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South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 19
September 2, 2022

SDWG Assists KSWG via
Temporary Aircraft Swap

SDWG Assists KSWGSouth Dakota Wing has temporarily exchanged N832CP for a Kansas Wing aircraft, N524CP.  Kansas Wing benefits from the exchange because N832CP, a C182T, can tow the KSWG glider. South Dakota Wing benefits because N524CP, also a 182T, has an advanced G1000 NXi system. (Read more)

CAP Holds Annual
Aerospace Education Day in Onida

AE Day in OnidaAt least 24 cadets received orientation flights on 15 sorties during the annual South Dakota Wing Aerospace Education Day August 20 in Onida, SD.  The event also included experiences with multi-engine model rocketry, small search drones, and a range of other aerospace and STEM activities. (Read more)

SDWG to Offer
Squadron Command Course

Professional Development badgeSouth Dakota Wing is pleased to announce that we will be offering the Squadron Command Course (SCC) this fall. Space is limited to 20 members. Please email Lt. Jodi Williams if you would like to sign up for this course at (Read more)

SDWG Seeks More
UAS Pilots/Technicians

UAS PilotsThe wing is looking for more UAS pilots. All adults and cadets over 16 can easily qualify with minimal training required. (Read more)


What is the Secret Sauce of CAP?

Col Michael MarekI returned this week from the CAP national conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  

The official theme of the conference was “Connect, Learn, Celebrate.” But the unofficial theme was that the “Secret Sauce” of Civil Air Patrol is its members(Read more)


Big Sioux Composite Squadron Fundraiser
to Support Sioux Falls Marathon

SF MarathonCAP members help pass out water and Powerade to runners and direct traffic in the Sioux Falls Marathon last Sunday. Great work cadets! (Read more)

SDWG Cadet says Wings Program 
is Helping him Achieve his Dream

Cadet HeinrichC/CMSgt Alexander Heinrich, from Rushmore Composite Squadron, says earning his private pilot’s license in a Civil Air Patrol program is “one of the best things that has ever happened to me.” (Read more)


NCR Honor Academy
Sep 22-25, Sioux Falls

ICS 300 & 400
Oct 3-5, Deadwood

Squadron Commander's Course
Starts Oct 5, every other week via Teams

SDWG Cadet Competition
Oct 7-8, Pierre

SDWG Training Leaders of Cadets
Oct 14-16, Tea

CyberPatriot Round 1

Oct 14-16

Advanced Ground Team School

Oct 21-23, Black Hills

CyberPatriot Round 2

Nov 4-6

Distributed SAREX
Nov 5

ICS 300
Nov 21-23, Pierre

ICS 400
Dec 6-7, Pierre

CyberPatriot State Round
Dec 9-11

SDWG Conference

May 5-7, Pierre


SD-033 - 2nd Lt. Lacey Currington

SD-031 - C/Amn Elijah Kunza
SD-031 - C/CMSgt Aaron Johnson
SD-031 - C/CMSgt Kaden Anderson Schafer
SD-038 - C/A1C James Stolley
SD-050 - C/A1C Hussein Kadhim
SD-050 - C/A1C Yazmine Bolduc Williams


SD-050 - C/SrA Hayden Klinski
SD-050 - C/SrA Ian Klinski
SD-050 - C/SrA Kadin Timmer
SD-050 - C/SMSgt Alexander Smith
SD-058 - C/Amn Michael Kruse
SD-058 - C/TSgt Clover Naughton


Professional Development Ratings

Capt. Matthew Tennant
 - Command Technician
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