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  • Airmen receive punishments

    Airman 1st Class Kevin Thrash, 28th Operations Support Squadron, pled guilty to one charge of one specification of wrongfully using marijuana on more than one occasion at a special Court Martial convened by Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing commander, Jan. 22. At the court martial, a military judge sentenced him to the reduction to the grade of
  • Base photo studio at new location

    The 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs photography studio is now located in Suite 5 of the 28th BW Headquarters building (Bldg. 7925). The studio hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.For more information or to schedule an official photo, call (605) 385-5056.
  • Base open house set for Aug. 16

    Friends and neighbors from throughout the area are invited to attend the base's open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 16. While there will be no headline flying acts for Ellsworth's Black Hills Community Appreciation Day, event planners are preparing to have B-1 and B-52 bomber static displays, a variety of ground acts including a 28th Security
  • Tornado siren to sound on base May 14

    The tornado sirens will be sounding on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. May 14 as part of a base exercise. Airmen and their families are expected to find shelter and take appropriate actions when the sirens sound. All base residents are encouraged to review their preparedness plans to ensure everyone understands what steps to take if severe weather
  • Ellsworth garners operation and maintenance wastewater treatment award

    The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced that Ellsworth is the recipient of the 2013 Operation and Maintenance Wastewater Treatment Award. The award, presented during the 2014 South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association Wastewater Operators seminar April 30 to May 1 in Pierre, S.D., is for outstanding operation
  • Guidelines for crossing over from hot to cold

    With summer fast approaching, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron will be switching the heating system to air conditioning once the base experiences three to five consecutive 24-hour periods with daily low temperatures above 50 degrees. Turning these large industrial systems on and off or running the systems at a low rate can damage the units, cause
  • Base road closure now until April 16

    A portion of LeMay Boulevard will be temporarily closed due to sewer repairs now until April 16. Additional maintenance has already been scheduled for May to complete the project's final renovations.The contractor will provide traffic controls, signage, all the necessary barricades and a bypass for two lanes of traffic.The separate lane reduction
  • Airmen receive Article 15 punishments

    Several Ellsworth Airmen recently received Article 15 nonjudicial punishments for their actions.A staff sergeant from the 28th Operations Support Squadron received an Article 15 for one specification of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of drunk and disorderly conduct. Punishment consisted of forfeiture of $300 pay, 15 days
  • Housing town hall set for April 10

    Airmen and their families can get new information about the upcoming housing changes during a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m., April 10 in the base theater. The town hall will cover a number of topics including the proposed schedule for new home construction, floor plans and similar details. In addition, representatives from Balfour Beatty
  • Family care plans required

    Airmen who are single parents, dual military couples with dependents and Airmen with civilian spouses who have unique family situations are required to develop a written Family Care Plan to be maintained by their squadron commander or first sergeant in accordance with Air Force Instruction 36-2908, "Family Care Plans." Airmen who fall into one of

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