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TJ Binder, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation technician, repairs a mountain bike at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 11, 2015. Mountain bikes are one of many items that Airmen can rent from the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released)

TJ Binder, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation technician, repairs a mountain bike at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 11, 2015. Mountain bikes are one of many items that Airmen can rent from the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released)

Ryan Williams, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation technician, prepares a bobcat for a customer at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force base, S.D., Sept. 11, 2015. Many tools and equipment, to help with all types of outdoor work, are available for Airmen and base personnel rent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released)

Ryan Williams, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation technician, prepares a bobcat for a customer at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force base, S.D., Sept. 11, 2015. Many tools and equipment, to help with all types of outdoor work, are available for Airmen and base personnel rent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released)

TJ Binder, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation technician, sharpens a lawnmower blade for a customer at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 11, 2015. Sharpening lawnmower blades is just one of the many services offered by the center, for a full list go to www.ellsworthfss.com. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released)

TJ Binder, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation technician, sharpens a lawnmower blade for a customer at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 11, 2015. Sharpening lawnmower blades is just one of the many services offered by the center, for a full list go to www.ellsworthfss.com. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller/Released)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- With summer coming to a close and winter fast approaching, opportunities to rent summer equipment from the Outdoor Recreation Center won't last long.

"Now is the best time to rent equipment," said Troy Hampton, 28th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation assistant. "You can use these last few warm days to rent out anything you didn't have a chance to use earlier in the season."

For summer equipment needs, the facility offers four-wheeler, kayak, paddle board and camper rentals. There is a daily charge, three-day charge or weekly charge on all equipment.

You can also reserve equipment up to 30 days prior to the day you want to use it, Hampton said.

However, summer equipment isn't all the center offers. Winter rentals will soon be available, including skis, snowboards and ice fishing equipment.

"Keep up on our newsletter to stay [informed] on new events and items," Hampton said.

There are also many free rentals for single Airmen. These include compound bows, shotguns for trap and skeet shooting, kayaks, paddle boards and mountain bikes.
  
Outdoor Recreation is open Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and is closed on the weekends.

For more information on rental equipment, call the center at (605) 385-2997 or visit www.ellsworthfss.com.

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