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The seal of the Judge Advocate General Corps is displayed inside the 28th Bomb Wing courtroom at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. The Ellsworth Judge Advocate office serves as the legal advisor for the 28th Bomb Wing. They handle issues including administrative law, government contracting and military law. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) JAGs: Paper trails and trials
Military court: two images come to mind – either Jack Nicholson yelling “You can’t handle the truth!” or the thud of a gavel striking against wood when a verdict is delivered.
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Tech. Sgt. Ricky Dunbar, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 28th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance services flight, drives an ambulance at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 10, 2018. Ambulance services Airmen are on call 24 hours a day and are trained to respond to incidents with minimal delay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Ambulance services drive, strive to keep you alive
No matter the season, time or weather, a familiar sound can be heard from every corner of the base during an emergency – the wailing of an ambulance’s sirens en route to save a life or heal wounds.
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Brig. Gen. Richard E. Ellsworth, former 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing commander, is remembered at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for giving the base its namesake. Ellsworth was killed in a training exercise March 18, 1953, when his Convair RB-36 Peacemaker crashed killing all 22 onboard. (Courtesy photo) Ellsworth AFB: The man behind the base
What is a name? It can be a symbol of marriage, a title of a business or an aircraft designation. For Ellsworth Air Force Base, it epitomizes a legacy.
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Tech. Sgt. Brandon Williams, the 28th Operations Support Squadron noncommissioned of in charge of airfield weather operations and Master Sgt. William Price 28th OSS Weather Flight chief, use a device that measures wind speed and binoculars to look for approaching weather conditions at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 29, 2018. The weather flight helps leaders on base determine the best times to fly are to avoid any complications that could be harmful to aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) 28th Weather Flight: on the job, rain or shine
Rapid City, South Dakota, has earned the title of having the most unpredictable weather across the U.S. and Ellsworth Air Force Base just ten miles away the brunt of Mother Nature’s fury.
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Senior Airman Julian Hernandez, a 28th Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation and air conditioning journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Michael Schall, a 28th CES HVAC apprentice, use a vice grip and a wrench to fix a fan motor at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 3, 2018. The 28th CES HVAC shop is responsible for installing and maintaining all of Ellsworth’s heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) HVAC: Keeping Ellsworth between hot and cold
Extreme temperatures are common at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, putting machinery to the test. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron works hard to provide cool air during the summer months and warm air during the winter months so critical areas on base can effectively function.
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A team of Airmen answers questions during a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response race at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 20, 2018. Participants had to complete nine physical challenges and answer SAPR-related questions to move on to the next part of the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) SAPR races awareness through events, discussions
Ellsworth Air Force Base is honoring Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by hosting events to raise awareness and highlight the efforts of victim advocates.
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Airmen check one another’s seal during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and environmental training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 23, 2018. Emergency management Airmen from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron work with the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 28th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental engineering flight to keep Ellsworth AFB Airmen proficient with their mission oriented protective posture gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Feel the CBRNE
“Alarm Red, MOPP level four!” the instructor yells to 30 students as he studies their reactions. The class of Airmen, noncommissioned officers and officers hastily apply their mission oriented protective posture gear. After carefully tightening their protective masks, donning hoods and pulling on gloves, they inspect each other to make sure no
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Tools used in the 28th Medical Group Dental Clinic lay on a table at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 9, 2018. The clinic’s main responsibility is to maintain the dental readiness of those assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, so Ellsworth AFB Airmen can “Provide Airpower – Anytime, Anywhere.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Protecting the pearly whites: Dental clinic helps Airmen maintain readiness
George Washington’s wooden teeth are a tall tale. Though a myth, this legend made people think about the importance of good dental hygiene. It also could have scared a child or two into brushing and flossing regularly – or risk wearing wooden teeth for eternity.
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A child poses for a photo at the McRaven Child Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 6, 2018. The CDC takes care of children from the ages of 6 weeks until 6 years old, when they are ready to go to kindergarten. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Ellsworth offers childcare opportunities through CDC, FCC homes
Family Child Care homes and the McRaven Child Development Center are two childcare options presented to service members at Ellsworth Air Force Base. They not only provide military families with base-affiliated, certified childcare services, but can also open-up employment opportunities for those looking to become licensed childcare providers.
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Senior Airman Patrick Ware, center, a 28th Communication Squadron cyber transport technician, gets into position so a teammate can pass him the ball at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 6, 2017. Intramural sports provide an outlet for Airmen to stay active and socialize with others around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Intramural sports play important role in Airmen fitness
The buzzer sounds and the players take to the basketball court inside the Bellamy Fitness Center. A whistle pierces the brief silence and the game begins. On the other side of the base, Airmen sprint across the Pride Hangar soccer field in an attempt to score a last minute goal. Loose specks of turf fly up as the athletes storm down the field, weaving between defenders to position a strike.
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