Cramer speaks on runway space for B-52′s in ND

Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 6:46 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (KFYR) - Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) referenced what he called an important benefit the Air Force Bases in North Dakota have during a Senate hearing last week.

Cramer spoke to U.S. strategic command about the runway space needed to accommodate B-52 bombers.

He referenced that there used to be six bases with enough room between Montana and Michigan, but now only two remain — Minot and Grand Forks.

“How useful would more runway space be for the disbursement of those B-52′s and maybe other large aircraft, especially while we have some of them in tact,” said Cramer.

Cramer also discussed bolstering deterrence programs to protect the nation.