Five South Dakota Wing squadrons have earned the prestigious Squadron Aerospace Education Award from CAP’s National Headquarters.
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Cadet Colonel Keon den Hoed, CAP, received the General Carl A. Spaatz Award on November 2, the highest achievement in the CAP youth program.
CAP members from around the state participated in a training exercise in Pierre. The mission included air visual and electronic (ELT) search, aircraft to ground team communication, and unmanned photography drone 3D building mapping.
South Dakota Wing demonstrated its responsible financial management when it completed a financial audit successfully in October. The review by the wing’s financial analyst, Lisa Campbell, found no critical control weaknesses, three commendable management practices, and a handful of wing and squadron items where we could adjust internal controls or records.
SDWG members gathered in Sioux Falls on October 14 for continuing training for CAP’s operational mission training.
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.