Friday, August 16, 2019

B-1 bombers hurt by Republican shutdown are scheduled to limp into PRTC

US Senator Mike Rounds (NAZI-SD) is currently whining about the poor condition of most B-1B Lancers some of which are stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Why? The Republican government shutdown and the 2013 sequester have ripped into military readiness.
The head of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Air Force Gen. John Hyten, told Senate Armed Services Committee members this week that the service has only six bombers that are ready to deploy. "Right now, of all of our B-1 bombers, we have six of them that are fully mission capable: five split between Ellsworth Air Force Base [South Dakota] and Dyess Air Force Base [Texas], one is a test aircraft, 15 B-1s are in depot," he said. "The remaining 39 of 44 B-1s at Ellsworth and at Dyess are down for a variety of discrepancies and inspections." [Only a Handful of the Air Force's B-1 Bombers Are Ready to Deploy]
And it's not just the bombers at Ellsworth.
Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana National Guard are likely budget cut targets, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given President Donald Trump the go-ahead to the fund a U.S. southern border wall with money already committed to other projects. [Billings Gazette]
Exhaust gases from aircraft are indeed largely water vapor that become visible as a function of the dew point then often form cirrus clouds at higher altitudes and alter microclimates. Nevertheless, in the name of geoengineering or albedo modification, the Air Force routinely sprays into the atmosphere over the ocean and above parts of at least four states, an aerosol cocktail of silver iodide, lead iodide, aluminum oxide, barium, frozen carbon dioxide, common salt, water and soot from burning hazardous waste in pits at bases including concoctions from Ellsworth near Rapid City, South Dakota.
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. [Ekalaka Eagle]
Included in the war games are KC-135 Stratotankers that disperse the climate-altering chemicals formulated to reduce the effects of a warming planet. Chemtrails have been observed by the public and by general aviation pilots in the expanded practice bombing range.

Ellsworth AFB is home to a Superfund site so are Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota and FE Warren AFB, Wyoming. All participate during the so-called 'Combat Raider' deployments.

Last year The Dakota Progressive pressed teevee meteorologist Andrew Shipotofsky to investigate Ellsworth's involvement in geoengineering so the Air Force responded by suspending the exercises over the PRTC blaming a near-miss with a general aviation aircraft in 2016 and Shipotofsky left Rapid City for another market.

There have been several incidents in the PRTC and airmen have been killed. After the 1997 crash of a B-1 in Carter County, Montana a responding volunteer firefighter from Alzada told an interested party the multi-million dollar aircraft was brought down by a rancher with a .30-30 Winchester.

1 comment:

  1. Combat Raider exercises over the Powder River Training Complex had been suspended because of the poor condition of B-1 bombers stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base but a provision buried in Trump's budget funds geoengineering after the fact so expect more air traffic in flyover country.


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