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The 28th Force Support Squadron hosted a Trees for Troops event at outdoor recreation on Nov. 30, where Airmen and their Families were able to get a free tree for the holidays at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base sent care packages with much needed supplies to Tyndall AFB, Florida, in an effort to assist in the hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts. Ten boxes – filled with an estimated 200 pounds of essential items such as toiletries, shoe insoles and non-perishable snacks – were packaged and shipped out Nov. 13 by the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 951.
"He served with Darby’s Rangers. He was a part of the 1st Special Service Force, also known as the Black Devils. He fought with the 474th Regimental Combat Team. His name was Kenneth G. Kerridge and he was my grandfather."
More than 100 Airmen from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base departed Oct. 25 to participate in exercise Green Flag 18-10, which runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 9.

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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!!)
This is how we feel on Mondays too... only 4 days till the weekend! https://t.co/QekYCnXHAY
President Trump has issued an Executive Order authorizing federal employees one day of mourning for the late Presid… https://t.co/63QuIKrrn7
@NellisAFB We feel like we’ve seen this before...
Road condition on base is YELLOW, but exercise caution in parking lots and side roads! FSS facilities, except the… https://t.co/fmjA4aPa75
The following base facilities are closed until further notice: BX, commissary, gym, Bandit Lanes, Arts & Crafts, Au… https://t.co/zSrvlszxHp
The road condition is RED. Please only travel on base if absolutely necessary. Stay tuned for facility closures.
Its Friday Flyday!! Where are you all off to this weekend?? https://t.co/0LgxQsY9Ax
The weather is looking a little choppy this weekend... So be sure you have a winter kit in your car, plenty of food… https://t.co/NddBQOzVLQ
Its #BeautifulDay so here are some beautiful photos of the worlds best bomber! https://t.co/yyiBGEO6j0
Military Appreciation Pheasant Hunt: https://t.co/G8DmgP4Qko via @YouTube
A little #throwbackthursday for you! Heres a photo from the first Large Force Exercise held in the Powder River Tra… https://t.co/n431iwKgaV
RT @USAFHealth: Today is a great day to quit smoking for good. If you need help taking the first steps, check out Col. Thomas Moore and the…
Thank you all for your incorrect guesses... It was actually at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, in Australia!!
Can you guess where this photo was taken? https://t.co/eWxD6pVz1W
@NellisAFB @TMobileArena @GoldenKnights Send us a brief synopsis since we cant make it!
Thanks @LukeAFB for making us look so cool! https://t.co/T0nxaQIbft
The road condition at Ellsworth Air Force Base is GREEN , as of 1:07 p.m. November 9, 2018.
The road condition at Ellsworth Air Force Base is YELLOW, as of 7:53 p.m. November 8, 2018.
@Dewey_Rauch Can you say it louder for the folks in the back?!?!? We wanna make sure @TeamMinot and @Whiteman_AFB hear you.