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An Airman performs a cake cutting ceremony during a luncheon at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 24, 2016. The ceremony honored the accomplishments of African Americans for Black History Month and had more than 80 people in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) Ellsworth commemorates African-American History Month
This past February, Ellsworth celebrated Black History Month with several events to inform the base and local community on the importance of the observance.National African-American History Month, also known as Black History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and recognizes the important roles they had in the
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Airman 1st Class Ignacio Luna Jr., 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, proudly displays a photo of his family at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 10, 2016. Luna uses his family to motivate him to work hard and be the best Airman he can be. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) Mi familia: staying strong with family bonds
All too often Airmen can get stuck in a rut doing everyday tasks and need to find ways to motivate themselves to keep the mission going.Airman 1st Class Ignacio "Nacho" Luna Jr., 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, is an Airman just like any other. He has his ups and downs, but still finds drive, through the support of his
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The 28th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy is located in the foyer of the 28th Medical Group and safely provides medications to more than 33,000 beneficiaries a year. Prescriptions are first provided to the pharmacy electronically, faxed or brought in in paper form, and are activated by checking in at the counter or calling in. Once activated, labels are printed off for processing and dispensed prior to being put into a bottle. Finally, the pharmacist verifies that the number of pills inside the bottle coincides with the quantity annotated on the label before storing it for pickup. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker/Released) Ellsworth Pharmacy, more than medicine
The Air Force's number one resource is Airmen, so a fit fighting force is pivotal to mission accomplishment.Ellsworth AFB relies on the 28th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy to dispense medications safely to its patients and keep the base's Bomber Airmen healthy.Providing more than 13,000 medications per month, ranging from pain and sleep meds to
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Airman 1st Class Stephanie DiPiazza, 28th Medical Support Squadron family relocation clearance coordinator, takes a rest during a group physical training session at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 6, 2015. Working out on her own helps DiPiazza set the example during group PT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released) Witness the fitness
A bead of sweat rolls down her face; she wipes it away before her last set. One deep breath and she gets back to it, ignoring the aches, exhaustion, and voice in her head saying she has done enough.But she's not done, not until she finishes her reps.Airman 1st Class Stephanie DiPiazza, 28th Medical Support Squadron family member relocation
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Senior Airman Daniel Hatfield, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems technician, changes a phosphorous light fixture at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 26, 2016. Phosphorous bulbs are ignited by a ballast, which causes a small spark to light the phosphor in the bulbs to turn on the lights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released) Time to light it up with 28th CES electrical flight
Another day has begun, you arrive at work to open your shop. Flick. The lights pop on, and you now see everything in the room, thanks to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron.The 28th CES electrical flight ensures all of Ellsworth has lighting to get the mission accomplished, but there's more than meets the eye when it comes to illuminating the base.The
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Brian James, 28th Maintenance Group senior engineering and technical advisor, explains the cold spray process at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 25, 2016. Cold spray is a technology that accelerates small particles of the substrate [whatever the material is made out of] to achieve a mechanical bond upon impact restoring the part back to the original specs. Ellsworth AFB personnel have been using this technology for more than two-years and the 28th Maintenance Group is expanding the capability by building a cold spray facility, which is slated to be fully operational in May. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Donald C. Knechtel/Released) Cold War technology savior for aging B-ONEs
Ellsworth AFB maintainers will soon be making repairs in a new facility to help extend the life of aging B-1 bombers.The Soviet Union developed a process using 'cold gas-dynamic spray' during the Cold War to repair rotatory aircraft. The lead engineer for the project brought the technology to the U.S., and the Department of Defense has been
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A B-1 bomber assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from an Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker that is deployed to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar over Iraq, Sept. 16, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes/Released) Reflecting on record-breaking deployment
It was in the early morning hours of Jan. 24 that family members, loved ones, and fellow Airmen gathered as one on the flightline to greet approximately 350 Airmen returning home from a six-month deployment.Now, two weeks after that joyful celebration, wing and squadron leadership took a moment to reflect on the success accomplished as 28th Bomb
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Tech. Sgt. Naomi Palmer, 28th Bomb Wing base training manager, logs training records at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 1, 2016. As base training manager Palmer keeps track of more than 600 Airmen on base who are in upgrade training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released) Training in the palm of her hand
Whether it is an airman fresh out of technical training school or a seasoned senior airman, the Air Force requires upgrade training to improve on-the-job skill sets.Upgrade training enhances mission effectiveness, and is imperative to an Airman's progress in their career field; it can also affect eligibility for promotions and assignment
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Senior Airman Daniel Deweese, 28th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, checks to ensure the lugs on a bomb dummy unit-50 are flush during a training session at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 19, 2016. The Airmen from the 28th MUNS complete thorough inspections of each unit before sending the munitions off to the next group and it reaches its final destination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Nevins/Released) Munitions builders put 'bomb' in bomb wing
It's no secret the 28th Bomb Wing provides world class Airmen and combat air power, anywhere at any time, but that mission could not be accomplished without the 28th Munitions Squadron.The 28th MUNS provides conventional munitions and trained personnel to support the 27 B-1 bombers assigned to Ellsworth AFB."The mission at Ellsworth is to fly the
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Eunice “Bernie” McFarling, 28th Bomb Wing sexual assault response coordinator, settles in as the new SARC at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 15, 2015. As the base’s SARC, McFarling is the central contact for those who have been victims of sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anania Tekurio/Released) New SARC takes reins
Ellsworth AFB has a new advocate for helping victims of sexual assault regain their sense of power, Mrs. Eunice "Bernie" McFarling.McFarling, who recently arrived at Ellsworth in October of 2015, has taken the reins as the base's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. Prior to coming to Ellsworth, she worked with the Airman and Family Readiness
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