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Capt. Ryan Kerns, an instructor pilot assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, gives a mission brief before aircrew members depart from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for the Green Flag exercise 18-1 on Oct. 18, 2017. Aircrew members will be flying in air-to-ground missions for U.S. Army units on the ground. Green Flag exercises focuses on close-air support training which is different from Red Flag exercises which focus on air-to-air combat missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Ellsworth Airmen participate in Green Flag 18-1
Approximately 200 Airmen departed Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, for Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to participate in Green Flag 18-1 exercise from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3, 2017.
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Heather Ryan, the Team Ellsworth Spouses’ Club president, sifts through dresses at Ella’s Closet inside the Bone Yard thrift store at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 29, 2017. Ella’s Closet is a program that loans out dresses, shoes and other accessories for free to anyone with base access. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) A fairytale dress with Ella’s Closet
Nestled between comfy furniture, old books and miscellaneous  knick-knacks within the Bone Yard thrift store is a cozy corner where anyone can borrow a number of fancy dresses, shoes and accessories… for free. Created by the Team Ellsworth Spouses’ Club, Ella’s Closet is a project that loans out elegant attire. “This is a dress-lending closet that
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(From left to right) Tech. Sgt. Janay Stokes, Donald Bell, and Staff Sgt. Ashlei Philson, Equal Opportunity advisors assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, hold four of the offices Col. L. Joseph Brown awards at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 22, 2017.  The team was presented their most recent award Sept. 14, and is the fourth consecutive, and fifth overall, Air Force or major command level award they have received. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin) Equal Opportunity represents “one team, one fight”, brings home 5th award
The United States Declaration of Independence’s preamble starts with “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” These words have been trusted, followed and defended to some people’s last breath. They define the basic view of the United States: equality for all. Not only abiding by the preamble, but also the core
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Airman 1st Class Bradyn McIntosh-Oldaker, a firefighter assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the Hurst Jaws of Life during a Base Appreciation Day at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2017. The fire department, along with other base agencies set up display tables for event participants to learn more about how they all contribute to the base mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson) Ellsworth hosts base appreciation day
Airman 1st Class Bradyn McIntosh-Oldaker, a firefighter assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the Hurst Jaws of Life during a Base Appreciation Day at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2017. The fire department, along with other base agencies set up display tables for event participants to learn more about how they all
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As a way to improve relationships, the Ellsworth Chapel will host a free marriage enrichment event at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, South Dakota, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017. For more information or to sign up, email Sparks at brendan.sparks@us.af.mil. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Chapel to host marriage enrichment event
As a way to improve relationships, the Ellsworth Chapel will host a free marriage enrichment event at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, South Dakota, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017.The seminar, Marriage 101: Engaged and Married, is unique as it is open to all military members and their spouse or fiancé, regardless of military
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A convoy transports a Titan I missile from the flightline to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Aug. 16, 2017. After being stored in a hangar for more than 30 years, the missile is now a historic monument on display for visitors to view. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) A titan laid to rest
After 30 years inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, a Titan I missile was moved to its final resting place at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, Aug. 16, 2017. Before a crew from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron transported this historic behemoth to the cradles that hold it now, the retired nuclear missile was more than a
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Ellsworth Airmen return from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, after participating in Red Flag 17-3, July 29, 2017. Red Flag is the world’s largest combat exercise and incorporates ground, air, space and cyber space elements to prepare aircrews for future threats and environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Aircrew, maintainers test skills at Red Flag 17-3
Aircrew and maintainers from Ellsworth returned from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, after participating in Red Flag 17-3, July 29, 2017. Red Flag, a three week exercise, is realistic combat training in the Nevada Test and Training Range that incorporates ground, air, space and cyber forces to increase combat readiness.Working side-by-side with
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An FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician instructs 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen while preparing explosives during a National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 12, 2017. The joint training exercise provides an opportunity for several agencies to work together, strengthening their interoperability and readiness in case of a real-world emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) FBI trains with Ellsworth EOD Airmen
Special Agents from the FBI trained with 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen and other law enforcement agencies during a National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 11 to 13. The FBI-led, joint exercise focused on homemade explosives, or HMEs, and instructing bomb
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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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