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B1-B Lancer visits Sheppard AFB

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  • By Airman 1st Class Katie McKee
  • 82nd TRW Public Affairs

Airmen and pilots in training were able to experience a hands-on tour of a B1-B Lancer from Dyess Air Force Base on April 14, 2023, here.

Most Airmen in training get to see and work on their assigned aircraft before getting to the operational side of the Air Force, but that isn’t the case for B1-B crew chiefs.

Staff Sgt. Tyler Worley, B1 crew chief from Dyess, was an Airmen in training here over 10 years ago.

“There’s nothing like seeing a B1 in person,” said Worley. “I’m excited for the Airmen to see the B1 because they’ll be able to see what to look forward to.”

For Airman James Lea, AiT for B1 crew chief, he was most excited about getting a plane that’s only stationed at two bases.

“It’s not a plane that’s widely spread, so it’s really cool to be assigned to the B1,” said Lea. “I didn’t think I would get to experience this until I arrived at Dyess or Ellsworth.”

B-1B Lancers are permanently based at Dyess AFB, Texas, and Ellsworth AFB, S.D.