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  • 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,

  • 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.

  • HVAC: Keeping Ellsworth between hot and cold

    Extreme temperatures are common at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, putting machinery to the test. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron works hard to provide cool air during the summer months and warm air during the winter months so critical areas on base can effectively function.

  • Choosing your path: the fork in the road to leadership

    The military offers many leadership opportunities throughout a service member’s career. It could be heading up a volunteer event, being the president of a private organization or running a section in his or her unit. All these events help sharpen those who take the chance.

  • Family bonds: more than blood

    With the rapid pace for Airmen, time can be their most valuable possession. There comes a moment when children enter the fray, it could be sports, choir or theater: the time one devotes to their kids resonates with them for the rest of their lives.

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