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Tech. Sgt. Ricky Dunbar, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 28th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance services flight, drives an ambulance at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 10, 2018. Ambulance services Airmen are on call 24 hours a day and are trained to respond to incidents with minimal delay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Ambulance services drive, strive to keep you alive
No matter the season, time or weather, a familiar sound can be heard from every corner of the base during an emergency – the wailing of an ambulance’s sirens en route to save a life or heal wounds.
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2018
Brig. Gen. Richard E. Ellsworth, former 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing commander, is remembered at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for giving the base its namesake. Ellsworth was killed in a training exercise March 18, 1953, when his Convair RB-36 Peacemaker crashed killing all 22 onboard. (Courtesy photo) Ellsworth AFB: The man behind the base
What is a name? It can be a symbol of marriage, a title of a business or an aircraft designation. For Ellsworth Air Force Base, it epitomizes a legacy.
0 6/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo A community of support
Around the clock, more than 4,000 Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing provide airpower. In order for generations of Airmen to serve at Ellsworth AFB, there needs to be a supportive community behind them.The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, created by the state legislature in 2009, collaborates with municipal governments, business leaders
0 6/06
2018
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Williams, the 28th Operations Support Squadron noncommissioned of in charge of airfield weather operations and Master Sgt. William Price 28th OSS Weather Flight chief, use a device that measures wind speed and binoculars to look for approaching weather conditions at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 29, 2018. The weather flight helps leaders on base determine the best times to fly are to avoid any complications that could be harmful to aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) 28th Weather Flight: on the job, rain or shine
Rapid City, South Dakota, has earned the title of having the most unpredictable weather across the U.S. and Ellsworth Air Force Base just ten miles away the brunt of Mother Nature’s fury.
0 6/04
2018
Senior Airman Julian Hernandez, a 28th Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation and air conditioning journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Michael Schall, a 28th CES HVAC apprentice, use a vice grip and a wrench to fix a fan motor at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 3, 2018. The 28th CES HVAC shop is responsible for installing and maintaining all of Ellsworth’s heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) HVAC: Keeping Ellsworth between hot and cold
Extreme temperatures are common at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, putting machinery to the test. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron works hard to provide cool air during the summer months and warm air during the winter months so critical areas on base can effectively function.
0 5/31
2018
Lt. Col. An Duong, the 28th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, sits with her family in their home in Ohio in 2014. Duong was born in Vietnam, but moved to the United States and became a medical professional before commissioning into the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Vietnam by blood, Air Force in heart
An old idiom goes ‘home is where the heart is,’ for a 28th Medical Group lieutenant colonel, that saying couldn’t be truer.
0 5/31
2018
The Air Force offers multiple avenues for enlisted Airmen to commission throughout their career. Most paths commission Airmen as second lieutenants, however, some of the professional programs earn Airmen a higher rank upon completion of the course.  (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Choosing your path: the fork in the road to leadership
The military offers many leadership opportunities throughout a service member’s career. It could be heading up a volunteer event, being the president of a private organization or running a section in his or her unit. All these events help sharpen those who take the chance.
0 5/10
2018
Tech. Sgt. Leah Thomas, noncommissioned officer in charge of Quality Assurance, Aircrew Flight Equipment talks to her daughter at their home in Box Elder, S.D., April 19, 2018. The Thomas’ have fostered children and adopted one of their previous foster children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Family bonds: more than blood
With the rapid pace for Airmen, time can be their most valuable possession. There comes a moment when children enter the fray, it could be sports, choir or theater: the time one devotes to their kids resonates with them for the rest of their lives.
0 4/27
2018
A team of Airmen answers questions during a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response race at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 20, 2018. Participants had to complete nine physical challenges and answer SAPR-related questions to move on to the next part of the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) SAPR races awareness through events, discussions
Ellsworth Air Force Base is honoring Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by hosting events to raise awareness and highlight the efforts of victim advocates.
0 4/26
2018
Default Air Force Logo PDC- Good For You, Good For Me.
Throughout an Airman’s career, there will be both assignments and situations that Airmen won’t be prepared for without proper guidance and knowledge.  The team at Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Professional Enhancement Center noticed these opportunities for improvement by developing courses, lectures and programs that will help assist Airmen to be more
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2018
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