Airman found dead near Ellsworth Air Force Base

Airmen line up at the ‘Taste of Latin America’ food tasting event, held at the Base Exchange food court, on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2019. The food tasting included authentic dishes from Colombia, Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The event was hosted and catered by members of the Ellsworth Latin American Community (ELAC). (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A US Airman’s death has prompted an investigation after he was found dead near his base in South Dakota.

The unidentified Airman was assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, with reports indicating the individual was found in an off-base residence.

According to the Argus Leader, the identity of the Airman will be released following notification of next-of-kin.

“Team Ellsworth lost a member of the Raider family, and we are deeply saddened by this horrible event. We are focused on supporting the Airman’s family and our fellow Airmen who are mourning this loss,” said Col. David Doss, 28th Bomb Wing commander, in a statement.

It is unknown if foul play is suspected.

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5 thoughts on “Airman found dead near Ellsworth Air Force Base

  1. This is very sad. I’m really hoping it wasn’t a suicide (not that someone being murdered is better) because it would prove to me what I’ve seen becoming a huge growing problem at Ellsworth.
    Air Force, listen up- your leaders treat their airman like absolute trash. This is why they are getting out mostly- not just the cbts and the super weird, creepy and abstract “Green Dot” training.
    It starts from the top down, with corruption of justice with court martial and article 15s almost always being biased and unlawfully influenced in some way, and abuse of taxpayer money with support staff acting as personal assistants like a celebrity would have, and Commanders who berate and blame their own airman for things they themselves are doing (but would never get in trouble for). Then they won’t stick up for their airman at any cost. Instead they are just hoping that airman don’t commit suicide long enough for them to get promoted and move onward and upward towards their next assignment.
    Unfortunately, the enlisted side isn’t any better- often times it’s worse. Ellsworth has the distinction of having at one time of the most notorious d***s of a chief that has ever lived. This guy made his entire career of ruining the lives of both enlisted and officers alike, since the commander stood by and did nothing to reign him in.
    I’m just praying the blood of this young man isn’t on their hands too by some maltreatment or bullying.
    Commanders- please THINK about the consequences of your actions and the actions of your bully enlisted leadership. Just because someone doesn’t have your rank and position doesn’t mean they aren’t important and a son, daughter, husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend, friend, mentor to someone else.

  2. Can someone please tell me what the graphic with the story has to do with the actual story? Is it just me?

  3. Who’s the genius pinning stories with unrelated pictures? Is this another fake news crappy site?
    It’s not rocket science.

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