South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 11
May 6, 2022

South Dakota Wing Joins
Search for Missing Woman

Emergency Services PatchSouth Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, was part of the search that found the body of Kay Flittie near Spencer, S.D. on Saturday, April 16.  The Sioux Falls woman had been missing for over a week and her abandoned car had been found abandoned on I-90 near the Spencer exit in Hanson County. (Read more)

Giddings Becomes
New SFCS Commander

Commander GiddingsThe Pierre Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol adult and cadet members toured the SD National Guard Museum in Pierre. (Read more)

Search and Rescue Exercise
Set for May 21

SAREXThe come-all SAREX May 21 in Spearfish is an excellent opportunity for everybody to meet and train together. Training will include flying drones/airplanes, working on ground teams, mission base, and incident command staff. Free bivouacking is available Friday night, with details on the Eventbrite page. (Register)

CAP to Host Air Force
SAR Course

SAREXSouth Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, will host a Basic Inland SAR Course (BISC) June 16-17 in Sioux Falls. (Register)


Applying Lessons Learned from Spencer Search 

Col Michael MarekWe distributed the After Action Report from our Spencer, SD, missing person search this past week. It contained several lessons we can learn going forward. (Read more)


LCCS Members Train
in sUAS

sUAS TrainingCAP’s Lincoln County Composite Squadron received drone training from the leader of South Dakota Wing’s small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) program, Col. Mike Beason. (Read more)

SDHP Trooper Ostenson
Visits LMCS

SDHP CAPThank you to Trooper Ostenson from the South Dakota Highway Patrol for his presentation to CAP cadets at Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron! (Read more)



May 10-12, Sioux Falls

2022 Ellsworth Air & Space Show
May 14-15, Ellsworth Air Force Base

May 21, Spearfish
Register Here

Jun 14-15, Pierre

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

Joint Dakota Encampment
June 24-July 3, Camp Grafton ANG
Devils Lake, ND
Register Here

July 9, Brookings

Jul 13-15, Aberdeen

Ground Team Academy
July 22-24, Pierre

Aug 13, Rapid City 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 23-25, Sioux Falls



SD-031 - 2nd Lt. Lauri Ziebarth

SD-050 - C/Amn Kadin Timmer
SD-050 - C/Amn Yazmine Bolduc Williams
SD-050 - C/TSgt Alexander Smith
SD-063 - C/TSgt Stephen Kroetch 


Professional Development Ratings

1st Lt. Jodi Williams
- Professional Development Senior

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