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South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 18
August 19, 2022

SDWG Builds Proficiency
at Custer SAREX 

3D Custer SAREXClose to 30 CAP members from around the state gathered in Custer, August 12-13 to train on air and ground search and rescue skills. The training was based at the Custer County Airport. (Read more)

Education and Training
Level II Part 1

Professional Development badgeAs new members find themselves finishing Level I, they often are wondering “what next”?  We want those members to know there is a next step!  Level II Part 1! (Read more)


Col Michael Marek
In this Skychaser issue, I don’t have a single topic, but I have the following items to report:
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Civil Air Patrol Supports Discover Aviation Day

Discover Aviation DayHundreds of people visited the Civil Air Patrol booth during the Discover Aviation Day event in Sioux Falls on Thursday, August 4. (Read more)

Cadet Dennis Receives AFA Award

AFA Award

C/SrA Fred Dennis of the Lincoln County Composite Squadron was the recipient of the Air & Space Forces Association Outstanding CAP Squadron Cadet Award. This is in recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and academic standing at Lincoln County Composite Squadron. Presenting the award from the AFA were Chapter 229 President, Retired Col. Chip Deyerle (left) and Squadron Commander, Capt. Denise Clement (right).

Squadron Receives National Recognition

Aerospace Education Award

SD Wing Commander Col Michael Marek was pleased to present the Squadron Aerospace Education Achievement Award to Lincoln County Composite Squadron last evening.

The award, determined by CAP's national headquarters, reflects the squadron's excellence in performing multiple tasks in the CAP Aerospace Education program.

Heinrich is 185th Cadet
to get PPC under Cadet Wings

Henrich Solo

C/CMSgt Alexander Heinrich from the Rushmore Composite Squadron has passed a check ride for his private pilot’s license. He has been a part of the Cadet Wings Program. (Read more)



AE Weekend
Aug 19-21, Onida

CAP National Conference
Aug 25-27, Louisville, KY

Mountain Flying Clinic
Aug 26-28, Custer

NCR Honor Academy
Sep 22-25, Sioux Falls

ICS 300 & 400
Oct 3-5, Deadwood

SDWG Cadet Competition
Oct 7-8, Pierre

SDWG Training Leaders of Cadets
Oct 14-16, Tea

CyberPatriot Round 1

Oct 14-16

CyberPatriot Round 2

Nov 4-6

SDWG Conference
May 5-7, Pierre

ICS 300
Nov 21-23, Pierre

ICS 400
Dec 6-7, Pierre


SD-031 - 1st Lt Jacob Roth

SD-031 - C/TSgt Seth Johnson
SD-031 - C/MSgt Dominic Clement
SD-038 - C/Amn McCoy Carey
SD-038 - C/Amn Selina Valeros


SD-058 - C/A1C Johnny Weelborg
SD-063 - C/SrA Esten Biegert
SD-063 - C/MSgt Isla Rohde
SD-068 - C/Amn David Palmer

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