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  • LRS Airman inspired by family’s service to tribe, military

    Serving has many meanings, and to one Airman assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron it is part of who she is and how she was raised.
  • Sit down, unplug, and let the dice roll

    Whether it is because of blistering heat or chilling snow, sometimes spending time indoors is necessary.For Airman 1st Class Cody Kirby, a pavement and equipment operations apprentice assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, he has experienced both extremes of the weather spectrum. He recently returned from a deployment to Kuwait, where
  • Man’s best friend: the journey they take

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four articles on the Security Forces Squadron mission here at Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Man’s best friend – a saying that holds true in the home as well as the battlefield. For a lap dog, life seems simple. They eat, play and sleep. While some aspects may be similar, the life of a
  • My 9/11 story: defending liberty

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – It was a day just like any other when then Reverend David Knight drove to his Air Force recruiter’s office to drop off an application for active duty chaplaincy.Knight had begun the application process in March 2001 after learning the age limit for chaplains to enter active duty was 40 – he was 39 at the time. He
  • My 9/11 story: bringing the fight to the enemy

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, and more than 6,000 people were injured in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. For many currently serving their country in the armed forces, the attacks on Sept. 11 cemented their determination to bring the fight to the nation’s enemies,
  • Back to school safety

    With Summer weather dwindling as Fall approaches, members of Team Ellsworth and their families often take advantage of the warmer weather for outdoor activities, such as running or walking around the base lakes and bicycle riding, but it’s important that both pedestrians and drivers are aware of each other and their surroundings.“One of the most
  • Slaying her personal giants

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- As military members, we all have different stories as to why or how we came about joining the service, each with its own set of struggles and triumphs.Ellsworth is giving four Airmen the opportunity to share their unique stories during a segment called “Slaying Your Personal Giants” as part of its semi-annual
  • Ellsworth B-1 WSO takes off to new horizons

    Recently, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers conducted electronic attack training in the Powder River Training Complex, marking the first time the Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129), stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey, Washington, travelled to Ellsworth to utilize its local airspace.Not long before they arrived, one of Ellsworth’s own was
  • Why I serve: delivering the payload one munition at a time

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – In May of 2010, Airmen of all ranks were sitting on a plane, some anticipating what life would be like during their deployment to Afghanistan. Others, like then-Airman 1st Class Anthony Anderson, were thinking about how their job would affect the mission and those around them.“I started thinking, ‘Okay, now [bomb
  • Ellsworth honors fallen Doolittle Raider

     ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - "Quite simply, David Thatcher was the best of us." That is how Col. John Martin, 28th Operations Group commander, characterized one of the last two Doolittle Raiders -- U.S. Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. David Thatcher -- who was laid to rest June 27 during a special ceremony in Missoula, Montana. "I had the profound

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