South Dakota Wing Patch

South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 23
November 18, 2022

C/CMSgt Alexander Smith Leads
SDWG Cadet Recruiting Initiative

Emergency ServicesSouth Dakota wing completed the 1st quarter of the Cadet Recruiter Initiative program, and it's been successful. Congratulations to C/CMSgt Alexander Smith of the Sioux Falls Composite Squadron for recruiting two new CAP members and earning his CAP t-shirt under the program. And of course, he also earned his Cadet Recruiter Ribbon.  Awesome job, Cadet Smith! (Read More)

SDWG Trains at
Air, Ground, Drone Skills

Nov 2022 SAREXSouth Dakota Wing held a day-long operational mission training exercise on Saturday, Nov 5.  The training, conducted at multiple locations around the state, featured airborne search and photography skills, ground search, air-to-ground coordination, aerial drone photography, and related mission management skills. (Read More)

South Dakota Awarded CAP Save

Nov 2022 SAREXSouth Dakota is the latest state with a life saved credited to CAP support. The CAP “Save” is for a cell phone forensics mission during which the wing was not activated. (Read More)

2023 Joint Dakota Encampment Report

Nov 2022 SAREX2023 Joint Dakota Encampment commander 1st. Lt. Tom Anez provides a status report on plans for the encampment at Camp Rapid June 24 – July 2. (Read More)

Beason Volunteers with FEMA

Beason for FEMACol. Mike Beason, the SD Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Director of sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems), has another job when he’s not volunteering with CAP. He works part-time in two Reserve positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (Read More)

South Dakota Wing Commander
Participates in Commanders College

Native American Heritage MonthSouth Dakota Wing commander Col Michael Marek attended the 2022 Region and Wing Commanders College this week at CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The college uses presentations, case studies, and practicums to help new commanders focus on three main blocks of study: leading the organization, wing commander responsibilities, and focus lessons. (Read More)


ICS 300
Nov 21-23, Pierre

ICS 400
Dec 6-7, Pierre

CyberPatriot State Round
Dec 9-11

Distributed SAREX

Jan 14, 2023

Winter Ground Team Academy

Feb 18, 2023

Distributed SAREX

Mar 11, 2023

SDWG Conference

May 5-7, 2023: Pierre

May 20, 2023

Joint Dakota Encampment 
June 23-July 2, 2023: SDWG


SD-058 - 2nd Lt. Kevin Hobbie

SD-031 - C/SrA Zechariah Garland
SD-038 - C/Amn Noah Calvert
SD-038 - C/Amn Alyssa Johnson
SD-038 - C/SrA James Stolley
SD-050 - C/CMSgt Wyatt Timmer

SD-058 - C/Amn Tyson Springman
SD-058 - C/A1C Morgan Christensen
SD-058 - C/A1C Michael Kruse
SD-063 - C/Amn Claire Abbitt

SD-068 - C/Amn Lexi Brandt
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