South Dakota Wing communicators recently joined in the Top Cat 2021 Bravo communications exercise, including on both HF and VHF radio channels. The region exercise was held on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. Wings were encouraged to schedule corresponding training and exercise efforts.
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Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing conducted nine flights Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in support of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s 2021 Field Test and Evaluation radar coverage study in proximity to wind turbines.
The family of long-time Civil Air Patrol (CAP) member Lt. Col Lois Schmidt, of Pierre, has given CAP’s Pierre Composite Squadron a memorial gift. Schmidt died August 11 at the age of 93.
The Sioux Falls architectural firm TSP has given three computers to Sioux Falls Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
Members of Rushmore Composite Squadron (with help from Crazy Horse Composite Squadron) supported the Hot Springs Balloon Festival this weekend with crowd control.
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.
Two South Dakota Wing teams competed August 21 and 22 in CAP's North Central Region Cadet Competition. Seven teams from four states competed, including two from South Dakota's Sioux Falls Composite Squadron and Big Sioux Composite Squadron.
Civil Air Patrol has amended its uniform rules to allow more flexibility in women’s hairstyles while in uniform. The changes match the United States Air Force changes that became effective in June.
One of the services South Dakota Wing, CAP, provides to the South Dakota Air National Guard is low-level route surveys. The surveys check the training routes the guard uses, as a safety precaution, to check for new towers or other obstructions the guard aircraft might encounter.
South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol will conduct dual East and West River training exercises Saturday (August 14) to practice skills used in search and rescue and disaster relief missions. The exercise mission bases will be in Sioux Falls and Piedmont.