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  • Preparedness for an active shooter situation

    Being in the military, we are all familiar with training to prepare and respond to all types of scenarios, especially life and death situations.
  • It's Cold Outside: Heat your home safely

    Brrr! Your home’s heating system is working double time to keep you warm this winter. Since heating is the second leading cause of home fires, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire & Emergency Services advises safety to be your top priority. Follow these suggestions to keep your home warm and safe.“The biggest mistake is putting something too close
  • Put kitchen fire safety in your Super Bowl line-up

    Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States and that means a lot of time spent planning and preparing game day snacks.
  • Raising awareness for PTSD: You are not alone

    When every service member signs their name on the dotted line to become of a part of the military, they agree to follow orders and even go to war. However, some military members come home with scars, not all of them visible.
  • PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
  • Support Red Cross Month - Volunteer!

    March is Red Cross Month and the Black Hills Area Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomes all to become a volunteer and help support their mission.Volunteers make up more than 90 percent of the Black Hills Area Chapter workforce, aiding in responding to disasters, maintaining the facility, assisting with fundraising and supporting the overall
  • Ellsworth welcomes new SARC

    Last month Ellsworth welcomed a new advocate for helping victims of sexual assault to regain their sense of power, Mrs. Kelly Dominguez.Dominguez, who has been at Ellsworth since July 2011 working as a community readiness consultant managing the Airman and Family Readiness Center's transition assistance program, was named the base's Sexual Assault
  • Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue

    The Holocaust Days of Remembrance is a weeklong event done each year to commemorate those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The Holocaust, which occurred between 1933 and 1945, was a mass genocide. It is estimated that approximately 11 million to 17 million people were killed. Many of the victims were Jewish, but others included
  • Free Online Tutoring for Military Families

    As we settle into the new school year, I'd like to remind military families there is a free and extremely helpful resource available to them and their children at www.tutor.com/military. Children of military members can find support they need, should they need it, to be successful students.The site is an online tutoring and homework help program