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The National Guard’s senior enlisted adviser, Command Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, visits with service members and their families during his tour of the South Dakota Air National Guard at Joe Foss Field, March 5, 2016. Members of the 114th FW and their families were given the opportunity to share their concerns and issues with Brush who advises the Chief of the NGB on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, health of the force, and enlisted professional development. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released) Brush visits South Dakota Air National Guard
Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the National Guard Bureau, visited the 114th Fighter Wing, Joe Foss Field, S.D. to discuss current issues March 5, 2016.Brush advises Gen. Frank J. Grass, 27th Chief, NGB, on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, health of the force, and enlisted professional
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Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Jamison, Assistant Adjutant General for South Dakota Air National Guard, and retiring State Command Chief Master Sgt. James Welch stand at attention with incoming State Command Chief Master Sgt. Jean Gacke at Joe Foss Field, S.D. March 5, 2016. A ceremony was held to recognize the change of responsibility for these individuals. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released) South Dakota Air National Guard Change of Responsibility takes place
A ceremony to announce the change of responsibility for the South Dakota Air National Guard State Command Chief was held at Joe Foss Field, S.D., March 5, 2016. Chief Master Sgt. Jean Gacke accepted her new responsibility as the State Command Chief by Chief Master Sgt. James M. Welch.Gacke was appointed as the State Command Chief on Dec. 4,
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Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke pauses for a photo at Joe Foss Field S.D. Feb 7 2016.  Gacke was selected at the new State Command Chief for the South Dakota Air National Guard. She is the first female to hold this position in the South Dakota Air National Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Stewart/Released)
South Dakota Air National Guard appoints new Command Chief
2016 will see a new Command Chief Master Sgt. in the state of South Dakota.  Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke will be replacing Chief Master Sgt. James M. Welch, as the new State Command Chief for the South Dakota Air National Guard.  Gacke was appointed to the position December 4, 2015.  The Command Chief position is a traditional guard
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Senior Airman Cody Thaler, 114th Operations Intelligence specialist, poses with Capt. Ali Chinisaz, during field training at the combat survival training course in Colville National Forest, Wash., July 22, 2013. Thaler is pursuing an Air Force active duty position as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist. (Courtesy photo/Released) 114th Airman pursues Air Force Special Operations
Senior Airman Cody Thaler, 114th Operations Intelligence specialist, is slated to join active duty Air Force and begin training to become a member of Air Force Special Operations as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist on March 3rd at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas."I'm ready for a new challenge," said Thaler. "Intel has
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Staff Sgt. Ethan Dellman,114th Maintenance Squadron ammunitions, and Staff Sgt. Zach Hollstrom, 114th Operation Support Squadron aviation resource management, received recognition from Col. Russ Walz, 114th Fighter Wing commander, during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016.  Both Airmen received the Distinguished Graduate award at Airman Leadership School.  This award is given to Airmen who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra) 114th Airmen shine at Airman Leadership School
Airmen from the 114th Fighter Wing are preparing to become future Air National Guard leaders by excelling at Airman Leadership School. ALS teaches Airmen the necessary tools to become successful leaders as they progress to becoming non-commissioned officers.For the 2016 fiscal year, the South Dakota Air National Guard sent 13 Airmen to the
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SAVANNAH CRTC, GA -  F-16's from the 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard sit alongside F-22's from the 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fl. at the Savannah CRTC Feb. 1, 2016.  The unit's participated in Sentry Savannah 16-1 exercise which brought these 4th and 5th generation aircraft together to train.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Nancy Ausland/Released) 114th Fighter Wing participate in Sentry Savannah 16-1
Eleven F-16's and approximately 175 Airman of the 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard, participated in Sentry Savannah 16-1 at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center, Ga.  Also taking part in this exercise are Airmen of the 43rd Fighter Squadron and the 2nd Fighter Squadron, both from Tyndall AFB, Fl.  Supporting these
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Members of the 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron assist C-5 Galaxy crewmembers load equipment during the early morning hours May 11, 2015 at Joe Foss Field. The South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing prepares to deploy almost 250 members on a four month deployment to South Korea where they will support the United States' continual commitment to stability and security in the region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released) 114th FW works backwards to prepare
The 114th Fighter Wing Logistics Plans office works behind the scenes during the pre-deployment process to ensure Airmen are ready and prepared to deploy."We provide the structure and organization for the pre-deployment process," said 1st Lt. Joshua Nelson, 114th Fighter Wing installation deployment officer.Logistics plans staff receive the tasking
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016.  Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released) 114th FW congratulates Diamond Sharp Award winners
114th Fighter Wing First Sergeants recognized nine deserving Airmen throughout the unit with the 2015 Diamond Sharp Award on Jan. 10, 2016, at Joe Foss Field, S.D.2015 Diamond Sharp Award winners:Master Sgt. Kevin Winter--AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRONTech. Sgt. Danny Oaks--HEADQUARTERS SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARDTech. Sgt. Daniel Bones - CIVIL
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Default Air Force Logo 175th Fighter Squadron participates in Large Force Exercise
F-16's from the 175th Fighter Squadron of the South Dakota Air National Guard participated in a Large Force Exercise (LFE) conducted Dec. 2-3, 2015 in the newly expanded Powder River Training Complex.For two days, the unit launched and recovered 16 aircraft from Joe Foss Field, S.D. to the newly designated Military Operations Area (MOA) which
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Senior Airman Nolan Bostic, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems specialist, prepares to shake hands with Sen. John Thune during the 114th Fighter Wing Yellow Ribbon and Welcome Home Event held at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.  Also present was Sen. Mike Rounds, Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, and The Adjutant General of South Dakota, Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch.  The event gave military members and their families valuable information and messages of support from senior leaders after a four month deployment to the Pacific Theater as part of a rotational Theater Support Package.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jessica Bak/Released)

South Dakota Air National Guard focuses on the family
November is Military Family Appreciation Month for the South Dakota Air National Guard.  Coincidentally, it was also a time for members of the 114th Fighter Wing to participate in a Yellow Ribbon Welcome Home Event for service members and their families.  Unit members recently returned from a deployment to the Pacific Theater as part of a
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