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  • Happy tears after 20 years

    In December 1975, David M. Wandel and three of his fellow crewmembers – Capt. Martin E. Graham Jr., Capt. Joseph M. Furda and 1st Lt. Karwin M. Plucker – passed away in a plane crash just south of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. There was a memorial dedicated to the Ellsworth based crew in June 1976. Eventually, the plaque was found in the South Dakota Air and Space Museum’s inventory.
  • Who’s the strongest: Ellsworth Airmen compete to find out

    The Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition was held on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull.
  • 28th MDOS New Parent Support Program provides resources for parents

    Being a servicemember can be stressful, but the responsibility of having or starting a family adds to the already heavy burden. But luckily for expecting mothers and new families, the Air Force provides an important resource for them.
  • Civilian life 101

    Some Airmen have served for four years, some have served more than 20. One thing all Airmen have in common is: a plan for the future. Thinking about separating is something that is on the minds of all whose careers in the Air Force draw closer to their conclusion.
  • Ghana to the Air Force: a story of travel and service

    A teacher in Ghana has aspirations. She wants to see the world and all that it has to offer and thinks of what her future has in store for her. She yearns to see new places and experience the sights and smells that come with them – to meet new people and form new relationships.
  • Putting the ‘why’ in healthy

    Each Airman is responsible for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to stay fit to fight; however, developing a routine workout schedule and eating right can be difficult. This is where Geri Seal, the health promotion program manager assigned to the 28th Medical Operations Squadron, comes in.
  • Like father, like son: Wearing the uniform together

    Each flag was an inch by half-inch isosceles triangle – the 50 chalk-white stars crossed over a field of blue and rows of red. Eighteen distinct flags pressed into 18 individual hands, dripping with sweat from the humidity of the recent rain and the awareness of their lives being altered forever.
  • 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.
  • Air Traffic Control: Keeping eyes on the sky

    The fin of a beast weighing more than 190,000 pounds maneuvers through the flight line, looking reminiscent of a great white shark prowling the ocean in search of its prey.
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