South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 5
February 11, 2022

Four SDWG Units Receive
Aerospace Education Awards

AE Award

Four Civil Air Patrol units in South Dakota have received Aerospace Education Achievement (AE) awards for commendable AE performance. (Read more)

CAP Helps Search For
Missing Fisherman

Mobridge SearchAuthorities called on Civil Air Patrol’s Cell Phone Forensics unit to pinpoint the last know location of a man who had been ice fishing near Mobridge. (Read more)  

SDWG Performed
Disaster Relief Training

Emergency Services PatchThe South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducted a tabletop search and rescue training exercise on Saturday, Feb 5th. Members from across the state participated from their local units and homes, learning to effectively manage an incident. (Read more)

SDWG Performs
Search and Rescue Training

CAP PlaneSouth Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol will conduct a search training exercise across the state Saturday. The training will include a series of scenario-based tasks for ground team, aircrew, and mission base training, with members participating from all of South Dakota Wing’s eight units, known as squadrons. (Read more)

SDWG Premiers
New Internal Wing Calendar

SDWG Internal CalendarSouth Dakota Wing has adopted a new online calendar for internal use. The calendar can be found, without login required, at and is semi-private because it is not linked from the wing’s public website. (Read more)


Distributed SAREX
Feb 12 - online, 9 am - 4 pm Central

SDWG Cadet Scholarships
Deadline - Mar 1

SDWG Cadet Competition
Mar 4-5, Pierre

Emergency Management 101
Mar 17, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Pierre

SDWG Conference
Apr 8-10, K-Bar-S Lodge, Keystone
(Training Leaders of Cadets class Apr 7)

NCR Cadet Competition
Apr 8-10, Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri

MNWG/NCR Conference
Apr 22-24, Brainard, MN

AFRCC Basic Inland SAR Course
June 16-17, Sioux Falls
Register Here

CAP National Conference
Aug 25-27, Louisville, KY


Commander's Column

Col Marek

As I write this, on Wednesday, we are within a hair’s breadth of being able to upgrade away from Phase I COVID precautions. (Read more)

Unit News

Crazy Horse Composite Squadron

Lincoln County Composite Squadron

Rushmore Composite Squadron

Earhart Award - Tracy
Cadet Captain Matthew Tracy received the Amelia Earhart Award from CAP Col. Michael Beason on February 3. The award, earned by only about 5% of the CAP youth program members, marks the completion of the “Command Phase” of the program. (Read more)



Senior Members
SD-007 - SM Bonnie Renner

SD-007 - C/Amn Fred Dennis
SD-031 - C/SSgt Seth Johnson


Professional Development Ratings

2nd Lt. Thomas Anez
- Cadet Programs Technician
Capt. Denise Clement
- Character Development Technician
Lt. Col. William Collister
- Inspector General Senior
Capt. Tyler Gross
- Communications Technician
- Personnel Technician 

- Professional Development Technician
Capt. Kevin Pegelow
- Administration Technician

SDWG Internal Calendar SDWG Internal Calendar
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