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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
Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley addresses Team Ellsworth during an all call at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 23, 2018. During his visit, McKinley spoke during an all call, visited Airmen from one of his former career fields and welcomed Ellsworth AFB’s newest chief master sergeants during a chief master sergeant induction ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) Heritage at home: 15th CMSAF visits Ellsworth
Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley visited Ellsworth Air Force Base March 23. McKinley shared insight and history during an all call, met with Airmen from one of his former career fields and attended Ellsworth AFB’s Chief Master Sergeant Induction ceremony. “It’s been a great experience coming here to visit the Airmen of
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Staff Sgt. Alexander Buchanan, a 28th Operations Support Squadron aviation resource manager, stands next to an unfinished mural inside the 28th Operations Group building at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 8, 2018. An Airman and an artist, Buchanan has spent three months designing and creating this painting outside the host aviation resource management office where he works (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) The unfinished mural
A simple blue, ballpoint pen glides across a crisp white page as an artist drafts a blueprint. Concepts of his imagination come to fruition as he expertly sketches, outlines and shades images. A creature emerges from the chaos of lines, shapes and gradients. With every detail, the griffin, a powerful mythical creature resembling a lion with the
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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
A child picks a slice of pizza before watching a movie during a Hearts Apart event at the Elks Theater in Rapid City, S.D., March 3, 2018. Each quarter, the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., hosts an event like this, but the location and activity will vary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Bringing families together with Hearts Apart
Paying bills, picking up the children after school, managing household repairs and similar daily jobs can become mundane for a married couple. Their lives are intertwined as they face each day together.All of this changes with a deployment. A constant figure in the household is now not present; the support that was there fades. Luckily, the Airman
0 3/09
2018
Default Air Force Logo 28th SFS opens Little Defender’s Den
The 28th Security Forces Squadron held a grand opening ceremony for their new family room, the Little Defender’s Den, inside the Base Defense Operations Center on Feb. 23. The family room serves as a place to bring children during base or squadron recalls, as well as a breastfeeding and pumping room. The room is open to Ellsworth Air Force Base Airmen and their families.
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Tim Simmonds, an instructor with the 28th Security Forces Squadron, leads an active shooter brief inside the Installation Deployment Readiness Cell during an exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 22, 2018. Ellsworth AFB conducted an active shooter exercise, testing Airmen in nearly 20 locations on their ability to respond to different situations in their buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) Ellsworth conducts active shooter exercise
Ellsworth Air Force Base conducted an active shooter exercise Feb. 22. The exercise inspected nearly 20 different locations on base, testing each individual’s ability to respond to an active shooter situation within their building. “We were evaluating the base’s ability to react to an active shooter situation by going into at least one building
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Abigail Philbrick, a Professional Military Education instructor assigned to the 28th Force Support Squadron, explains the difference of professional and unprofessional qualities in supervisors inside the Samuel O. Turner Airman Leadership School building at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 16, 2018. ALS is a month-long PME course devoted to building the foundation of supervisory skills necessary to be a noncommissioned officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Continuing your (military) education
"You don't become a champion on the field," said Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, in response to a question about morale at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., March 2, 2017. "You become a champion in practice."
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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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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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