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Senior Airman Jordan Loveless, the Bioenvironmental Engineering special surveillance program manager assigned to the 28th Medical Operations Squadron, tests the pH of a water sample inside a lab at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 27, 2017. Airmen from BE are responsible for monitoring water quality on base monthly as well as during contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Waterline break tests team response, cohesion
A waterline break recently tested Team Ellsworth’s ability to work together to restore water on base while repairing damaged lines. On Monday, October 23, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron shut off supply to the base water tower for routine maintenance when the pressure reducing valve malfunctioned and 100 pounds per square inch (psi) of water
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Heather Ryan, the Team Ellsworth Spouses’ Club president, sifts through dresses at Ella’s Closet inside the Bone Yard thrift store at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 29, 2017. Ella’s Closet is a program that loans out dresses, shoes and other accessories for free to anyone with base access. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) A fairytale dress with Ella’s Closet
Nestled between comfy furniture, old books and miscellaneous  knick-knacks within the Bone Yard thrift store is a cozy corner where anyone can borrow a number of fancy dresses, shoes and accessories… for free. Created by the Team Ellsworth Spouses’ Club, Ella’s Closet is a project that loans out elegant attire. “This is a dress-lending closet that
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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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Airman 1st Class Bradyn McIntosh-Oldaker, a firefighter assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the Hurst Jaws of Life during a Base Appreciation Day at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2017. The fire department, along with other base agencies set up display tables for event participants to learn more about how they all contribute to the base mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson) Ellsworth hosts base appreciation day
Airman 1st Class Bradyn McIntosh-Oldaker, a firefighter assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates the Hurst Jaws of Life during a Base Appreciation Day at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2017. The fire department, along with other base agencies set up display tables for event participants to learn more about how they all
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As a way to improve relationships, the Ellsworth Chapel will host a free marriage enrichment event at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, South Dakota, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017. For more information or to sign up, email Sparks at brendan.sparks@us.af.mil. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Chapel to host marriage enrichment event
As a way to improve relationships, the Ellsworth Chapel will host a free marriage enrichment event at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, South Dakota, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017.The seminar, Marriage 101: Engaged and Married, is unique as it is open to all military members and their spouse or fiancé, regardless of military
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A convoy transports a Titan I missile from the flightline to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Aug. 16, 2017. After being stored in a hangar for more than 30 years, the missile is now a historic monument on display for visitors to view. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) A titan laid to rest
After 30 years inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, a Titan I missile was moved to its final resting place at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, Aug. 16, 2017. Before a crew from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron transported this historic behemoth to the cradles that hold it now, the retired nuclear missile was more than a
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An Ellsworth B-1 with a new piece of nose art with historic ties takes off down a runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 14, 2017. The Ruptured Duck nose art is the same design from a B-25 Mitchell bomber that was flown during the Doolittle Raid in 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller) Continuing a legacy
Multiple B-1 bombers from Ellsworth will travel to Dayton, Ohio, for the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid which will include a high-speed flyover and the unveiling of the “Ruptured Duck” nose art. The average Airman may not know too much about the names of the local bomb squadrons, but it should be understood that
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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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Robert Schilling, a former Airman and gunner on the AC-47 “Spooky,” tells stories of his military experience to a class inside the Airman Leadership School at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 20, 2017. During his presentation, Schilling shared stories of his time in Vietnam and how good leadership can make a difference in a life-or-death situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Leadership through heritage
It’s a sludgy, after-lunch Monday afternoon inside a classroom full of young Airmen. Instead of dozing off in the corner from a food coma, each troop is sitting at the edge of their seat listening attentively as a man sporting a Denver Broncos polo, a leather jacket and a handlebar mustache reminisces on his memories of war. Inside the Airman
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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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