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  • Combat Raider/Cyber Storm exercises prepares Ellsworth for the future

    The capabilities and vulnerabilities of 28th Bomb Wing aircrew and cybersecurity teams were tested during exercises Combat Raider 18-2 and Cyber Storm at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 15-17, 2018.
  • First responders help make “Freshmen Impact” a success

    Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some readers. ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Members from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 28th Medical Group joined with local first responders to show students the dangers of driving under the influence on May 9, 2018, at Douglas High School in Box Elder.
  • 28th SFS opens Little Defender’s Den

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron held a grand opening ceremony for their new family room, the Little Defender’s Den, inside the Base Defense Operations Center on Feb. 23. The family room serves as a place to bring children during base or squadron recalls, as well as a breastfeeding and pumping room. The room is open to Ellsworth Air Force Base Airmen and their families.
  • A cultural affair: Ellsworth recognizes African American History Month

    The Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council honored African American History Month with a celebration of culture at the deployment center on Feb. 23.During the event, attendees were taught about African traditions through a fashion show and tastes of regional cuisine.“I pondered a lot about what means I could use to teach others about my roots,”
  • From Germany with love: Raiders give helping hand to local family

    It was a cold Saturday in February, with steam coming from the mouths of the Raiders shuffling boxes around into the truck. Clint Simmons, a four-time cancer survivor, was ecstatic to have 27 Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base help him and his family with their last-minute move to Florida. Clint and his wife, Holly, heard the news that they
  • Training long-range for downrange: 28th SFS conducts sniper training

    Members of the 28th Security Forces Squadron conducted sniper training on an off-base shooting range in the Black Hills, South Dakota. , Jan. 23, 2018, to prepare for the Advanced Designated Marksman course at Fort Bliss, TX., in February.
  • Can’t spell team without eat: 28th FSS wins AFGSC Hennessy

    Senior Airman Caprice Walker, a food services journeyman assigned to the 28th Force Support Squadron, checks the temperature of stuffed peppers inside the Raider Café at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 11, 2018. Having won the Hennessy award several times in the past, an award recognizing the best dining facilities in the Air Force, food
  • 28th SFS Airmen develop new Little Defender’s Den family room

    Inside the small one-story Base Defense Operations Center, an Airman twists and turns her way down the maze of hallways, peering into offices to ensure no one is there.
  • Recognizing and preventing influenza

    Members of the 28th Medical group are ready to serve team Ellsworth if they are feeling sick. The influenza virus, affects roughly 64 million people a year. Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, dry cough, runny nose, chills, muscle aches, severe headaches and sore throat. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel)
  • Ellsworth Airmen assist in wildfire consuming Custer

    Ellsworth Airmen worked side-by-side with more than 330 firefighters from districts across four surrounding states to combat a wildfire consuming Custer State Park that began Dec. 11.“A downed power line was the original cause to the fire, the winds were really bad that night and knocked a tree on top of the line,” said Kobee Stalder, a public
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