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Kevin Goyer, a 28th Civil Engineer Squadron water quality program engineer, implemented a new flight line spill kit at Ellsworth Air Force Base to provide Airmen with a more efficient way to clean up fuel spills.
South Dakota Governor Dennis M. Daugaard addresses attendees at the 2018 Governors' Interstate Indian Council assembly at the Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer County, S.D., Sept. 26, 2018. Daugaard spoke about prioritizing tribal relations and the importance of communicating with the tribal community in South Dakota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Christina M. Bennett)
Sept. 18 celebrates the day the Air Force became a separate branch of the military. In the midst of honoring Air Force heritage, Ellsworth families had another reason to celebrate: approximately 350 Airmen returned home from a six-month deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, supporting Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.
Ellsworth Air Force Base hosted several events in dedication of Patriot Day and the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members of the 28th Force Support Squadron organized an early morning 5K ruck march at the Heritage Lake pavilion. It was dedicated to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that day in 2001. The event also paid tribute to first responders and those currently serving in the military.

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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!!)
Trying to put together the last remnants of fall before winter really hits... https://t.co/34OfmefKWt
The current road condition on base is GREEN.
*** ROADCON UPDATE *** The current Road Condition (ROADCON) on base is YELLOW. Please continue to check for updates and stay safe!
*** ROADCON UPDATE *** The current Road Condition (ROADCON) on base is Yellow. Please continue to check for updates and stay safe!
@TeamMinot @amysuds Don’t get a big head... once they visit us they aren’t going anywhere... we have the Beautiful… https://t.co/KtIFKyDF0X
@amysuds @BlaiAlexander @USSOCCENT @usasoac @USASOCNews We are not responsible for any lack of productivity caused… https://t.co/Qax9r9jKYc
@afa_tennis Win. Win. Winner!
RT @AirForceTimes: BREAKING: F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan https://t.co/DxyoUWbzbt https://t.co/W8HFq3VGtx
RT @RCJournal: Ellsworth role with new bomber discussed at defense symposium https://t.co/HBA5nPxiks https://t.co/epW9BLZHoE
Hey we have that plane too! https://t.co/UAVUZzXg9P
RT @AFCareers: CHANGES, UPDATES TO AFI 36-2903, Wear of Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Uniform at https://t.co/srrhDwNwGZ #AFPC #AirF
Cant spell Good Boy without Doggo! https://t.co/Tpb3OL4puW
RT @USAF_ACC: Today we have a celebrity edition of #TriviaTuesday! Which of these famous #veterans served in the @usairforce? 🤔 *Bonus poi…
@TeamMinot Hey we know that guy!!
RT @USAFCENT: Al Udeid Air Base Airmen practice loading inert munitions to a B-1 to maintain a high state of readiness! @usairforce @CENT
Sometimes you just gotta deal with them because they are family 💁‍♀️ https://t.co/ZBFWe4Uhfl
What’s better than going downrange and showing the world the B-1 is the best Bomber there is? Coming home. https://t.co/X5Do1w3B3T
@NellisAFB This is SICK!!!