ELLSWORTH AFB
Summerset, SD 57769, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Welcome

  Nestled in the majestic Black Hills, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, is 10 miles east of Rapid City and just outside of Box Elder. The base — home to the 28th Bomb Wing — is one of only two B-1B bases in the world. Ellsworth is surrounded by

Organizations

  The 28th Bomb Wing is assigned to the 8th Air Force under Air Force Global Strike Command. The 28th Bomb Wing provides combat airpower — anytime, anywhere. Every world-class Airmen is feared by our enemies and emulated by our allies; they set the standard of excellence with an unwavering

Housing

  The Ellsworth Housing Office hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During nonduty hours, current on-base information is available at www.ellsworth.af.mil and off-base housing information is available at www.HOMES.mil .

Base Community Services

  The base commissary is a modern, well-stocked facility, meeting the needs of active-duty members, retirees and their families. The store is at 2649 LeMay Blvd. Commissary hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

History

A few short weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a team of U.S. Army engineers arrived in Rapid City with plans to transform a barren plateau east of town into a new Army airfield. Surveying the landscape during that cold January in 1942, they could scarcely have imagined the

Local Area

  In 1874, a flow of settlers were lured into the Black Hills by the discovery of gold. Through the gold rush, industries such as logging, ranching and farming began to grow. Rapid City was founded in 1876. It’s the county seat of Pennington County and is about 30 miles
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