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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 4 items )  

B-1s Integrate With Allies and Partners During Bomber Task Force Mission
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, May 12 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: A B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a second long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the European area of operations, May 11, 2020. A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, enabled the B-1 to make the trip from Ellsworth Air Force Base and back without stopping. The flight included integration a  more

Commerce Department Invests $800,000 to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Serve Small Businesses in Seven Disaster-Impacted South Dakota Counties
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on May 13: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $800,000 grant to the West River Foundation for Economic and Community Development in Sturgis, South Dakota, to establish a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to assist small businesses impacted by natural disasters in Bennett, Butte, Custer, Fall River, Meade, Pennington, and Pe  more

Ellsworth B-1s Return to European Theater as Part of Latest BTF Mission
ELLSWORTH AFB, South Dakota, May 16 -- The U.S. Air Force Ellsworth Air Force Base (28th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a second long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the European theater that included key interactions with U.S. assets as well as Danish and Polish forces May 11, 2020. The nearly 24-hour, non-stop mission covered over 9,400 nautical miles and included integration and interoperability training with Danish F-16s overflying   more

USDA Invests $3.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural South Dakota
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is investing $3.3 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in South Dakota. This investment is part of USDA's round one investments through the ReConnect Pilot Program. "The need for rural broadband has never been more apparent than it is now - as our nation manages the coronavirus national emergency. Acce  more