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  • DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six Airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Dec. 21 of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.Among the six fatalities are four OSI Special Agents who died while deployed to the
  • B-1s, KC-135 launch for first LFE in PRTC

    Ellsworth B-1 bombers took off from the flightline early Wednesday morning to participate in the first large force exercise in the newly expanded Powder River Training Complex Dec. 2-3.A KC-135 Stratotanker from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, was among the aircraft that launched from base the first day of exercise to refuel the
  • POW/MIA run planned in honor of Veterans Day

    Members of Team Ellsworth are invited to take part in a 24-hour vigil run, scheduled for Nov. 9 to 10, in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action from the United States armed forces.The event, hosted by members of the Ellsworth Company Grade Officers Council, will begin at 2 p.m. Monday with volunteers running or walking in 30-minute
  • Ellsworth makes preparations for annual Pumpkin Patrol

    Ellsworth will host the annual Pumpkin Patrol in base housing Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.Pumpkin Patrol is made up of volunteers from the base population with the goal of ensuring the safety and security of trick-or-treaters and Ellsworth families during Halloween night."Volunteers from the base will be broken down into assigned sectors, conducting
  • 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 Oct. 19.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)
  • 343rd Recruiting Squadron releases prior service AFSC list

    For those interested in returning to active-duty service, the 343rd Recruiting Squadron is now accepting prior service applications.If your Air Force Specialty Code is on the list, call Master Sgt. Stephanie Fulbright or Staff Sgt. Angela Shuls, 343rd RS enlisted accessions recruiters, at (605) 348-0665 or via email at Stephanie.Fulbright@us.af.mil
  • Liberty Gate, VCC temporary closure Oct. 8

    The main gate (Liberty Gate) and Visitor Control Center will be temporarily closed Oct. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. due to construction.All visitors are to obtain passes at the commercial gate (Bismarck Gate) during this time.For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Purnell Smith, 28th Security Forces operations NCO in charge, at (605) 385-5929.
  • Box Elder, DHS community library open for 2015-2016 school year

    The community library, located at Douglas High School in Box Elder, is open for the 2015-2016 school year now through May 5, 2016. During full school days, the library will be open Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.For more information, call Kimberly Darata, Douglas School District library services
  • Retiree Luncheon set for Sept. 18

    The base Retiree Activities Office is scheduled to host a Retiree Luncheon Sept. 18 at the Dakota's Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal prices are $10.95 for club members and $11.95 for non-members.People interested in attending the luncheon should reserve their seats as soon as possible by calling the RAO at (605) 385-3600 or e-mailing them at
  • UPDATE: Public Health Advisory: West Nile Virus

    The 28th Medical Group Public Health office has updated its West Nile Virus public health advisory, which can be found by clicking here.For more information, contact the 28th MDG Public Health office at (605) 385-3383.