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  • 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,

  • Summer safety in South Dakota

    With warmer weather on the way in the Black Hills, summer activities are more abundant at Ellsworth Air Force Base and the surrounding community. The 28th Bomb Wing Safety Office encourages individuals to enjoy the outdoors while keeping personal safety a priority. “If you’re going to do off-duty

  • 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’s Wingman Day strengthens pillars

    Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base participated in a semiannual Wingman Day, April 20, 2018.  Wingman Day focuses on strengthening the four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness: physical, social, spiritual and mental. Col. John Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing Commander, opened the event with a

  • B-1s deploy to Centcom

    The 28th Bomb Wing deployed B-1s, Airmen and support equipment to Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, to fly missions in U.S. Central Command.Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel from Ellsworth Air Force Base will execute sorties providing multi-role combat airpower in support of U.S. and coalition

  • New dorms to accommodate a growing Ellsworth

    The roar of heavy machinery, the clanging of hammers and the buzzing of saws is something commonly heard near the Jefferson dormitory. The noise starts before sunrise and continues after sunset. Workers assemble the buildings with speed, skill and steady hands in order to meet their deadline and

  • Heritage at home: 15th CMSAF visits Ellsworth

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley visited Ellsworth Air Force Base March 23. McKinley shared insight and history during an all call, met with Airmen from one of his former career fields and attended Ellsworth AFB’s Chief Master Sergeant Induction ceremony. “It’s been a

  • The unfinished mural

    A simple blue, ballpoint pen glides across a crisp white page as an artist drafts a blueprint. Concepts of his imagination come to fruition as he expertly sketches, outlines and shades images. A creature emerges from the chaos of lines, shapes and gradients. With every detail, the griffin, a

  • Nine area leaders selected for honorary commanders program

    Nine area business and civic leaders were inducted into the Ellsworth Honorary Commanders program during a special event March 8 at the Dakota’s Club.Col. John Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing commander, welcomed the new members handpicked to participate in the program and reminded them to make the most

  • 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