South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 12
May 20, 2022

SDWG to Perform Search and Disaster Relief
Training in Northern Black Hills

LMCS Spearfish PatchSouth Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will conduct a search training exercise in Spearfish Saturday, May 21.  Members from around the state will converge on Black Hills Airport at Clyde Ice Field for the day-long event. (Read more)

South Dakota Wing Assists 
F-16 Crash Investigation

cameraSouth Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, flew an airborne photography mission for the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on Thursday, May 12.  The aircrew photographed the scene where an F-16 assigned to the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing went off the end of a runway. (Read more) 

Dobbes Assumes Command of
Crazy Horse Composite Squadron


Lt. Charles Dobbes became commander of Crazy Horse Composite Squadron last evening, May 19.  Col. Michael Marek, SDWG commander, officiated. Dobbes succeeds Capt. Donny Weiand, whose term as commander expired. (Read more) 

SDWG Recruits at
Home School Conference

Homeschool conferenceSioux Falls Composite Squadron and Lincoln County Composite Squadron represented South Dakota Wing at the Christian Homeschool Conference in Sioux Fall, May 6-7.  (Read more)

Time to Wash Planes

Homeschool conferenceLt. Col. Justin Johnson, South Dakota Wing aircraft maintenance officer, reminds squadrons that this is the time of year to wash airplanes. (Read more)



Col Michael MarekThe May 21 SAREX in Spearfish is tomorrow, as we sent this issue of Skychaser.  I am very much looking forward to this “come-all” exercise. (Read more)


Rushmore Helps Other CAP Units
with Cold Weather Uniform Gear

Uniform Gear deliveryRushmore Composite Squadron received 30 large boxes of cold-weather gear from Ellsworth AFB recently and is providing some of them to other units in three states. (Read more)

Non-Mission ELT Find

Non-mission ELT findTwo CAP Pilots, 2nd Lt. Thor Bardon and 1st Lt. Kyle Clement, were flying a sortie and they heard an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) going off as they were returning to the Sioux Falls Airport.  They tracked it to the Lincoln County Airport in Tea, SD. (Read more)


May 21, Spearfish
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Jun 14-15, Pierre

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

Joint Dakota Encampment
June 24-July 3, Camp Grafton ANG
Devils Lake, ND
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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-058 - 2nd Lt. Gil Casoy

SD-007 - C/SSgt Lillian Williams
SD-007 - C/TSgt Isaac Mayo
SD-031 - C/Amn Andrew Herb
SD-031 - C/SMSgt Kaden Anderson Schafer

SD-031 - C/SMSgt Aaron Johnson
SD-050 - C/SSgt Triston den Hoed
SD-050 - C/TSgt Wyatt Timmer

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