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  • Ellsworth B-1s conduct BTF mission over Aegean Sea

    A pair of base B-1s launched from home station April 6 to conduct a long range mission to the Aegean Sea. The single-day Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission spanning about 28 hours took the supersonic bombers and crews nearly 12,000 nautical miles during the round-trip operation.
  • AFAF campaign kicks off at Ellsworth

    Team Ellsworth kicked off the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign with a special event at the Bandit Lanes bowling facility March 31. Ellsworth has set a goal to raise $36,733 from March 15 to April 23.
  • 100% Munitions Inventory

    The 28th Munitions Squadron will conduct a 100 percent inventory May 10-14, in accordance with Air Force Manual 21-201, Munitions Management.
  • Ellsworth Airmen recall historic mission 10 years later

    A decade after B-1B Lancers thundered off the runway from their home station at Ellsworth AFB to strike targets in Libya in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn, the images from that day are just as vivid now as the day they happened for many who contributed to that mission.
  • 28th MDG successfully provides COVID-19 vaccines at POD

    The 28th Medical Group used the point of distribution (POD) concept to provide approximately 1,250 beneficiaries with their first or second doses (if the first was administered by the 28th MDG) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine within a 12-hour period March 19. The POD provides the 28th MDG with the ability to immunize a large population within a limited amount of time, reducing health risks within the community and keeping Airmen mission ready.
  • Ellsworth B-1s represent AFGSC at Red Flag 21-2

    B-1B Lancers from the 37th Bomb Squadron participated in Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, from March 8-19. The two-week exercise provided Airmen the opportunity to train realistically alongside a number of different units and airframes from across the U.S. and around the world. In addition to the B-1, Red Flag hosted several airframes from allied nations including the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from NATO; F-35 Lightning IIs from Sweden and Norway; and F-15SG Eagle fighter jets from Singapore.
  • 28th SFS defenders receive new female body armor

    Female Airmen assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron received the Aspetto Mach V Female Body Armor (FBA) system at Ellsworth Air Force Base on March 2. Previously, female defenders wore the same body armor specifically designed for their male counterparts.
  • Base conducting exercise March 22-26

    The base will conduct an active shooter exercise the week of March 22-26. This exercise is intended to evaluate the ability of the 28th Bomb Wing to respond to an active shooter situation on the installation.
  • Air Force Announces Final EIS for the B-21 MOB 1 Beddown

    The Air Force is publishing a Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register that announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the B-21 Main Operating Base 1 Beddown at Dyess AFB, Texas or Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. The publication of the NOA on March 19, 2021 begins a 30-day waiting period before the Record of Decision for this action can be signed.
  • Base to offer Pfizer COVID vaccines to beneficiaries 16 and older

    Beneficiaries and base personnel who have not received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines previously will have the opportunity to receive their initial (or second for those who have already received their first through the 28th Medical Group) dose March 19 at a point of distribution (POD) site in the base’s Installation Deployment Readiness Center.