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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Feeback, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals in a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 7, 2017. Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are supporting bomber assurance and deterrence missions in the European theatre that combine training opportunities and greatly improve interoperability among participating NATO allies and regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) More than maintenance: 28th AMXS keep B-1s in the fight
A pair of lethal, supersonic birds of prey roar past the Air Traffic Control Tower as spectators turn their attention to the two-ship performing a flyby before making their descent to the dark pavement below.With their charcoal-gray, metallic skin and retractable wings, the B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., take turns landing and
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A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson) Historic first for Air Force strategic bombers
A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)
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Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29 Doc
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage.Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two
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Capt. Eben Egler, a B-1 bomber weapon systems officer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, checks the tire pressure of his bicycle in Rapid City, S.D., June 4, 2017. Egler is part of the Air Force Cycling Team that partakes in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa in July. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin) Ellsworth Airmen to bike across Iowa
Six Ellsworth Airmen are scheduled to participate in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa from July 23-29, 2017.
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., receives maintenance on the tarmac at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 7, 2017. Approximately 800 Striker Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command are participating in joint and combined exercises in the European theatre with 14 allied and partner nations, enhancing the Air Force’s interoperability and resiliency with allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) B-1B Lancers support BALTOPS and Saber Strike exercises
B-1B Lancers assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., joined B-52H Stratofortresses and approximately 800 U.S. Air Force Global Strike Airmen at RAF Fairford, June 8 to participate in U.S. European Command’s exercises.
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Default Air Force Logo Exit 63 westbound on-ramp to close June 9
Department of Transportation construction crews are scheduled to close Interstate 90 Exit 63 Westbound on-ramp and driving lane June 9, 2017.
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A B-25 thunders skyward off the deck of the USS Hornet. Around 600 miles from Japan mainland, a small fishing boat was spotted and destroyed by the Hornet and its crew. Lt. Col. James Doolittle felt this small boat may have warned Japan, so he ordered the raid to proceed immediately. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Honoring a legacy of 100 years
Bringing the past to the present, honoring 100 years of heritage, the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons and associated Aircraft Maintenance Units have always played a significant role in the nation’s defense - a heritage stemming from World War I that has only strengthened over time.
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Airmen assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron assist with remodeling the South Dakota Air and Space Museum exterior in Box Elder, S.D., Nov. 1, 2015. Airmen laid gravel, installed sidewalks and placed xeriscape plants to increase the efficiency and accessibility of the museum. (Courtesy photo) Base museum receives beautification award
The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee presented the South Dakota Air and Space Museum with the June 2017 Beautification and Revitalization Award during a ceremony May 31.
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Default Air Force Logo Commercial traffic only during Bismarck Gate construction
The Bismarck (Commercial) Gate at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, will undergo repaving construction to the inbound and outbound lanes June 26 through 30. The Bismarck Gate will be closed to privately-owned vehicles. Commercial vehicles will be authorized access onto the base using the Bismarck Gate, but will be directed to exit using a
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Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth to participate in 33rd annual Golden Coyote exercise
Airmen and B-1 bombers from Ellsworth will participate in the 33rd annual Golden Coyote exercise hosted by the South Dakota National Guard in the Black Hills area June 10 through 24.Golden Coyote provides military units with relevant training opportunities in support of overseas contingency operations and homeland defense.Residents should be aware
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