Wing Conference: South Dakota will be holding its annual wing conference on May 5-7, 2023, in Pierre, SD. The conference will be held at the Ramkota located at 920 West Sioux Ave., Pierre. A block of rooms is available for $112 per night until April 5th. Please contact the Ramkota for reservations at (605) 224-6877. A survey will be available shortly to get input on what classes and training members want to see. More information and an Eventbrite link will be coming out very soon to register for the conference.
The next Skychaser is scheduled for March 10, however the current service we use for these email newsletters will no longer be available and we will be migrating to a new platform. This may change the look of the newsletter and the timing.
Congratulations Promotions are based on NHQ notifications; ceremonies may still be pending.
Lt Col Howard Steiner passed his checkout and is now a Mission Check Pilot
Lt Col Doug Rowley passed his Form 91 and is now a fully qualified Mission SAR/DR Pilot
David Rempel was promoted to Captain 10 February, Rushmore Composite Squadron,
2nd Lt Lauri Ziebarth was presented the Rushmore Composite Squadron Washington Award by Squadron Commander Howard Steiner. The award is presented to the senior member who demonstrated the greatest dedication and leadership during the past year.
Bradley Lofland, Jodi Williams, Aaron Giddings, Howard Steiner, Denise Clement, Rodney DeWeese and Brett Runge completed Squadron Commander Training (December and January)
Cadets (See last issue for other January cadet promotions)
Keon den Hoed completed Achievement 16 and continues as Cadet Major, Sioux Falls Composite Squadron
Miles Kornegay completed Achievement 8 and promoted to Cadet Chief Master Sergeant, Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron
Tysen King completed Phase I and promoted to Cadet Staff Sergeant
Michael Kruse completed Achievement 3 and promoted to Cadet Senior Airman, Big Sioux Composite Squadron
Thomas Houghton completed Achievement 2 and promoted to Cadet Airman First Class, Rushmore Composite Squadron
Gavin Weber completed Achievement 1 and promoted to Cadet Airman, Rushmore Composite Squadron