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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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Senior Airman James Pratt, a heavy equipment operator assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, performs John Mayer’s “Age of Worry” in front of the 28th Mission Support Group inside the base theater during their annual awards ceremony, Jan. 26, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Four days later, Pratt was announced the Air Force Entertainer of the Year and was congratulated by Col. Gentry Boswell, the commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, in a coining ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Ellsworth ‘Rock Star’ wins AF Entertainer of the Year
The sound of applause echoes off the tall, dark walls, filling the dimly lit auditorium with the irregular beat of hundreds of people clapping. An “American Idol” style theme bumps through the sound system as colorful lights flash across the stage, waiting for him and his guitar to come take their place in the spotlight. “Hi, I’m Senior Airman
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2017
Personnel from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron remove snow from the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Jan. 25, 2017. With more than three million square yards of flight line, the civil engineers, also known as “Dirt Boyz”, have cleared over 20 inches of snow this season alone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) “Dirt Boyz” fight frozen flurries
Every year, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron activates a team from within their own unit to remove the icy powder that blankets Ellsworth and threatens the B-1 bomber mission.“We’re 24-hour ops,” said Senior Airman Nicholas Murtagh, a heavy equiptment operator assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron. “So when it snows, we’re always going to be
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2017
A B-1 bomber takes off at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 20, 2017. One of five B-1’s involved, the aircraft will take part in Red Fag – a joint exercise training aircrew and pilots across the world in air-to-air combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth launches to Red Flag 17-1
The 37th Bomb Squadron launched five jets from here Jan. 20, 2017, to take part in Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aircrews and pilots from across the world will be working together in the joint exercise, testing their ability in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017. Along with troops from across the DoD,
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2017
Airman 1st Class Christian Gray, an Aerial and Ground Equipment specialist assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron, locks the brake on a piece of equipment, Jan. 17, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. In two days, Airmen from the Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 28th LRS Travel Management Office loaded approximately 321k pounds of equipment to be used at Red Flag—an Air Force-wide exercise testing air-to-air combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) 28th LRS: B-1 bridge to Red Flag 17-1
Airmen from the 28th Logistic Readiness Squadron and the 28th LRS Travel Management Office have begun operations for Red Flag Exercise 17-1.  In just two days, these Airmen loaded approximately 321k pounds of equipment onto 17 trucks destined for the desert of Nevada Jan. 16 and 17, 2017. “It went really smooth,” said Staff Sgt. Joshua Stage, the
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2017
Master Sgt. Kenneth McKenna, the chief inspector of quality assurance assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Group at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England and a friend of Master Sgt. Scott W. Scovell, speaks at Scovell’s memorial service inside the Freedom Chapel at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 11, 2017. McKenna met Scovell, who passed away Jan. 3, when they served together at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, in 2005, and remained friends throughout many moves and duty assignments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Master Sgt. Scott W. Scovell memorial
Master Sgt. Kenneth McKenna, the chief inspector of quality assurance assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Group at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England and a friend of Master Sgt. Scott W. Scovell, speaks at Scovell’s memorial service inside the Freedom Chapel at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 11, 2017. McKenna met Scovell,
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2017
A row of products are marked with an “organic” label inside the commissary at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Jan. 11, 2016. The Defense Commissary Agency implemented a new Nutrition Guide Program by labeling certain foods that are low sodium, no-added sugar, high fiber, whole grain and organic with color-coded shelf tags. Dietitian approved, these labels are designed to help customers locate healthy options faster – saving time and hassle. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Ellsworth commissary labels nutrition
The commissary participated in a Defense Commissary Agency-wide Nutrition Guide Program by labeling certain foods throughout the store Jan. 2 to 5, 2017. The program, designed to help customers spot healthy products faster, marks products that are low sodium, no-added sugar, high fiber, whole grain and organic with color-coded shelf tags.  “It
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2017
Children anxiously await the arrival of Santa Clause inside the Youth & Family Services center in Rapid City, S.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Angel Tree volunteers from the 28th Operations Group and the U.S. Postal Service provided more than 250 gifts for children enrolled in Y&FS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) 10 years later: Angel Tree still giving
For the last 10 years, volunteers from the 28th Operations Group have worked with Santa and Mrs. Clause to deliver gifts during the holiday season to children in the Youth & Family Services program in Rapid City, S.D.This year, Airmen and volunteers from the local U.S. Postal Service delivered more than 250 gifts to children enrolled in Y&FS, Dec.
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2016
Airmen from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard conduct a burial ceremony for a veteran during a winter storm at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D., Nov. 29, 2016. The primary mission of the honor guard is to provide full military funeral honors to our veterans, retirees and active-duty personnel. In total, seven Airmen were required at the cemetery to properly conduct the full retiree ceremony, which is as a solemn act of recognition and remembrance by a grateful nation for dedicated service and sacrifices. (Courtesy photo) Despite winter weather, Airmen honor veteran
Airmen from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard conduct a burial ceremony for a veteran during a winter storm at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D., Nov. 29, 2016. The primary mission of the honor guard is to provide full military funeral honors to our veterans, retirees and active-duty personnel. In total, seven Airmen were required at the cemetery to properly conduct the full retiree ceremony, which is as a solemn act of recognition and remembrance by a grateful nation for dedicated service and sacrifices. (Courtesy Photo) Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard, burial ceremony, Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D.
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2016
Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, explosive ordinance disposal sections chief assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, oversees a controlled explosion training exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 14, 2016. EOD conducts training to maintain readiness for expeditionary missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Pull the pin… see smoke in the wind
Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, explosive ordnance disposal section chief assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, oversees a controlled explosion training exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 14, 2016. EOD conducts training to maintain readiness for expeditionary missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller)
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