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Chap. (Maj.) David Knight, the base chaplain assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, reads his bible in his office at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., August 31, 2016. During Knight’s 14 years as an Air Force chaplain, he has been deployed four times, provided memorial services for approximately 80 troops killed in action and 1,600 patients who were wounded in action during his Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom deployments, as well as being named the 2005 Edwin Chess Award Winner (Company Grade Officer Chaplain of the Air Force). (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Jenson) My 9/11 story: defending liberty
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – It was a day just like any other when then Reverend David Knight drove to his Air Force recruiter’s office to drop off an application for active duty chaplaincy.Knight had begun the application process in March 2001 after learning the age limit for chaplains to enter active duty was 40 – he was 39 at the time. He
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Default Air Force Logo My 9/11 story: bringing the fight to the enemy
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, and more than 6,000 people were injured in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. For many currently serving their country in the armed forces, the attacks on Sept. 11 cemented their determination to bring the fight to the nation’s enemies,
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Adryanna Holguin, daughter of Airman 1st Class Teresa Stine, a broadcast journalist apprentice assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office, rides her bicycle through base housing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2016. While riding bicycles on base, both children and adults must wear proper safety equipment, including helmets and knee pads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Jenson) Back to school safety
With Summer weather dwindling as Fall approaches, members of Team Ellsworth and their families often take advantage of the warmer weather for outdoor activities, such as running or walking around the base lakes and bicycle riding, but it’s important that both pedestrians and drivers are aware of each other and their surroundings.“One of the most
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Slaying her personal giants
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- As military members, we all have different stories as to why or how we came about joining the service, each with its own set of struggles and triumphs.Ellsworth is giving four Airmen the opportunity to share their unique stories during a segment called “Slaying Your Personal Giants” as part of its semi-annual
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Captain Aaron Tindall, a weapons system officer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, poses in front of a B-1 bomber at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., August 5, 2016. Tindall was the only officer from Ellsworth selected to participate in a joint training program with the U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, focusing on electronic warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Jenson) Ellsworth B-1 WSO takes off to new horizons
Recently, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers conducted electronic attack training in the Powder River Training Complex, marking the first time the Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129), stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey, Washington, travelled to Ellsworth to utilize its local airspace.Not long before they arrived, one of Ellsworth’s own was
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Staff Sgt. Anthony Anderson, a conventional maintenance crew chief and munitions inspector assigned to the 28th Munitions Squadron, works to connect a lanyard to a pin connected to the bomb tail at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D., July 20, 2016. Anderson said one of the many things that keeps him motivated is seeing his work pay off downrange and encourages Airmen to always have a positive attitude. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Why I serve: delivering the payload one munition at a time
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – In May of 2010, Airmen of all ranks were sitting on a plane, some anticipating what life would be like during their deployment to Afghanistan. Others, like then-Airman 1st Class Anthony Anderson, were thinking about how their job would affect the mission and those around them.“I started thinking, ‘Okay, now [bomb
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An Airman from the 37th Aircraft Maintenance Unit marshals a B-1 bomber out to the flightline at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to perform a flyover in honor of U.S. Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, June 27, 2016. Thatcher, one of the last remaining Doolittle Raiders, passed away from complications of a stroke on June 22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Nevins/Released) Ellsworth honors fallen Doolittle Raider
 ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - "Quite simply, David Thatcher was the best of us." That is how Col. John Martin, 28th Operations Group commander, characterized one of the last two Doolittle Raiders -- U.S. Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. David Thatcher -- who was laid to rest June 27 during a special ceremony in Missoula, Montana. "I had the profound
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First Lt. Corey Hayes, 28th Force Support Squadron food service officer, endures the biking portion of a triathlon at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 21, 2016. Being a big proponent of physical fitness, Hayes avidly participates in triathlons such as these to inspire others to set goals and work towards them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Donald Knechtel/Released) Triathlons, the love of the challenge
For many people, participating in a triathlon is a grueling thought -swimming, biking and running long distances tests one's endurance and can be difficult for some. However, for one particular Airman a triathlon is more than a race, it's a part of life he feels everyone should experience at least once.Being an avid participant of triathlons and
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Airmen participate in a basic riders’ course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2016. Ellsworth began a motorcycle safety initiative program, utilizing the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s curriculum, called the Rider Education and Training Systems, with an objective to prepare riders for situations and hazards on the road by using range exercises in conjunction with classroom lessons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) Do not get achy, practice summer safety
Summer is on its way and with the Black Hills as Ellsworth's backyard, many may take advantage of the warmer weather to go hiking and motorcycle riding, or travel throughout the region.Most people know the saying, "it's always fun until someone gets hurt," but by planning ahead and practicing safety during activities, individuals can skip out on
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Airman Michael Butler, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron receiving technician, scans an Air Force form 1348 on a crate into the inventory system at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 17, 2016. The forms are used to verify what items are contained in the box, what they are to be used for or who receives them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) What you need to know with TMO
There are a lot of steps that Airmen must take to successfully move during a permanent change of station, whether they are going to another state or country.To help Airmen start their transition on the right foot, the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office points them in the right direction."We try to make it as easy as
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