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  • Simulator helps Airman overcome trauma

    Snow is a normal weather element in Montana, but it can turn dangerous quickly. One Airman was traumatized after she lost control of a Humvee.
  • Africa: A journey of healing

    When an Airman needs spiritual guidance, counseling or someone to talk to confidentially, they seek out the assistance of an Air Force chaplain. But where do chaplains turn when they encounter trying times? Of course chaplains can always turn to their spiritual companions, but sometimes they need to get away and focus on their own spiritual and mental health.
  • Ghana to the Air Force: a story of travel and service

    A teacher in Ghana has aspirations. She wants to see the world and all that it has to offer and thinks of what her future has in store for her. She yearns to see new places and experience the sights and smells that come with them – to meet new people and form new relationships.
  • Raider Airmen heat up competition in the kitchen

    The 28th Force Support Squadron hosts a Chef of the Quarter cook-off at the Raider Café on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 18, 2019. Contestants were split into three teams and were required to produce a dish that incorporated two secret ingredients.
  • Ellsworth SERE specialist goes above and beyond

    Recently, Tech. Sgt. Dustin Jespersen, a 28th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist he was announced as the 2018 Air Rescue Association Richard T. Kight Award winner. The Air Force-level award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the overall effectiveness of the rescue mission.
  • Armament back shop keeps bombs dropping

    From rotary launchers to bomb racks and targeting pods, Airmen continuously test, repair and perform daily maintenance on the equipment used to drop munitions from the B-1B Lancer. These Airmen are the 7th Munitions Squadron armament back shop. Their day-to-day missions ensure that the 7th Bomb Wing provides ‘Death from Above.’“They call them load
  • All around AMXS

    Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform numerous functions that keep the B-1B Lancers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., in mint contition to deter, assure and strike whenever they are called to the mission.
  • Air Force Marathon: a run to remember

    The day starts early. Clouds cover up the sky above as runners from all different backgrounds take their spot at the checkered start line, each of them adorned with a number. It’s almost 7:30 a.m. at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the clock ticks to the half-hour, a gunshot signals the start of what they have all gathered to take part
  • Like father, like son: Wearing the uniform together

    Each flag was an inch by half-inch isosceles triangle – the 50 chalk-white stars crossed over a field of blue and rows of red. Eighteen distinct flags pressed into 18 individual hands, dripping with sweat from the humidity of the recent rain and the awareness of their lives being altered forever.
  • Radio maintenance: it hertz to be this good

    Airmen wielding screwdrivers and voltage testers tinker with radios. Each individual wears anti-static bracelets to discharge their static buildup safely in order to protect the sensitive components of the hardware in front of them. They flick switches on to read current, wattage and voltage as they troubleshoot issues.
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