Big Sioux Composite Squadron held a squadron training exercise, organized by Cadet 1st Lieutenant Mitchell Trias. Members practiced Emergency Services skills and piloting sUAS (Drones) and completed training tasks for Ground Team qualifications. Training included a litter carry for a simulated injured person, direction-finding radio equipment, and sUAS drones.
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Col. Michael Marek visited two South Dakota Wing squadrons on the same night to promote Tyler Gross (l), Big Sioux Composite Squadron, to Major, and Tom Anez (r), Sioux Falls Composite Squadron, to Lieutenant Colonel.
Close to 70 South Dakota Wing members exercised their winter operational mission skills on Saturday January 14.
The color guard from Big Sioux Composite Squadron presented the colors on Jan 16, during the Martin Luther King Jr. rally at South Dakota State University's Multicultural Center.
Rushmore Composite Squadron held a Cadet Change of Command on 5 January 2023. C/1st Lt. Devin L Griffin relieved C/2nd Lt. Josiah K Kilburn as acting Cadet Commander. Lt. Col. Howard J Steiner officiated the COC with 1st Lt. Jacob Roth as the Master of Ceremonies.
Pierre Composite Squadron partnered with Right Turn of Pierre to do First Aid/CPR training on January 10.
CAP Senior Member Trey Stroup of Pierre Composite Squadron has passed his Commercial Pilot checkride. The accomplishment took place on December 27. Stroup completed his Instrument Rating in October and his private pilot’s rating this past February, on his way to his dream of being a commercial airline pilot.
Members of South Dakota Wing continue to help Feeding South Dakota (FSD) get food boxes ready to send to reservation communities where unpassable roads from recent snow storms have left residents without sufficient food.
Pictured, left to right, are, from Lincoln County Composite Squadron, Capt. Denise Clement; from Sioux Falls Composite Squadron C/SrA Kadin Timmer, SM Skye Timmer, and C/CMSgt Wyatt Timmer, and from wing staff Col. Mary Donley.
Civil Air Patrol units across South Dakota are holding a “Safety Down Day” this month to stress the importance of safety and risk management in all aspects of CAP.