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The Air Force announced Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, has been selected as the preferred location for the first operational B-21 Raider bomber and the formal training unit, March 27.
The 28th Munitions Squadron was announced as the winner in the Air Force Combat Operations Competition (AFCOCOMP) for U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command . They will move on to compete at the Air Force level later this year.
The Holbrook Library is keeping cool with a free Summer Reading Program, set to run from June 20 through July 25. (Courtesy graphic)

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Excellence in all we do... Today, Ellsworth Airmen partook in a commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. We pay homage to the Raiders who conducted the first air operation, using B-25 bombers like the one in this clip, on mainland Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. We remember and honor their legacy. #Raiders
A B-25 Mitchell stands as a reminder of our heritage... #77th #DoolittleRaid
Updated times for the Doolittle Anniversary Celebration! Anyone with base access is welcome, can't wait to see you there!
The Road Condition on Ellsworth Air Force Base is YELLOW. The shoppette is now open, the commissary will open at 1300 and the BX is closed today. Please drive safely.
An ambulance made for Hoth...and South Dakota. Our 28th Medical Group was getting in the #RiseOfSkywalker spirit and ready to go during the infamous blizzard of April 2019! #Raiders #Wesley
Update on base storm recovery from Colonel Edwards
We promise this is not a belated April Fools' prank. Due to inclement weather, all non-mission-essential base operations are suspended for tomorrow, April 12. Only mission-essential personnel will remain on/report to base as directed by their duty sections. Please work any issues directly with your leadership chain. The Child Development Center and Youth Center will be closed. Check social media for updates on commissary and AAFES operating hours. Tenants are to follow their respective unit leadership direction. Currently, ROADCON is Red. Call 605-385-ROAD for the current road condition. Please be aware of the current road condition before traveling.
Tomorrow's 7 a.m. enlisted all call with Chief Master Sgt. Hemingway is cancelled due to inclement weather... But you better be ready for some #slay, because the 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. all calls are still on in the PRIDE Hangar!
Due to inclement weather, all non-mission-essential base operations are suspended for today, April 11. Only mission-essential personnel will remain on/report to base as directed by their duty sections. Please work any issues directly with your leadership chain. The Child Development Center and Youth Center will be closed. BX, Commissary, and Shoppette are closed. Visitor Control Center and Patriot (School) Gate will be closed. Bismarck (Commercial) Gate will be open to commercial vehicles only. For personnel assigned to MXG, resume normal operations at 0600L tomorrow. Tenants are to follow their respective unit leadership direction while the installation is in ROADCON Red. Please call 605-385-ROAD for the current road condition.
Due to inclement weather, Ellsworth AFB is on staggered delayed reporting for April 11, for all non-mission essential personnel. MDG, MSG and BWS should report by 1000. MXG should report by 1100. OG should report by 1200. CDC and Youth Center will open at 0930. Please work through your respective unit leadership for any unexpected delays. Standby for gate status during delayed reporting, but when in doubt, use the Main Gate! If reporting instructions change, you will receive an update by 0600 tomorrow, 11 April. Tenants are to follow their respective unit leadership direction unless the installation is in ROADCON Red. Call 605-385-ROAD for the current road condition.
**Updated as of 8:10 pm** Due to inclement weather, all non-mission-essential base operations are suspended for tomorrow, April 10. Only mission-essential personnel will remain on/report to base as directed by their duty sections. Please work any issues directly with your leadership chain. The Child Development Center and Youth Center will be closed. AAFES facilities will be closed. Monitor social media for commissary closure updates. Visitor Control Center and Patriot (School) Gate will be closed. Bismarck (Commercial) Gate will be open to commercial vehicles only. For personnel assigned to MXG who work swing or mid-shifts, your leadership chain will provide additional instructions by 1300 tomorrow. Ellsworth AFB Dorm Residents: Effective immediately – Please park at the front of the parking lots closest to the buildings. This will allow 28 CES to properly clear the parking lots. Once the back of the parking lot has been cleared, please move your vehicle to the back of the parking lot. Tenants are to follow their respective unit leadership direction unless the installation is in ROADCON Red. Please call 605-385-ROAD for the current road condition.
