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  • Ellsworth celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is officially celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the base Diversity Council hosted two cultural events on Ellsworth Air Force Base.
  • Fire prevention week warms up at Ellsworth

    National Fire Prevention and Safety Week was started in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge to help educate the populous about proper techniques when dealing with fires. During this week, fire departments across the country get out into their local communities to teach fire hazard awareness and the importance having fire escape plans at work and at home. Each year, the event’s theme changes, and this year it’s: “Look. Listen. Learn.”
  • Best tool for the job

    The 28th Maintenance Squadron tool crib maintains and accounts for a multitude of tools used by the aircraft maintainers who keep the B-1s at Ellsworth Air Force Base flight-worthy and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. The tool crib Airmen distribute the maintenance equipment, as necessary, and also make sure the tools are returned when no longer in need. The unit’s goal is to ensure that Airmen working on the B-1s will always have the right tool to get the job done.
  • Raider Airmen return from deployment

    Sept. 18 celebrates the day the Air Force became a separate branch of the military. In the midst of honoring Air Force heritage, Ellsworth families had another reason to celebrate: approximately 350 Airmen returned home from a six-month deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, supporting Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.
  • 28th FSS hosts triathlon

    The 28th Force Support Squadron hosted the tri-to-b1 triathlon to all who have base access. The triathlon consisted of three parts, which included a 500-meter swim, a five-kilometer run and a 10-kilometer bicycle ride. Participants could either compete individually or in teams. Participants were broken up into age groups to make the race as fair as possible. Winners were given a ribbon and second place was awarded a certificate.
  • CATM inspects Ellsworth’s weapons

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance flight, conducted their biannual inspection of firearms on Ellsworth Air Force Base. They checked weapons for any defects and conducted routine weapon maintenance. CATM Airmen conducted the inspection of all base weapons to ensure they are ready for use in a deployed environment and for training purposes.
  • Auto Hobby Shop: Mechanics, counselors

    The auto hobby shop at Ellsworth Air Force Base is a place where Airmen and their families can repair and maintain their vehicles. From oil changes to engine swaps, the shop has the tools, facilities and mechanics to help with most automotive needs.
  • Back-to-School Roundup kicks off school year

    Ellsworth Airmen and their families walk around the Pride Hangar during the Back-to-School Roundup on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, August 18, 2018. Families received free backpacks and lunch boxes, as well as played games and jumped in bouncy castles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)
  • Ellsworth’s 2018 archery deer season begins

    Deer hunting season at Ellsworth Air Force Base will run from Sept. 1 through Jan. 1, 2019, and is open to those who have base access. Bow hunters who are interested in applying for a base-specific license must do so by Aug. 21 at 8 a.m.
  • Vehicle maintenance: The summer rebuild

    The 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintenance shop is conducting their yearly summer rebuild. The rebuild is put in place to ensure that all snow fleet vehicles are ready to keep the flight line and roads clear of snow during the winter months. This prior maintenance helps to ensure the Ellsworth Air Force Base mission can continue without delays when the weather turns.
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