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.
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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.
In preparation for the 2023 Sioux Falls Airshow, the 114th Fighter Wing, SDANG, hosted a Major Accident Response Exercise last weekend. Members of South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, supported the exercise by playing the role of casualties.
South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, responded to a request from Lawrence County to assist in a missing person search in the remote Iron Lake area of the Northern Black Hills. The missing teenager was found safe in Sturgis, well outside the area of the last known position.
72 members signed in for the May SAREX, making it one of the biggest SDWG SAREX events in recent memory. Primary mission activity was May 20 in Sioux Falls. Of the total signed in to the mission, 20 participated in the earlier Wing Cave horse search training on the same SAREX mission number.
Col. Mike Beason, South Dakota Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP), was invited to be a member of the first national training class for a new category of photography drone aircraft. CAP uses drones, formally known as small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), for aerial mapping, damage assessment, and missing person searches. CAP’s new hybrid drones take off and land vertically, like a rotary UAS, but fly like a fixed-wing UAS.