South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 16
July 15, 2022

Sioux Falls Cadets Participate
in National Competition

National Cadet CompetitionCivil Air Patrol Cadets from the Sioux Falls Composite Squadron are representing the South Dakota Wing and the North Central Region in the CAP National Cadet Competition in Dayton, Ohio this weekend. (Read more)

Ground Team School
Scheduled July 22-24

Ground TeamThis is an excellent opportunity for both Cadets and Seniors to get closer to achieving their GTM 3 qualification or renewing it. For anyone working on GTM 2, 1, or Leader, we are still looking for additional staff members. While there is no plan for advanced training, if there is a qualified SET, we will facilitate advanced training. (Read more)

SDWG Supports
Region Flight Academy

NESATwo South Dakota Wing members attended CAPs National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) in Indiana for two weeks in June. Both worked with CAP’s small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), commonly called drones. (Read more) 

2020 Joint Dakota Encampment Concludes
2022 Encampment

Close to 100 CAP members, including 34 cadets and 10 senior members from South Dakota Wing, were at the Joint Dakota Encampment at Camp Grafton, Devil’s Lake ND. Twenty-one basic cadets attended from South Dakota Wing and two were in the Advanced Leadership Course, held at the same time as the encampment. Photos and videos on the FB page.

Next year, the Joint Dakota Encampment will be in South Dakota, with Lt. Tom Anez as encampment commander.

SDWG to Receive
G1000 Simulator

G1000 SimulatorSouth Dakota Wing will soon receive a G1000 glass cockpit simulator, funded by North Central Region.  The simulator, which works with standard flight simulator software, is intended for pilot training, but may also be used for Aerospace Education. (Read more)

Mentor: You Need at Least One
by Lt. Jodi Williams

Professional Development badgeCAP relies on mentors to train new members and help train the next leaders of our organization.  South Dakota Wing recognizes the need to mentor and wants to help our members share and gain knowledge.  To assist in this, we are launching a new mentoring program. (Read more)

Internal Communication Expectations

Col Michael MarekWhen I first joined Civil Air Patrol, we used only face-to-face meetings, phone calls, radio messages, and postal mail for internal communication. Today, of course, we use email, Teams video, and of course the face-to-face meetings are still with us. (Read more)


Rushmore Cadet Gets His Wings
by Lt. Col. Goodrich

Johnson SoloCadet Senior Master Sergeant Aaron Johnson has earned the right to wear the coveted Civil Air Patrol cadet solo wings on his uniform. (Read more)

Crazy Horse Recognized
for Wreaths Excellence

Wreaths Across AmericaCAP’s Crazy Horse Composite Squadron, has been named by the national Wreaths Across America (WAA) organization as the top group sponsor in South Dakota. (Read more)


Jul 13-15, Aberdeen

Ground Team Academy
w/ mini-SAREX

July 22-24, Pierre
Farm Island

Aug 13, Custer and Sioux Falls

AE Weekend
Aug 19-21, Onida

CAP National Conference
Aug 25-27, Louisville, KY

Mountain Flying Clinic
Aug 26-28, Custer (tentative)

NCR Honor Academy
Sep 22-25, Sioux Falls

SDWG Training Leaders of Cadets
Oct 7-9, Tea

CyberPatriot Round 1
Oct 14-16

SDWG Cadet Competition
Oct 14-15, Pierre

CyberPatriot Round 2

Nov 4-6


SD-007 - C/TSgt Lillian Williams
SD-050 - C/MSgt Wyatt Timmer
SD-050 - C/TSgt Triston den Hoed

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