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  • 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.
  • Base historian tells his story

    Every day, members across the Air Force make history. With tasks both at home and overseas, the work they do is an important step into the future. Yet in the midst of historic firsts, records set and broken, and even tragedies, one might wonder: who keeps record of these significant events? This is where historians like the 28th Bomb Wing’s John Moyes come in.
  • The B-1 simulator: Keeping Aircrew ready for war

    The 28th Operations Support Squadron B-1 simulator is a state-of-the-art facility, which helps train air crew members for combat by creating real life scenarios that help keep their skills at a high level.
  • Whiteman Wanderer: From the ‘roof of the world’ to world’s greatest Air Force

    His passion for adventures and traveling started as a young child. Today, it helps him do his job as an Airman. Born in Nepal, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sukh Bhandari, an aerospace ground equipment journeyman assigned to the 509th Maintenance Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, could be found running up and down the mountain paths every day. Even after leaving the roof of the world, and moving across the globe to the United States, his desire for exploring only grew larger.
  • Remembering the fallen, one mile at a time

    The click-click-click of bicycle spokes penetrate through the calm morning air as a rider streaks across the South Korean countryside. Beads of sweat glide down the major’s forehead and his legs strain to keep pedaling, but his mind is not on his physical discomfort. Instead, he is focuses on the road ahead and a singular goal to finish what he started.
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