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Senior Airman Jessica Stainbrook, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store journeyman, inspects a tire to ensure that it is mission ready at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 25, 2016. The flight supplies parts to B-1 bomber locations, and once the item is processed, an automatic replenishing code ensures sent items are replaced to be used in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) B-1 bomber gets the best from 28th LRS
The B-1 bomber took its first flight in 1984, and although it was originally an aircraft meant to last for 10 years, the long-range bomber still flies strong to this day with the help of many squadrons and their expertise.One unit that assists in keeping the multi-purpose aircraft soaring through the sky is the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron
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Staff Sgt. Alex Washburn, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron airman dorm leader, gives a dorm in-processing brief to a group of new Airmen at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 13, 2016. The ADLs ensure new first term Airmen arriving at Ellsworth receive this brief to understand the rules and policies of living in the dormitories, including restrictions on having guests and the types of authorized pets in the dorms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Nevins/Released) Airman Dorm Leaders keep dorms running
For most first-term Airmen, in-processing to their first duty station can be a hassle. There are multiple checklists, briefings and people to become familiar with.The Airman Dorm Leaders at Ellsworth AFB ensure these Airmen are taken care of as far as lodging - one less thing they have to worry about before arriving on a base."Our main priority as
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The predator mission aircrew training systems lite is a condensed version of a full-sized simulator which allows MQ-9 Reaper Airmen to replicate an active environment, and exercise launch and recovery, and full-mission operations. With help from the 28th Communications and Civil Engineer Squadrons, the 432nd Attack Squadron is able to save $150,000 and 7,800 man-hours a year. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Lt. Col. Kenneth Degon/Released) Read it and reap with 432nd Attack Squadron
The 432nd Attack Squadron's mission is to find, exploit and neutralize enemies by flying the remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper, but even the high flying 432nd ATKS "Marauders" need a little assistance now and then.Earlier this year, Ellsworth's 28th Communications and Civil Engineer Squadrons coordinated with the tenant unit to help install a smaller
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An Airman, assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., climbs up ladder to a B-1B Lancer during Green Flag 16-05 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 21, 2016. During 2016 there will be nine iterations of the Green Flag Exercise. For organizations like the 34th Bomb Squadron from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, the Green Flag air-to-ground exercise provides dynamic training for the Airmen from their B-1B Lancer aircrew and support personnel to prepare for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) 34th BS Gains Deployment Training at Green Flag
When Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind, the most common association that is made is that the base hosts the massive air-to-air training exercise known as Red Flag. Lesser know is an exercise that plays just as important a training role for Airmen preparing to deploy: Green Flag.For organizations like the 34th Bomb Squadron from Ellsworth Air
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Col. John Martin, 28th Operations Group commander, speaks to Ellsworth Airmen about the importance of their heritage during the Doolittle Raider toast ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 18, 2016. On April 18, 1942, 80 pilots led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle launched 16 B-25 aircraft to retaliate against Japan for the attack on Pearl Harbor, marking it the first major planning collaboration for a joint service mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) Ellsworth honors Doolittle Raiders with toast
Midday on April 18, 2016, more than 100 Airmen stood together at Ellsworth as they gave a toast to honor the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid and the legacy left behind."Raiders are fundamentally the cornerstone of our heritage here at Ellsworth. That was acknowledged by the congressional delegation of South Dakota," said Col. John
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Staff Sgt. Shannon Olson, 28th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, chats with Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 30, 2016. Because some Airmen are skeptical to talk with the chaplain due to rank, the chaplain’s assistant acts as a liaison between the two to bridge the gap. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Donald C. Knechtel/Released) Chaplain assistant wins Charles R. Meier Award
It started out as an ordinary day as she made her way toward the ministry planning meeting, gearing up and getting her mind in the game, and she had no idea of what would come next.There was the boom of a voice calling the room to attention as base leadership entered the room. Staff Sgt. Shannon Olson, 28th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, was
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Ria Gualano, daughter of Lan Gualano, 28th Comptroller Squadron quality assurance manager, gives a speech against bullying to military children during an “In Their Shoes” parade at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 6, 2016. Ria was named the South Dakota Military Youth of the Year in March and aims to win the national to spread a positive message to inspire youth across the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) Ellsworth teen recognized as South Dakota Military Youth of the Year
A teen from Ellsworth AFB received the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Military Youth of the Year award in March 21, 2016.Ria Gualano, daughter of Gary and Lan Gualano, Air Force Financial Services Center director and 28th Comptroller Squadron quality assurance manager, earned the award for her community outreach, leadership
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Default Air Force Logo 28th MDG wins awards, takes care of Ellsworth personnel
The 28th Medical Group's recent string of award-winning accomplishments reflects dedication to their mission of providing quality healthcare to Airmen and families, helping ensure readiness in all aspects of their training."As the 28th Medical Group, first and foremost, we're about the readiness of the active-duty members, ensuring they're mission
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Airmen of the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-1B Lancer to support Operation Odyssey Dawn on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 27, 2011.   Their work was made especially difficult by severe weather, including four inches of snow; glare ice, and freezing fog. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marc I. Lane) 28th BW reflects on Odyssey Dawn launch
Just over five years ago, a phone rang in the 28th Bomb Wing vice commander's office and made history.Less than 72 hours later, more than 1,100 maintenance personnel launched four B-1 bombers from the Ellsworth AFB flightline March 27, 2011 in blizzard conditions to support Operation Odyssey Dawn. It was the first time the aircraft had ever
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Col. Kristin Goodwin, the 2nd Bomb Wing commander, and Maj. Heather Decker, a 93rd Bomb Squadron instructor pilot, go through their preflight checklist prior to takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 22, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jessica Adams) 90 female missileers, B-52 aircrews make history
Ninety female missileers made Air Force history March 22 as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously.In honor of Women's History Month, missileers based out of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming; and Malmstrom AFB, Montana, completed a
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