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  • Warrior of hope: a chaplain's journey

    It was a day that seemed like any other as he made his way out to the hangar for a counseling session with an Airman.Upon arrival, he asked around to see if there was an office where they could speak privately, only to find there was none. But there was something that could be used: a golf cart."It was a unique experience for me," said Chap.
  • Thrift shop provides positive programs for Airmen

    Moving off-base, getting married or obtaining appliances for a dorm room can be financially overwhelming for an Airman just starting out.To ease this burden, the B-One Thrift Store allows servicemembers to acquire clothes, electronics, and various household items for discounted prices, but low prices are not the only benefit it brings.Considered a
  • With the new year ahead, Ellsworth Airmen reflect on 2015

    As the new year approaches, it's a good time to look back at the memories Team Ellsworth made throughout the year -- and there are a lot of them!The 28th Bomb Wing deployed Airmen to Southwest Asia in support of U.S. Central Command operations, brought Airmen home, and welcomed the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights to the
  • Command chief: personnelist people-person

    It takes a certain kind of person to be the command chief of an installation. Throw in working with Ellsworth's six colonels, distinguished visitor tours, temporary duty travel, and leading its 2,500 enlisted members, the position can be demanding and filled with long hours, but also rewarding in the long run.Chief Master Sgt. Sonia Lee is one of
  • Something to be thankful for

    During the holidays, many Airmen stationed around the world are often unable to be home with their families.Despite the distance from their loved ones, Ellsworth Airmen still have something to be thankful for."I am thankful for my husband," said Airman 1st Class Stacy Oaks, 28th Maintenance Squadron environmental and electrical systems apprentice.
  • 28th CES plows a way for the mission to continue

    It's the time of the year when temperatures drop and snow relentlessly falls on base.To handle this, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron transforms into the "snow barn" and clears the base of snow and ice - their most critical mission of the year.During the winter, the snow barn maintains approximately 125 pieces of equipment used to keep the base and
  • 28th OG brings holiday magic to local youth

    Thirty volunteers from Ellsworth teamed up with Santa and Mrs. Claus to deliver donated gifts to children enrolled in the Youth & Family Services Child Development Center program in Rapid City, S.D., Dec. 17, 2015.The Angel Tree - put on by the 28th Operations Group - provided more than 200 gifts to children in the local area."The Angel Tree
  • Mil-to-mil MTIs, dynamic duo

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series of four articles on mil-to-mil relationships, the struggles the Airmen face and how they overcome adversity.It was during his special duty assignment as a military training instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, that Tech. Sgt. Gideon Stibor, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution
  • Reading, learning, growing with Holbrook library

    When people think about libraries, they sometimes visualize a building storing thousands of books.However, the Holbrook Library at Ellsworth provides active-duty members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians, family members and students a wide assortment of resources."I think some people still have the mindset that all we do is basically check
  • You shall not pass without VCC

    As a vital part of the 28th Security Forces Squadron, the Visitor Control Center aids in providing integrated base defense by controlling the flow of access to the installation.The VCC oversees entry approval requests through an extensive process that begins with the individual.First, their identity is registered into the Defense Biometrics
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