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As a resource to both Air Force and National Guard servicemen and women, along with their families, the Wire is filled with information and resources to get plugged into area organizations, use available discounts, and meet other people in the area.

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New events and information as community support for military members at Ellsworth Air Force Base and Camp Rapid grows.

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South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority is excited to bring you the Black Hills Wire – a comprehensive website for the local military community to connect with businesses and events throughout the Black Hills of western South Dakota.

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Black Hills Wire is a community connection between military members, their families, and veterans to local civilian life in western South Dakota. This website is your go-to for information and resources to make the most of your time in the Black Hills.
PCSing to Ellsworth AFB: 3 Things Reddit Wants You to Know

PCSing to Ellsworth AFB: 3 Things Reddit Wants You to Know

Permanent Change of Station. PCS. It’s exciting. It’s terrifying. It’s both. You and, if you have them, your family members will be calling the Black Hills home for the next few years. So what’s the home of the 28th Bomb Wing like? What is there to do? What do you...

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6 Sturgis Rally Jobs for Airmen

6 Sturgis Rally Jobs for Airmen

Do you want to make thousands of dollars in just one week? How about walking away from that week with a life-long supply of stories and memories? The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally happens every August. This event draws around half a million people to the Black Hills...

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36th Military Appreciation BBQ

36th Military Appreciation BBQ

As a community, the Black Hills is proud to be the home of Ellsworth Air Force Base and several South Dakota National Guard units. We’re grateful for the selfless commitment our military members and families give in the defense of our freedoms. 36 years ago a casual...

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