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  • Aerospace medicine: flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly.

  • 28th Medical Group hosts DECON exercise

    The 28th Medical Group hosted a decontamination exercise to demonstrate and test their readiness and capabilities to handle a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threat in a real-world situation. They were timed and tested on their ability to don their gear, set up a DECON

  • 28th Medical Group to transition under Defense Health Agency management

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - The 28th Medical Group will begin transitioning to the Defense Health Agency in a phased approach that will begin October 2020 and be complete by September 2021. This change from service-managed healthcare was effective Oct. 1, 2018, as part of the 2017 National

  • Ellsworth trains emergency response with South Dakota National Guard

    Firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron inspect a room during an emergency response exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 30, 2018. Ellsworth Airmen trained with soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard, practicing emergency response procedures in multiple explosive,

  • Diagnostic imaging: an inside look

    The human body is a complex system of organs, bones and a nervous system. While some injuries and ailments may be only skin deep, others require an inside look to accurately diagnose.The 28th Medical Group Diagnostic Imaging Flight may only be staffed by two Airmen, but their scope of responsibility

  • First responders help make “Freshmen Impact” a success

    Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some readers. ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Members from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 28th Medical Group joined with local first responders to show students the dangers of driving under the influence on May 9,

  • PCS Bazaar educates Airmen, families

    Ellsworth Air Force Base hosted a Permanent Change of Station Bazaar inside the Dakota’s Club, April 19, 2018. This event brought base agencies and local vendors together to educate Airmen and their families on the PCS process and resources available to them.“This is the first of its kind,” said

  • Ellsworth conducts active shooter exercise

    Ellsworth Air Force Base conducted an active shooter exercise Feb. 22. The exercise inspected nearly 20 different locations on base, testing each individual’s ability to respond to an active shooter situation within their building. “We were evaluating the base’s ability to react to an active shooter