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  • Fostering children, fostering hope

    The saying “treat others the way you want to be treated” is often told to children at a young age. Some take that advice to heart and work a little to make a difference, others go much further.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Combat Raider keeps joint-force proficient, ready for battle

    A young pilot dangles dangerously far from the grassy South Dakota tundra, held on by nothing more than a strap, a cable and a medic from the South Dakota National Guard.  As the Soldier and Airmen are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave Hawk medical helicopter, fake blood runs down the captain’s face.  Personnel recovery is a pilot’s nightmare, but
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