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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Airmen of the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to tow a B-1B Lancer during a Phase II Operational Readiness Inspection, Oct. 14. During the ORI, Airmen are tested on their skills and abilities while in a simulated-deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marc I. Lane) ORI's over: what now?
After the operational readiness inspection, the grade announcement, victory party and warrior flyby, Ellsworth Airmen face the challenge of returning the base to normal operations. While the ORI, which ran from Oct. 12 through 18, tested the ability of Airmen to operate in a simulated-deployed environment, the mission of Ellsworth has always been
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Airman 1st Class Gregory Hulett, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, vehicle operator, does pre-operational checks on a flatbed truck, Oct. 6.  While the handling and delivery of cargo is a primary function of the vehicle operations control center shop, it’s not the only role they are required to fill in support of missions both stateside and downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anthony Sanchelli) Vehicle operations, roll out!
"We're like the UPS of the Air Force," said Staff Sgt. Jacob Green, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron chief dispatcher. "Materials comes in, then gets processed and delivered by us."While the handling and delivery of cargo is a primary function of the vehicle operations control center shop, it's not the only role they are required to fill in
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Staff Sgt. Kristen Pool, 28th Medical Operations Squadron dental hygienist, displays the tools she uses during a dental cleaning, Sept. 27.  Sergeant Pool, formally a dental technician, is now the only dental hygienist on Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anthony Sanchelli) Ellsworth welcomes new dental hygienist
After approximately one year of requests for advanced dental hygiene support for Ellsworth's active duty servicemembers, Master Sgt. Anthony Rhodes, 28th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge, was proud to add a dental hygienist to the base dental operations team.Staff Sgt. Kristen Pool, 28th MDOS dental hygienist, is one of only 52 dental
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KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --   8th Medical Group personnel simulate cleansing one another after handling a contaminated member during a decontamination exercise here Sept. 15.  The exercise was meant to provide hands on training to medical personnel while using decontamination procedures.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pomeroy) Readiness or death: AFE trains to save lives
Imagine, a B-1B Lancer aircrew has just stepped from their aircraft and onto a chemically contaminated flightline; they're mentally and physically exhausted, and after their 14-hour mission the last thing they want is to be wrapped in a trash bag and rushed to a decon line. While this example is fictitious, the risks to the aircrew are very real -
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ACC Energy Campain pic Hey Ellsworth, what's your super power?
With October designated as Energy Awareness Month, Ellsworth Airmen have been asked by their major command to decide their super power.The super power search is part of Air Combat Command's "Power of One" initiative, and revolves around what Airmen do to conserve energy and preserve the environment. According to Dell Petersen, 28th Civil Engineer
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Airman 1st Class Ashley Brady, 28th Maintenance Squadron isochronal maintenance apprentice, holds a book containing cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, Sept. 28. Airman Brady saved Raymond Bald Eagle’s life, with CPR training, during a visit to Cold Brook Lake in Hot Springs, S.D. She learned CPR through the Air Force and her college. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Corey Hook) Airman attributes life-saving act to AF training
What started as a seemingly normal day for Airman 1st Class Ashley Brady turned into a life or death situation. "On Saturday, Aug. 28, I went with my family and a group of church friends to Cold Brook Lake, Hot Springs, S.D," Airman Brady, 28th Maintenance Squadron isochronal maintenance apprentice, said in a Sept. 17 e-mail. "I decided the water
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Default Air Force Logo Freedom Miles helps spouses reach deployed Airmen
Two Ellsworth family members have put their minds together to come up with a way for spouses to unite, maintain good mental and physical health and foster a sense of community and connection during deployments.Lori Waddell and Master Sgt. David Booker, 28th Force Support Squadron Bellamy Fitness Center section chief, dreamed up the idea called
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Default Air Force Logo 28th CS trains for ORI excellence
In today's fast-paced world of cyber-systems, digital media and internet applications, Airmen need a stable network infrastructure in order to complete the mission both at home station and downrange. Due to that requirement, the 28th Communications Squadron network infrastructure shop has been training throughout the operational readiness exercises
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Default Air Force Logo Flying Solo offers opportunities, friendship for single Airmen
Airmen gather at the Airman Ministry Center every Tuesday evening, as part of the Flying Solo program offered by the chapel to discuss single life and the importance of spiritual growth to become stronger Airmen.Leading the group discussions is Doyle Spader, known to the group as Mr. D, who has been working with military chaplains for approximately
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE S.D. – Senior Airman Eugene Williams (right) and Staff Sgt. Juan Ramirez (left), 28th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment maintainers, carry an old couch into a recycling point container, Sept. 9.  The transfer station has several containers for both recyclables and regular trash.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alessandra Hurley) Recycle option available at Ellsworth Transfer Station
Environmentally-conscious Airmen who want to clean up their living space have the option of taking plastics, metals and other recyclable materials to the base recycling point, dubbed the transfer station.The transfer station provides an assortment of receptacles labeled for wood, cardboard, metals and other recyclables with even a few devoted to
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