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Tech. Sgt. Michael Marion, a cyber transport systems craftsman assigned to the 28th Communications Squadron, lights the menorah in the Freedom Chapel at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 19, 2017. The menorah, lit every night during Chanukah, commemorates the Jewish victory against Syrian-Greek oppressors in second-century B.C.E. (U.S. Air Force Photo by 2nd Lt. Daniel Rosenfield) Menorah spreads light to Team Ellsworth
A 2,000 year-old tradition was celebrated at Ellsworth Air Force Base after a 22-year hiatus. On Dec. 19, 2017, the Chanukah menorah was lit in the Freedom Chapel – the first time since 1995. With the help of a great team and the support of the Ellsworth Chapel staff, I was fortunate to plan this incredible event. As a new addition to Ellsworth, I
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2017
Airman 1st Class Joseph Serrano, a material management specialist assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, presents the first fold of a flag during an honor sequence at the Pride Hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2017. The flag folding sequence entails the march-up formation, the casket carry and the flag fold itself which takes place before or after the eulogy is given. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin) Honors to showmanship: a weeklong crash course of how to look Honor Guard
If given the opportunity to get a crash course in your favorite subject, but only in a week, would you take it?
0 11/14
2017
Airman 1st Class Bradyn McIntosh-Oldaker, a firefighter assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the Hurst Jaws of Life during a Base Appreciation Day at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2017. The fire department, along with other base agencies set up display tables for event participants to learn more about how they all contribute to the base mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson) You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do?
Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes
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2017
Airman 1st Class Brandon Koch, 28th Communications Squadron cyber systems operator, plugs a cable into a network server at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 3, 2015. Airmen conduct walkthrough inspections of the server room daily to ensure all cables are functioning properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada/Released) WannaCry? Not about ARAD.
WannaCry, the ransomware virus that spread earlier this year, affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. As we all know, keeping safe in times of cyberattack requires speed and agility – from quickly becoming aware of the endpoints at risk to patching those vulnerabilities successfully. Recently, our Financial Management (FM) leadership
0 8/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo Off-duty employment: What Airmen need to know as Sturgis approaches
The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is approaching. The rally attracts approximately 500,000 visitors, brings $800 million to South Dakota, and makes up to 95 percent of the city’s annual revenue. Local businesses are currently looking for seasonal employees in preparation for the 10-day event, which will take place Aug. 4 to Aug. 13, 2017.This may
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2017
Two camels rest in the back of a truck on a highway in Kuwait, April 9, 2016. Camels are some of the many unique sights Airmen can witness while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) There is a first time for everything
The first step in sand, the first time trying to communicate with an Egyptian man that doesn’t speak English— there are many new experiences for first term Airmen, but there are even more during a first deployment. It did not start off like most deployments. I had 11 days to finish every computer based training and attend all pre-deployment
0 11/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate Women’s Equality August 2016
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Every day we have choices and rights that we take for granted. We often don’t take the time to think what it would be like not having some of those abilities or privileges. A woman’s right to vote is one of those privileges.Women now have a voice in who will be elected in any office, and can also vote for other
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Preparing for upcoming PT test? Read this first
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Whenever the physical training test rears its head, the chatter that comes with it is heard, spanning from confidence to self-doubt. Although an integral part of military life, there are those who struggle with certain components of the test, often time’s the run, and I just happened to be one of these people.But as
0 7/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Family Days – Celebrating 4th of July
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – The 4th of July and family days associated with the federal holiday is time off that is well earned, in my opinion.  As the world’s best Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, leadership provides family days as additional time off to celebrate and reflect on the consistent and persistent efforts that produce
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Questioning the sense of any supplement
Military members often turn to dietary supplements to enhance their performance in order to meet the demands placed before them, but sometimes they do little to no research beforehand.With such focus on professional, personal and societal demands, few questions on supplements are asked of sport and wellness nutritionists; not even important, basic
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2016
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