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  • Remembering the fallen, one mile at a time

    The click-click-click of bicycle spokes penetrate through the calm morning air as a rider streaks across the South Korean countryside. Beads of sweat glide down the major’s forehead and his legs strain to keep pedaling, but his mind is not on his physical discomfort. Instead, he is focuses on the road ahead and a singular goal to finish what he started.
  • Aircrew flight equipment gears up

    A pilot walks along the scorching flight line toward their aircraft, their arms full of necessities they’ll need for the long flight ahead of them. Slung over their shoulder is a pack with items like food and water, and most importantly, their flying gear – the equipment that can be the difference between life and death for these pilots.
  • Team Dakota finishes RAGBRAI

    Nine members of Team Dakota participated in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, cycling roughly 468 miles, July 21-28.
  • Bringing the heat

    When the flames of a fire swallow a home or an aircraft whole, everyone nearby runs far away from the danger. But, in the midst of the chaos and panic, a select group approaches the blaze in their bright red trucks and faded yellow suits: the firefighters.
  • JAGs: Paper trails and trials

    Military court: two images come to mind – either Jack Nicholson yelling “You can’t handle the truth!” or the thud of a gavel striking against wood when a verdict is delivered.
  • Air Traffic Control: Keeping eyes on the sky

    The fin of a beast weighing more than 190,000 pounds maneuvers through the flight line, looking reminiscent of a great white shark prowling the ocean in search of its prey.
  • Ambulance services drive, strive to keep you alive

    No matter the season, time or weather, a familiar sound can be heard from every corner of the base during an emergency – the wailing of an ambulance’s sirens en route to save a life or heal wounds.
  • Ellsworth AFB: The man behind the base

    What is a name? It can be a symbol of marriage, a title of a business or an aircraft designation. For Ellsworth Air Force Base, it epitomizes a legacy.
  • A community of support

    Around the clock, more than 4,000 Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing provide airpower. In order for generations of Airmen to serve at Ellsworth AFB, there needs to be a supportive community behind them.The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, created by the state legislature in 2009, collaborates with municipal governments, business leaders
  • 28th Weather Flight: on the job, rain or shine

    Rapid City, South Dakota, has earned the title of having the most unpredictable weather across the U.S. and Ellsworth Air Force Base just ten miles away the brunt of Mother Nature’s fury.
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