Located in South Dakota, Ellsworth is home to the 28th Bomb Wing and the B-1B Lancer aircraft. Ellsworth has a long, proud history of excellence and innovation. Our mission is to provide rapid, decisive and sustainable combat airpower and expeditionary combat support — anytime, anywhere
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B-1B Lancer A B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing practices “touch and go” procedures at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Thursday, April 13, 2006.
Thunderbolt II The A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.
The U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team “Thunderbirds” OVER ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – The U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team “Thunderbirds” practice here recently. The Thunderbirds readied themselves for Dakota Thunder 2004, Ellsworth’s annual air show.
77th Bomb Squadron, 2,000 pound Joint Direct Attack Munition Senior Airman Phillip Knight from Sunnyvale, Calif., a weapons loader with the 77th Bomb Squadron, here prepares an inert 2,000 pound Joint Direct Attack Munition. JDAMs use the global positioning system for precision guidance. Iraq and other potential adversaries may have the ability to jam GPS signals, but Air Force war planners are not too worried about the effect of jamming on precision munitions.