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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family bonds: more than blood

    With the rapid pace for Airmen, time can be their most valuable possession. There comes a moment when children enter the fray, it could be sports, choir or theater: the time one devotes to their kids resonates with them for the rest of their lives.
  • 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.
  • Bomber bros: taking the (atomic) Adams family to a new height

    Capt. Julien and Daniel Adams have a lot in common. They both have dark, short-cropped hair, love Korean food, and are alumni of the same university; however, the similarities don’t stop there. In fact, if surrounded by people who didn’t know them very well, the two could easily swap places for the day with nobody being the wiser – a fun perk of having an identical twin. In the Air Force, they are barely even separated by the airframes they fly on – bomber jets.
  • 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.
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