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  • B-1 flyover to cap off veterans ceremony in Sturgis

    Aircrew from the 28th Bomb Wing are scheduled to provide a B-1 flyover above Main Street in Sturgis, South Dakota, at 3 p.m., Aug. 8 as part of the 17th Annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony. The flyover, allowed as part of an approved training mission, will cap off an event formally recognizing South Dakota veteran, Stan Lieberman. Lieberman is one
  • New 28th Bomb Wing commander named

    A new pair of hands will be at the helm of the world’s largest B-1 combat wing following a change of command ceremony at 9:28 a.m., Aug. 9 in the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.Col. John Edwards, a master combat systems officer with more than 2,440 flight hours including 237 combat hours accrued during Operation Allied Force
  • Former 28th Bomb Wing Commander, Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, to retire

    Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, the Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and former 28th Bomb Wing commander, will retire Aug. 14 after more than 30 years of service.Vander Hamm commanded the nation’s largest B-1 combat wing while at Ellsworth from June 2007 to June 2009. During that time, he worked diligently to advocate for long
  • Aircrew, maintainers test skills at Red Flag 17-3

    Aircrew and maintainers from Ellsworth returned from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, after participating in Red Flag 17-3, July 29, 2017. Red Flag, a three week exercise, is realistic combat training in the Nevada Test and Training Range that incorporates ground, air, space and cyber forces to increase combat readiness.Working side-by-side with
  • Airmen strengthen battlefield skills during Golden Coyote

    Ellsworth Airmen participated in the 33rd annual Golden Coyote exercise in the Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park, June 12-23, 2017. Golden Coyote is a two-week training exercise that provides units real-world scenarios they may encounter during contingency operations or homeland support missions, according to the South Dakota National Guard website.

    A B-1 from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, is scheduled to make special appearances at four events in South Dakota July 4. The events include: -- 10 a.m.: Patriots Parade, Custer, South Dakota -- 10:30 a.m.: Independence Day Parade, Belle Fourche, South Dakota -- 11 a.m.: Gold Pan Days, Lead/Deadwood, South
  • Ellsworth Airmen support bomber mission in European theatre

    Approximately 100 Airmen and two B-1 bombers from Ellsworth deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint and multinational exercises.
  • More than maintenance: 28th AMXS keep B-1s in the fight

    A pair of lethal, supersonic birds of prey roar past the Air Traffic Control Tower as spectators turn their attention to the two-ship performing a flyby before making their descent to the dark pavement below.With their charcoal-gray, metallic skin and retractable wings, the B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., take turns landing and
  • Ellsworth honors law enforcement during National Police Week

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron hosted multiple events around Ellsworth in honor of National Police Week, which ran May 15 through 19 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Honoring the service and sacrifice of military and civilian law enforcement officers, events around the base included a memorial retreat ceremony, parade, various competitions,
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits Ellsworth

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Ellsworth for a familiarization tour and listening session, May 19, as his first military installation visit since his confirmation.