South Dakota Wing is the South Dakota level of Civil Air Patrol, chartered by Congress as the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force and part of the USAF "total force" - active duty, guard, reserve, and auxiliary.
Civil Air Patrol members are "Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures."
In South Dakota, members based in units across the state devote their time and skills to save lives, relieve suffering, prevent property damage and provide humanitarian assistance. The wing can deploy its six aircraft, ground teams, and small search drones to assist in disaster response and provide other and ground support to local, state, tribal and federal agencies.
In addition to these operational missions, CAP and South Dakota Wing promote aerospace education and operate a vigorous youth program stressing leadership, known as the Cadet Program.
South Dakota Wing was credited with saving two lives during fiscal 2021. South Dakota squadrons are continually recruiting new members -- adults and teens, pilots and non-pilots, aircrew and ground team members, and leaders and followers.
More information: https://sdwg.cap.gov/contact-us.
Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.
Integrity, Volunteerism, Excellence and Respect.