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28th Security Forces Sqdn

The defenders of the 28th Security Forces Squadron provide integrated defense and combat capability to Ellsworth, the United States and the Air Force worldwide. Whether at home station or forward deployed, members of the 28th SFS provide an impenetrable umbrella of force protection encompassing all personnel, property and resources.

Emergency call 911

Base Defense Operations Center:

Local: (605) 385-4001
DSN: 675-4001

To protect and defend Ellsworth Air Force base, deploy expeditionary security forces and enable Air Force, joint and coalition missions.

Gate Information

Liberty gate

Liberty gate is the main installation entry control point and houses the visitor control center. The gate remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bismarck gate

Bismarck gate is for commercial and POV traffic.
Hours of operation:
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and federal holidays. (excluding: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)

Patriot gate

Patriot gate hours of operation:
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Closed all federal holidays. While school is in session, the outbound lane will be closed from 6 to 8 a.m.

Visitor control center

All visitors requiring one-time, short-term, or infrequent access to the installation must visit the visitor control center. 

Hours of operation:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed all federal holidays

Local: (605) 385-2895
DSN: 675-2895

Courtesy Vehicle Sweeps

Contact the military working dog section for details.

Local: (605) 385-2497
DSN: 675-2497