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  • 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.
  • 28th CES receives DoD award for national preparedness

    The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron was one of four organizations to receive the prestigious Department of Defense 2016 National Preparedness Award Sept. 21, 2017.
  • K-9 Airman gone but not forgotten

    A tearful goodbye became a celebration of life for one of Barksdale’s former security forces K-9’s. Retired military working dog, Febe, was given full military honors after being euthanized for having terminal prostate and bladder cancer.
  • Link 16: keeping aircraft connected

    Beginning March 2013, Dyess Air Force Base B-1B Lancers began undergoing upgrades to Sustainment-Block 16, or SB-16. The upgrade, finished in 2016, included significant upgrades to the B-1 such as the navigation, radar and diagnostic systems. It also included an upgrade to the communication systems, called Link 16.“Simply put, Link 16 supports the
  • 28th Bomb Wing dedicates airfield operations building in honor of Ola 'Millie' Rexroat

    The 28th Bomb Wing will dedicate the Airfield Operations Building in honor of the late Ola "Millie" Rexroat during a memorialization ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Oct. 2, 2017, at 9 a.m.A plaque with Rextroat’s laser-engraved photo and contributions will be placed on the wall, in the building’s main lobby. Rexroat was a member
  • Suicide Prevention Month: new mental health yearly assessment

    Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.
  • Airman goes above and beyond

    An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operations Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team.
  • The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude

    The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the U.S. Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.”Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his
  • Bomber Airmen, past and present, unite

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, greets U.S. Army Air Forces 467th Bombardment Group veteran Will Noden, during an Eighth Air Force WWII 467th BG reunion in Arlington, Va., Sept. 17, 2017. Noden was a former navigator on a B-24 crew, and a member of one of the initial 40 heavy bomb groups of Eighth Air Force.
  • MWD handlers train with local law enforcement

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers conducted joint training with the Rapid City Police Department K-9 Unit at the Rushmore Mall, Rapid City, South Dakota, Sept. 24, 2017.