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  • Combat Raider 19-2 offers ‘firsts’ for Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Ellsworth Air Force Base hosted Combat Raider 19-2 from May 14-16. This exercise showcased the value of the Powder River Training Complex to aircrew members as they train to become more efficient, lethal and ready to combat threats to the United States.Combat Raider 19-2 has been an exercise with several “firsts”
  • Airmen ruck in honor of Police Week

    Airmen participated in a 4.5-mile ruck challenge in honor of National Police Week at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. The event was organized by the 28th Security Forces Squadron, in tribute to law enforcement officers who have died while serving communities nationwide.
  • Ellsworth Airmen pay respects to World War II veteran

    Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base attend the funeral of former Pfc. Carroll E. Lonas, 94, who served as a rifleman with the U.S. Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Division during World War II. Lonas was detained by the Germans for 14 months prior to his escape. He hiked roughly 1,100 miles to friendly territory. Lonas was laid to rest at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. on May 9.
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated at Ellsworth

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month has come again to Ellsworth Air Force Base and was celebrated with a food tasting event at The Exchange. Airmen and their families enjoyed cuisine prepared by volunteers who were influenced by the rich cultures of Asians and Pacific Islanders. Attendees also enjoyed hula dancing performed by the Polynesian Dance Group and listened to guest speakers.
  • AFGSC B-1Bs return to flight

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations this week following a safety stand-down issued March 28 by Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander.  Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as the inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.During the safety stand-down,
  • Ellsworth commemorates the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

    An event commemorating the 77th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid was hosted at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Static displays of two B-1B Lancers and a B-25 Mitchell were viewed by base members and their families. Participants also heard from Col. John Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing commander, and Craig Nelson, an author who wrote a book about the Doolittle Raid and its significance. Spectators also watched a B-25, the same bomber used in Doolittle’s Raid, take off from the base flight line.
  • Claims Information - Staff Sgt. Gilbert

    On behalf of the 28th Bomb Wing, please see below for an announcement regarding claims information.IAW AFI 34-511, please contact 2d Lt. Levi Ragan, Summary Court Officer, at DSN 675-4480 if you have any claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Reuben A. Gilbert.
  • Sesame Street Live visits Ellsworth

    Characters from Sesame Street Live performed at the base theater on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Families were able to get up close and personal with their favorite characters – while singing, dancing and learning about the importance of community.
  • AFGSC orders B-1B safety stand-down

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet March 28. During a routine inspection of the B-1B drogue chute system, potentially fleet-wide issues were identified with the rigging of the drogue chute. It appears to be a procedural issue and is unrelated to the previous problem with egress system
  • Air Force announces Ellsworth AFB as first B-21 base

    The Air Force announced Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, has been selected as the preferred location for the first operational B-21 bomber and the formal training unit, March 27.