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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron approached the fuel boom of a KC-135R Stratotanker during a training sortie over South Dakota, May 12. The KC-135 was piloted by members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing.  The team was here for ten days to enable Ellsworth's 24-hour surge operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abigail Klein) Ellsworth teams with 128th Air Refueling Wing for 24-hour surge ops
Battling the turbulent South Dakota winds and the reduced visibility of the setting sun, Tech. Sgt. Chris Winchell, 128th Air Refueling Wing boom operator, steadied the boom of KC-135R Stratotanker as it refueled an Ellsworth B-1B Lancer. The air refueling team, which consisted of three Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128 ARW, was
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Default Air Force Logo H1N1: How to separate fact from fiction
With an influx of media attention surrounding novel influenza A (H1N1) flu virus, it may be difficult for people to filter through all the information and decipher the actual facts from fiction surrounding the virus, how to prevent transmission and where to get accurate information. The Center for Disease Control Web site,, states that
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials announce newest master sergeant selects
The Air Force announced the results for the master sergeant promotion cycle May 14. Air Force officials selected 5,604 of 22,748 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant for a selection rate of 24.64 percent. The average score for those selected was 340.41, with an average time in grade and time in service of 4.45 and 16.40
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Lt. Col. Michael Jason, 28th Bomb Wing director of staff, speaks during a National Police Week retreat here, May 13. National Police Week has honored fallen local, state and federal officers for 46 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua J. Seybert) National Police Week honors those who protect, serve

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Senior Airman Megan Knutson, 28th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, prepares an immunization as part of deployment training for Airmen here, May 13. The immunizations clinic processes approximately more than 20 deploying Airmen weekly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Zickmund) 28th Medical Operations Squadron vaccinate deploying Airmen

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Default Air Force Logo CCAF students graduate
Fifty-four Community College of the Air Force Associate degrees were presented to Ellsworth personnel during a graduation ceremony held at the Dakota's Club, May 7. During the ceremony, four awards were presented to top CCAF graduates. The Air Force Association awarded two $400 Pitsenbarger Awards to Tech. Sgt. Fawn Runs After, 28th Logistics
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Senior Airman Thomas Smart, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, checks the position of the hydraulic under lift on a 5-ton wrecker to slide it under a vehicle for towing.  Proper positioning ensures safety when lifting vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli) Ellsworth's Airmen ensure vehicle tow safety

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The Juniper Inn dorms get systematically demolished by Quinn Construction here, May 6. The dorms are being torn down to reduce energy costs at Ellsworth and are expected to be completely demolished by July 2009. This demolition effort is part of both Air Combat Command’s and the Air Force’s goal of reducing 20 percent of real property square footage and 20 percent of maintenance costs by the year 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook) Dorm demolition cuts energy costs

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(Left) Senior Airman William Knight, 28th Security Forces Squadron dog handler, watches Rex, 28 SFS military working dog, chasing after a simulated attacker during aggression training in the obstacle course, here, May 6. Dog handlers perform training with their dogs daily to ensure deployment and real world readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua J. Seybert) Ellsworth working dogs aid in security forces mission

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Chaplain's Assistant Badge.  U.S. Air Force graphic. Image is 7x3.25 inches @ 300 ppi. Deployed chaplain assistant wins ACC-level award
The announcement that Senior Airman Martin Gomez, 28th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, had won the 2008 Air Combat Command Outstanding Chaplain Assistant Airman Award Feb. 13, was cause for celebration, even though he wasn't here. Airman Gomez, who left three days prior to deploying to Southwest Asia, competed against five other chaplain assistants
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