FRIDAY FOTO Extra (May 28, 2010)
Springtime in South Dakota
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristi Terwilliger (left), and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Pieta take aim in the prone position during an operational readiness exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 12, 2010. Ellsworth is home to the 28th Bomb Wing, which flies B-1B Lancer bombers. Pieta and Terwilliger are patrolmen assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron, which performs police and ground combat functions in providing both facility and personnel security. The exercise is designed to mimic an overseas deployment and tested the readiness of personnel across the base in a combat environment — regardless of weather conditions. The springtime storm dumped 2-5 inches of wet snow and lowered temperatures to the mid 30s. Makes you wonder what it was like in NORTH Dakota that day.