|December 20th, 2022|
The 2022 Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award was presented last Thursday to Ellsworth Air Force Base for its presentation of the Raider Country Open House in May of 2022.
Since 1988, the International Council of Air Shows has presented the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award to the military air show, open house or flying event that best represents the spirit of community for which Dick Schram stood throughout his naval career.
The open house team at Ellsworth used this year’s event to celebrate a number of significant milestones, including the 80th anniversary of the base, the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the 35th anniversary of B-1s being stationed at the base, and the recent announcement that Ellsworth would be the home of the new B-21 Raider strategic bomber when it is built and deployed later this decade. Ellsworth was recognized for the partnerships it developed with local businesses and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics fair it conducted in conjunction with the open house.