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  • Last chance for life: Egress flight

    Beads of sweat roll down the aviator’s cheek, his face plastered in a harsh red glow as warning lights strobe around him. The crew fights to handle the uncontrollable beast, but the pilot soon realizes he must make a daunting decision: abandon ship. With no hope of saving the unresponsive aircraft, he reaches down, grasps the two caution colored
  • Logistics: the masterminds who bring Ellsworth to the fight

    Although the sun isn’t set to rise for at least another hour, Airmen are already out on the flight line, gearing-up to get the job done. Bundled in their winter gear, they watch as a C-5M Super Galaxy – a physics defying aerial leviathan – glides to the ground and taxis on the runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
  • Chief's Chat: Ellsworth's top enlisted speaks to Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, the 28th Bomb Wing command chief, answered a few questions during Ellsworth Air Force Base’s first Chief's Chat on Feb. 5, 2018.
  • Acquiring everything we need: The 28th CONS

    A pen scratches across a page, its ink bleeding a signature below a myriad of words, and thus a covenant is formed. The pen is mightier than the sword, a common expression that is seldom truer than with that of the 28th Contracting Squadron.
  • 1st Lt. Leon-Martinez shares his love for the Air Force, Country

    It’s Sunday morning, and the Black Hills Chapel is open for services. As Airmen and their families enter the chapel, they notice the meticulous care put into the place of worship’s appearance. Sunlight passing through the stained glass windows glistens off the freshly waxed pews creating an inviting atmosphere. The lectern toward the front is adorned with seasonal reminders of holiday joy to come. As the patrons take their seats, they look up and see a tall, brown-haired minister prepared for the sermon. Chaplain (1st Lt.) Raidel Leon-Martinez stands with a large smile and chock-full of compassion.
  • OSI: The Airmen in Black

    A freshly-pressed suit, sharp tie and holstered sidearm; truly a look that could kill. Much like the secret agents you see in the movies, and certainly dressed for the part, agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations ensure the branch is protected from any threat.
  • The Family Advocacy Program continues serve to team Ellsworth

    Inside the Mental Health Clinic at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., the Family Advocacy Program reaches out to the community with counseling and classes.
  • Ellsworth Veterinary Treatment Facility continues to help with mission, community

    Two service members walk through the front doors of the Ellsworth Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility, one on two legs, the other on four. They proceed down a well-lit corridor, boots squeaking and claws clicking on the recently waxed floor to the exam room. The veterinarian walks in with her white coat and clip board to conduct her checkup. After the visit, all is good and the whiskered warrior receives a well-deserved treat.
  • Fire Prevention Week heats up

    Fire Prevention week is here and Ellsworth Air Force Base is ready. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight hosted a parade and an open house Oct. 7, 2017, to help inform the community on how to be a better and safer place.
  • Ellsworth captain recognized for her contribution during UAE deployment

    Her feet hit the ground. The leaves crunched beneath them as she cut through the humid Florida air. The sweat clung to her skin, but she continued on. The cheer of her teammates pushed her past her pre conceived limits. Her endurance grew; the miles seemed to flow effortlessly as she blazed down the trails. Little did she know, this would be a
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