January 20 2015
The U.S. Air Force has approved a plan that would expand the domestic airspace fourfold for training by bomber crews, reports the Hill (Washington, D.C.).
The additional space added over Montana, Wyoming and North and South Dakota would form the largest training area over the continental U.S., officials said.
Some lawmakers have objected to the plan, arguing that noise from B-1 and B-52 bombers, including sonic booms, will hurt rural communities and scare livestock.
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