South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 1
December 17, 2021

SDWG Mourns
Col. David Small, Jr.

Col David Small Jr.Former South Dakota Wing Commander Col. David Small Jr., of Piedmont, died December 2 after hospitalization in Utah. (Read more)

East River Units Explore 
Communications Capabilities

OPSEC DiagramMembers of three South Dakota Wing squadrons along I-29, and wing staff members at multiple operating locations, met on the air for a communications exercise Saturday, December 11. (Read more)

How CAP's COVID Decisions Work

arrow chartSouth Dakota Wing members are not always clear about how decisions are made about moving between COVID reopening phases. This article may help clarify the process. (Read more)

Commander's Column

In the last two weeks since becoming wing commander, my biggest focus has been on matters related to the transition. (Read more)

 Unit News

Members Decorated for
Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief Service

disaster ribbonCivil Air Patrol National Headquarters has awarded three members of South Dakota Wing disaster relief ribbons for their efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida. South Dakota recipients are Col. Michael Beason of wing staff, Lt. Thomas Anez of Sioux Falls Composite Squadron, and C/SSgt Miles Kornegay of Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron. (Read more)

SDWG Members Head for
Kansas Winter Encampment

kswg patchNine members of South Dakota Wing, eight from Sioux Falls Composite Squadron and one from Lincoln County Composite Squadron are headed for the Kansas Wing Winter Encampment December 26 through January 2. (Read more)


Wreaths Across America
Dec 18, Custer & Sioux Falls

SDWG Cadet Competition
Mar 4-5, 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

CAP National Conference
Aug 25-27, Louisville, KY


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