Statement is complete, a key milestone as the Air Force vets Ellsworth AFB as the preferred location to host the training and first operations of the B-21 Raider. https://t.co/qNZm950wwD
— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) March 10, 2021