Today, the men and women of Ellsworth Air Force Base mourn the loss of retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders. The 1942 Doolittle Raid was the United States’ first counterattack on Japan after Pearl Harbor. Eighty Airmen in B-25B bombers launched from an aircraft carrier approximately 650 miles east of Japan to strike Tokyo. This historic mission boosted morale across the nation and signaled to the Japanese that the U.S. would defend itself at all costs. The 34th Bomb Squadron, 37th Bomb Squadron and 89th Attack Squadron descend from the original squadrons that participated in the Doolittle Raid. On April 18, all with base access is invited to honor the heritage of these squadrons and the legacy set by those who fought in the Doolittle Raid. B-25B statics are available for viewing next to the PRIDE Hangar starting at noon with the commemoration beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the hangar.
There's a potential for wintry weather the next two days! Stay tuned to Ellsworth AFB social media for closure information and call 605-385-ROAD for the current road condition!
It’s April - the month of the Military Child! Meet three-month-old Liam Jankowski, son of 1st Lt. Chris (28th Civil Engineer Squadron) and Emilie Jankowski (28th Medical Operations Squadron)! Isn’t he adorable???? #MilitaryChild
On April 18th we commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid! Anyone with base access is welcome to attend!
Hundreds of children experienced our annual Kids Deployment Line at the PRIDE Hangar yesterday! Kids of all ages went through mock deployment preparation to understand what their mothers and fathers go through when heading to an overseas deployment. #MilitaryChild #PurpleUp https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/508221051.html
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! We have some 2018 AFGSC Operations Award winners to announce! Major Charles J. Loring, Jr Award, 28th OSS Brigadier General Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award 28th Bomb Wing Brigadier General Kenneth N. Walker Award 34th Bomb Squadron Bomber Instructor of the Year Capt Patrick A. Walsh, 34th Bomb Squadron Bomber Flight Commander of the Year Maj Stephen A. Roberts, 28th Operations Support Squadron
Tune in live at 12 to see 28th Security Forces Squadron kick some butt on KOTA Territory News
The B-21 is Ellsworth-bound! #Raiders #DoBigThings United States Air Force Air Force Global Strike Command
RT @RapidCityPD: We appreciate the @28thBombWing as they show their support for Security Forces and surrounding law enforcement during toda…
@BrantBeckmanwx Excuse me, but we're MUCH louder than a lawnmower. #airpower #soundoffreedom
What a beautiful warm blue sky, perfect for flying! Oh wait this is a #ThrowBackThursday and it is still very cold… https://t.co/Oove19fJ2k
If we had a dollar for everytime there was a cooler plane than the B1... we would be broke 😜 https://t.co/hpxdfDe2CN
#wisdomwednesday Fact: B-1’s are the best looking bird in the sky https://t.co/cRHEz33whw
Ellsworth Air Force Base is on staggered reporting for non-mission essential personnel. MDG, MSG and BWS should re… https://t.co/mEQYzZwwHW
Here is some good info if you have any questions about how delays are decided! https://t.co/qIri7FVhAL
Operation Odyssey Dawn: When we sent off B-1's in support of combat operations in blizzard conditions to strike tar… https://t.co/dk9stzCYbq
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What did the one maintainer say to the other?? At least we aren't at @TeamMinot https://t.co/FfirgdxUHd
After months of blood, sweat and tears, the PRIDE Hangar is now open for intramurals and events. Great job 28th Civ… https://t.co/YgYsLaeQE0
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at… https://t.co/GFVJuBd2pL
Our chaplains and religious affairs airmen at the Ellsworth AFB Chapel provide counseling and pastoral support to… https://t.co/4xQbCA3tHU
RT @NewsCenter1: A thrift store on Ellsworth AFB, creates a special niche for service member community. https://t.co/ZCjRFjvXa9
The 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron - keeping B-1s ready for the fight in the heat, cold, day or night.… https://t.co/1mK1lwBMua
Delayed reporting for non-mission essential personnel tomorrow, Jan. 18. MSG/MDG/BWS - Report at 11 a.m. OG/MXG - R… https://t.co/QpThs4kDDn
Come march with us! The Ellsworth AFB Diversity Council is hosting a march commemorating the life and legacy of Dr… https://t.co/WeLDxIUKnU
RT @AirmanMagazine: YEAR IN PHOTOS! We've compiled the best photos from around the @usairforce.You can vote by leaving a 'like' on your fa…
The 28th MDG laboratory is at the forefront of modern medicine. This facility offers testing and other lab services… https://t.co/trh2LYvxgz