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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.-- Having a plan before going out and drinking may save a life. The consequences for driving under the influence impact the offender in more ways than one. Insurance rates can triple or quadruple, driving privileges are revoked on base and Airmen may also face an Article 15 or court martial. Ellsworth's (605) 385-RIDE (7433) program is available if an Airman needs a ride. This option is always better than drinking and driving. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Hook) The DUI crowd
In 2009, Ellsworth had 37 driving under the influence cases across all ranks. What's more, the DUI statistics show this isn't an issue limited to young Airmen - officers and NCOs have been caught up in the DUI web too.However, what some offenders may forget is it's not just "their" DUI. It's not "their" mistake or "their" issue they can muddle
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B-17.  Created by Ken Chandler. This image is 10x7.5 @ 300 ppi. Printable (PDF) files for this image, up to 18x24 inches @ 300 ppi, are avilable to members of the armed forces by contacting  This image is copyrighted and is the property of Ken Chandler and is available only to members of the armed forces and military organizations. Local veteran remembers Pearl Harbor, flying in WW II
Mr. Charles Childs remembers exactly where he was on Dec. 7, 1941."I was an aviation cadet at Maxwell Field, Alabama," the retired Air Force lieutenant colonel said. "We sat around the radio and listened to President Roosevelt's speech. We then knew that we were in a war."After the Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor attack, the young Army Air Corps aviator was
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Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department spray water on a simulated structural fire during a training exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 4, 2009. The simulated structural fires allow firefighters to safely practice extinguishing fires to maintain operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua J. Seybert) Finding safety through flames
With new advances in technology and safety practices, the nature of fire protection has changed from a "strong-man" club, to a highly-motivated, efficiently trained unit with the highest regard for safety.Members of the Ellsworth fire department have incorporated these practices and advancements into a structured daily routine emphasizing training
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Airman 1st Class Franklin Saa, 28th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, attaches an aerosurface assembly on an inert Guided Bomb Unit-31, Dec. 8.  The aerosurface assembly is designed to stabilize the GBU-31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anthony Sanchelli) Bombs on target
Before the B-1B Lancer puts bombs on target, the ordnance is carefully tested and assembled by a team of Airmen from the 28th Munitions Squadron.The team follows detailed technical orders, to ensure the process runs smoothly and safely, as they put together a Guided Bomb Unit-31.The GBU-31 is a 2,000 pound, inertia-aided and global positioning
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Default Air Force Logo "All your base are belong to us"
Over the years, the culture of video games has evolved from games such as "Zero Wing" with poorly translated phrases like "all your base are belong to us," into massive multi-player online worlds that serve as a recreational outlet for military servicemembers all over the world.A study done in 2008 by the NPD group, a New York based market research
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TORA TORA TORA is a re-creation of the December 7th 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. TORA provides breathtaking smoke, fire and explosions from the pyrotechnics team. The purpose is to create a dynamic history lesson about the event that propelled us into World War II .....and entertain.
This month in history: Pearl Harbor attacked; World War II vets remember
"At 20 minutes to eight, the first bomb dropped and it was the loudest sound I've heard in my life," said Stan Lieberman, Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II aerial photographer. "Their target was the barracks at Wheeler Field, (Hawaii). That first one landed behind the barracks and hit a dirt pile. "That was the bomb intended for me," he
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.--Lt. Col. Jason Combs, 28th Bomb Wing director of staff, works his way through pre-flight checklists from the cockpit of a B-1B Lancer, Oct. 15. The pilot performs pre-flight checks to ensure all systems are functioning before every mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook) Profiles of the B-1: Weapons Systems Officer
As the B-1B Lancer flies toward its target, the pilot is guided by the navigational information provided by the in-flight weapons systems officer.WSOs undergo extensive training to prepare them for the responsibility of ensuring the bombs dropped by the B-1 are put on target, as well as monitoring the defensive capabilities of the aircraft."I feel
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While certain elements of military life may cause families to readjust their lives to deal with time apart from one another, these elements can also serve to bring families closer together.The Liberty family was reunited after Airman 1st Class Rachael Liberty, 28th Operations Support Squadron aviation resource management journeyman, swapped orders
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Staff Sgt. John Termun, 37th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, checks a circuit panel aboard a B-1B Lancer, Nov. 15, in Southwest Asia. The 37 AMU works to keep the B-1 operational and safe for missions in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Sergeant Termun is deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. in support of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barney) Aircraft maintainers keep mission flying high
"It never ends" are three words I have learned from a quarter century of service. Three words I have lived by in aircraft maintenance through 25 years, four commands and nine mission design series aircraft from fighters to heavies. "It never ends" is Airmen working hard every day, getting out there on the aircraft elbow deep in the J.O.B fixing
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ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. --  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat an average of 32 pounds of poultry per year, with the majority of turkey consumed during Thanksgiving. (Courtesy graphic by Janet Kays) Staying fit during the holidays
With the holidays around the corner, Airmen can enjoy family feasts without worrying about expanding their waistline and jeopardizing their physical training test score.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat an average of 32 pounds of poultry per year, with the majority of turkey consumed during Thanksgiving."One of the
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