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1st Lt. Barbara Acevedo examins a child believed to have polio. Lieutenant Acevedo is assigned to 28th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Stacie N. Shafran) Deployed member helps Kabul MEDCAP treat more than 600
Airmen assigned to Camp Phoenix recently participated in a joint Medical Civic Action Program, or MEDCAP, in one of Kabul's northern districts. Service members from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy, worked alongside service members from the Canadian and British armies to ensure the success of the four-hour event. Despite the cold, snow and mud
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Default Air Force Logo A Deployment Cycle; Part 2 of a series
The B-1 controls the destiny of many Ellsworth servicemembers. It determines where they will work, live, travel on temporary duty, and, ultimately, deploy. Several months ago, B-1s were assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. Although the location changed, the rhythm of deployments stayed constant. Roughly every six months,
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Default Air Force Logo Airman 1st Class Ehud Torres
Airman 1st Class Ehud Torres, 28th Maintenance SquadronWhat did your job entail in the deployed environment? While deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, I completed nondestructive inspections - that means I look for cracks on the following aircraft: B-1B, KC-135, C-130, JSTARS, C-17, and F-15. I looked for cracks utilizing
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Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth hosts South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Leadership Academy
More than 55 Civil Air Patrol cadets visited here Jan. 19 through 21 for a state-wide leadership academy. The quarterly function brought CAP cadets from across South Dakota to further their leadership training and exposure to military culture. Ellsworth supported the weekend event by opening lodging facilities, classrooms, dining facility and
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Recent vandalism in military family housing prompts increased patrols, construction of fences and plans for security cameras to be installed. "Individuals who are taking part in this type of criminal activity need to understand that it will not be tolerated," said Col. Renita Alexander, 28th Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristopher Kingan)

MFH vandalism prompts increased patrols
Recent vandalism in several vacant sections of military family housing has prompted increased security measures. "We actively patrol the area with the intent to capture perpetrators," said Maj. Erik Bruce, 28h Security Forces Squadron commander. Several housing units were damaged throughout; the assessed value is undetermined, but any damage is
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The arrival of the first B-1 at Ellsworth Jan. 21, 1987. The B-1 continues to take-off from the runway of Ellsworth 20 years later. 20 years of lethality - Ellsworth celebrates B-1 arrival
The 28th Bomb Wing received its first B-1B Lancer -- affectionately known as the BONE -- Jan. 21, 1987. Over the course of its 20 years of service with the 28th Bomb Wing, the mission and aircraft have changed significantly. The B-1B has roots in the 1970s, when it became obvious that winning the Cold War required stepping up technology.
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2007
Ellsworth Airmen load a B-1 as the first part of the aviation package prepares to deploy to Southwest Asia. By the end of January, Ellsworth will send more than 400 members in support of the global war on terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kimberly Moore Limrick) Ellsworth deploys first part of aviation package to Southwest Asia

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Default Air Force Logo Chaplain: Manning cuts will not diminish commitment to Airmen
Chapel services personnel are an intricate part of the team who help Air Combat Command realize mission success. As a force provider, ACC organizes, trains, equips and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment, and addressing spiritual needs is a part of that mission readiness. The chaplaincy "is critical and vital to the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo A deployment cycle; Part 1 of a series
To an unknowing eye a deployment may seem to just be a group of people getting on a plane, but those who have been through a deployment know it takes an enormous behind-the-scenes effort before heading out. In preparation for a deployment there are many responsibilities the service members must handle, and many of those were briefed Jan. 11 to
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Scheduled phone upgrade to cause 6-hour outage
As part of a base wide telephone upgrade, a six-hour phone outage is scheduled for Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. This outage affects all Ellsworth phones with a "385" prefix. The upgrade comes at an opportune time. The Air Force mandated the change to a seven-digit number system and new lines also need to be created to support the Air Force
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