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Airmen out-process through a deployment line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 2, 2018. The 28th Bomb Wing deployed B-1 bombers, Airmen and support equipment to Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, to fly missions in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randahl J. Jenson) 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 forces. Airmen in a wide range of roles will be
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Shreveport MEPS Recruits prepare to ship out after swear-in ceremony
A Military Entrance Processing Station, or MEPS for short, is the gateway for many entering military service (all branches). On average, the Shreveport, Louisiana MEPS processes approximately 6,000 applicants annually. On Feb. 27, 8th Air Force leadership visited the station and swore in more than a dozen future Airmen, Sailors, Marines and
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Mothers assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron, hold their children for a photo during a squadron event in the Base Defense Operations Center on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 27, 2017. Families of SFS personnel will soon be able to have access to the Little Defender’s Den, a family room that gives them the option of bringing their children with them during a recall or squadron events, as well as have a safe and comfortable place for mother’s to pump or breastfeed. (Courtesy photo) 28th SFS Airmen develop new Little Defender’s Den family room
Inside the small one-story Base Defense Operations Center, an Airman twists and turns her way down the maze of hallways, peering into offices to ensure no one is there.
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Lloyd Ponder, World War II POW WWII, POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience
The four pillars of resiliency -- physical, mental, spiritual and social -- are drilled into the minds of Airmen today to emphasize how important it is that no matter what life situation they are going through, there is always a healthy way to handle the situation.
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Forest R. McDonald, son of Ola “Millie” Rexroat, and Col. John Edwards, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, unveil the plaque honoring Rexroat during a building dedication at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Oct. 2, 2017. While serving as a WASP, Rexroat towed targets behind a T-6 Texan for air-to-air gunnery and ground-to-air anti-aircraft practice for male pilots. She also transported personnel and cargo. After the WASPS disbanded, Rexroat served another ten years in the Air Force Reserves as an air traffic controller. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth Airfield Ops building renamed in honor of fallen WASP
During a ceremony, the Ellsworth Airfield Operations Building was renamed the “Millie Rexroat Building,” on Oct. 2, 2017. The 28th Bomb Wing dedicated the airfield operations building to Ola “Millie” Rexroat, so her legacy can live on and be remembered by all who walk through the building.
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A convoy transports a Titan I missile from the flightline to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Aug. 16, 2017. After being stored in a hangar for more than 30 years, the missile is now a historic monument on display for visitors to view. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) A titan laid to rest
After 30 years inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, a Titan I missile was moved to its final resting place at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, Aug. 16, 2017. Before a crew from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron transported this historic behemoth to the cradles that hold it now, the retired nuclear missile was more than a
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Two Ellsworth B-1s leave for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 14, 2017.  The B-1s and their crews are on their way to participate in the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid commemoration events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller) Continuing a legacy
Multiple B-1 bombers from Ellsworth will travel to Dayton, Ohio, for the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid which will include a high-speed flyover and the unveiling of the “Ruptured Duck” nose art. The average Airman may not know too much about the names of the local bomb squadrons, but it should be understood that
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Senior Airman Mark Lee, an Electrical and Environmental craftsman assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron, makes adjustments while troubleshooting an electrical component from a B-1 bomber inside the E&E back shop at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 12, 2017. Airmen have been using the state-of-the-art ECLYPSE tester that has cut the troubleshooting process by nearly 98 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) 28th MXS back shop saves AF time, money
Back shops provide a technical service that Airmen working the flight line depend on in order to keep aircraft running safely, efficiently and smoothly. They spend countless hours troubleshooting components, ordering equipment and fixing parts.  One such back shop at Ellsworth found a way to cut the time it takes to troubleshoot B-1 bomber aircraft
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A soldier from the South Dakota National Guard’s Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, descends from an UH60 Blackhawk helicopter during Exercise Combat Raider 1701 near Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The exercise simulated rescuing two injured pilots that ejected from their aircraft in hostile territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Combat Raider keeps joint-force proficient, ready for battle
A young pilot dangles dangerously far from the grassy South Dakota tundra, held on by nothing more than a strap, a cable and a medic from the South Dakota National Guard.   As the Soldier and Airmen are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave Hawk medical helicopter, fake blood runs down the captain’s face.   Personnel recovery is a pilot’s nightmare, but
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen assigned to various Air Force Global Strike Command bases during a Bomber Corps Development Course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 17, 2016. The Airmen in attendance came to Barksdale to gain face-to-face knowledge about 8th Air Force history, heritage, culture and more. The AFGSC and 8th Air Force sponsored course encourages flight and squadron leaders to take the information back to their coworkers to help advocate a better understanding of ‘why’ AFGSC relies on highly trained Airmen, and how they contribute to 8th Air Force’s “big picture.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Alexis Schultz) Bomber culture grows roots with corps development class
The 8th Air Force that exists today functions and operates based off the accomplishments of its ancestors from 1942 who surpassed mission expectations, took risks and made tremendous sacrifices all in the bettering of the nation.
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