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Default Air Force Logo Flu prevention, immunization tips
The 28th Medical Group reminds members that although flu season may begin in late fall, the most prevalent part of flu season is December through March. Influenza, the virus that causes the flu, is spread by droplets from the mouth and nose. If someone with the flu sneezes or coughs, the virus is then released into the air and onto whatever that
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Default Air Force Logo Third Party Collection Program
The following questions and answers provide information about the Third Party Collection Program. The program directs military hospitals and clinics to bill private health insurance plans when beneficiaries receive care in a military treatment facility. The program includes all beneficiaries covered under health insurance plans, excluding active
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Airman 1st Class Kyle Strang, 28th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, receives a $5,000 Army and Air Force Exchange Service shopping spree from manager, Andy Louder.
Airman Strang entered the After Thanksgiving Shopping Spree Sweepstakes at the Ellsworth Base Exchange. All AAFES locations drew only one name and forwarded it to AAFES headquarters in Dallas for the final drawing. Airman Strang is one of only 10 winners worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kimberly Moore Limrick)
Ellsworth Airman wins $5000 shopping spree

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The Ellsworth Airman’s Attic recently experienced significant water damage and is requesting volunteer assistance to help with daily operations. It will be closed until Feb. 22. At that time the Airman’s Attic will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information call 385-5222. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Kimberly Moore Limrick) Water damages Airman's Attic, volunteers needed

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Default Air Force Logo Return from deployment: part 3 of a series
Ellsworth welcomed home approximately 300 aircrew, maintainers, munitions specialists and other expeditionary combat support Airmen, Feb. 8, from a forward operating location in Southwest Asia. After a more than 20-hour flight, their chartered passenger aircraft touched down on a snowy airfield at Ellsworth and the desert clad Airmen made their way
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Default Air Force Logo ACC funds Ellsworth buses for remainder of school year
Ellsworth leadership received word today that Air Combat Command would provide the $150,000 necessary to continue school bus service for the remainder of the current school year. "We were faced with a tremendous challenge and through the joint efforts of a number of base organizations and ACC, we were able to obtain the necessary funding," said
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Default Air Force Logo Budget constraints could affect Ellsworth school buses
Air Force-wide budget cuts, which are rapidly becoming hard realities for all Airmen, have the potential to force Ellsworth to discontinue school bus service in order to fund mission essential items. For more than 15 years, Ellsworth has supplied school bus services to base children using funds from our existing budget. This year, Ellsworth
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Col. Jeffry Smith, 28th Bomb Wing commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. John Gillette, 28th BW command chief, congratulate Tech. Sgt. Joseph Gadson, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management supervisor, on his promotion Feb. 2. Sergeant Gadson was promoted under the Air Force’s Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. The logistician was recognized for his extraordinary leadership skills, his implementation of quality control checklists involving hazardous material shipments and his involvement in shipping 2,800 pounds of B-1 parts to support the global war on terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Carrie L. Kessler)

Sergeant Gadson STEPs to Technical Sergeant

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To see Annual Award winners, select View All Images, above. Ellsworth's hard-working, award-winning civilian members
Ellsworth's annual award winners were announced Jan. 26 at the 28th Bomb Wing Annual Awards Banquet, themed, "The Best and Brightest." The keynote speaker was Brig. Gen. Joseph Mudd Jr., 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern vice commander. Masters of ceremony were, Senior Master Sgt. Fernando Adams, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Airman Hannah
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Soldiers and Airmen load three South Dakota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters aboard a C-5A Galaxy aircraft Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Ellsworth Air Force Base in preparation for support to a humanitarian assistance exercise in Nicaragua.

This joint operation between the U.S. Air Force and the South Dakota National Guard is in support of a humanitarian assistance exercises in Nicaragua known as New Horizons, which involves construction of schools, clinics, and water wells in countries throughout the U.S. Southern Command region. These humanitarian assistance exercises, which last several months each, provide much needed services and infrastructure, while providing critical training for deployed U.S. military forces. These exercises generally take place in rural, underprivileged areas.

The helicopters loaded belong to Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation, which is a South Dakota Army National Guard air-ambulance unit based in Rapid City. Approximately 125 Soldiers from the National Guard unit will be providing general aviation and casualty evacuation from Feb. 4 to May 6 in support of the exercise in Nicaragua. (South Dakota Army National Guard photo/Maj. Orson Ward.) Joint Operation streaks toward “New Horizons’
An Air Force Reserve Command C-5A Galaxy loaded with two Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and five pieces of support vehicles and ground equipment went wheels up Jan. 31st from here and made headway toward "New Horizons." New Horizons is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise program. New Horizons - Nicaragua 2007 "Juntos
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