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  • New 28th Bomb Wing commander named

    A new pair of hands will be at the helm of the world’s largest B-1 combat wing following a change of command ceremony at 9:28 a.m., Aug. 9 in the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.Col. John Edwards, a master combat systems officer with more than 2,440 flight hours including 237 combat hours accrued during Operation Allied Force
  • Former 28th Bomb Wing Commander, Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, to retire

    Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, the Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and former 28th Bomb Wing commander, will retire Aug. 14 after more than 30 years of service.Vander Hamm commanded the nation’s largest B-1 combat wing while at Ellsworth from June 2007 to June 2009. During that time, he worked diligently to advocate for long
  • 28th CES deploys in support of overseas operations

    Several Airmen from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron deployed in support of multiple overseas operations July 9 and 12.
  • Ellsworth partakes in Red Flag 17-3

    Five B-1 Bombers departed Ellsworth, July 6, to participate in Red Flag 17-3 at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Airmen and families participate in annual base picnic

    Senior Airman Cameron Parker, a response force leader assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron, is sentenced to jail by “Judge Mental” during the annual base picnic at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 30, 2017. During the picnic, attendees were given an opportunity to pay for a warrant for the arrest of an Airman of their choosing. (U.S.
  • Airmen strengthen battlefield skills during Golden Coyote

    Ellsworth Airmen participated in the 33rd annual Golden Coyote exercise in the Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park, June 12-23, 2017. Golden Coyote is a two-week training exercise that provides units real-world scenarios they may encounter during contingency operations or homeland support missions, according to the South Dakota National Guard website.
  • 8 military units integrate, communicate in large force exercise

    The 28th Bomb Wing hosted Combat Raider 17-3, a large force exercise executed over the Powder River Training Complex June 26-30, 2017.

    A B-1 from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, is scheduled to make special appearances at four events in South Dakota July 4. The events include: -- 10 a.m.: Patriots Parade, Custer, South Dakota -- 10:30 a.m.: Independence Day Parade, Belle Fourche, South Dakota -- 11 a.m.: Gold Pan Days, Lead/Deadwood, South
  • Preserve, display, educate: repairing the Titan I for SDASM

    The Martin Marietta HGM-25A Titan I missile residing in Dock 43 at Ellsworth underwent repairs June 22 in preparation for future display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum.
  • 25th anniversary of 4th ACCS deactivation memorialized with bench dedication

    More than 50 members of the 4th Airborne Command Control Squadron held an anniversary reunion and memorial dedication at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum June 24. A granite bench designed by the reunion coordinator was a key part of the reunion, making the 25th anniversary of the unit’s deactivation. According to designer Mary Hillman the

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