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Default Air Force Logo Driving to safety
With summer officially here, many Airmen and their families may choose to travel across the country to see family and friends, or simply explore the Black Hills.No matter how far the destination, safety should not be overlooked while preparing for and participating in such trips - especially when driving. Michael Walter, 28th Bomb Wing safety and
0 8/05
2014
Few realize that while they are behind the wheel, they control a 2,000-pound guided missile capable of causing property damage, personal injury, or even death. Air Force Instruction 31-218 “Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision,” along with Ellsworth's supplement 31-204, outlines the regulations for safe operation of motor vehicles while on base. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Zachary Hada/Released) The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Airmen and their families rely on their vehicles to commute to and from work, sometimes with unnecessary distractions.Few realize that while behind the wheel, their vehicle acts as a 2,000-pound extension of themselves capable of causing property damage, personal injury or even death.As a result, Ellsworth, the state and the local area all have
0 7/29
2014
Senior Airman Brandon Highlander, 28th Security Forces Squadron response force member, and Shawen Stolz, 28th SFS police officer, enter a room during an active shooter training exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 23, 2014. Security forces personnel participated in active shooter training in low lighting conditions with lighted targets, which aid with hand eye coordination and shooting accuracy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker/Released) 28th SFS, MDOS implement Defender's Edge
Crime scenes, suicides, shootings - these are the types of situations security forces personnel at Ellsworth and across the Air Force could potentially encounter during their careers. For the past two years, the 28th Security Forces Squadron has worked to implement Defender's Edge, a training program designed to provide security forces members with
0 7/25
2014
Staff Sgt. Brian Turney, 28th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, relaxes with his dog, Nnicholas, during a day of training in the outskirts of Rapid City, S.D., July 17, 2014. During training, it is very important for dogs and their handlers to have time to bond, which increases rapport and trust; ultimately ensuring mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Imwalle/ Released) An Airman's best friend
It is said that a dog is a man's best friend. Military working dog handlers from the 28th Security Forces Squadron take this to another level, understanding that building and maintaining a strong bond with their canine partners ensures mission success and can sometimes be the difference between life and death.Adding to the pack of four-legged
0 7/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo SARC office looking for new victim advocates
Ellsworth is currently home to more than 30 victim advocates who sacrifice their time to ensure no sexual assault victim has to endure the recovery process alone.The 28th Bomb Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is currently looking for prospective victim advocates to add to a limited number of openings for the program and is
0 7/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo Customs and courtesies, an MTI's perspective
Have you ever seen someone in uniform walk past while looking at their phone or maybe someone saluted an officer, but the officer didn't salute back? What about seeing people walk out of a building so close to 5 p.m., but run straight back in to avoid saluting the flag during retreat? These are all examples of Airmen who lack of respect or
0 7/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo A&FRC prepare, reintegrate Airmen, families during deployment season
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles about how Ellsworth AFB units prepare its Airmen and their families prior to, during and after deployments.With many members from Team Ellsworth returning from deployments this summer, the Airman and Family Readiness Center will continue its mission of providing Airmen and their families'
0 7/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Children, animals, hot cars - a lethal combination
As soon as the doors open, they feel hot, stale air waft over them. Sweat beads start to dot their foreheads as they load grocery bag after grocery bag in the back of the SUV. When they reach up to close the door, they look toward the car seat and realize what they forgot. Summer is a time when people participate in outdoor activities and spend
0 7/03
2014
Staff Sgt. Edgar Cerrillo, 28th Security Forces Squadron unit orientation training instructor, fires an M-24 sniper rifle while at an outdoor shooting range in Rapid City, S.D., May 29, 2014. Cerrillo is one of three security forces Airmen selected to participate in the South Dakota advanced sniper course in June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Imwalle/ Released) SFS sets sights on advanced training
Reaffirming the adage that it is better to sweat on the range than to bleed on the street, snipers from the Rapid City/Pennington County special response team provided snipers from the base and select agencies the opportunity to fine tune their craft to better prepare them for current and future conflicts. Defenders from the 28th Security Forces
0 6/06
2014
Staff Sgt. John Williams, 5th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., untangles parachute lines in a hangar retrofitted by 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 30, 2014. More than 300 Airmen and approximately eight B-52 Stratofortresses are temporarily operating out of Ellsworth during a runway repair project at Minot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Hada/Released) Bomb wings partner to keep safety firmly in check
When your job literally keeps people's lives hanging in the balance, things can get tight - really tight - with no room for error. That is why, when several B-52s from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, N.D., were temporarily assigned to Ellsworth through October, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron was required to build custom platforms to accommodate
0 6/05
2014
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