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  • B-1s return to Indo-Pacific, conduct bilateral training

    Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to the Indo-Pacific region to conduct bilateral Bomber Task Force operations out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 17.
  • Aerospace medicine: flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly. Today, flight surgeons are more commonly known as ‘flight doctors’ or ‘flight physicians.’ In current times, flight surgeons still play a unique and integral role in the Air Force mission.
  • Another First as Ellsworth B-1s Integrate With Ukrainian, Turkish Assets During BTF Mission

    Ellsworth added another “first-ever” to its long list of accomplishments when a pair of base B-1B Lancers integrated with Ukrainian Su-27 Flankers and MiG-29 Fulcrums as well as Turkish KC-135s during a long-range, long duration Dynamic Force Employment mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region May 29, 2020.
  • B-1s train to LRASM capabilities in Europe during Bomber Task Force mission

    Two B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Black Sea region, 29 May, 2020. During the mission, the two B-1s conducted training on the Long Range Anti-ship Missile (LRASM). Designed to target adversary ships, the LRASM gives the B-1 the ability to have advanced stand-off and counter-ship capabilities.
  • Ellsworth B-1s return to European Theater as part of latest BTF mission

    B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a second long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the European theater that included key interactions with U.S. assets as well as Danish and Polish forces May 11, 2020.
  • Pre-WIC helps for future trials

    Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base launched to prepare and train individuals for the Air Force Weapons School April 15.
  • Ellsworth cold spray team completes first AF organic repair

    Members assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron’s Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Repair Facility conducted a cold spray repair to a B-1B Lancer Forward Equipment Bay (FEB) panel on April 8.
  • Raider Airmen earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Eleven Raider Airmen were awarded the coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. on Sept. 20-21, 2019. Airmen participated alongside Army ROTC cadets and South Dakota Army National Guardsmen. Participants were required to complete six events in order to qualify for the badge.
  • 28th Medical Group hosts DECON exercise

    The 28th Medical Group hosted a decontamination exercise to demonstrate and test their readiness and capabilities to handle a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threat in a real-world situation. They were timed and tested on their ability to don their gear, set up a DECON station, set up a water heater to provide warm water to the station and clean all harmful chemicals and materials from a training dummy. They were able to complete their task well under the allotted completion time and earn required certifications pertaining to their career field.
  • Expanded carriage demonstration showcases possible B-1B capability

    The 412th Test Wing, along with Air Force Global Strike Command and industry partners, held an expanded carriage demonstration with the B-1B Lancer bomber at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 28.
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