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Airmen from the 28th Security Forces Squadron fire the M9 pistol during training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 13, 2015. Prior to firing, personnel receive instruction on safety and weapon control using multiple weapon systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) Ready to fire with CA
To ensure Ellsworth is protected 24/7, a special team of 28th Security Forces Squadron Airmen train fellow servicemembers to safely operate and maintain weapons.A combat arms instructor's primary job is to train all individuals who may be required to operate weapons in a variety of positions or environments."We are a huge customer service for the
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Watch out for winter weather
With winter fast approaching, there are precautions Airmen should take to prepare themselves for anything the weather throws their way.Whether you are getting ready for a blizzard or need to know what to do if your car slides off the road, being prepared is key during the winter season."You cannot plan for every scenario, but being prepared is the
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The 28th Bomb Wing Toby jug, a replica of the jug seen in the movie Twelve O’Clock High, faces the crowd after being turned for the first time during the B-1 realignment ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 28, 2015. The “turning of the Toby” symbolizes Ellsworth accepting the heritage of today’s Eighth Air Force, and the upcoming mission of re-invigorating the Air Force’s bomber community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) 28th BW adopts Toby Jug, accepts new mission
Some may have noticed a solitary jug displayed on the Pride Hangar stage during the B-1 realignment ceremony Oct. 1, facing away from the crowd for the majority of the program.They would have also observed a small motion at the end of the day's events, when Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, Eighth Air Force commander, silently turned the jug 180 degrees
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Preserving traditions one event at a time
From itineraries to transportation and seating arrangements, the protocol office has a part in every base event, ensuring military traditions and customs and courtesies are not forgotten.During the planning process of events, including change of command ceremonies, retirements and distinguished visitor tours, protocol is there to assist and carry
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2015
Airman 1st Class Andrew Perez, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, uses a control panel to operate an F-6 Alpha reconnaissance robot at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 6, 2015. The robots are used to investigate any improvised explosive devices in an area before EOD personnel physically handle potential bombs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) EOD shows determination with detonation
Some may think a career in explosive ordnance disposal is an adrenalin rushing fast paced job that is full of explosions every day. However, this it is not entirely true.In reality, those in the career field do substantial amounts of training to be able to execute their job well when failure is not an option.The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD
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2015
Tech. Sgts. Gideon and Lillian Stibor, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution NCO in charge and 28th Medical Operations Squadron dental records technician NCOIC, met during their special duty assignments as military training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Gideon provided Lillian with advice and useful knowledge during their time working together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) Being an MTI, a technical sergeant’s journey
"I was actually in awe [when] I got accepted for such an elite and prestigious position," said Tech. Sgt. Gideon Stibor, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution NCO in charge. "To be viewed as one of the best the Air Force had to offer was an honor."It was 2009 when Stibor was chosen to become a military training instructor at Lackland
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Airman 1st Class Bryan Bernhold, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, secures a box of depleted carts used to fire off inert bombs during training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 21, 2015. The 28th Air Maintenance Squadron works on a 24-hour rotation schedule split between three shifts – days, swings and mids – with weapons loaders spending up to 10 hours loading munitions for Ellsworth’s diverse training scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) 28th AMXS weapons crew ready to lock and load
There is a dedicated group of Airmen whose mission is to load the vast array of munitions onto base B-1 bombers. They bring the boom to the B-1 with training to ensure maximum mission effectiveness.The 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron works on a 24-hour rotation schedule split between three shifts - days, swings and mids - with weapons loaders
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2015
Staff Sgt. Bobby Pantfoeder, Ellsworth Honor Guard NCO in charge, instructs Airmen on how to properly perform the pall bearing formation during Honor Guard training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 21, 2015. The Ellsworth Honor Guard is responsible for providing military honors throughout a 114,636 square-mile area including South Dakota, western Nebraska and northern Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Nevins/Released) Base Honor Guard begins training
The Ellsworth Honor Guard, an elite group charged with conducting various ceremonies, began its annual Initial Skills Training at the Pride Hangar Sept. 14.IST is a two-week course where Honor Guard members are trained to perform military honors, including those rendered for deceased veterans, retirees and active-duty members. Any Honor Guard
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2015
Airman 1st Class Matt Hinson, 28th Comptroller Squadron financial customer service technician (left), Staff Sgt. William Johnson, 28th CPTS unit deployment manager (center), and A1C Fabian Miranda-Corpuz right, 28th CPTS budget analyst (right), pose for a photo after conquering the climb to the top of a rock formation at Custer State Park, S.D., July 24, 2015. Hiking is a way for Hinson and his co-workers to relax and bond outside of their work environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released) The man behind the money
The echoes of a dribbling basketball bounce around the walls of the gym, then stop. He puts up the shot and cashes in the three.Basketball is one of the many activities that Airman 1st Class Matt Hinson, 28th Comptroller Squadron financial customer service technician, participates in as a way to relax after work."My job consists of a range of
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2015
Airman 1st Class Travis Nummerdor, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and construction technician, compresses dirt at a main fuel storage tank site on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 2, 2015. Routine maintenance and inspections of the main fuel storage tank area allow personnel to survey for any leaks or damage, helping prevent harm to the surrounding environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) Fuels management helps fight the good environmental fight
The high operations tempo of an active Air Force base like Ellsworth can often result in high quantities of fuel being consumed.Ensuring this vital resource is handled and managed correctly while safeguarding the environment rests on the shoulders of people like Tech. Sgt. Timothy Mancini, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels and safety NCO in
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