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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ellsworth captain recognized for her contribution during UAE deployment

    Her feet hit the ground. The leaves crunched beneath them as she cut through the humid Florida air. The sweat clung to her skin, but she continued on. The cheer of her teammates pushed her past her pre conceived limits. Her endurance grew; the miles seemed to flow effortlessly as she blazed down the trails. Little did she know, this would be a
  • ‘Adopt a plane program’ takes off

    The aerial park at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum offers a glimpse into the past with Air Force relics dating back to World War I. The museum is a place for all ages to come and see Ellsworth’s proud heritage on display. Glistening aircraft, towering missiles and artifacts galore await visitors within its grounds and facilities.   Over
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