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Col. John Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing commander, greets Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, as she arrives at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2018. During her visit, Wilson toured the new 28th Security Force’s Little Defender’s Den and state-of-the-art Cold Spray station inside the 28th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicolas Z. Erwin) SecAF visits Ellsworth AFB
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Ellsworth Air Force Base, June 25, 2018. During her visit, Wilson met with Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing while touring the new 28th Security Force’s Little Defender’s Den and state-of-the-art Cold Spray station inside the 28th Maintenance Squadron. “I really enjoyed spending time with Airmen,”
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2018
Airman 1st Class Fepuleai Edwards, a 28th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, performs a traditional dance during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month outside the Child Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 2, 2018. The Ellsworth Diversity Council hosted several events during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, performing dances, making crafts and tasting traditional foods from different countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) Aloha! Ellsworth celebrates AAPI Heritage Month
From the tropical rainforest on the Islands of Hawaii to the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji, Japan, this unique region of the world and the people that live there have a culture unlike any other. The military brings all kinds of people from every heritage together to support the mission and during the month of May, the Ellsworth Air Force Base
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2018
2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year Finalists to compete for Air Force Entertainer of the Year
Voting ends Nov. 30 in the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year. Meet the three finalists as well as the category winners and learn how to cast your vote.
0 11/15
2017
Senior Airman Mark Lee, an Electrical and Environmental craftsman assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron, opens a binder inside the E&E back shop at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, April 12, 2017. While troubleshooting components of the B-1 bomber, E&E Airmen sign in parts, assess the problem, order equipment and fix the parts as necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) 28th MXS back shop saves AF time, money
Back shops provide a technical service that Airmen working the flight line depend on in order to keep aircraft running safely, efficiently and smoothly. They spend countless hours troubleshooting components, ordering equipment and fixing parts.  One such back shop at Ellsworth found a way to cut the time it takes to troubleshoot B-1 bomber aircraft
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2017
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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2017
Heidi Sowers, a child program technician assigned to the 28th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., reads to children inside a classroom March 3, 2017. Sowers was one of 50 childcare center educators in the U.S. who won the Terry Lynn Lokoff Award, a national-level award promoting teachers’ projects to better improve teaching environments for children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) CDC educator wins national-level award
A teacher from the Child Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., won the 2017 Terry Lynn Lokoff Award, a national-level award promoting young educators’ projects to improve teaching environments for children.   “Terry Lynn Lokoff was a caregiver years ago,” said Heidi Sowers, the award recipient and a child program technician assigned
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2017
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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2017
A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly near Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 2, 2017. The bombers participated in the flyover as part of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary events. Former and present bomber Airmen from across the country celebrated the anniversary by partaking in various event to honor the past, present and future Airmen of the “Mighty Eighth.” (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Sagar Pathak)		8 AF celebrates 75 years

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2017
Members from the 28th Munitions Squadron render a salute during a retreat ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Nov. 10, 2016. The ceremony was performed in commemoration of Veterans Day, which has been a National Holiday every eleventh day of the eleventh month since President Dwight. D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation in 1938. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Ellsworth AFB hosts retreat in honor of Veterans Day
Members from the 28th Munitions Squadron render a salute during a retreat ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Nov. 10, 2016. The ceremony was performed in commemoration of Veterans Day, which has been a National Holiday every eleventh day of the eleventh month since President Dwight. D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day
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2016
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