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  • ACC down day and Federal holiday

    As a reminder to all Airmen on base, July 2 is an Air Combat Command down-day.Airmen will receive the day off for the down-day.Under the current rules for Department of Defense civilians, commanders can encourage liberal leave, use of previously earned compensatory time or use of already approved time-off awards. July 5 is listed as the
  • Daylight saving time

    On March 14 at 2 a.m. the United States will participate in daylight saving time.Clocks around the country should be moved one hour ahead, in observance of this event.Federal law dictates that daylight saving time applies to 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that are not specifically
  • Updating AtHoc

    Winter is inevitable -- when snow is falling and winds are dangerous how will a person know whether or not it's safe to come to work?Part of the Ellsworth Emergency Mass Notification System is AtHoc. This system provides desktop notifications and e-mails on government computers, updating Airmen on weather conditions. By updating personal
  • Ellsworth 2009 CFC season begins

    The 2009 Ellsworth Combined Federal Campaign "help someone in need... Give to CFC!" kicked off Sept. 17 and is scheduled to run through Oct. 30. All Ellsworth military and civilian employees can contribute to the campaign, which raises funds for various local and national charities. Over the next few weeks, Ellsworth hopes to raise
  • News Brief -- Air Force unveils new fitness program standards

    The Air Force has approved a new fitness program. Details of the standards can be found by following the links on this page.
  • News Brief -- Public comment open for Environmental Assessment

    Notice of Availability U.S. Air Force Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Demolition of Munitions Storage Facilities at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota The U.S. Air Force has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) analyzing the potential environmental consequences resulting from the
  • Tops in Blue show

    The Air Force's premiere entertainment showcase, Tops in Blue, is scheduled to perform live at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, August 27, 7 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the official Tops in Blue Web site at www.topsinblue.com or contact 28th Bomb Wing public affairs at (605) 385-5056.
  • News Brief -- Holiday hours for Ellsworth Base Exchange

    The Ellsworth Base Exchange will have different hours for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.  The holiday hours are as follows:-July 3 - 9a.m. to 3p.m.-July 4 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-July 5 -  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The Shoppette will retain regular business hours during the Fourth of July weekend.
  • News Brief -- Consumer confidence report for water drinking quality released, available

    In accordance with the Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, an annual report discussing the quality of water delivered by Ellsworth, is available for consumer review at www.ellsworth.af.mil under the library tab. SDWA requires community water systems to report water quality information to public consuming it.
  • News brief -- B-1 pilot reaches 4,000 hours

    A B-1B Lancer pilot here joined an elite group of aviators June 4 when he surpassed 4,000 hours in the airframe. Lt. Col. Timothy Schepper, 28th Operations Group deputy commander, accomplished this feat during a local training mission. "Lt. Col. Schepper is one of three aviators in the world with this many B-1 hours, and the only one still flying