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  • 28th MDG updates Public Health Advisory

    The 28th Medical Group Public Health office has updated its recent Public Health Advisory regarding proper food handling during the holiday season.According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 5,000 deaths are the result of improperly cooked holiday food every year. Eating foods that are not thoroughly cooked or improperly refrigerated is
  • 28th MDG updates Ebola public health advisory

    The 28th Medical Group recently updated its public health advisory on the Ebola Virus Disease, providing additional information on the current situation in the U.S., Operation United Assistance, and basic facts about how the virus can be spread.Currently, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of EVD in South Dakota, and the 28th MDG continues
  • Parents asked to notify schools if children use base bus services

    As the base school bus contracted service begins this week, Ellsworth parents are asked to notify their child's school if their children will be using the service, and with which bus the child will ride.This information will help ensure students get on the correct bus after school. Parents can either send a note with their child or call the
  • Ellsworth school bussing begins Nov. 3

    A new bussing contract has been awarded to transport children of active duty personnel residing in base housing who attend Douglas schools. Bus service is scheduled to begin Nov. 3. A color-coding system for each of the 7 buses will be used to assist children in identifying which one to take to their appropriate school.  Any questions should be
  • 28th MDG publishes Ebola public health advisory

    The 28th Medical Group issued a public health advisory regarding the Ebola virus, its background, transmission and prevention, Oct. 6.The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River, which is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is now found in several African countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ellsworth exceeds total coliform standard

    The 28th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight released a memorandum Oct. 7, stating that during routine water sampling, Ellsworth exceeded standard total coliform levels.A boil order has not been issued at this time. The 28th MDOS BE flight conducted follow-up testing Oct. 7, and will recieve results within 24 hours.Base
  • Box Elder, DHS community library open for school year

    The community library, located at Douglas High School in Box Elder, is open for the 2014-2015 school year now through May 8th, 2015. During full school days, the library will be open from 3:30-5:30 p.m.For more information, call (605) 923-0044.
  • 28th MDG updates Enterovirus Public Health Advisory

    The 28th Medical Group Public Health office has updated its recent Public Health Advisory regarding cases of Enterovirus D68 infections in many states across the U.S. Enteroviruses are very common viruses that usually peak in late summer and early fall.As of Sept. 30, there have been 10 confirmed cases of EV-D68 in South Dakota - all specimens were
  • On-base bus service for Douglas School District military dependents

    The 28th Bomb Wing will sponsor a bus service for military dependents who reside on base and are enrolled in the Douglas School District beginning in early November 2014. According to base officials, a contract for the service was awarded to improve the safety and security of students travelling to school.  The bus service is intended to mitigate