Twenty Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members attended an Aerospace Education Day at the Philip, SD, Airport Saturday, August 21. Attendees came from Rapid City, Spearfish, Custer, Philip, Pierre and Sioux Falls.
Maj. Sarah Smith, USAF, was a special guest of Pierre Composite Squadron on Tuesday, August 3. Smith, originally from Fort Pierre, joined the meeting via Teams to share experiences of her ten years in the military and discuss why she joined, talk about ROTC, and share about her job.
Young people attending the Sioux Falls Airshow learned about aerospace education and about CAP on Aug. 5. Sioux Falls and Lincoln County Composite Squadrons teamed up to create an informative booth at the Aviation Day festivities held at Maverick Aviation on Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls.
The recent Civil Air Patrol (CAP) youth program encampment at Camp Rapid concluded one day early after five participants tested positive for COVID-19.
Civil Air Patrol members from across the country will be in Rapid City July 10-18 for the 2021 Joint Dakota Encampment. Hosted by the North Dakota and South Dakota CAP Wings at Camp Rapid, nearly 175 staff and students will come from all eight CAP regions and 16 states.
Sioux Falls Composite Squadron was the overall winner of the Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing Cadet Competition. The event pitted youth CAP members, known as cadets, from three South Dakota units in friendly competition. Big Sioux Composite Squadron placed second and Rushmore Composite Squadron was third.
Three teams of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) youth members, known as cadets, will compete in nine categories June 18-19 in Pierre.
SM Jeffrey Banks from CAP's Birchwood Composite Squadron of Eagle River, Alaska, brought his sailplane (a Silent Electro 2) for display at Rushmore Composite Squadron during a recent meeting and spoke about the sailplane program.
South Dakota Wing congratulates these units for being recognized with a Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2020!