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Dorm management: Providing Airmen a home away from home

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, lifts a bed frame so Airman 1st Class Casi Smith, a 28th Security Forces response force leader, can clean under it at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Airmen are responsible for cleaning their rooms before they out-process and move to a new home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, lifts a bed frame so Airman 1st Class Casi Smith, a 28th Security Forces response force leader, can clean under it at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Airmen are responsible for cleaning their rooms before they out-process and move to a new home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Jason Goss, an Airman dorm leader, uses a rug cleaner at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 16, 2018. Dorm leaders ensure all six base dorms are maintained and kept in working order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Jason Goss, an Airman dorm leader, uses a rug cleaner at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 16, 2018. Dorm leaders ensure all six base dorms are maintained and kept in working order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Airman dorm leaders work on their computers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 16, 2018. Airman dorm leaders are preparing for a new dorm to be finished in January 2019, which will provide new housing for more than 120 Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Airman dorm leaders work on their computers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 16, 2018. Airman dorm leaders are preparing for a new dorm to be finished in January 2019, which will provide new housing for more than 120 Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, inspects the room of Airman 1st Class Riley Thomas, an electronic warfare journeyman, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Staker and her colleagues are responsible for ensuring dorm airmen are processed in and out of the dorms efficiently. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, inspects the room of Airman 1st Class Riley Thomas, an electronic warfare journeyman, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Staker and her colleagues are responsible for ensuring dorm airmen are processed in and out of the dorms efficiently. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, looks at a checklist at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Dorm leaders check if Airmen have completed all of their necessary paperwork and cleaned their dorm rooms so new residents can move in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, looks at a checklist at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Dorm leaders check if Airmen have completed all of their necessary paperwork and cleaned their dorm rooms so new residents can move in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, inspects the refrigerator of Airman 1st Class Casi Smith, a 28th Security Forces response force leader, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Dorm leaders check every part of dorm rooms for Airmen out-processing for potential health and safety hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, inspects the refrigerator of Airman 1st Class Casi Smith, a 28th Security Forces response force leader, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Dorm leaders check every part of dorm rooms for Airmen out-processing for potential health and safety hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, completes a checklist at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Dorm leaders verify all processing paperwork and ensure Airman clean their rooms before new residents move in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker, an Airman dorm leader, completes a checklist at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 17, 2018. Dorm leaders verify all processing paperwork and ensure Airman clean their rooms before new residents move in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- --

The Airmen at the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron dorm management team are responsible for keeping the six dorms on base up and running. They are tasked with ensuring over 690 Airmen have comfortable and functional housing accommodations. The dorm leaders are responsible for processing Airmen in and out of the dorms.

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