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Three new dormitories are worked on March 22, 2018, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. When completed, the dorms will accommodate approximately 140 base Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) New dorms to accommodate a growing Ellsworth
The roar of heavy machinery, the clanging of hammers and the buzzing of saws is something commonly heard near the Jefferson dormitory. The noise starts before sunrise and continues after sunset. Workers assemble the buildings with speed, skill and steady hands in order to meet their deadline and provide Airmen a home away from home while they are stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
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2018
Nine area civic and business leaders were inducted into the Ellsworth Honorary Commanders program during a special event March 8, 2018, at the Dakota’s Club at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Pictured are (front row): Joshua Farley, Prudential Advisors representative; Marnie Herrmann, Security First Bank senior vice president; Melanie Barclay, Make-A-Wish of South Dakota regional director; Dennis Wagner, Box Elder Chamber of Commerce president; Danny Coon, City of Rapid City Operations Management engineer; Kadee Hande, Central States Fair & Black Hills Stock Show marketing manager; (back row) Col. John Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing commander; Shelley Christianson; Eric Christianson, Black Hills Community Bank financial representative; Craig Pfeifle, Seventh Circuit Court presiding judge; Terree Matson-McCoy, VRC Metal Systems chief operating officer; and Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, 28th BW command chief master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Nine area leaders selected for honorary commanders program
Nine area business and civic leaders were inducted into the Ellsworth Honorary Commanders program during a special event March 8 at the Dakota’s Club.Col. John Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing commander, welcomed the new members handpicked to participate in the program and reminded them to make the most of the experience.“I encourage you to learn from
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Team Ellsworth wins MAJCOM’s Verne Orr manpower award
Ellsworth Air Force Base won the Verne Orr award at the Air Force Global Strike Command level on Jan. 19, 2018, and is now competing at the Air Force level.
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2018
Col. John R. Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing Commander, stands with other B-1 Bomber aircrew members from the 37th Bomb Squadron at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam. Ellsworth deployed Airmen from the 37th BS to help with the Continuous Bomber Presence operation that is being conducted by the Air Force Pacific Command. (Courtesy photo) 28th Bomb Wing leadership visits Guam
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Col. John R. Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing Commander and Command Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, recently visited the men and women of Ellsworth AFB deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam.
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2018
Eighth Air Force and J-GSOC commander Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere speaks to Airmen about bomber operations for 2018 and recaps the past year's successes. Eighth Air Force commander rallies Airmen at all call
The latest Eighth Air Force Commander's Call revealed the unit's current and future ops tempo, reorganization and top Airmen, December 7.
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2017
Senior Airman Dorukhan Reels, a response force leader assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron, hugs Emmalyn Jensen, daughter of Staff Sgt. Michael Jensen, a cyber transport systems technician assigned to the 28th Communications Squadron, during a Superhero Parade at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 11, 2017.This is just one of eight events that are happening on base where 28th SFS members are spreading awareness for Crime Prevention Month and are keeping Halloween safe and fun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Crime prevention and Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to Ellsworth
The 28th Security Forces Squadron and the Family Advocacy Program are hosting several events in October to raise awareness about Crime Prevention and Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
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2017
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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2017
1st Lt. Thomas, a weapon systems officer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, inspects the sniper pod on a B-1 bomber before take-off as part of exercise Combat Raider 18-1 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 11, 2017. This exercise introduces aircrew to various air-to-air and air-to-ground scenarios to ensure they are well prepared for future combat missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth Aircrews train in Combat Raider Exercise 18-1
1st Lt. Thomas, a weapon systems officer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, inspects the sniper pod on a B-1 bomber before take-off as part of exercise Combat Raider 18-1 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 11, 2017. This exercise introduces aircrew to various air-to-air and air-to-ground scenarios to ensure they are well prepared for future
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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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