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  • Rapid City youth to be B-1B Aircrew for a Day

    Members of the 34th Bomb Squadron will make the dream of being an aircrew member of a B-1B Lancer come true for an 8-year-old Rapid City boy on Jan. 13 as part of the base's Aircrew for a Day program.Aric Lassegard, who suffers from non-progressive cerebral palsy, will be made an honorary aircrew

  • Ellsworth Airmen to get free Christmas trees

    The families of deployed Airmen will be getting a little something extra this holiday season thanks to a program that sends them donated Christmas trees for the holidays.About 235 trees will be delivered to the 28th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation office where a group of 20 volunteers from

  • Mississippi native second in command of largest B-1 combat wing

    Col. Gentry Boswell, son of Mickey and Cookie Boswell of Cleveland, Miss., is now the second in command of the largest B-1 combat wing in the U.S. Air Force.Colonel Boswell was appointed as the vice commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 1. The 28th BW is home to 28

  • Ellsworth supporting Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Eight Airmen, equipment and supplies are being sent to the New York area in response to a tasking by U.S. Air Force North to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.Specialists from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron are scheduled to depart the base for McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. this evening aboard

  • B-1 flyover part of Central States Fair event

    A B-1 bomber assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. is scheduled to make a special appearance in the sky over the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, S.D. at 7:15 p.m., Aug. 23 as part of the Military Appreciation Day events. The B-1 flyover is allowed as part of an approved training

  • B-1 flyover part of Sturgis military appreciation event

    A B-1 bomber assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. is scheduled to make a special appearance in the sky over Main Street in Sturgis, S.D. at 3 p.m., Aug. 7 at the conclusion of the Sturgis Military Appreciation Day event.Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Donald Smith, a veteran aviator who served

  • New Deployment Center ribbon-cutting event

    The base will conduct a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m., Aug. 2 to commemorate the opening of the new Deployment Center.Construction on the new, 55,000 square foot facility began in March 2011 and was completed on May 15, 2012. The $16.9 million facility optimizes the deployment processes

  • B-1 aircrews make history by employing laser JDAMs

    For the first time in history, B-1 aircrews from Ellsworth employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a Weapon System Evaluation Program exercise May 14 to 16.Aircrews from the 37th Bomb Squadron "Tigers" and 34th BS "Thunderbirds" employed six GBU-54 laser JDAMs

  • Tornado siren test

    The tornado sirens will be sounding on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. the afternoon of May 10 as part of a base exercise. Airmen and their families are expected to find shelter and take appropriate actions when the sirens sound. All base residents are encouraged to review their preparedness plans to

  • EAFB 70th Anniversary golf tournament

    All duffers are invited to play in the Ellsworth 70th Anniversary Golf Tournament at the Golf Club at Red Rock in Rapid City May 19. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.Registration is open to anyone, but limited to the first 80 players. Four-person teams will compete on the