Ellsworth: Aiming High

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  • Keeping calm and safe during the holiday travel season

    Keeping calm and safe during the holiday travel season

    Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and this year’s holiday travel will be the busiest in 12 years. AAA is anticipating that nearly 51 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home for the Thanksgiving holiday. That's a 3.3 percent increase over last year. All modes of transportation, including car, bus, plane, and train will see increases in passengers. Many will see long lines, traffic jams, and delays that may disrupt their plans.

    Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and this year’s holiday travel will be the busiest in 12 years. AAA is anticipating that nearly 51 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home for the Thanksgiving holiday. That's a 3.3 percent increase over last year. All modes of transportation, including car, bus, plane, and train will see increases in passengers. Many will see long lines, traffic jams, and delays that may disrupt their plans.

  • South Dakota sights promoted at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    South Dakota sights promoted at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    For the 8th year, South Dakota will take center stage at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Thursday. The float, titled “Mt. Rushmore, American Pride,” will feature an oversized replica of Mt. Rushmore, along with appearances by the Mt. Rushmore mascots, and R&B singer Smokey Robinson. The float promotes South Dakota tourism and will be seen by more than 50 million people, on television and in person, nationwide.

    For the 8th year, South Dakota will take center stage at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Thursday. The float, titled “Mt. Rushmore, American Pride,” will feature an oversized replica of Mt. Rushmore, along with appearances by the Mt. Rushmore mascots, and R&B singer Smokey Robinson. The float promotes South Dakota tourism and will be seen by more than 50 million people, on television and in person, nationwide.

  • Dry Creek Fire contained at 291 acres

    Dry Creek Fire contained at 291 acres

    The latest on a grass fire burning between Hermosa and Fairburn, S.D., called the Dry Creek Fire.

    The latest on a grass fire burning between Hermosa and Fairburn, S.D., called the Dry Creek Fire.

Ellsworth Air Force Base brings thousands of airmen to the Black Hills from across the nation. It's often the first experience away from home for these young men and women, so how do they adjust and make the community their own? It starts for most with community outreach, learning about the area and finding ways to make a positive impact. Learn about the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Ellsworth airmen and airwomen in a 3-part series brought to you by Kendall Bartley, airing June 19-21.


PART 1: SUMMER NIGHTS

PART 2: COACHING 

PART 3: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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  • Ellsworth: Aiming High Pt. 1

    Ellsworth: Aiming High Pt. 1

    © Ellsworth Airmen help set up and tear down for Summer Nights every Thursday© Ellsworth Airmen help set up and tear down for Summer Nights every Thursday

    Ellsworth Air Force Base welcomes thousands of service members from across the nation who make their home here in the Black Hills.

    Ellsworth Air Force Base welcomes thousands of service members from across the nation who make their home here in the Black Hills.

  • Ellsworth: Aiming High Pt. 2

    Ellsworth: Aiming High Pt. 2

    Ellsworth airmen volunteers and influences kids as a t-ball coachEllsworth airmen volunteers and influences kids as a t-ball coach

    An Ellsworth airmen spends his off time volunteering and influencing the youth as a T-ball coach. 

    An Ellsworth airmen spends his off time volunteering and influencing the youth as a T-ball coach. 

  • Ellsworth: Aiming High Pt. 3

    Ellsworth: Aiming High Pt. 3

    In part three of the three-part series Ellsworth, Aiming High, airmen’s volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity is helping to give back to the community in need and take on the affordable housing crisis.

    In part three of the three-part series Ellsworth, Aiming High, airmen’s volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity is helping to give back to the community in need and take on the affordable housing crisis.

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