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Large-scale exercise set in Powder River Training Complex

A B-1 bomber touches down in July 2013 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. The military is holding an exercise in the Powder River Training Complex, which covers nearly 35,000 square miles of airspace in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Air Force is holding a training session this week in the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains.

The three-day Combat Raider exercise runs through Thursday. It involves several different types of military aircraft, including bombers, fighters and cargo planes.

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The 35,000-square-mile complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming is the largest over the continental U.S. It's been in use for four years. Large-scale exercises are limited to 10 days per year.

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