Kids Deployment Line – April 6, 2019

It is time again to register your little ones for this year’s Kids Deployment Line in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

Who: Ellsworth Kids (targeted age 4+)
What: Kids Deployment Line
Where: Pride Hangar
When: Saturday April 6th from 1300-1600
Why: Celebrate our military kids!

This event allows children to walk a day in the boots of their service member parent. The experience is full of bouncy houses, arts and crafts, planetarium adventure, displays from base agencies, and much more.

As a reminder, registration is limited to the first 132 guests and MUST be accomplished through the following link:

If you have any questions please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center @ 385-4663.

Kids Deployment Line for Month of the Military Child

MOMC2016v2_400The Airman & Family Services Flight is celebrating April, the month of the military child, with a Kids Deployment Line on Saturday, April 9th from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Visit for deployment registration and event information.

Registration is required for “deploying” kids.

Registration closes on March 23rd at 4 PM or earlier if we reach 100 registrants.

Mailing Deadlines for Delivering Holiday Cheer to Service Members Worldwide

WASHINGTON — Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving around the world.

To send packages to loved ones serving in the military abroad, the Postal Service offers a discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box at $13.80 (online) and $15.90 (retail). The price includes a $2 per box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide.

Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available at no cost at local Post Offices and online at Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online anytime using Click-N-Ship at

To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that cards and packages be sent to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below.
1 PMEMS is available to selected military/diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

2 PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. PAL is available for Standard Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

3 SAM parcels are paid at Standard Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.

Complete mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international services, as well as additional tips and guidelines, can be found here .

Addressing the Package

  • Write out the service member’s full name in the address.
  • Include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO address with the 9-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned). For example:

Army/Air Post Office (APO)

PSC 3 BOX 4120
APO AE 09021

Fleet Post Office (FPO)

UNIT 100100 BOX 4120
FPO AP 96691

Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)

UNIT 8400 BOX 0000
DPO AE 09498-0048

  1. Do not write the country name where the service member is stationed in the address.
  2. Include a return address.
  3. Include the service member’s name and address as well as the sender’s name and address on an index card inside the package in case the shipping label gets damaged in transit.

Domestic mailing deadlines are as follows:

  • Standard Post: December 15
  • First-Class Mail: December 19
  • Priority Mail: December 21
  • Priority Mail Express: December 23

Source: Delivering holiday cheer to service members worldwide

Holiday Hustle Hangar Games – Saturday, November 14

2015_11_400Join us for our final Hangar Games on Saturday, November 14th at the Pride Hanger from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Come learn about the ups and downs of starting a small business from others that have started their own business. We will have activities for all ages to include: turkey bowling, bouncy castles, balloon artist, photo booth, rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, disc jockey and more. LRSVehicleInsp_400

Additionally, the 28 LRS Vehicle Operations Shop will be offering FREE vehicle readiness inspections of your privately owned vehicle.

The 28 BW Safety Office will also have winter safety and survival information available during the event.


Hangar Games: Games in our Great Outdoors – 13 June

2015.06Come join us at the Pride Hangar for our next installment of Hangar Games on Saturday, June 13th from 1 PM to 3 PM.

We will have activities for everyone to include:
– 2 mile walk/run with the Fitness Center
– Demonstrations of disc golf, putt-putt golf and geocaching
– Climbing wall, kick ball, and bounce house
– Prize drawings from various Black Hills locations and more!

Don’t forget your Hangar Games punch card!