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NEWS RELEASE: B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base to Fly Over Tournament of Roses

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  • By 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – The B-1B Lancer, flown from Ellsworth Air Force Base, will fly over the Tournament of Roses parade and Rose Bowl football game, Jan. 2, 2023. The flight showcases the long-range capabilities of the Air Force’s only supersonic bomber aircraft.

The B-1B will first fly over the parade and will later kickoff the 109th Rose Bowl game with another flyover. Flyovers are allowed as part of approved training missions.

“In a historic year for Ellsworth, we are honored to be able to support this year’s Tournament of Roses,” said Col. Joseph Sheffield, 28th Bomb Wing commander. “In keeping with the theme of ‘Turning the Page’ and looking to the future, Ellsworth will be the first base for the B-21 Raider. This is an incredible way to celebrate not only everything this wing has done in the past and is currently doing in the present, but also where we are going in the future.”

The base is the world’s largest B-1 combat wing and home to two B-1 operational squadrons, the 34th Bomb Squadron “Thunderbirds” and the 37th Bomb Squadron “Tigers.”

For more information, contact the 28th BW Public Affairs office at (605) 385-5056, or via email at