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Rounds Applauds FAA’s Approval of Powder River Training Complex Expansion for Ellsworth Air Force Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement that it has approved the Air Force’s proposed expansion of the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC). PRTC encompasses air space over South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. This is the last step in the expansion process.

“I commend the collaborative efforts of the Air Force and the FAA, who have worked diligently to see this important project through,” said Rounds. “The expansion of PRTC will not only provide additional air space for our men and women in uniform to train for combat, it will save Ellsworth Air Force Base millions of dollars a year in fuel costs. Completion of the project solidifies the critical role Ellsworth plays – and will continue to play – in military readiness and national defense.”

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