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  • SAPR races awareness through events, discussions

    Ellsworth Air Force Base is honoring Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by hosting events to raise awareness and highlight the efforts of victim advocates.
  • Feel the CBRNE

    “Alarm Red, MOPP level four!” the instructor yells to 30 students as he studies their reactions. The class of Airmen, noncommissioned officers and officers hastily apply their mission oriented protective posture gear. After carefully tightening their protective masks, donning hoods and pulling on gloves, they inspect each other to make sure no
  • Protecting the pearly whites: Dental clinic helps Airmen maintain readiness

    George Washington’s wooden teeth are a tall tale. Though a myth, this legend made people think about the importance of good dental hygiene. It also could have scared a child or two into brushing and flossing regularly – or risk wearing wooden teeth for eternity.
  • Ellsworth offers childcare opportunities through CDC, FCC homes

    Family Child Care homes and the McRaven Child Development Center are two childcare options presented to service members at Ellsworth Air Force Base. They not only provide military families with base-affiliated, certified childcare services, but can also open-up employment opportunities for those looking to become licensed childcare providers.
  • Intramural sports play important role in Airmen fitness

    The buzzer sounds and the players take to the basketball court inside the Bellamy Fitness Center. A whistle pierces the brief silence and the game begins. On the other side of the base, Airmen sprint across the Pride Hangar soccer field in an attempt to score a last minute goal. Loose specks of turf fly up as the athletes storm down the field, weaving between defenders to position a strike.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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