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  • Radio maintenance: it hertz to be this good

    Airmen wielding screwdrivers and voltage testers tinker with radios. Each individual wears anti-static bracelets to discharge their static buildup safely in order to protect the sensitive components of the hardware in front of them. They flick switches on to read current, wattage and voltage as they troubleshoot issues.
  • Public health tests base mosquitoes, results negative for West Nile virus

    The 28th Medical Group public health flight recently submitted more than 700 mosquitoes to the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to test for the West Nile virus. The results came back negative.
  • The B-1 simulator: Keeping aircrew ready for war

    The 28th Operations Support Squadron B-1 simulator is a state-of-the-art facility, which helps train aircrew members for combat by creating real life scenarios that help keep their skills at a high level.
  • Remembering the fallen, one mile at a time

    The click-click-click of bicycle spokes penetrate through the calm morning air as a rider streaks across the South Korean countryside. Beads of sweat glide down the major’s forehead and his legs strain to keep pedaling, but his mind is not on his physical discomfort. Instead, he is focuses on the road ahead and a singular goal to finish what he started.
  • JAGs: Paper trails and trials

    Military court: two images come to mind – either Jack Nicholson yelling “You can’t handle the truth!” or the thud of a gavel striking against wood when a verdict is delivered.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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