South Dakota Wing demonstrated the ability to use aircraft relay to communicate across the state during a sortie Nov 20. The objective of the test was to determine the effective range and usability of a “high-bird” communications relay in central SD.
Colonel Mike Beason, the SD Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Director of sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems), has another job when he’s not volunteering with CAP.
South Dakota is the latest state with a life saved credited to CAP support. The CAP “Save” is for a cell phone forensics mission during which the wing was not activated.
South Dakota Wing held a day-long operational mission training exercise on Saturday, Nov 5. The training, conducted at multiple locations around the state, featured airborne search and photography skills, ground search, air-to-ground coordination, aerial drone photography, and related mission management skills.
South Dakota Wing holds a distributed SAREX tomorrow, Nov. 5. The event will feature squadrons training in their home locations, based on locally-determined operational training priorities.
South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, aircrews flew four training sorties with F-16 jets of the 175th Fighter Squadron, South Dakota Air National Guard on October 18 and 21. CAP’s Cessnas simulated unauthorized aircraft flying in restricted air space.
Members of South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), stood up for a mission October 20 involving a member of the CAP family.
The 2023 Joint Dakota Encampment executive team is excited to announce C/1st Lt Devin Griffin as the Cadet Commander for the upcoming encampment next year.
The Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, Daughters of the American Revolution, informed South Dakota Wing this week that the wing will receive a grant to fund six sets of new squadron color guard equipment. The Sioux Falls-based foundation and chapter awarded $11,556 to the wing for this purpose.
Three South Dakota cadet teams met in Pierre October 7-8 for the wing cadet competition. Sioux Falls Composite Squadron took first place, Rushmore Composite Squadron came in second, and Big Sioux Composite Squadron was a very close third place.