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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Feeback, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals in a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 7, 2017. Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are supporting bomber assurance and deterrence missions in the European theatre that combine training opportunities and greatly improve interoperability among participating NATO allies and regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) More than maintenance: 28th AMXS keep B-1s in the fight
A pair of lethal, supersonic birds of prey roar past the Air Traffic Control Tower as spectators turn their attention to the two-ship performing a flyby before making their descent to the dark pavement below.With their charcoal-gray, metallic skin and retractable wings, the B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., take turns landing and
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Col. Gentry Boswell, the commander of the 28th Bomb Wing (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, the command chief of the 28th Bomb Wing, speak to Airmen during a semi-annual Wingman Day inside the Pride Hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 28, 2017. After a brief message from base leadership, nearly 2,300 Airmen participated in activities that developed them physically and socially. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Wingman Day develops Airmen physically, socially
Members of team Ellsworth gathered in the Pride Hangar to take part in a semi-annual Wingman Day, April 28, 2017. The events included activities that focused on improving Airmen physically and socially – two pillars that make up Comprehensive Airmen Fitness.“Wingman Day is a day where we focus on resilience and give Airmen and their families time
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Aniah Perry waits for a balloon during the 2017 Children’s Fair inside the 28th Medical Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 20, 2017. Volunteer and non-profit organizations such as Youth and Family Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Family Advocacy and the Children’s Home Society participated in the event, providing parents with resources and information on child abuse prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)  28th MDG hosts 2017 Children's Fair
Aniah Perry waits for a balloon during the 2017 Children’s Fair inside the 28th Medical Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 20, 2017. Volunteer and non-profit organizations such as Youth and Family Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Family Advocacy and the Children’s Home Society participated in the event, providing parents
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Brig. Gen. (sel) Gentry Boswell, 28th Bomb Wing commander, presents Al Cornella with the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award during a Military Affairs Committee meeting at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on March 16, 2017. Cornella received the award, the highest given to non-Department of Defense civilians by the Secretary of Defense, by advocating for the Air Force, connecting regional and professional communities to the service and bolstering a better understanding of the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Rapid City leader garners AF Distinguished Public Service Award
A longtime friend of Ellsworth and champion for our nation’s military has received the highest award given to non-Department of Defense civilians.Alton “Al” Cornella, a civic leader and retired local business owner, received the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award for advocating for the Air Force, connecting regional and professional
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Samantha Clark and her husband Senior Airman Jason Clark, a unit deployment manager assigned to the 28th Communications Squadron, view art during the African American Heritage Month celebration inside the Deployment Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 28, 2017. The event showcased art submitted from Airmen, high school students and children from the Child Development Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)     Ellsworth celebrates African American History Month
Mouth-watering scents of shrimp jambalaya, grits and beans fill the auditorium as Airmen shuffle along a row of white tables and crockpots, filling their plates with heaps of soul food. A slideshow presenting African American History facts plays on repeat in the corner while Airmen and Civilians converse near an art gallery of drawings, paintings
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Today’s 8th Air Force activated under the designation of VIII Bomber Command at Langley Field, Virginia, as part of an expansion of the U.S. Army Air Corps Feb. 1, 1942. The 8th Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., celebrated its 75th anniversary with retired 8th Air Force commanders and command chiefs, and several Air Force Global Strike leaders and Royal Air Force personnel. The Eighth commands the U.S. Air Forces entire fleet of long-range, stealth, and heavy bombers, to include the recently added E4-B National Airborne Operations Center fleet. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Erin Trower) 75 years of American Airmen: Past, present, future
On Feb. 1, 1942, the history of today’s 8th Air Force began to write its story. With milestones such as the Doolittle Raid and Operation Linebacker II, it’s no surprise that the 8th Air Force made a lasting legacy and is known today as the “Mighty Eighth.”
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From left, U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, incoming Eighth Air Force/Task Force 204/Joint Force Component Command for Global Strike commander, and Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, exiting 8AF, JFCC-GS, TF204 commander, stand during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 4. Fifty-second Eighth Air Force commander departs, new leader takes helm of bomber force
Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Eighth Air Force, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Task Force 204 from Maj. Gen. Richard Clark during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 4, 2016.
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