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First Lt. Corey Hayes, 28th Force Support Squadron food service officer, endures the biking portion of a triathlon at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 21, 2016. Being a big proponent of physical fitness, Hayes avidly participates in triathlons such as these to inspire others to set goals and work towards them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Donald Knechtel/Released) Triathlons, the love of the challenge
For many people, participating in a triathlon is a grueling thought -swimming, biking and running long distances tests one's endurance and can be difficult for some. However, for one particular Airman a triathlon is more than a race, it's a part of life he feels everyone should experience at least once.Being an avid participant of triathlons and
0 6/13
2016
Airmen participate in a basic riders’ course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2016. Ellsworth began a motorcycle safety initiative program, utilizing the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s curriculum, called the Rider Education and Training Systems, with an objective to prepare riders for situations and hazards on the road by using range exercises in conjunction with classroom lessons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) Do not get achy, practice summer safety
Summer is on its way and with the Black Hills as Ellsworth's backyard, many may take advantage of the warmer weather to go hiking and motorcycle riding, or travel throughout the region.Most people know the saying, "it's always fun until someone gets hurt," but by planning ahead and practicing safety during activities, individuals can skip out on
0 6/07
2016
Airman Michael Butler, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron receiving technician, scans an Air Force form 1348 on a crate into the inventory system at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 17, 2016. The forms are used to verify what items are contained in the box, what they are to be used for or who receives them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) What you need to know with TMO
There are a lot of steps that Airmen must take to successfully move during a permanent change of station, whether they are going to another state or country.To help Airmen start their transition on the right foot, the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office points them in the right direction."We try to make it as easy as
0 5/31
2016
Senior Airman Arielle Self, 432nd Attack Squadron mission intelligence coordinator and Dorm Council president, stands in front of Lincoln Hall at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 17, 2016. Self brought up the idea of the Prevention Dormitory Advocate team as a new way to provide Airmen residing in the dorms a way to seek help, acting as liaisons between Airmen and the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Donald Knechtel/Released) Prevention Dormitory Advocates provide liaisons to SARC
A group of Ellsworth Airmen motivated to assist their peers in a time of need turned to the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for training and guidance to start a new initiative.The Prevention Dormitory Advocate team are trained volunteers who reside in the dorms and act as liaisons between dorm residents and victim advocates, in the event of a
0 5/26
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Stach, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit B-1 aircraft technician, removes the inlet covers from the engines of a B-1B Lancer May 3, 2016, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Stach is responsible for pre-flight inspections and maintenance on the B-1. This includes checking fluids such as fuel, oil and hydraulics, as well as landing gear and oxygen for the aircraft crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Guerrero/Released) Keeping the B-1 airborne
Four FU-101 jet engines sucked in a whirlwind of air and screamed to life as the pilot powered up the engines of a B-1B Lancer. The aircraft then taxied down the runway before taking off, the flames from the afterburner visible against the evening sky. For some, the aircraft taking off every day has become routine, but for the maintainers that put
0 5/20
2016
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
0 5/18
2016
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
0 5/12
2016
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
0 5/10
2016
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
0 5/02
2016
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
0 4/22
2016
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