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Default Air Force Logo Getting your kids to school - the new reality
It's the topic everyone's talking about; the loss of the base bus contract for Prairie View and Rushmore Heights housing. Here are the facts - for both legal and financial reasons, the base can no longer provide busing. Douglas School District policy states they only provide busing to families living more than 2.5 miles away from school (the state
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating women’s right to vote
Aug. 26, 2012, is the 92nd anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment being signed into law, giving women the right to vote on the same basis as men. The women's suffrage amendment was introduced for the first time to the United States Congress on Jan. 10, 1878. It was re-submitted numerous times until finally, in June 1919, the amendment received
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2012
Col. Mark Weatherington, 28th Bomb Wing commander, performs a walk around inspection of a B-1B with Airman 1st Class Daryl Ackerman, 37th Bomb Squadron crew chief at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 17, 2012. Inspections are performed to ensure landing gear pins and handles are properly removed and stored, while searching for any foreign object debris around the aircraft, and checking for leaks that may impede flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada/Released) World Class Airmen & Expeditionary Combat Power
When I am asked about the 28th Bomb Wing, whether in the media or in casual conversation, by another military member or even a civilian, two things immediately come to mind - "World Class Airmen, and Expeditionary Combat Power." This simple phrase captures the essence of what Ellsworth and its Airmen are about - it is the mission of the 28th Bomb
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Dealing with a silent killer
According to the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one in every three adults in the U.S. is suffering from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for a stroke.Strokes are the third leading cause of deaths in the U.S. The relationship between a stroke and high blood pressure is well documented.
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2012
Women's History Month 2012 Women's History Month
The Department of Defense recognizes March as Women's History Month. This year's theme focuses on Women's Education - Women's Empowerment. Education for women has not always been the norm in society.Education for women was common in the 1700s; women learned how to do household chores and were taught the alphabet and numbers. As American society
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2012
Default Air Force Logo March is American Red Cross month
Founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross has been providing relief and aid to victims of crisis and natural disasters all around the world. In an effort to honor this organization, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the month of March as Red Cross month in 1943.With more than 600 locally supported chapters across the nation,
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Motorcycle safety not just for summer months
In the past two weeks the Air Force has lost two riders to motorcycle mishaps. Since the start of this fiscal year, the AF has suffered the loss of three riders. Additionally, one rider will have to live with a permanent partial disability. With one exception all where single vehicle mishaps in which the operators lost control of their
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Why Walking Can Help Your Heart
Walking on a regular basis can reduce our chance of dealing with heart related problems by about 30 percent, according to Harvard Health Publications.Those results came from the analysis of 18 studies between 1970 and 2007. Study participants who walked 5.5 miles each week improved cardiovascular health. And the more they walked, the greater the
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Recognizing Black Women in American Culture and History
February is recognized as African American/Black History Month and is dedicated to the individuals that helped influence American culture. This month's theme is black women in American culture and history, according to the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. There are black women who have taken a stand for equal rights, have broken down
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2012
The 28th Bomb Wing’s first B-1B Lancer, Wings of Freedom, arrives at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., Jan.21, 1987. Ellsworth to celebrate 25th anniversary of B-1B
The 28th Bomb Wing received its first B-1B Lancer, affectionately known as the BONE, in January 1987. The wing will soon celebrate the 25th anniversary of the one time low-altitude penetrating strategic bomber at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Over the course of its 25 years of service with the 28th Bomb Wing, the mission and aircraft have changed to a
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