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  • Fostering children, fostering hope

    The saying “treat others the way you want to be treated” is often told to children at a young age. Some take that advice to heart and work a little to make a difference, others go much further.
  • Happy tears after 20 years

    In December 1975, David M. Wandel and three of his fellow crewmembers – Capt. Martin E. Graham Jr., Capt. Joseph M. Furda and 1st Lt. Karwin M. Plucker – passed away in a plane crash just south of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. There was a memorial dedicated to the Ellsworth based crew in June 1976. Eventually, the plaque was found in the South Dakota Air and Space Museum’s inventory.
  • Chapel hosts Vacation Bible School

    Approximately 70 children attended Vacation Bible School July 21-25, at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
  • Who’s the strongest: Ellsworth Airmen compete to find out

    The Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition was held on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull.
  • 28th MDOS New Parent Support Program provides resources for parents

    Being a servicemember can be stressful, but the responsibility of having or starting a family adds to the already heavy burden. But luckily for expecting mothers and new families, the Air Force provides an important resource for them.
  • Civilian life 101

    Some Airmen have served for four years, some have served more than 20. One thing all Airmen have in common is: a plan for the future. Thinking about separating is something that is on the minds of all whose careers in the Air Force draw closer to their conclusion.
  • Breaking the ice: Base, local fire departments train for winter water rescues

    Airmen from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight practiced life-saving techniques alongside Black Hills firefighters during a three-day ice water rescue training event. Hosted by the Rapid City Fire Department, initial training began in their station’s classroom, after which the group traveled to Canyon Lake in Rapid City for hands-on experience. The training was meant to provide firefighters with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep themselves and others safe in the event of an ice water emergency.
  • Financial readiness: It makes cents

    Financial readiness prepares Airmen for more than just paying their bills on time. It enables Airmen to plan for the future in addition to removing financial distractions that may hamper their ability to support the Air Force mission.
  • Retraining 101

    The principal purpose of the Airman Retraining Program is to maintain an equilibrium of manpower across all Air Force specialty codes (AFSCs). The program allows Airmen to retrain into career fields to alleviate manpower shortages. In addition, it grants Airmen the opportunity to move from their current AFSC to another.
  • Africa: A journey of healing

    When an Airman needs spiritual guidance, counseling or someone to talk to confidentially, they seek out the assistance of an Air Force chaplain. But where do chaplains turn when they encounter trying times? Of course chaplains can always turn to their spiritual companions, but sometimes they need to get away and focus on their own spiritual and mental health.
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