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  • Former combat aviator revisits the B-1

    In May 1987, the first B-1B Lancer, dubbed “Wings of Freedom”, called Ellsworth Air Force Base home; it was around the same time that Captain Daniel Novick also arrived at Ellsworth and joined the Initial B-1B Lancer cadre. Within five months of Novick’s arrival, he and his team had broken 18

  • Ellsworth Gives Tour to Mr. Don Peck, Avid Donator of Models

    A B-1B Lancer model airplane hangs in the lobby of the Joe D. Brown IV Mission Training Center on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Aug. 17, 2023. Ellsworth is one of two bases in the United States Air Force housing and employing the B-1B. The model was donated by Mr. Don Peck, which is one of

  • The Wrench and the Rifle

    The 28th Civil Engineering Squadron at Ellsworth Air force Base conducted “Operation DEATH EAGLE”, a 96-hour deployment training exercise on base, July 25-27, 2023.

  • Raider Maintainers Generate Red Flag Airpower

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.-- Wrenches turning, engines running and scattered voices fill the air on the flightline. Constant movement and an effort-by-all ensure the B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, are mission-ready at Red Flag-Nellis 23-3.

  • Combat Veterans raise awareness through charity events

    Motorcyclists cruising the streets are a common sight in the Black Hills and on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, but a local Chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) have been dedicating themselves to much more than just riding the scenic areas.

  • Red carpets and combat boots

    When most people think of military members, the idea of glamorous dresses and costumes, performing under bright lights on center stage, glossy lips, perfect hair and pristine makeup usually does not come to mind.

  • Mission Generation Competition

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ian Satterfield (left), 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, and Senior Airman Jeremy Shaffer, 28th AMXS weapons load crew team chief, participates in a weapons load competition during the first annual Mission Generation Competition at Ellsworth

  • 28th Maintenance Group CoC

    U.S. Air Force Col. Johnny West, incoming 28th Maintenance Group commander, gives a speech during a change of command ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, June 29, 2023. West entered the Air Force in 1991 as a munitions systems apprentice and commissioned in 2001 through a Reserve