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Forest R. McDonald, son of Ola “Millie” Rexroat, and Col. John Edwards, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, unveil the plaque honoring Rexroat during a building dedication at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Oct. 2, 2017. While serving as a WASP, Rexroat towed targets behind a T-6 Texan for air-to-air gunnery and ground-to-air anti-aircraft practice for male pilots. She also transported personnel and cargo. After the WASPS disbanded, Rexroat served another ten years in the Air Force Reserves as an air traffic controller. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth Airfield Ops building renamed in honor of fallen WASP
During a ceremony, the Ellsworth Airfield Operations Building was renamed the “Millie Rexroat Building,” on Oct. 2, 2017.The 28th Bomb Wing dedicated the airfield operations building to Ola “Millie” Rexroat, so her legacy can live on and be remembered by all who walk through the building.Rexroat was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilot
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Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: 70 years of Breaking Barriers
American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as part of America’s Joint Force in every region of the world and every mission area across the full spectrum of military operations. Airmen span the globe and Airpower has become the “oxygen the joint team breathes.”
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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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