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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.
  • Another First as Ellsworth B-1s Integrate With Ukrainian, Turkish Assets During BTF Mission

    Ellsworth added another “first-ever” to its long list of accomplishments when a pair of base B-1B Lancers integrated with Ukrainian Su-27 Flankers and MiG-29 Fulcrums as well as Turkish KC-135s during a long-range, long duration Dynamic Force Employment mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region May 29, 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pre-WIC helps for future trials

    Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base launched to prepare and train individuals for the Air Force Weapons School April 15.
  • Ellsworth cold spray team completes first AF organic repair

    Members assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron’s Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Repair Facility conducted a cold spray repair to a B-1B Lancer Forward Equipment Bay (FEB) panel on April 8.
  • Command team answers your COVID-19 questions, provides updates

    The 28th Bomb Wing commander and command chief master sergeant recently sat down with the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office to answer questions from Team Ellsworth regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Ellsworth participates in accident response exercise

    The 28th Bomb Wing participated in a Mass Accident Response Exercise March 3 to 6 in Belle Fourche, S.D.
  • B-1s launch for Red Flag 20-1

    Aircrews from the 37th Bomb Squadron launched from Ellsworth AFB to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 22 to participate in Red Flag 20-1.
  • Rapid City Hosts Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Parade

    Rapid City recently hosted a Veteran's Day Ceremony and Parade, featuring the Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Honor Guard and the 28th Bomb Wing Commander.
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