South Dakota Wing Patch

South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 22
November 4, 2022

CAP Provides Challenging
Intercept Target for F-16 Pilots

Felix KeynoteSouth Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, aircrews flew four training sorties with F-16 jets of the 175th Fighter Squadron, South Dakota Air National Guard on October 18 and 21. CAP’s Cessnas simulated unauthorized aircraft flying in restricted air space. (Read More)

SDWG on Standby for
Family Member Search

Emergency ServicesMembers of South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), stood up for a mission October 20 involving a member of the CAP family. (Read More)

Understanding the SUI

Inspector GeneralOctober 15th marked the last Subordinate Unit Inspection (SUI) for the South Dakota Wing in 2022. When you hear that your unit is scheduled for an SUI you may panic, start filling in the forms, and upload reports. However, do you really understand why your unit must go through this process? (Read More)

South Dakota Wing Remembers During
Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage MonthDuring Native American Heritage Month, Maj Karla West, SDWG historian, remembers a bold initiative to charter squadrons in the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Read More)

Squadron Commanders Course is Underway

Several members from the South Dakota Wing and North Dakota Wing are currently participating in the Squadron Commanders Course.  This course is for new squadron commanders and those wanting to learn more about being a squadron commander.  The course covers everything from Commander’s Intent to communication, customs and courtesies, appointing staff, and finance. Capt. Pegelow joined us to talk about how commanders and the Cadet Advisory Counsel work together.  Other instructors for this course include Col. Marek, Col. Donley, and Capt. Clement.  The goal is to complete this course before the new year.


SDWG Holds Distributed SAREX

Emergency ServicesSouth Dakota Wing holds a distributed SAREX tomorrow, Nov. 5. The event will feature squadrons training in their home locations, based on locally-determined operational training priorities. (Read More)


I will fly to Maxwell Air Force Base this coming Sunday for the annual Region and Wing Commander’s Course. National HQ pays for travel to this three-day school, which covers a series of topics of value to commanders. (Read More)


CyberPatriot Round 2
Nov 4-6

Distributed SAREX
Nov 5

ICS 300
Nov 21-23, Pierre

ICS 400
Dec 6-7, Pierre

CyberPatriot State Round
Dec 9-11

Distributed SAREX

Jan 14, 2023

Winter Ground Team Academy

Feb 18, 2023

Distributed SAREX

Mar 11, 2023

SDWG Conference

May 5-7, 2023: Pierre

May 20, 2023

Joint Dakota Encampment 
June 23-July 2, 2023: SDWG


SD-007 - C/SrA Byron Wengert
SD-007 - C/TSgt Elijah Mayo
SD-007 - C/CMSgt Levi Dubs
SD-031 - C/SMSgt Dominic Clement
SD-038 - C/A1C Selina Valeros
SD-038 - C/Amn Stuart Smith
SD-038 - C/SrA James Stolley

SD-050 - C/Amn Miles Bender
SD-050 - C/TSgt Harley Timmer
SD-050 - C/TSgt Alex Newman
SD-050 - C/CMSgt Alexander Smith
SD-063 - C/Amn Isla Rohde

SD-063 - C/TSgt Elijah Runge
SD-063 - C/TSgt Jonas Runge

Professional Development Ratings

1st Lt. Jacob Roth
- Emergency Services Senior

Lt. Col. Rodney DeWeese

- Finance Technician 
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