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A 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels vehicle is tested by a preventative maintenance team before it goes out for the day at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Each vehicle goes through an inspection to ensure all the functions work properly to prevent any hindrance to operation tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) 28th LRS fuels the fight
Editor’s note: This is the final in a series of four articles on the Logistics Readiness Squadron.Fuel… The water of the winged warfighter, without it, aircraft wouldn’t fly, trucks couldn’t drive, and the mission would stop.Much like water, fuel needs to be transported, pumped, monitored and ready for use, and it is the Airmen of the Fuels
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A soldier from the South Dakota National Guard’s Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, descends from an UH60 Blackhawk helicopter during Exercise Combat Raider 1701 near Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The exercise simulated rescuing two injured pilots that ejected from their aircraft in hostile territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Combat Raider keeps joint-force proficient, ready for battle
A young pilot dangles dangerously far from the grassy South Dakota tundra, held on by nothing more than a strap, a cable and a medic from the South Dakota National Guard.  As the Soldier and Airmen are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave Hawk medical helicopter, fake blood runs down the captain’s face.  Personnel recovery is a pilot’s nightmare, but
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Adryanna Holguin, daughter of Airman 1st Class Teresa Stine, a broadcast journalist apprentice assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office, rides her bicycle through base housing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2016. While riding bicycles on base, both children and adults must wear proper safety equipment, including helmets and knee pads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise M. Jenson) Back to school safety
With Summer weather dwindling as Fall approaches, members of Team Ellsworth and their families often take advantage of the warmer weather for outdoor activities, such as running or walking around the base lakes and bicycle riding, but it’s important that both pedestrians and drivers are aware of each other and their surroundings.“One of the most
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Default Air Force Logo Slaying her personal giants
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- As military members, we all have different stories as to why or how we came about joining the service, each with its own set of struggles and triumphs.Ellsworth is giving four Airmen the opportunity to share their unique stories during a segment called “Slaying Your Personal Giants” as part of its semi-annual
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Staff Sgt. Anthony Anderson, a conventional maintenance crew chief and munitions inspector assigned to the 28th Munitions Squadron, works to connect a lanyard to a pin connected to the bomb tail at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D., July 20, 2016. Anderson said one of the many things that keeps him motivated is seeing his work pay off downrange and encourages Airmen to always have a positive attitude. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Why I serve: delivering the payload one munition at a time
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – In May of 2010, Airmen of all ranks were sitting on a plane, some anticipating what life would be like during their deployment to Afghanistan. Others, like then-Airman 1st Class Anthony Anderson, were thinking about how their job would affect the mission and those around them.“I started thinking, ‘Okay, now [bomb
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