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  • Tickets available for EAFB 70th Anniversary dinner

    A limited number of tickets are still available for the Ellsworth 70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel in Rapid City May 19. This formal event includes a social hour, followed by dinner and addresses by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the Air Force Chief of

  • Historic B-25 Mitchell bomber to visit Ellsworth

    A World War II-era B-25 Mitchell bomber is scheduled to land at Ellsworth Air Force Base on April 20, at 1 p.m. in conjunction with 70th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942. Airmen from Ellsworth will turn out to greet the Historic Flight Foundation's B-25 named "Grumpy" and

  • Community invited to participate in EAFB 70th Anniversary events

    Planning committee members are working hard to put the finishing touches on several key events open to everyone May 19 and 20 in honor of the 70th anniversary of Ellsworth Air Force Base.A golf tournament in Rapid City, a special event at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and a special

  • Ellsworth Airmen prove deployment readiness

    Outstanding performance by the 28th Bomb Wing during several recent deployments and exercises earned Ellsworth Airmen a respite from a major Operational Readiness Inspection planned for April. "You are ready," said Col. Mark Weatherington, 28th Bomb Wing commander to a gathering of Airmen in the

  • Ellsworth Airmen to return from deployment to Southwest Asia

    Approximately 400 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

  • Active duty fatality at Ellsworth

    An Airman assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing was found dead on base at approximately 11:30 a.m., Jan. 21. The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified. "Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the family of this Airman," said Col. Mark

  • Announcement affects EAFB civilian positions

    Air Force officials announced 4,500 additional positions for elimination as a continuation of its FY12 Civilian Workforce Restructure Jan. 11.This reduction builds on the realignments announced in November, including the elimination of 9,000 positions and the addition of 5,900 positions against the

  • Ruck March to remember 9/11

    Nearly 150 Ellsworth Airmen, family members and friends will team up with area police officers, firefighters and other first responders for a 10-mile rucksack march on Sept. 8 to commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11."More than 3,000 lives were lost that day, including several hundred

  • Flags at half-staff Monday to honor fallen Airman

    Flags at Ellsworth Air Force Base will be flown at half-staff July 16 in honor of Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Dingus, who passed away July 10 at Rapid City Regional Hospital after earlier collapsing at his off-base residence. Dingus, 44, was Assistant Superintendent of the 28th Aircraft Maintenance


    Brass in Blue, a component of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band based at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., will perform two free concerts tonight and July 4.The ensemble will take the stage at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial at 7:50 p.m. today, and at 7 p.m., July 4 at Main Street Square