BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 19, 2010 – The 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., will conduct a military flyover with a B-1B Lancer heavy bomber during the National Anthem prior to the Virginia Tech versus Duke football game on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The flyover is expected barring weather or operational factors. Carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the U.S. Air Force inventory, the B-1B is the backbone of America’s long-range bomber force.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.