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  • In CASS you were wondering, B-1 AC gets revamped

    Sunlight pours lazily over the horizon as birds chirp their songs, flying gently in the breeze. Within an instant this tranquility is replaced by the sound of a B-1 bombers’ mighty roar, a lean, mean fighting machine ready to dispense combat airpower – anytime, anywhere.
  • B-1 capabilities, then and now – A JTAC Story

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Under the sweltering heat of the desert sun, 56 members of a U.S. combat patrol methodically traverse the uneven terrain of the Afghanistan valley on yet another mission designed to put the presence of the Afghanistan Army out there for their citizens to see. Forging ahead in the heat and 80 pounds of battle rattle,
  • Time for a tune-up

    It’s a crisp, clear morning at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and Airmen from every squadron are working hard to contribute to the mission of the 28th Bomb Wing - guarantee our nation's expeditionary combat power, anywhere on the globe.
  • Women’s Role in the Military

    The month of March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to recognizing and honoring women for their contributions to the fight for justice and equality.
  • Battlefield Airman – Meet the new command chief

    The command chief of an installation leads its enlisted force and serves as the primary advisor to the commander on matters concerning morale, welfare, war-fighting effectiveness, operational utilization and professional development.So, it takes a certain kind of Airman to lead more than 2,500 Ellsworth Raiders. Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi and his
  • “Three-peat”: Raider Café triumphs

    The Raider Café, the source which fuels Ellsworth’s bomber Airmen, was recently named as the Air Force Global Strike Command finalist for the John. L. Hennessy award for the third year in a row.
  • Airman overcomes barrier, guards the sky

    Aircraft take to the air, navigating the highways of the sky among the birds and the breeze to reach their destination. These aviators rely on air traffic controllers to guide them safely and accurately through the open blue above.The main service air traffic controllers provide is to maintain a safe environment for the pilots. This is accomplished
  • Sailing through life: an Airman’s story of success

    The salty air pushed the boat like a knife through the cold Rhode Island bay as seagulls and the sound of waves crashing against the hull filled the harbor. A 12 year-old girl commandeers the Bris de Mer – French for “summer breeze” – a 22-foot long sail boat that belongs to her mother, an avid sailor and competitor in speed sailing. Skillfully
  • A blanket statement; keeping the homeless warm

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – A mental health technician assigned to the 28th Medical Group formed a donation event throughout the month of December 2016 in an effort to help the homeless of the Rapid City community during the frigid months of winter.Airman 1st Class Katelin Offutt, a Chattanooga, Tenn., native, organized a group to prepare
  • Old Glory travels from sea to shining sea

    The young boy stared in awe as military aircraft powered through the skies. “Which jet is that?” asked his father, pointing to the sky. “That’s an F-14! And that one over there is an F-16!” the boy answered proudly.

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