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Base Conducts Runway Construction

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In justa few days, the runway at Minot Air Force Base will be closed to complete thefinal phase of its three-part runway reconstruction project.

Duringthe shutdown, several of the B-52'swill operate out of Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, so work on the center sectionof the runway can begin.

Approximately300 airmen from the base will travel with the B-52's from the 23rdBomb Squadron to Ellsworth for maintenance and operation of the aircrafts.

In2011, authorization was given for the $67 million for the project.

The third-phase is expected to becompleted in October 2014.

 

 

 

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