Base to host school town hall Sept. 28

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  • By Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone
  • 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

The base will host a town hall Sept. 28 at the Dakota’s Club to provide an update on results of a recent survey related to schools, the progress made within the base and local school systems, and the way ahead.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is open to families, residents, and interested parties.

In April of this year, a survey was created to gather feedback from Ellsworth families. The survey was used to gauge the relations between military members and their families within the local school systems.

“The feedback was used in an ongoing effort to create an avenue to improve support of military children and ensure they are given the best opportunities to achieve their highest potential,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Peters, 28th Bomb Wing Equal Opportunity superintendent.

According to Peters, the survey found that most military families felt their children experienced a healthy environment that fosters a supportive learning experience. Families feel their children are treated well, experience a sense of belonging, and are accepted members of the school community.

The 28th Bomb Wing is committed to strengthening the team by constantly communicating with off-base partners, to include schools military children attend.

Col. Joseph Sheffield, 28th Bomb Wing commander, is scheduled to speak at the event and address any ongoing concerns. Questions can be submitted in advance via this link: or in person at the event.

“We are hoping to give valued feedback regarding progress in the schools to the Ellsworth families who have children in the local school system,” said Peters. “There have been many recent initiatives that have taken place to better our children’s learning experiences.”

The town hall will also be video recorded and made available on the 28th Bomb Wing Command Team Facebook page for those who can’t be in attendance.