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The ACES II is a system designed to save an aircrew at a moment’s notice and is the last hope an aircrew has when it comes to surviving an unexpected failure. Last chance for life: Egress flight
Beads of sweat roll down the aviator’s cheek, his face plastered in a harsh red glow as warning lights strobe around him. The crew fights to handle the uncontrollable beast, but the pilot soon realizes he must make a daunting decision: abandon ship. With no hope of saving the unresponsive aircraft, he reaches down, grasps the two caution colored
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A C-5M Super Galaxy carrying equipment from the recent deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, is unloaded by 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen on the flight line at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., Feb. 2, 2018. Multiple aircraft were needed to get all of the cargo back from Andersen AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) Logistics: the masterminds who bring Ellsworth to the fight
Although the sun isn’t set to rise for at least another hour, Airmen are already out on the flight line, gearing-up to get the job done. Bundled in their winter gear, they watch as a C-5M Super Galaxy – a physics defying aerial leviathan – glides to the ground and taxis on the runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
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Default Air Force Logo Chief's Chat: Ellsworth's top enlisted speaks to Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, the 28th Bomb Wing command chief, answered a few questions during Ellsworth Air Force Base’s first Chief's Chat on Feb. 5, 2018.
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(From left to right) Airmen 1st Class Justin Townsend and Daniel Stilts, contract specialists assigned to the 28th CONS train with Staff Sgt. Tanner Meyer, a contracting officer assigned to the 28th Contracting Squadron, on the contract process at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 11, 2018. The 28th CONS is one of the smallest squadron on base, but plays an important role in providing agile contracting support and business advice to those who work at Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Acquiring everything we need: The 28th CONS
A pen scratches across a page, its ink bleeding a signature below a myriad of words, and thus a covenant is formed. The pen is mightier than the sword, a common expression that is seldom truer than with that of the 28th Contracting Squadron.
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Chaplain 1st Lt. Raidel Leon-Martinez, a Chaplain assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, speaks to Staff Sgt. Brendan Sparks, the non-commissioned officer in charge of plans and programs, about his plans for the upcoming holidays at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 21, 2017. Chaplaincy means taking care of Air Force personnel by supporting and creating programs that promote happy families and unit cohesion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) 1st Lt. Leon-Martinez shares his love for the Air Force, Country
It’s Sunday morning, and the Black Hills Chapel is open for services. As Airmen and their families enter the chapel, they notice the meticulous care put into the place of worship’s appearance. Sunlight passing through the stained glass windows glistens off the freshly waxed pews creating an inviting atmosphere. The lectern toward the front is adorned with seasonal reminders of holiday joy to come. As the patrons take their seats, they look up and see a tall, brown-haired minister prepared for the sermon. Chaplain (1st Lt.) Raidel Leon-Martinez stands with a large smile and chock-full of compassion.
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The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations is a U.S. federal law enforcement agency that reports directly to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. AFOSI proactively identifies, investigates and neutralizes serious criminal, terrorist, and espionage threats against the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) OSI: The Airmen in Black
A freshly-pressed suit, sharp tie and holstered sidearm; truly a look that could kill. Much like the secret agents you see in the movies, and certainly dressed for the part, agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations ensure the branch is protected from any threat.
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Helen Romeyn, a Family Advocacy nurse, gives informational booklets to Lei-Andrea Banks and her husband, Staff Sgt. Adrian Banks, the operations manager at the Bellamy Fitness Center, about newborns like their own, Kerrington, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 8, 2017. The New Parent Support Program is a community-based program that serves families with children three years old and under. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) The Family Advocacy Program continues serve to team Ellsworth
Inside the Mental Health Clinic at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., the Family Advocacy Program reaches out to the community with counseling and classes.
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Daisy, a cat belonging to Tech. Sgt. Todd Livingston, an electrical power production technician assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, gets a checkup by Army Capt. Casey Barwell, the officer in charge of the Ellsworth Veterinary Clinic, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 27, 2017. The Ellsworth Veterinary Treatment Facility’s main priority is to care for Military Working Dogs so they can be ready for deployments, however, they do care for privately owned pets on occasion. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Ellsworth Veterinary Treatment Facility continues to help with mission, community
Two service members walk through the front doors of the Ellsworth Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility, one on two legs, the other on four. They proceed down a well-lit corridor, boots squeaking and claws clicking on the recently waxed floor to the exam room. The veterinarian walks in with her white coat and clip board to conduct her checkup. After the visit, all is good and the whiskered warrior receives a well-deserved treat.
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A child gives Sparky the Fire Dog, the mascot of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight, a toy identical to himself at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 7, 2017. The 28th CES Fire Protection Flight hosted an open house for the local community and kicked off National Fire Prevention Week by raising awareness about fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Fire Prevention Week heats up
Fire Prevention week is here and Ellsworth Air Force Base is ready. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight hosted a parade and an open house Oct. 7, 2017, to help inform the community on how to be a better and safer place.
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Capt. Lacey Koelling, officer in charge of the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and Col. Bernard J. Hatch III, the commander of the 28th Maintenance Group, hold the General Lew Allen, Jr., Trophy which was presented to Koelling at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 26, 2017. Koelling earned the award for her actions during her deployment to Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Ellsworth captain recognized for her contribution during UAE deployment
Her feet hit the ground. The leaves crunched beneath them as she cut through the humid Florida air. The sweat clung to her skin, but she continued on. The cheer of her teammates pushed her past her pre conceived limits. Her endurance grew; the miles seemed to flow effortlessly as she blazed down the trails. Little did she know, this would be a
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