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  • Ellsworth SERE specialist goes above and beyond

    Recently, Tech. Sgt. Dustin Jespersen, a 28th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist he was announced as the 2018 Air Rescue Association Richard T. Kight Award winner. The Air Force-level award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the overall effectiveness of the rescue mission.
  • A day at the gate

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron members are posted at the entry control points (ECPs) that provide security to those on Ellsworth Air Force Base. The defenders are a vital aspect to the safety of those entering the installation.
  • All around AMXS

    Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform numerous functions that keep the B-1B Lancers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., in mint contition to deter, assure and strike whenever they are called to the mission.
  • Putting the ‘why’ in healthy

    Each Airman is responsible for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to stay fit to fight; however, developing a routine workout schedule and eating right can be difficult. This is where Geri Seal, the health promotion program manager assigned to the 28th Medical Operations Squadron, comes in.
  • Like father, like son: Wearing the uniform together

    Each flag was an inch by half-inch isosceles triangle – the 50 chalk-white stars crossed over a field of blue and rows of red. Eighteen distinct flags pressed into 18 individual hands, dripping with sweat from the humidity of the recent rain and the awareness of their lives being altered forever.
  • Radio maintenance: it hertz to be this good

    Airmen wielding screwdrivers and voltage testers tinker with radios. Each individual wears anti-static bracelets to discharge their static buildup safely in order to protect the sensitive components of the hardware in front of them. They flick switches on to read current, wattage and voltage as they troubleshoot issues.
  • Public health tests base mosquitoes, results negative for West Nile virus

    The 28th Medical Group public health flight recently submitted more than 700 mosquitoes to the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to test for the West Nile virus. The results came back negative.
  • Base historian tells his story

    Every day, members across the Air Force make history. With tasks both at home and overseas, the work they do is an important step into the future. Yet in the midst of historic firsts, records set and broken, and even tragedies, one might wonder: who keeps record of these significant events? This is where historians like the 28th Bomb Wing’s John Moyes come in.
  • Rise from the ashes: a story of resiliency

    During Wingman Day, on Aug. 27, Airmen filled the Ellsworth Air Force Base theater to capacity, occupying every seat and even sitting on the stage as they anxiously awaited their guest speaker.
  • The B-1 simulator: Keeping aircrew ready for war

    The 28th Operations Support Squadron B-1 simulator is a state-of-the-art facility, which helps train aircrew members for combat by creating real life scenarios that help keep their skills at a high level.
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