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  • Airmen participate in Second Annual LGBT Color Run

    Members of the Ellsworth Diversity Council plaster participants in the Second Annual LGBT Pride Month Color Run at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2017. The Ellsworth Diversity Council used 30 pounds of rainbow colors during the run to promote awareness for the month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel)
  • “T-birds” and “Tigers” celebrate 100 years

    More than 100 Ellsworth Airmen, family members and distinguished guest attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons, June 12, 2017.
  • Ellsworth Airmen support bomber mission in European theatre

    Approximately 100 Airmen and two B-1 bombers from Ellsworth deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint and multinational exercises.
  • Base conducts exercise, tests emergency response procedures

    Ellsworth Air Force Base Airmen participated in an anti-terrorism exercise June 7, 2017. The exercise tested the emergency response procedures base-wide to ensure the installation can identify and respond appropriately to a threat. “The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate unit anti-terrorism programs and the implementation of the program
  • Honoring a legacy of 100 years

    Bringing the past to the present, honoring 100 years of heritage, the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons and associated Aircraft Maintenance Units have always played a significant role in the nation’s defense - a heritage stemming from World War I that has only strengthened over time.
  • Base museum receives beautification award

    The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee presented the South Dakota Air and Space Museum with the June 2017 Beautification and Revitalization Award during a ceremony May 31.
  • Commercial traffic only during Bismarck Gate construction

    The Bismarck (Commercial) Gate at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, will undergo repaving construction to the inbound and outbound lanes June 26 through 30. The Bismarck Gate will be closed to privately-owned vehicles. Commercial vehicles will be authorized access onto the base using the Bismarck Gate, but will be directed to exit using a
  • Ellsworth to participate in 33rd annual Golden Coyote exercise

    Airmen and B-1 bombers from Ellsworth will participate in the 33rd annual Golden Coyote exercise hosted by the South Dakota National Guard in the Black Hills area June 10 through 24.Golden Coyote provides military units with relevant training opportunities in support of overseas contingency operations and homeland defense.Residents should be aware
  • Ellsworth conducting base exercise June 6-7

    The 28th Bomb Wing will conduct an exercise June 6 to 7, potentially impacting entering and exiting the installation.   Base and area residents may hear announcements over the “giant voice” system and sirens. Residents may also see smoke and increased movement of response vehicles.This exercise is not being held in response to any specific threat.
  • Combat Raider 17-3 scheduled for June 27 - 29

    Combat Raider, a large force exercise involving various military aircraft, is scheduled to begin June 27 in the Powder River Training Complex, and will conclude June 29, 2017.These LFEs provide joint and coalition training under realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today’s combat

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