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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. Chief Hornstra serves as the principal advisor to the commander and his staff on matters of health, morale and welfare, professional development, diversity, inclusion, mentoring and force development of more than 1,000 South Dakota Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released) 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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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. For 26 years, Oster has remained a constant presence at the South Dakota Air National Guard, but she is now preparing for her retirement on Aug. 11, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/Released) 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.
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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.
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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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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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Royal Air Force Reservist Flt. Lt. Andy Wolfe, 607 Squadron (County of Durham), logistics officer, presents Col. Nathan Alholinna, 114th Fighter Wing commander, with an RAF Reserve 607 Squadron insignia plaque during his visit. Wolfe's visit is part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program. MREP is a reciprocal exchange program which provides Guard and Reserve members, both officer and enlisted, the opportunity to train with select foreign allied nations and gain a better understanding how foreign powers operate. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/Released) 114th FW exchanges personnel with the Royal Air Force
Through the Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP), the 114th Fighter Wing hosted Royal Air Force (RAF) Reservist Flt. Lt. Andy Wolfe, 607 Squadron (County of Durham), logistics flight commander, here, May 30-June 11.
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Default Air Force Logo Maintaining first line of defense for fighter pilots
It is the job of a small group of Airmen in the electronic countermeasures(ECM) shop to maintain electronic warfare pods. These pods are the first line of defense for the 114th Fighter Wing pilots while protecting foreign and domestic airspace.
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Master Sgt. Cameron Allsup, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to launch an F-16 during Exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, May 1-12, 2017. Northern Lightning is an exercise involving around 1,500 service members from the Air Force, Navy, Marines and National Guard across the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode/Released) 114th Fighter Wing participates in Exercise Northern Lightning
Members of the 114th Fighter Wing participated in Exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, May 1-12, 2017. What started as an annual exercise with viper aircraft from around the Midwest, has grown into an air combat exercise involving around 1,500 service members from the Air Force, Navy, Marines and National Guard across the country.
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Staff Sgt. Makayla McConnell, 114th Security Forces Squadron security response team member, instructs her fellow Airmen on proper tactical squad movements May 6, 2017, on a training site near Sioux Falls S.D. McConnell is the first female from the 114th Security Forces Squadron to attend and complete Combat Leadership School. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/Released) First Female 114th Security Forces Airmen Completes Combat Leadership School
Staff Sgt. Makayla McConnell, 114th Security Forces Squadron security response team member, is the first female from the 114th Security Forces Squadron to attend and complete the Combat Leadership School at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas.
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Tech. Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Group, aerospace medical technician, assigned tasks to her trauma team during a simulated medical emergency inside the Simulation in Motion South Dakota (SIMSD) vehicle at Joe Foss Field May 6, 2017.  SIMSD was on base to provide highly realistic simulations for the 114th Medical Group medics.  The SDNG will continue to maintain ready and reliable units, and have equipment and facilities, which support both federal and state missions.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart/Released) 114th Medical Group Hone Skills on Advanced Mannequins
Medics with the 114th Medical Group had the unique opportunity to hone their skills on lifelike mannequins. The lifelike mannequins and simulated trauma room were brought out to Joe Foss Field by Simulation in Motion South Dakota (SIMSD) truck from Avera Health.
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