Members from Sioux Falls Composite Squadron supported the Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival and the 20th annual South Dakota Truck Convoy for Special Olympics this month.
South Dakota Wing provided a series of orientation flights to Air Force ROTC cadets from South Dakota State University, Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Roosevelt High School, and CAP's own cadets on September 15-16. The flights for the 51 cadets were funded by the US Air Force.
Cadet Color Guard Members from Lincoln County and Sioux Falls Composite Squadrons posted/retired the colors and presented the POW/MIA table at Veteran's Memorial Park on National POW/MIA Day on September 15.
South Dakota Wing conducted its final operational training exercise of the fiscal year in Custer September 8-9. The training included CAP aircrews, ground teams, and drone teams to elevate proficiency for CAP mission operations in the rugged Black Hills.
South Dakota Wing's Crazy Horse Composite Squadron assisted the American Legion and VFW with a 9/11 Flag Retirement Ceremony in Custer, SD. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the September 11, 2001 community commemoration.
South Dakota Wing cadets performed a formal color guard ceremony at the annual picnic of the Mary Chilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), recently.
The Mary Chilton DAR Foundation awarded South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, a charitable grant of $11,556 to replace six sets of aging flags, poles and stands, simulated rifles, protective cases, and white gloves used to formally present and retire the colors. The CAP cadets volunteered to perform for the chapter to say thank-you.
Pierre Composite Squadron participated in a Scotty Philip Day parade with a float carrying a small replica of a Piper J-3, hand-built by squadron member Maj Lee Vaughan, assistant aerospace education officer.
Almost 100 CAP members from three states supported the 2023 Sioux Falls Airshow with perimeter control as well as a CAP recruiting booth.
South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol will gather in Brookings and Spearfish Saturday (July 15) to practice search and rescue and disaster response photography skills with aircraft, drones, and ground teams.
Newscenter1 visited the Joint Dakota Encampment and filed this report.