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Members from the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club and 28th Bomb Wing leadership hosted the 18th annual Dakota Thunder Run at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Aug. 7, where over 150 participants rode their motorcycles to Sturgis.
After over two years of renovations, the Holbrook Library held its grand reopening July 26, 2018.
The 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintenance shop is conducting their yearly summer rebuild. The rebuild is put in place to ensure that all snow fleet vehicles are ready to keep the flight line and roads clear of snow during the winter months. This prior maintenance helps to ensure the Ellsworth Air Force Base mission can continue without delays when the weather turns.
When the flames of a fire swallow a home or an aircraft whole, everyone nearby runs far away from the danger. But, in the midst of the chaos and panic, a select group approaches the blaze in their bright red trucks and faded yellow suits: the firefighters.
Nine members of Team Dakota participated in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, cycling roughly 468 miles from July 21-28.

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“Air traffic controller’s jobs are basically keeping planes from crashing into each other and getting people where they are going on time” Check out the full story on Air Traffic Controllers here: http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/1578044/air-traffic-control-keeping-eyes-on-the-sky/
Today is 🌎😃📅 ( #worldemojiday ) our favorites are 🚀💣🛫💣✈️💣🛸💣🛰💣🛩💣🚁 (^^cuz everything is better as a Bomber)
#Onthisday in 1948: With the Berlin Blockade still in effect, B-29s arrived in England for training at British bases. These were the first US bombers to be based in the UK after World War II. #BomberHeritage
Friday, July 13th, the 37th and 34th AMUs went head to head in the 2nd Quarter Loadcrew Competition. Watch the news story to see who won.
Who do you think has the best bomb loaders?? The 37th AMU thinks they are the best of the best... Lets see if they can convince you!
Who do you think has the best bomb loaders?? The 34th AMU thinks they have what it takes to have the fastest bomb loading time! Lets see what they have to say!
It's #CowAppreciationDay!! Here’s the world’s fastest cow, capable of going Mach 1.25, and quenching our adversaries’ thirst for freedom.
14 July 1974, General Carl "Tooey" Spaatz passed away: General Spaatz was the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force During his long military career, he had been one of the early pioneers of military aviation and strong advocate for a separate Air Force, independent from the U.S. Army. As a young officer, he experienced air combat in World War I; afterwards served as a test pilot with Ira Eaker, Hoy Barksdale, Elwood Quesada, Jimmy Doolittle, and others achieving several aviation records. As a young officer, Carl Spaatz testified in the 1925 court-martial of General Billy Mitchell. Later in World War II, General Spaatz oversaw the buildup of American airpower in the United Kingdom to include Eighth Air Force.
Congratulations, 1st Lt. Thomas Ahearn - Ellsworth Airman and newest recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross!
The spouses of Ellsworth Airmen are resilient despite regular moves from base to base. We are thankful for amazing community partners who advocate for legislation that supports the careers and lives of EAFB spouses!
Its supposed to be a scorcher out tomorrow! Rapid City Military Appreciation Open Swim weekend came just in time! This weekend the 14th and 15th provide a military ID and one non-perishable item to swim for free at any city swimming pool!!! Be sure to share so everyone can get a chance to stay cool! Pool Hours: Horace Mann Pool (818 Anamosa St): 12:00pm-6:00pm, both days Jimmy Hilton (Sioux Park) Pool (920 Sheridan Lake Rd): 12:00pm-6:00pm, both days Parkview Pool (4221 Parkview Dr): 12:00pm-6:00pm, both days Roosevelt Swim Center (125 Waterloo St): 1:00pm-7:45pm Saturday, 1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday
***UPDATE*** There will be construction near the intersection of Twinning and Ellsworth (thats the road you drive on if you come in through the Bismarck (commericial gate) from TODAY until the 27th. Minimal delays are expected, but if you dont want to risk it, the main gate is always open.
The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band paid a visit to the Black Hills last week as a way to celebrate Independence Day!
Please be advised the Liberty Gate (main gate) will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at around 11:30 a.m. due to Schreiver Street and Davis Street requiring barrier maintenance.
What a monumental group effort from everyone involved that ended with everyone getting out safe!!
The base theater has been reserved July 10th at 1000 and 1800 for a briefing on base housing privatization! Contact base housing at 385-2568 if you have any questions.
The finance office will not be open until 1030 tomorrow July 6 due to a Change of Command Ceremony.
Happy 4th from the USAF Heartland of America Band!
Happy 4th of July! Be free! (But also please be safe!!)
RT @DeptofDefense: Happy Birthday to us! On August 10, 1947, President Harry Truman established the Department of Defense to unify the mili…
Who is ready for the #DakotaThunder motorcycle run? And who is ready to hear the roar of a B-1 down Main Street… https://t.co/2wp4ZpJWC5
Who's that Pokemon??? Spoiler Alert: Its the B-1 Bomber, the fastest, coolest, sexiest jet to ever provide freedo… https://t.co/Im0zySkcAC
@beverstine We will pick on them all we want.
Its #InternationalFriendshipDay !! Be sure to check out some of our best friends! @DyessAFBase @TeamMinothttps://t.co/FZFybtcpwX
Please be advised the Liberty Gate (main gate) will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending around 11:30 a.m. d… https://t.co/bEUfdTPDQ1
RT @usairforce: What better way to celebrate freedom than with the sounds of freedom! #4thOfJuly #IndependenceDay #Freedom https://t.co/Tn5…
RT @SD_Guard: Flying Old Glory this Independence Day? Here are a few friendly reminders. The @SD_Guard salutes you! #OldGlory #HBDAmerica #…
@mercclark17 Here’s how some of the kids looked at the end! https://t.co/xjMb9Y77kB
RT @mercclark17: COLOR RUN ☀️🌈 @28thBombWing
While our civic leaders weren't able to catch a glimpse of a real bomber (the B-One), they were able to get these r… https://t.co/3H9lALNiIt
Civic leader orientation flights - which require SAF/PA approval - are for individuals who can have a positive impa… https://t.co/UhBwrqGuQc
The tanker crew refueled a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft from Offutt AFB one day and a B-52 Stratof… https://t.co/98Pwb5ZNLn
13 civic & business leaders from the #BlackHills had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a key part of th… https://t.co/kDgsPNphYc