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    Effective immediately, the base populace (all on-base facilities), Antelope Ridge residents and those at Vandenberg Elementary school are under a boil order until further notice due to an on-base water sample exceeding the E. Coli standard. DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. More

  • Base conducting readiness exercise

    Base and area residents may hear announcements over the "giant voice" system, sirens, explosions and simulated gunfire, as well as see smoke, during a readiness exercise Feb. 12-14.The intent of the exercise is to evaluate the 28th Bomb Wing's ability to meet wartime and contingency tasks of

  • B-1B Accident Report Release

    A displaced fold-down baffle in the left overwing fairing of a B-1B Lancer led to a fuel leak and a series of detonations that disabled the aircraft prior to it crashing Aug. 19, 2013, near Broadus, Montana, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today.The

  • Aircrew members of Ellsworth B-1 crash identified

    Names of the aircrew members involved in the Ellsworth AFB B-1 crash that occurred August 19, 2013 near Broadus, Mont. have been released. They are as follows:Maj Frank Biancardi II, Instructor PilotCapt Curtis Michael, Instructor PilotCapt Chad Nishizuka, Instructor Weapon Systems OfficerCapt

  • B-1 crashes near Broadus, Mont.

    A B-1B bomber with the 28th Bomb Wing crashed near Broadus, Mont., during a routine training mission Aug. 19, 2013. There were two pilots and two weapon systems officers on board. All four members of the aircrew safely ejected with some injuries. "We are actively working to ensure the safety of the


    The 28th Bomb Wing will resume flying local B-1 training missions on a very limited basis on May 1, 2013. "Flying will be very limited, focusing on a small number of crews required for the 37th Bomb Squadron to maintain a minimum force in combat readiness," said Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing

  • Ellsworth supporting Golden Coyote activities

    Ellsworth is teaming up with South Dakota National Guard troops to conduct a variety of training activities, combat simulations and is serving as a staging area for medical aviation operations as part of Golden Coyote now through June 21.Residents can expect increased helicopter activity on and

  • Two Ellsworth Airmen part of Tops in Blue performances

    Two Ellsworth Airmen are among the cast of the U.S. Air Force's renowned musical showcase, Tops In Blue, that will be performing two free nights of family entertainment at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena at 7 p.m., July 1 and at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial at 7 p.m., July 2. Airman

  • Ellwsorth Airmen to return from deployment to Southwest Asia

    Approximately 300 Ellsworth Airmen will return home from a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of missions in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Aircrews from Ellsworth provided critical air presence, precision strike, and surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to support

  • Liberty Gate ribbon-cutting ceremony

    The base will conduct a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., Aug. 25 to commemorate the reopening of the Liberty Gate, the main entrance to the installation.Media will have the opportunity to film/photograph the ceremony and interview members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron as well as