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  • ‘Adopt a plane program’ takes off

    The aerial park at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum offers a glimpse into the past with Air Force relics dating back to World War I. The museum is a place for all ages to come and see Ellsworth’s proud heritage on display. Glistening aircraft, towering missiles and artifacts galore await

  • Airman overcomes barrier, guards the sky

    Aircraft take to the air, navigating the highways of the sky among the birds and the breeze to reach their destination. These aviators rely on air traffic controllers to guide them safely and accurately through the open blue above.The main service air traffic controllers provide is to maintain a

  • 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.

  • Tankers participate in joint exercise Combat Raider

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- 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 Airman are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave Hawk medical helicopter, fake