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Staff Sgt. Chris Meyer, 28th Contracting Squadron contract administrator, reviews paperwork at the 28th CONS office at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 4, 2015. One of Meyer’s primary duties is reviewing contracts to ensure adherence to Air Force guidelines prior to their approval. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released) Family man with a contracting plan
From base landscaping to office computers, nearly everything found at Ellsworth flows through the 28th Contracting Squadron.Among the Airmen leading the charge is Staff Sgt. Chris Meyer, 28th CONS contract administrator, who provides agile contracting support and business advice to Ellsworth and combatant commanders, as he deals with base contracts
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2015
Senior Airman Colton Taylor, 28th Force Support Squadron services journeyman, poses with his boxing gear at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 10, 2015. Taylor started boxing to stay in shape, but now fights to help raise money and sends half of his earnings to his family to aid his grandfather who is battling liver cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released) Fighting for a cause
"I'm not what the fight world wants; I'm what the fight world needs," said Senior Airman Colton Taylor, 28th Force Support Squadron services journeyman.Taylor has been boxing for three years, originally as a way to stay physically fit.However, over time, Taylor's motivations shifted and became far more personal - developing into a dedication that
0 11/20
2015
Joe Altergott, 28th Force Support Squadron visual information specialist, builds a shadowbox at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 23, 2015. The gift was made for retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, one of two surviving Doolittle Raiders, and included multiple squadron patches from Ellsworth, a photo of a 37th Bomb Squadron aircrew, bomb pins, a flag and a certificate showing authenticity from a combat mission flown on Cole’s 100th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebecca Imwalle/Released) Tigers honor Doolittle Raider
On Sept. 7, B-1 aircrews from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron patrolled the skies over Southwest Asia in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom's Sentinel.While the intent was to put bombs on target, there was a special twist to the sortie: the aircrew was carrying an American flag to be presented to one of the pioneers of
0 11/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo 'Mil-to-mil' knows no distance
This is the first in a series of four articles on mil-to-mil relationships, the struggles the Airmen face and how they overcome adversity.When two people are married, it is usually expected that the spouse comes before anything or anybody else. However, things can change when both have made a commitment to serve their country through military
0 11/02
2015
An Airman from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals a B-1 bomber as part of surge week at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 5, 2015. During a surge,  the wing generates nearly double the amount of sorties typically flown each week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Nevins/Released) Airmen behind the aircraft
Ellsworth's 27 B-1 bombers are a vital part of the 28th Bomb Wing's mission and require highly qualified maintenance personnel to keep them in the air.These men and women, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, ensure aircraft are properly maintained at all times. "Our mission is to fix and fly aircraft," said Senior Master Sgt. Jason
0 10/27
2015
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
0 10/27
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
0 10/26
2015
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
0 10/22
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
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