About Us

Our Mission Statement is: The Airman & Family Readiness Center mission is to be the Total Force Resource — targeting the needs of the Ellsworth Community.

Our Vision is: Building a resilient community that supports each other and the Air Force mission.

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We are located at 1000 Ellsworth Street, at the back of the Rushmore Building, in Suite 1500.

Our office hours are:

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are closed on all Federal Holidays and most base Family Days.

You can reach us by telephone at:

Commercial: (605) 385-4663          DSN: 675-4663          Fax: (605) 385-6322

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Recent Posts

Relationship Minute: Four Horsemen Bingo

Identifying the Four Horsemen (Contempt, Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling) takes time and, while there’s no shame in having a reference, it can be tricky to spot them in yourself or someone you interact with regularly.

Instead, you can practice looking for them in people (or characters) you only see semi-regularly from a distance. Watch for the Four Horsemen on TV or in movies. Reality TV is great for this, but scripted scenes work, too.

The famous “we were on a break” scene from Friends hits three out of Four Horsemen—can you spot them?

For a nice example of stonewalling, look no further than this scene from Fargo (contains strong language).

What can you identify? Learning to recognize these warning signs externally will make it easier to keep tabs on them when they come up in your own relationship.

Related blog posts:

The Relationship Minute From The Gottman Institute, dated 11 June 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning. 

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