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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. Today, flight surgeons are more commonly known as ‘flight doctors’ or ‘flight physicians.’ In current times, flight surgeons still play a unique and integral role in the Air Force mission.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub ‘STRIKEWERX’ now open for business

    Air Force Global Strike Command launched STRIKEWERX May 28, a new national innovation hub serving as the command’s store front for connecting with industry and academia, finding solutions to the command’s challenges and coming up with innovative ideas to shape the future.Originally planned to be an in-person grand opening earlier in the year, the
  • Ellsworth B-1s return to European Theater as part of latest BTF mission

    B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a second long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the European theater that included key interactions with U.S. assets as well as Danish and Polish forces May 11, 2020.
  • B-1s conduct Bomber Task Force mission in Baltic region

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Baltic region, May 5, 2020.
  • Ellsworth celebrates military kids

    Since 1986, the Department of Defense has designated April as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). Throughout the month, military communities celebrate by taking part in various events and activities to recognize the strengths and sacrifices of military children.
  • Ellsworth receives masks, distributes to work centers

    A shipment of more than 4,000 face masks arrived at the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base April 21. More than 7,000 masks were procured by the 28th Contracting Squadron in an effort to battle the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with the 28th LRS distributing the first shipment April 22.
  • Ellsworth garners Global Strike Challenge best B-1 bomb squadron, maintenance, munitions team awards

    The results of the 2019 Global Strike Challenge are tallied and the Raiders of Team Ellsworth claimed top honors for their accomplishments in maintenance, munitions maintenance and bomb squadron operations.
  • DoD Makes Changes to Pharmacy Medications

    Beginning Oct. 1, patients who are not assigned to a provider at a Military Treatment Facility will not be eligible to receive medications that are not on the Department of Defense Tricare formulary list.
  • 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 station, set up a water heater to provide warm water to the station and clean all harmful chemicals and materials from a training dummy. They were able to complete their task well under the allotted completion time and earn required certifications pertaining to their career field.
  • Ellsworth gets a taste of Latin America

    The Ellsworth Latin American Community (ELAC) hosted a ‘Taste of Latin America’ food tasting event at the Base Exchange food court on Sept. 16. The event was held in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, in recognition of the many cultures, contributions and accomplishments of Latin and Hispanic American people.
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