South Dakota Wing
Civil Air Patrol


Volume 80 Issue 7
March 11, 2022

Wing Conference Update:
Price Increase Delayed to March 12

65 yearsThe deadline for Earlybird registration for the South Dakota Wing Conference has been extended to Saturday, March 12 at 11 pm MT, Midnight CT. The conference is April 9 at the K Bar S Lodge near Keystone. Members should register for the conference soon and follow the instructions on the Eventbrite page to make hotel reservations. Do not use the K Bar S regular web reservation site. (Register)

Crazy Horse Squadron Commander 
Vacancy Announced

crazy horse patchSouth Dakota Wing is receiving applications for the position of commander of Crazy Horse Composite Squadron in Custer. The term of the current commander, Capt. Donny Weiand, will be complete this Spring and he has requested to not be reappointed so that he can focus on other CAP projects. (Read more)


Wing Organizational 
Chart Updated

org chartThe South Dakota Wing organizational chart has been updated.

Wing Commander Michael Marek said that this updated includes minor adjustments from the previous version to reflect a handful of members holding staff positions. (View updated chart)


South Dakota Civil Air Patrol
to hold State-Wide Training Exercise Saturday

Emergency ServicesSouth Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, will hold a state-wide training exercise Saturday, March 12. It will be a distributed Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) with operating bases with the local ground and air sorties coordinated from an Incident Command Post in Sioux Falls. (Read more)


Emergency Management 101
Mar 17, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Pierre

SDWG Cadet Comp. Rescheduled
Mar 26, Pierre (tentative)

SDWG Conference
Apr 8-10, K-Bar-S Lodge, Keystone
(Training Leaders of Cadets class, Fri. Apr 8)

NCR Cadet Competition
Apr 8-10, Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri

MNWG/NCR Conference
Apr 22-24, Brainard, MN

May 12, Spearfish

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

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

Mountain Flying Clinic
June 18, Spearfish

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

July 9, Brookings

Ground Team Academy
July 23 (Tentative)

CAP National Conference
Aug 25-27, Louisville, KY

AE Weekend
Date/Location TBA

Commander's Column

Col Michael Marek
March is shaping up to be a busy month for South Dakota Wing. We have a SAREX March 12, a Felix Keynote mission the week of the 14th, and we are moving down to the wire in planning for Wing Conference April 9. (Read more)

Unit News

Two different SDWG color guards, with members from Lincoln County and Sioux Falls Composite Squadrons, presented the colors on February 26 and 27 at the NSIC Conference Quarterfinals morning and afternoon games at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls. (Read more)
Color Guard


SD-068 - 2nd Lt. Charles Dobbs
SD-007 - C/SrA Lillian Williams 
SD-050 - C/Amn Evelyn Mungunket
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