OK, I am here --- now what?
Arrival at a new Base is an exciting but
worrisome time. Information on your new assignment will be the key to making your first
days at Ellsworth AFB a pleasant experience. There are numerous resources which offer bits of
information but we will place valuable information in one location so you can easily
navigate through the arrival process.
Rapid City Regional
Often a member of your gaining
unit, or your sponsor, will meet you at the airport. If you choose to drive
yourself: Exit the airport on Airport Road. Follow to Long
View Road which is a slight veer to the left. Turn right on Radar
Hill Road. Travel about 4 miles then turn right on SD-230E.
Turn left on SD-435 / Cedar St. Cedar St becomes N. Ellsworth
Blvd. The base is approximately 10 miles from the airport.
Exit I-90 onto northbound N.
TLF - 2400 Risner Drive,
Ellsworth AFB 57706. Phone # 605.385.2844/ DSN 312.675.2844
Service members should report,
with their sponsors, to the Rushmore Center and the 28th Forces Support
Squadron customer service office upon their arrival. Personnel will be
in-processed through the Right Start program, a mandatory briefing for
all newly arrived service members designed to minimize the time and
appointments needed to introduce them to the base and organization
quickly. Spouses are welcome at Right Start and encouraged to attend.
Right Start is located at the Rushmore Center, 1000 Ellsworth St., Suite
1400. Bring all no-fee passports you may have if coming from an overseas