Groundbreaking ceremony for new B-21 Low Observable Restoration Facility at Ellsworth Air Force Base signifies kickoff of historic B-21 Beddown
Gen. Anthony Cotton, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, delivers an opening address to base and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders, as well as South Dakota state representatives, at the B-21 Groundbreaking ceremony on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 25, 2022. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction for the large-scale, multi-year project needed to support the bed down of the B-21 stealth bomber. This historic building endeavor is the first awarded B-21 military construction project Air Force-wide and will provide a Low Observable Restoration Facility with “paint booth” type functionality in support of B-21 weapons system maintenance and operations. The project also includes airfield paving, utilities, and other supporting components and infrastructure.