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Nine area civic and business leaders were inducted into the Ellsworth Honorary Commanders program during a special event March 8, 2018, at the Dakota’s Club at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Pictured are (front row): Joshua Farley, Prudential Advisors representative; Marnie Herrmann, Security First Bank senior vice president; Melanie Barclay, Make-A-Wish of South Dakota regional director; Dennis Wagner, Box Elder Chamber of Commerce president; Danny Coon, City of Rapid City Operations Management engineer; Kadee Hande, Central States Fair & Black Hills Stock Show marketing manager; (back row) Col. John Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing commander; Shelley Christianson; Eric Christianson, Black Hills Community Bank financial representative; Craig Pfeifle, Seventh Circuit Court presiding judge; Terree Matson-McCoy, VRC Metal Systems chief operating officer; and Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, 28th BW command chief master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Nine area leaders selected for honorary commanders program
Nine area business and civic leaders were inducted into the Ellsworth Honorary Commanders program during a special event March 8 at the Dakota’s Club.Col. John Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing commander, welcomed the new members handpicked to participate in the program and reminded them to make the most of the experience.“I encourage you to learn from
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A child picks a slice of pizza before watching a movie during a Hearts Apart event at the Elks Theater in Rapid City, S.D., March 3, 2018. Each quarter, the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., hosts an event like this, but the location and activity will vary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Bringing families together with Hearts Apart
Paying bills, picking up the children after school, managing household repairs and similar daily jobs can become mundane for a married couple. Their lives are intertwined as they face each day together.All of this changes with a deployment. A constant figure in the household is now not present; the support that was there fades. Luckily, the Airman
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Default Air Force Logo 28th SFS opens Little Defender’s Den
The 28th Security Forces Squadron held a grand opening ceremony for their new family room, the Little Defender’s Den, inside the Base Defense Operations Center on Feb. 23. The family room serves as a place to bring children during base or squadron recalls, as well as a breastfeeding and pumping room. The room is open to Ellsworth Air Force Base Airmen and their families.
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Lt. Col. Nathan Barrett, the 28th Bomb Wing director of staff, gives closing remarks during a cultural exposé at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 23, 2018. The Diversity Council is planning more events to spread cultural awareness among the base’s Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michella T. Stowers) A cultural affair: Ellsworth recognizes African American History Month
The Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council honored African American History Month with a celebration of culture at the deployment center on Feb. 23.During the event, attendees were taught about African traditions through a fashion show and tastes of regional cuisine.“I pondered a lot about what means I could use to teach others about my roots,”
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Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth AFB app now available
During Ellsworth Air Force Base’s first Tech Talk, Senior Airman Timothy Dischinat gives a brief overview of the new base app. The app includes several features such as notifications for base alerts, permanent change of station information and a base directory.
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Tim Simmonds, an instructor with the 28th Security Forces Squadron, leads an active shooter brief inside the Installation Deployment Readiness Cell during an exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 22, 2018. Ellsworth AFB conducted an active shooter exercise, testing Airmen in nearly 20 locations on their ability to respond to different situations in their buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) Ellsworth conducts active shooter exercise
Ellsworth Air Force Base conducted an active shooter exercise Feb. 22. The exercise inspected nearly 20 different locations on base, testing each individual’s ability to respond to an active shooter situation within their building. “We were evaluating the base’s ability to react to an active shooter situation by going into at least one building
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Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., load a truck with belongings near Rockerville on Feb. 17, 2018. Clint and Holly Simmons were assisted in their last-minute move by 27 Airmen from Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller) From Germany with love: Raiders give helping hand to local family
It was a cold Saturday in February, with steam coming from the mouths of the Raiders shuffling boxes around into the truck. Clint Simmons, a four-time cancer survivor, was ecstatic to have 27 Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base help him and his family with their last-minute move to Florida. Clint and his wife, Holly, heard the news that they
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Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, the 28th Bomb Wing command chief, briefs a group of Airmen and their spouses on appropriate attire during the first spouse’s orientation program in the Samuel O. Turner building at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 12, 2018. During the course, attendees learned about the appropriate attire for formal military events, the importance of creating networks and proper military etiquette. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Ellsworth’s ALS team introduces spouse’s orientation program
The Airman Leadership School on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., introduced a new spouse’s orientation program at the Samuel O. Turner building Jan. 12, 2018. The purpose of the course is to inform spouses on the part they play in the success of an ALS student, as well as teach customs and courtesies, how to react in a formal setting, and how to
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Default Air Force Logo Base to conduct exercise Feb. 22
The base is scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise Feb. 22, which is intended to evaluate the ability of the 28th Bomb Wing to react, respond to and mitigate an active shooter incident.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases plans for bomber fleet
Ellsworth Air Force Base will continue to provide strategic bomber support as the Air Force released its plan for the bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request Feb. 12, 2019.
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