Your Military Connection to the Black Hills

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Welcome to the Black Hills

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.

Explore and Discover

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.

News and Events

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.

Military Spouse’s Club

Intentional Community: Ellsworth Spouse’s Club builds connection The mission is clear: get connected. That’s the hope behind Team Ellsworth Spouse’s Club, said president Beth Parker. “We want to create a supportive, helpful and comfortable space for our members,...

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Writing your next chapter

Your retirement might be years away or weeks away — either way, transitioning out of military life is going to be a big change.    Bill Molnar has been serving his country for his entire career. He and his family have been stationed across the nation and across...

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Tricare Tips

Anyone who has ever depended on Tricare knows that the military’s health care plan can be a wonderful resource for individuals and families — but that same health plan can also present some challenges.  Dr. Paul Stevens and his wife, Natalie, know a lot about Tricare,...

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