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Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of Ellsworth Air Force Base (28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs) and Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs.

Ellsworth Mission

EAFB Mission
Guarantee our Nation's Combat Airpower - Anytime, Anywhere.

World class Airmen leading the finest bomb wing in the world's greatest Air Force - feared by our enemies and emulated by our allies.

World class Airmen who set the standard for sustaining our people, generating our aircraft, maintaining our equipment, defending our base, and operating our network - with an unwavering focus on expeditionary combat power.

Air Force Mission

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible: 

Air and Space Superiority :  With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space. 

Global Attack:  Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before. 

Rapid Global Mobility:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility. 

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage. 

Information Superiority:  The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. 

Agile Combat Support:  Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces. 

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do

Air Force Links

United States Air ForceAir Force Global Strike Command

AFGSC Mission/Vision

AFGSC Mission

Develop and provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations - safe, secure, effective - and to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders.

AFGSC Vision

American Airmen with special trust and responsibility for the most powerful weapons in our Nation's arsenal ... an elite, highly disciplined team ... a model command.

What We Value

- Individual responsibility for mission success

- Critical self-assessment of our performance

- Uncompromising adherence to all directives

- Superior technical and weapons system expertise

- Persistent innovation at all levels

- Pride in our nuclear heritage and mission

- Respect for the worth and dignity of every Airman

- Safety in all things large ... and small

Dept. of the Air Force

The Department of the Air Force is headquartered in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. The service is organized in nine major commands throughout the world which provide combat aircraft, airlift, refueling, reconnaissance and other support to the Unified Combatant Commands.

The Air Force also has more than three dozen field operating agencies and direct reporting units which directly support the mission by providing unique services.

Together with Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.

The Secretary of the Air Force is Deborah Lee James, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. Mark A. Welsh, the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen. Larry O. Spencer, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF James A. Cody.