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Raiders from Ellsworth Air Force Base teamed up with Make-A-Wish South Dakota Feb. 26 to notify a local 17-year-old that his dream to visit the Sept. 11 memorial in New York has become a reality.
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.
As of Jan. 1, the nightly rates at the base lodging facilities have increased as part of an Air Force-wide move to discontinue appropriated funds support and convert to a non-appropriated funds operation.
The 28th Force Support Squadron hosts a Chef of the Quarter cook-off at the Raider Café on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 18, 2019. Contestants were split into three teams and were required to produce a dish that incorporated two secret ingredients.
A teacher in Ghana has aspirations. She wants to see the world and all that it has to offer and thinks of what her future has in store for her. She yearns to see new places and experience the sights and smells that come with them – to meet new people and form new relationships. In 2013 her travels brought her to the U.S. Three years later, she enlisted in the Air Force.

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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!!)
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
Did you know... that Ellsworth has had more than 10 different types of Aircraft assigned here...??? Aside from our… https://t.co/eIkzubCROx
#Reduce, #Reuse, #Recycle is the name of the game at the Ellsworth AFB Haz-Mart, where Airmen can safely return and… https://t.co/rxQPoYAvP1