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Default Air Force Logo Three LRS members earn ACC-level awards
Team Ellsworth continues to bring home hardware as three members of the 28th Logistics Readiness Squad-ron were named Air Combat Command award winners March 15.Tech. Sgt. Rheiff Mikkonen was named 2005 ACC Fuels NCO of the Year; Senior Airman Caneisha Haynes was named 2005 ACC Transportation Airman of the Year; and Ms. Lisa Brackett was named 2005
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Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth family member to compete in state geography bee
An Ellsworth family member will represent Douglas Middle School at the South Dakota level of the National Geographic Bee today at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.Andrew Grise, 13, qualified for the event by winning his school’s competition.“This is a very competitive event,” said Ms. Calene Babcock, DMS social studies teacher and
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Default Air Force Logo Base CDC offers parents shared rates
Ellsworth’s child development center has implemented a new program that allows parents to share one spot and one fee.This new program expands the opportunities available at the CDC.When parents enroll their child at the CDC, they’re reserving one spot in their child’s age-group class. Each teacher is restricted to a number of children they can have
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Default Air Force Logo Taking the grey out of road conditions green, yellow, red
In order to ensure all 28th Bomb Wing personnel are aware of policies involving hazardous weather travel, the following guidelines reflect current policy.In accordance with Ellsworth Air Force Base Instruction 90-101, commanders and civilian managers must assess local travel conditions and determine whether or not it’s safe to permit personnel to
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Default Air Force Logo Defense department working to prevent sexual assaults
Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in the military and in society as a whole, a top defense personnel and readiness official said.“Some studies indicate that only 5 percent of sexual assaults are reported,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. K.C. McClain, who heads the Department of Defense Joint Task Force for Sexual Assault Prevention
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Default Air Force Logo Phase II ORE cancelled; next exercise in May
The operational readiness exercise scheduled for today through Thursday was cancelled March 17.This was to be the third ORE in preparation for the operational readiness inspection scheduled for July.“My impression, and the impression of our wing leadership, is that we’re where we need to be with respect to ORI preparation,” said Col. Jeffry Smith,
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Default Air Force Logo Airman Battle Uniform finalized
The new Airman Battle Uniform is ready for production and will be available in fiscal year 2007, said the Air Force deputy chief of staff of personnel.Many factors were considered in developing the final uniform selection, with the concern for Airmen being at the top of the list, said Brig. Gen. Robert R. Allardice.“We were looking for a uniform
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Default Air Force Logo South Dakota law cracks down on DUI
The 28th Bomb Wing commander isn’t the only one cracking down on drunk driving. The state of South Dakota has recently strengthened its implied consent law to include mandatory blood-alcohol content tests for everyone suspected of driving under the influence.South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signed the new implied consent law March 10, and it will
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Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth family feeds Bolivian children
Word spread throughout the city dump that a fresh meal was on its way. When it came on the back of an old Volkswagen truck, courtesy of an Ellsworth Airman and his wife, 200 to 300 malnourished children were waiting eagerly; they arrived wearing the best clothes they could find.These children of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, lived in the dump and
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Default Air Force Logo Iraq reaches historic moment with help from U.S. forces says Bush
Sectarian violence that erupted after the Feb. 22 bombing of a mosque in Samarra, Iraq, could have led to civil war. But Iraqis stayed united and are working to build a united government, President George W. Bush said here Tuesday.When violence broke out, the Iraqi army didn’t break apart into sectarian divisions, and religious and political
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