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  • Testing the Updated B-1s

    Upgraded B-1 bombers flew the first long-range strike exercise with their new cockpits and targeting systems in late February, Air Force Global Strike Command announced on March 2.B-1s and crews from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, tested the Block 16 upgrades on six B-1s by flying a 15-hour flight to the Yukon Range in Alaska."This exercise proved
  • UPDATE: on-base school bus schedule

    The Ellsworth Air Force Base school bus schedule has been updated and can be found by clicking here. These changes will go into effect March 7.Additionally, the Black Hills Estates school bus route has changed and can be found by clicking here.For more information, call Brandy Wyatt, 28th Force Support Squadron school liaison officer, at (605)
  • Ellsworth teen delegate for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    Joseph McReynolds, a freshman at Douglas High School, Box Elder, and son of Master Sgt. Benjamin McReynolds, 28th Medical Support Squadron clincal labratory NCO in charge, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, from June 25 to 27, 2016.The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who
  • Documents required for reissuance of IDs

    With the most current upgrade of software for the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, changes have been made regarding expired secondary identification documents.To comply with Federal identity requirements, the Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System, or RAPIDS, will modify use of expired secondary identity documents in
  • Public Health Advisories: Influenza, Zika virus

    The 28th Medical Group Public Health office has updated Public Health Advisories regarding seasonal influenza and the Zika virus, which include lists of symptoms and tips for preventing each virus.Influenza:The Centers for Disease Control estimates each year on average five to 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts influenza, resulting in the
  • 28th CES conducting lake surveys

    The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron will be conducting a survey of the base lakes over the next few weeks. The survey will gather data on lake silt and sediment buildup in order to develop a natural infrastructure restoration project.This process will involve personnel traveling onto the ice, boring holes at certain intervals, taking measurements
  • DOD Launches MilitaryChildCare.com at Ellsworth AFB

    Ellsworth AFB families will have access to a new Department of Defense website Feb. 17 designed to simplify and improve the process of requesting child care.MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military- operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all services. The site enables
  • SDEDA organizes public workshop Feb. 11

    Members of Ellsworth AFB and surrounding communities are invited to participate in a public workshop at the Black Hills Visitor Information Center, Rapid City, S.D., Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.The event, hosted by the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, in cooperation with Ellsworth Air Force Base and other agencies, will provide
  • Give Kids a Smile Day

    Ellsworth's Dental Clinic will provide free dental services during "Give Kids a Smile Day" for local Air Force children from 2:30 to 5 p.m., Feb. 24.An estimated 20 dentists, hygienists, assistants and volunteers will service children for dental screenings, fluoride, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and provide dental education.Any child, regardless of
  • Ellsworth Airmen selected for promotion to major

    The Air Force released the names of 17 Ellsworth Airmen who will be trading in their silver bars for golden oak leafs in a news story Jan. 28.In total, the Major Line of the Air Force and Chaplain Central Selection Boards designated 2,082 captains to become field grade officers.Those selected for promotion to the rank of major for Ellsworth Air