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Capt. Jason M. Aftanas, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team engineer, takes an initial look at a foundation for a schoolbook repository and passes along the information to his partner, Capt. Kenneth McGinnis at the site near the Khenj District Center April 1.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jillian Torango) No Boundaries
As part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team it is common to go "outside the wire" to do work. While some may only leave the base once a week, engineers are out there every day conducting site assessments, quality control missions and preparing the province to respond to natural disasters. April 1, while out on an inspection of a handful of
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2008
Theresa Marten 28th Medical Group registered nurse practitioner, tapes a box of books at the thrift shop here, March 28.  Theresa Marten volunteers her time regularly and is helping to pack boxes for the shop's relocation.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Corey Hook) Officer's spouse donates time
With her flaming, short red hair and bright smile, Theresa Marten, a 28th Medical Group registered pediatric nurse practitioner, is anything but an assuming person. Mrs. Marten's level of involvement with both the Ellsworth and local communities has earned her more than just the joy she receives from regularly volunteering or the attention of her
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2008
Master Sgt. Ronald Heller, 28th Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight superintendent, stretches with his coworkers during a group physical training session at the Pride Hanger March 20. Sergeant Heller lost the lower half of one leg due to cardiovascular blood complications, but gained a renewed vigor for his outlook on life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller) Overcoming personal tragedy, inspiring others
Upon seeing him, one would never suspect a difference between him and any other uniformed servicemember. He stands tall, exhibiting a more-than-personable attitude and fervor for military professionalism. However, there is more to this Airman than anyone would immediately suspect. In May 2007, Master Sgt. Ronald Heller, 28th Operations Support
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2008
Al Weatherbee, 28th Maintenance Group technical service senior equipment propulsion specialist, rummages through Ellsworth's collection of B-1 parts, most of which were previously located at several different bases, but are now a consolidated stockpile of equipment and parts commonly known as Al's Garage.  Al's Garage has saved the Air Force roughly 4 million dollars in assets by having all part in one location. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli)
Al's Garage saves Air Force money, aircraft downtime
In today's Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century mindset, thinking outside of the box is not only encouraged, it is necessary. Al Weatherbee, Air Force Engineering and Technical Service senior equipment propulsion specialist, did just that when he created the B-1 residual parts stockpile more commonly know as Al's garage. The acquisition
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2008
Master Sgt. Adrienne Freyer, 28th Bomb Wing Plans and Evaluations superintendent, bathes her Champion Kyllburg, Chaos, in preparation for the Dec. 2, 2007 American Kennel Club/ Eukanuba National Invitational Dog Show in Long Beach, Calif. Chaos won best of show and best bred, continuing a trend started in October where he won best in breed and back-to-back group ones in Minnesota, Oct. 6 and 7; and back in Rapid City, S.D., won best in breed Oct. 19 through 21, Group 4 Oct. 20 and Group 3 Oct. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Angela Ruiz) Excellence in all we do <br> Airman, open-heart surgery survivor wins accolades at hobby
Adrienne Freyer, show dog owner, trainer and breeder, and her Champion Kyllburg, Chaos, were honored as best of breed and best bred by owner Dec. 2 during the 2007 American Kennel Club/ Eukanuba National Invitational Dog Show in Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Freyer, a master sergeant in the Air Force and superintendent of the 28th Bomb Wing Plans and
0 12/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Reaching out during holiday deployments
The holidays are a time of giving, sharing and celebrating with loved ones. But amidst the gift opening, revelry and joy, some Air Force families and friends find themselves celebrating without the company of a deployed servicemember. When an Air Force member is deployed during the holiday season, it's especially crucial to maintain solid contact
0 12/17
2007
Default Air Force Logo The stress of getting there
Preparations begin as 14 Airmen learn they will travel to the Czech Republic in support of Ellsworth's B-1 as it participates for the first time in the Czech air show, Czech International Air Fest 2007. Finding out I was one of those 14 was both exciting and nerve-wrecking. I'd never traveled outside the country and had no idea what to do. I
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2007
Two Ellsworth spouses take pictures of a B-1 through the window of a KC-135 during an incentive flight Aug. 9. During the flight, the spouses were able to view a refueling procedure from the boom pod of the tanker. Ellsworth spouses view mission from different perspective
A handful of Ellsworth wives did what few Americans get the chance to do Aug. 9 when they flew with the crew of a KC-135R Stratotanker during a routine air-refueling mission of a B-1. The incentive flight gave about 10 spouses of B-1 aircrew members a chance to experience a portion of what their significant others do during a 12-hour sortie. "As
0 8/27
2007
Biplane Douglas And Spads Painting
"Biplane Douglas And Spads". Created by Ken Chandler. This image is 10x7.5 @ 300 ppi. Printable (PDF) files for this image, up to 18x24 inches @ 300 ppi, are available by contacting art@afnews.af.mil. This image is copyrighted and is the property of Ken Chandler and is available only to members of the armed forces and military organizations. The wingman, part 1 of a 3 part series
The pale, cold light of dawn slowly creeps over the horizon of no man's land - the twisted, charred and ruinous contested landscape marking the lines between Germany and France. On this cold fall morning in 1915, Allied Airmen climbed into their flying machines, which aren't much more than crates of wood and cloth held together by a little glue and
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2007
Patriot Guard Rider “Bear” displays signposts detailing his military service on his riding vest as he waits at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for the return of 28th Bomb Wing Airmen, July 27, 2007. During the Airmen’s 6 month deployment to Southwest Asia they supported combat operation for Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. The Patriot Guard Riders are a group of motorcycle riders that attend military events to show respect and shield the service member and family from interruptions caused by protestors.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)(Released by Tech. Sgt. Steven Wilson, 28th BW/PA)
Patriot Guard Riders welcome home Airmen; integrate with Ellsworth's honor guard
The old vet walks gingerly with the aid of a well-worn cane, rested on the picnic table beneath the shade of an oak tree beside the deployment processing center here. The tattooed arms detailing his life's journey once cradled a rifle in a hellish jungle far away. Now they embrace an American flag. The leather riding vest tells his story while his
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2007
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