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  • Selective Bonus Retention Bonus (SRB) Implementation for FY21

    Department of the Air Force officials released details on the FY21 SRB program on 10 December 2020, which is effective 5 January 2021. The updated SRB listing can be found on the AFPC public website at https://www.afpc.af.mil/Retention/. Personnel should contact the Career Development at their servicing MPF to determine their eligibility to reenlist with an SRB entitlement.
  • Breaking barriers: Women of the Bomber Task Force

    Working within maintenance for the past 15 years, Master Sgt. Lefever knows her field better than most. As a Bomber Task Force (BTF) project officer for the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Lefever has had the unique opportunity to coordinate the logistics for her personnel prior to arrival and throughout the BTF deployment. Her duties fall
  • Ellsworth Delivers Holiday Cheer to the Children of the Youth & Family Services Center

    For the past 14 years, volunteers from the 28th Operations Group have delivered gifts during the holiday season to the children of the Youth & Family Services Center program in Rapid City, S.D.
  • B-1B Lancers arrive at Andersen Air Force Base for Bomber Task Force deployment

    B-1B Lancers returned to the Indo-Pacific region for a Bomber Task Force deployment, conducting operations out of Andersen Air Base, Guam.
  • A very merry Camp SoDak Christmas

    The holidays are still happening for families at Ellsworth! On Nov. 29, the local community and the non-profit Camp Together Living a Challenge (TLC) hosted a holiday-themed event for military families who were in need of a little extra cheer this year.
  • 34th Bomb Squadron participates in Indo-Pacific joint exercise

    A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, participated in a joint interoperability exercise to test long-range force packaging and demonstrate global reach capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region, Nov. 12.
  • 28th MDG has gone mobile

    Ellsworth is one of only two Air Force Global Strike bases to have a Mobile Expeditionary Readiness Clinic – also known as the MERC. The MERC, a mobile medical trailer, was designed with Airmen in mind. The 28 1/2 foot trailer is capable of providing health care directly to Airmen at their work locations across the installation.
  • Winter is back: what to know about ROADCON Black

    Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., has introduced a new Road Condition classification known as black Oct. 17, 2020. Road Condition Black will be enforced if driving conditions are extremely dangerous. Only emergency services, snow removal and mission critical vehicles will be permitted to travel at that time.
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification is complete

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on 60 B-1B Lancers was completed in September 2020, ahead of schedule, with Ellsworth Air Force Base receiving its first upgraded B-1 in 2016.
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on the B-1B Lancer fleet has been completed ahead of schedule. Sixty aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012 and was completed in September 2020. The Integrated Battle Station was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit and Central Integrated Test System. “During development, it became obvious that modifying the same aircraft three times would be detrimental to aircraft availability and would create numerous aircraft configurations,” said William Barnes, B-1B Systems Program Manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “Thus Integrated Battle Station was born.” The Integrated Battle Station was the largest, most complicated modification ever performed on the B-1 and it gave the flight deck a whole new look.
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