B-1B Lancer

A B-1B Lancer from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, soars over the Pacific Ocean after an air refueling training, Sept. 30, 2005.

U.S. Air Force Photo by Bennie J. Davis III

Repeated booms heard around the Killeen-Fort Hood area Wednesday came from live-fire exercises involving the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and the U.S. Air Force, a Fort Hood spokesman said.

Public affairs officer Chris Haug confirmed the 3rd Cavalry Regiment's combined live-fire training along with the participation of two Air Force B-1 "Lancer" bombers, which came from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The bombers were scheduled to drop 500- and 2,000-pound high-explosive ordnance, depending on the weather, he said.

Loud explosions may be heard as a result, Haug said.

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