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  • 28th MDG hosts 2017 Children's Fair

    Aniah Perry waits for a balloon during the 2017 Children’s Fair inside the 28th Medical Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 20, 2017. Volunteer and non-profit organizations such as Youth and Family Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Family Advocacy and the Children’s Home Society participated in the event, providing parents
  • Continuing a legacy

    Multiple B-1 bombers from Ellsworth will travel to Dayton, Ohio, for the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid which will include a high-speed flyover and the unveiling of the “Ruptured Duck” nose art. The average Airman may not know too much about the names of the local bomb squadrons, but it should be understood that
  • 28th MXS back shop saves AF time, money

    Back shops provide a technical service that Airmen working the flight line depend on in order to keep aircraft running safely, efficiently and smoothly. They spend countless hours troubleshooting components, ordering equipment and fixing parts.  One such back shop at Ellsworth found a way to cut the time it takes to troubleshoot B-1 bomber aircraft
  • Leadership through heritage

    It’s a sludgy, after-lunch Monday afternoon inside a classroom full of young Airmen. Instead of dozing off in the corner from a food coma, each troop is sitting at the edge of their seat listening attentively as a man sporting a Denver Broncos polo, a leather jacket and a handlebar mustache reminisces on his memories of war. Inside the Airman
  • Rapid City leader garners AF Distinguished Public Service Award

    A longtime friend of Ellsworth and champion for our nation’s military has received the highest award given to non-Department of Defense civilians.Alton “Al” Cornella, a civic leader and retired local business owner, received the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award for advocating for the Air Force, connecting regional and professional
  • CDC educator wins national-level award

    A teacher from the Child Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., won the 2017 Terry Lynn Lokoff Award, a national-level award promoting young educators’ projects to improve teaching environments for children.   “Terry Lynn Lokoff was a caregiver years ago,” said Heidi Sowers, the award recipient and a child program technician assigned
  • Ellsworth celebrates African American History Month

    Mouth-watering scents of shrimp jambalaya, grits and beans fill the auditorium as Airmen shuffle along a row of white tables and crockpots, filling their plates with heaps of soul food. A slideshow presenting African American History facts plays on repeat in the corner while Airmen and Civilians converse near an art gallery of drawings, paintings
  • Offutt Brass performs for Rapid City

    Members of the Ellsworth Honor Guard inspect each other’s uniforms before presenting the colors during a performance by the Offutt Brass at the Performing Arts Center Historic Theater in Rapid City, S.D., on Feb. 22, 2017. Offutt Brass is the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band that performs around the U.S. to celebrate
  • Ellsworth ‘Rock Star’ wins AF Entertainer of the Year

    The sound of applause echoes off the tall, dark walls, filling the dimly lit auditorium with the irregular beat of hundreds of people clapping. An “American Idol” style theme bumps through the sound system as colorful lights flash across the stage, waiting for him and his guitar to come take their place in the spotlight. “Hi, I’m Senior Airman
  • “Dirt Boyz” fight frozen flurries

    Every year, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron activates a team from within their own unit to remove the icy powder that blankets Ellsworth and threatens the B-1 bomber mission.“We’re 24-hour ops,” said Senior Airman Nicholas Murtagh, a heavy equiptment operator assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron. “So when it snows, we’re always going to be
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