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  • Chaplain: Manning cuts will not diminish commitment to Airmen

    Chapel services personnel are an intricate part of the team who help Air Combat Command realize mission success. As a force provider, ACC organizes, trains, equips and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment, and addressing spiritual needs is a part of that mission readiness. The chaplaincy "is critical and vital to the
  • A deployment cycle; Part 1 of a series

    To an unknowing eye a deployment may seem to just be a group of people getting on a plane, but those who have been through a deployment know it takes an enormous behind-the-scenes effort before heading out. In preparation for a deployment there are many responsibilities the service members must handle, and many of those were briefed Jan. 11 to
  • Scheduled phone upgrade to cause 6-hour outage

    As part of a base wide telephone upgrade, a six-hour phone outage is scheduled for Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. This outage affects all Ellsworth phones with a "385" prefix. The upgrade comes at an opportune time. The Air Force mandated the change to a seven-digit number system and new lines also need to be created to support the Air Force
  • Ms. Rohini Hughes

    Rohini Hughes 3rd Quarter Volunteer of the Quarter Describe your job? Ellsworth Key Spouse program manager, a volunteer position that coordinates key spouse communications and activities for spouses of military members Why do you volunteer? To serve the families of deployed spouses who I feel serve our country just as much as our deployed
  • 1st Lt. Winell San Jose de Mesa

    1st Lt. Winell San Jose de Mesa, 28th Security Forces Squadron 3rd Quarter Volunteer of the Quarter What is your job title? Logistics officer in charge Why do you volunteer? I feel that helping people is what we should do; it's what I'd like done for me if I were in need. I also feel that if you're not part of the solution, then you're probably
  • Blood drives support local community

    In 2006, Ellsworth personnel donated 885 pints of blood to help replenish the local community supply, and this year's contributions are well on their way after the 28th Operations Support Squadron sponsored a blood drive today. Blood drives like this one provide a portion of the blood needed; on average, United Blood Services need 169 to 170 pints
  • Air Force level project, construction update 2007

    Ellsworth Airmen and their families will soon notice new developments in the many construction projects already in progress and those slated to begin this month. The Air Force Financial Services Center The massive proportions of this Air Force-level project are affecting three locations here. "Overall, three separate projects comprise this
  • Tobacco costs soar

    There's no better time to follow up on those new years resolutions to quit smoking. Tobacco users will notice a price increase on their preferred products effective Jan. 16. Prices will increase at the base exchange, shoppette and commissary. The price increases vary by product. In addition to South Dakota increasing the tax on tobacco products,
  • Diamond instructors share wisdom

    Two instructors from the United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy arrived here Jan. 8 to teach a week-long Air Force First Sergeant Seminar to an audience comprised of non-commissioned officers and company grade officers. Master Sgt. Paul Brown, 28th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, explained the class is mainly for Airmen pulling
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