Senator Rounds visits Ellsworth Air Force Base to discuss infrastructure ahead of B-21 arrival
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Senator Mike Rounds visited Ellsworth Air Force Base Wednesday to discuss the new B-21 bomber unit coming soon.
A major focus of Wednesday’s meeting was on infrastructure to support the crews who will be moving to the area for the new B-21.
Ellsworth Air Force Base is preparing for the increased number in personnel, as well as the families that are anticipated to come along with the new mission.
Although the discussion was about the base, Senator Rounds and Secretary Air Force’s Assistant Secretary Dr. Ravi Chaudhary addressed other issues, including a disagreement between Douglas High School and Ellsworth Air Force Base about funding needed to support new students enrolling.
Rounds says the exact date the bomber will touch down at Ellsworth is classified, but he says the plan is still on track to have it arrive in 2024.