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.

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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.

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.
Ski Season is Upon Us

Ski Season is Upon Us

Ski Season is Upon Us The Black Hills are beautiful year-round, but they take on a whole new look in the winter. Especially in the northern hills, where the average snowfall is higher. On average, Lead sees about 130 inches per year! That’s almost 100 inches more than...

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Resource Highlight: VFW

Resource Highlight: VFW

Resource Highlight: VFW The Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, is a name recognized by most Americans. What’s less known is the longevity of their contribution to veterans and their families. The VFW started in 1899, making them the oldest veterans’ organization in the...

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Veterans Honor Banner Project

Veterans Honor Banner Project

Veterans Honor Banner Project Rapid City is the City of Presidents, but it’s also a military town through-and-through. That’s why a program like the Veterans Honor Banner Project is the perfect fit. Bill Casper, the project’s director, is an Air Force veteran who has...

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