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  • Detect, prevent, protect- bioenvironmental engineers

    Most Airmen do not pause before entering a building or drinking from a water fountain to wonder if the air they are breathing or the water they are drinking is safe, and a select group of Airmen makes sure they never have to. The 28th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Office ensures that base facilities' air and water quality
  • A family that re-enlists together, often stays together

    While few can say they have served at a duty station with their sibling, even fewer can say their brother or sister presided over their reenlistment.Staff Sgt. Christine Green, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of inventory, is one of those fortunate few. Her brother, Maj. Nicholas Pedersen, 28th Maintenance Squadron commander,
  • Airmen team up to build shelter

    The Battle Mountain Humane Society of Hot Springs, S.D., went up in flames, April 4, killing 11 dogs trapped inside. Word of the tragedy spread quickly throughout the Black Hills, prompting the community to help those affected. Among those to respond were Airmen of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron who volunteered their own time and skills April 13
  • Jaws and paws of justice

    There is a select group within the 28th Security Forces Squadron who have a special knack for sniffing out trouble and tracking down bad guys that goes above and beyond that of their two-legged counterparts. The 28th SFS Military Working Dog section is comprised of a handful of highly-trained teams who enforce military laws and regulations along
  • Bones over Southwest Asia Part II

    (Editor's Note: Following is the second of a three-part feature about B-1B Lancer crews conducting missions in Southwest Asia following the attacks of 9/11.)"Excitement, anticipation, but mostly vengeance," said Lt. Col. John Martin, 34th Bomb Squadron commander, about the myriad of emotions he felt as he left Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. in
  • Rakes to Shovels

    As winter weather begins to roll in, Airmen are gearing up to help shovel snow for their fellow deployed Airmen's spouses.Airman 1st Class Paul DeJarnette, 28th Communications Squadron application services technician, has been in charge of the lawn care and snow removal program since May 2010 when he took over for another Airman who was leaving for