Your Military Connection to the Black Hills

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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.

Connect with businesses and events throughout the Black Hills.

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.
Stay Frosty this Winter with These Winter Driving Tips

Stay Frosty this Winter with These Winter Driving Tips

Driving in the snow and ice is just a part of living in the Black Hills. From steering into a skid to warming your car, we’ve got a list of some good things to remember about driving during a winter storm. So, here’s some pointers to keep you safe and warm until...

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Important Update On Tricare That You Need To Know

Important Update On Tricare That You Need To Know

Tricare is the Department of Defense’s health insurance plan that is available to armed service members and their families. Like any health insurance plan, Tricare comes with its advantages and its limitations. And also like other health plans, Tricare changes —...

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The Family Child Care Program

The Family Child Care Program

The Family Child Care Program offers childcare in a certified home setting by individuals living on or off base.  These self-employed providers operate their homes independently in compliance with strict Air Force policies, which include frequent inspections...

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