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An international air attaché comprised of 46 foreign officers from various allied nations visited here March 21 and 22 to facilitate international relations among the bomber community.
The team’s focus was centered on the global strike capability unique to the B-1 Lancer. The air attaché  had previously visited Barksdale Air Force Base and Offutt Air Force Base before coming to Ellsworth.
While at Ellsworth, the air attaché toured the base and its facilities, saw a B-1 up-close and personal via a static display and toured Mount Rushmore. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Angela Ruiz) International air attaché visit Ellsworth

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Garry Shaffer, Dakota's manager, speaks with Ms. Nancy Powers and Mr. Edward Newigham, Dakota's cooks, as they prepare to serve lunch.
Mr. Shaffer is the club's new manager and looks forward to revamping the club. Dawning of a new day at Dakota’s
Ellsworth members can expect to see changes at Dakota's as new club management implements fresh ideas and goals. Garry Shaffer, Dakota's Club manager, brings with him 10 years of managing the enlisted club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. In his new position, Mr. Shaffer looks forward to the journey ahead. "Coming to Ellsworth is a wonderful
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A school bus awaits its precious cargo of children on a brisk Monday morning at Ellsworth. The installation secured last minute funding from Air Combat Command to ensure there was bus service until the end of this school year, but base leadership  stresses the importance of parents formulating a transportation plan for the next school year as there is no further Air Force funding available for school buses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven Wilson) School bus service
Ellsworth leadership announced Feb. 8 that funding was provided by Air Combat Command to ensure school bus service would remain available here for the remainder of this school year. But that's a one-time band-aid to temporarily ease the pain as this convenience will likely not be available for the next school year. The surrounding difficulty of
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Alan Madison, Emeril Live producer, and sound technician Gary Tole prepare to begin taping Tech. Sgt. Wesley Williams preparing his award winning rainbow fruit stuffed pork tenderloin. Mr. Madison and Mr. Tole were among the Emeril Live production team visiting Ellsworth March 13 to film Sergeant Williams in his kitchen. Sergeant Williams will visit the Emeril Live show April 6 and the episode is scheduled to air sometime in June. Chef BAMS his way to Emeril Live
A chef here originally hailing from Alabama will soon have the opportunity to "BAM" his way to a nationally syndicated cooking show. A producer, sound technician and cameraman visited Ellsworth March 13 and filmed Tech. Sgt. Wesley Williams, 28th Services Squadron dining facility manager, prepare his award winning rainbow fruit stuffed pork
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Default Air Force Logo Blood drive
There are only two pints of type-O blood left at the United Blood Services Center as of March 14. United Blood Services is initiating a short-notice, emergency blood donation initiative and is asking Ellsworth for assistance. "O-negative is the blood that's used in ambulances and emergency rooms," said Nikki Heier, United Blood Services donor
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Senior Master Sergeant Stripes Ellsworth's newest senior master sergeants
The 28th Bomb Wing would like to congratulate Ellsworth's 13 newest senior master sergeant-selects. The Air Force worldwide statistics: Number Eligible - 14,626; Number Selected - 1,282; Air Force Selection Rate - 8.77 percent Air Combat Command statistics: Number Eligible - 4,037; Number Selected - 324; ACC selection rate - 8.03 percent Ellsworth
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Alan Temple, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron project engineer, leads an Air Force Financial Services Center tour at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 28 through the new center's A-wing. When the center becomes fully operational in October 2008, it is expected to bring 750 additional jobs to the surrounding area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Nathan Riley) AF financial management leaders visit Ellsworth
Key leaders in the Air Force financial management community converged at Ellsworth in late February to discuss current issues impacting training and development of the enlisted FM force, financial operations and ongoing progress in the stand-up of the Air Force Financial Services Center, which is on time and within budget. The guiding reason for
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28th Bomb Wing Cargo Deployment Function team members check cargo at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 5. Ellsworth conducted Badlands Express Phase 1 Operational Readiness Exercise 07-03 March 2 through March 7 in preparation for an operational readiness inspection in November. Ellsworth Airmen processed 272 tons of cargo and 451 passengers during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller) Wing meets Phase 1 ORE objectives
Ellsworth wrapped up its Badlands Express Phase 1 Operational Readiness Exercise March 7, and exercise officials expressed their satisfaction with the results. According to Lt. Col. Timothy Torpey, 28th Bomb Wing chief of wing plans, the wing met its objectives and accomplished the desired result of training and educating exercise participants in
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Default Air Force Logo Volunteer excellence award nominations
The Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award was established to recognize federal civilians, family members, and military and federal retirees who perform outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. Volunteers have contributed much time, dedication, and enthusiasm to our bases and local communities. Year in
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28th Bomb Wing members have their identification cards checked during a simulated deployment line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 5. Ellsworth is conducting an operational readiness exercise in preparation for a scheduled operational readiness inspection later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller) Exercising readiness

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