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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Another First as Ellsworth AFB B-1s Integrate With Ukrainian, Turkish Assets During BTF Mission
ELLSWORTH AFB, South Dakota, June 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (28th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Ellsworth added another "first-ever" to its long list of accomplishments when a pair of base B-1B Lancers integrated with Ukrainian Su-27 Flankers and MiG-29 Fulcrums as well as Turkish KC-135s during a long-range, long duration Dynamic Force Employment mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region May 29, 2020. The B-1s also integrated with Polish F-16s and MiG-29s, and Romanian F-16s an  more

DOE-Office of Legacy Management Advances Beneficial Reuse, Pollinator Initiatives at Edgemont, South Dakota, Disposal Site
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- The Department of Energy's Office of Legacy Management issued the following news: As a gentle breeze rustles the grass, a perky black-eyed Susan stretches toward the sun, hoping to attract the attention of industrious bees in search of pollen. Growing near a Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) disposal cell, the very presence of this small wildflower is a testament to the care the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) provides at  more

Ellsworth AFB: Aerospace Medicine - Flight Surgeons
ELLSWORTH AFB, South Dakota, June 4 -- The U.S. Air Force (28th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly. Today, flight surgeons are more commonly known as 'flight doctors' or 'flight physicians.' In c  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Grant Will Help Expand Public Hunting and Fishing Access Opportunities on South Dakota's Private Lands
HURON, South Dakota, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: Public access opportunities for hunting and fishing on private lands will be expanded thanks to a grant awarded to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). The $2.175 million grant was awarded through the 2020 Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) administered by the United States Department  more

S.D. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards Nearly $400 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota, Ron Parsons, issued the following news release on June 3: The Department of Justice announced nearly $400 million in grant funding through the Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced $2,352,745 in grant funding for twelve law enforcement agencies in South Dakota. These monies will pay for 19 new law enf  more