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Hot pit refueling allows for quicker refueling and shorter down time because it eliminates other inspections needed if the aircraft is shut down. Hot Pit Refueling
The 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel operators performed multiple hot refueling training Dec. 2, 2017. Hot refueling is commonly known as hot pit.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Beau Batscher, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron phase mechanic, inspects an F-16 engine bay during a Phase Inspection Oct. 5, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 114th Maintenance Group instrumental in achieving 4000 flying hours
The 114th Fighter Wing reached 4000 flying hours for the 2017 fiscal year on Sept. 29, 2017. This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the Airmen of the 114th Maintenance Group for keeping up with scheduled maintenance and unforeseen issues to ensure the 114th Fighter Wing’s F-16s are mission ready. This feat has only been accomplished twice by the 114th Fighter Wing since acquiring the F-16 in 1991, the first time in 2004.
0 10/24
2017
175th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons are parked on the flight line during the Phase 1 of the Attack Response Exercise (ARE) Oct. 8, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 114th Fighter Wing conducts readiness exercise
The 114th Fighter Wing held an Attack Response Exercise (ARE) from Oct. 7-15, 2017, at Joe Foss Field, S.D. The exercise is part of the South Dakota Air National Guard’s regular training to ensure Airmen have the skills necessary to perform homeland defense and support overseas operations.
0 10/20
2017
175th Fighter Squadron F-16s grabs the BAK-14M hook cable support system with its arresting hook during the system certification Oct. 17, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. Runway construction prompts arresting system upgrade
114th Civil Engineer Squadron’s power production craftsmen certify newly installed BAK-14M hook cable support system Oct. 17, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. The Air Force is phasing out the original BAK-14 and replacing it with the new BAK-14M.
0 10/18
2017
Tech. Sgt. Matt Lickel and Staff Sgt. Jackie Greathouse, U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), watch as a Mark-82 high explosive bomb dropped by a 175th Fighter Squadron F-16 hits its target at the Fort McCoy, WI, live fire range Aug. 9, 2017. 114th FW puts bombs on target
Nearly 200 Airmen from the 114th Fighter Wing participated in a live drop bombing exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, WI, Aug 9-16.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. Zona Hornstra assumed the duties and responsibilities as the Command Chief of the 114th Fighter Wing during a ceremony at Joe Foss Field, Aug. 5, 2017. 114th FW welcomes new Wing Command Chief
Chief Master Sgt. Zona Hornstra assumed the duties and responsibilities as the Command Chief of the 114th Fighter Wing from retired Chief Master Sgt. Michael Clauson at a ceremony held here, Aug. 5, 2017.
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2017
Sherri Oster, Sioux Falls Base Exchange store manager, hugged an Airman of the 114th Fighter Wing at her last unit training assembly, Aug. 6, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 114th Fighter Wing says good bye to a familiar face
Many faces come and go at the 114th Fighter Wing, but there is one face that has remained constant for years, and that is Sherri Oster. While she is the store manager of the Base Exchange, she is also much more than that; she is part of our family.
0 8/06
2017
Colonel Michael Hopkins, NASA Astronaut, shared his experiences on the international space station and the effects of space on humans with members of the 114th Fighter Wing here, Aug. 4.  Hopkins described the MRE like food they ate during their mission, as well as the experience of eating in micro gravity. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart/Released) NASA Astronaut visits 114th Fighter Wing
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins, NASA Astronaut, gave a presentation about NASA’s goals for Mars and his experience on the International Space Station to a full auditorium here, Aug. 4, 2017. Hopkins focused on the effects of space travel on the human body and mind, along with other problems NASA is working to solve before future missions to Mars.
0 8/06
2017
Staff Sgt. Lance Gushwa, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron phase mechanic, manipulated controls inside an f-16 while Tech Sgt. Beau Bartscher, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron phase mechanic checked for leaks in the hydraulics systems at Joe Foss Field, July 8, 2017.  Each aircraft is required to go through a phase inspection every 400 flight hours to ensure all systems are functioning with in Air Force regulations.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart/Released) Keeping the Fighters in the Fight
Article detailing the phase inspection process required on the aircraft after every 400 flight hours.
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2017
114th Fighter Wing Rising 6 member and a family member paints a door during the Paint the Town event June 10, 2017, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Paint the Town event is an all day event where a houses are nominated by friends, family, and neighbors to be prepped and painted by volunteers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/Released) Rising 6 continues to volunteer in the community
The 114th Fighter Wing Rising 6 organization participated in the Paint the Town event on June 10, 2017, Sioux Falls, S.D. The Rising 6 selected to work with Paint the Town because it was an opportunity to work with a another organization to help people in need. The Rising 6 is made up of Airmen ranking from Airmen to Technical Sergeant who wants to make an impact in the Air National Guard and the Sioux Falls and surrounding communities.
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2017
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