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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Members of the South Dakota Air National Guard helped wingmen adjust their new gas masks to attain a proper seal during training for their new M-50 Joint Services General Purpose Gas Mask January 6th 2013.(National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)(Released) Out with the old in with the new
As the new year began, members of the 114th Fighter Wing took the time out of a busy Unit Training Assembly weekend to exchange outdated chemical warfare masks for new ones here at Joe Foss Field, SD.Members of the unit are exchanging their old MCU-2 series gas masks with the new M-50 Joint Service General Purpose mask. The new M-50 mask brings
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Parker Stewart, son of Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart, 114th Public Affairs photographer, cools off with a  snow cone during Sioux Falls Airshow 2012. The 114th Fighter Wing hosted the airshow in conjuction with the city and also used the day as Family Day for it's units members and families.(National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)(Released) 114th Fighter Wing hosts Sioux Falls Airshow 2012
The 114th Fighter Wing hosted over 100,000 people at Joe Foss Field during Sioux Falls Airshow 2012 July 21 and 22. Military members, their families and friends, and community members endured skyrocketing temperatures of over 100 degrees during the "Power on the Prairie" airshow.Every three years visitors travel from across the state and nation to
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - United States Air Force Lt. Col. Wendell Hanson (Ret.) describes his final mission in the China Burma India Theater during World War II, to the Downtown Lions Club members here, 17 July.  Hanson was asked to speak at the luncheon alongside the crew of a Mitchell B-25 that is in town for the Sioux Falls Airshow 2012.  The B-25 and several other historical and modern aircraft will be on display during the ai show 21 and 22 July. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Quinton Young)(Released) World War II pilot goes for a ride
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Wendell Hanson, United States Air Force, was a bomber pilot during World War II in the 341st Bomber Group.  He flew over 50 missions in the China Burma India Theater during WWII and he had a chance to revisit some of those memories when he was given a ride in a B-25 Bomber here July 17.After flying 40 missions out of India into
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Leigh Edmonds (left), Mobile Program Manager and Eva Gonzalez, Mobile Canteen and Volunteer Coordinator, staff their mobile United Services Organization vehicle here July 21.  One of only three mobile USO's in the country, the unit visited here during Sioux Falls Airshow 2012.(National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)(Released) USO Team rolls into Sioux Falls
As the heat index soared above 100 degrees at Joe Foss Field July 21 and 22, members of the South Dakota Air National Guard worked tirelessly to host over 100,000 people during Sioux Falls Airshow 2012.Military members were working hard to ensure the show went off without a hitch and they had someone on their team working hard to support them and
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - New F-16 pilot candidates for the 175th Fighter Squadron, South Dakota Air National Guard include, left to right; 2nd Lt. Brant Ravenscroft, 2nd Lt. Valerie Vanderostyne, 2nd Lt. Shanon Davis, and 1st Lt. Blake Schneider.  The new "Lobos" will be attending Undergraduate Pilot Training over the next 13 months and amongst them is the unit's first two female F-16 pilots. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)(Released) THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIGHTER PILOTS
The face of the South Dakota Air National Guard's F-16 pilot is changing. Our next generation of fighter pilots will include two females, the first the unit has seen in its 66 years of existence. 2nd Lt. Shanon Davis and 2nd Lt. Valerie Vanderostyne are among the four newest pilots of the 175th Fighter Squadron to pass their Initial Flight
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - As dusk sets over Joe Foss Field, S.D., 1st Lt. Aaron Werner, 175th Fighter Squadron pilot, makes his final checks on his F-16 aircraft prior to launch here Feb. 16.  The South Dakota Air National Guard does night flying about once a month for a week in order to stay proficient with nighttime operations.(National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Nancy Ausland)(Released) Into the night
"Because it's dark, we're forced to complete our mission without the visual cues we are used to. Think about doing your job entirely outside at night and you can imagine the challenges we face." was 1st Lt. Aaron Werner's response when asked how night flying is different than flying during the day."The difficulty level is raised when we fly at
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Members of the B shift of the Crash, Fire, Rescue station at Joe Foss Field present a check for 600 dollars to Amanda Anderson, South Dakota Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, on behalf of all the firefighters at the station October 13, 2011.  Firefighters at the station raised funds to support the foundation during the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month as well as Fire Prevention month. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Krier)(RELEASED) Firefighters wear pink
The firefighters at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Crash-Fire-Rescue station and members of the International Association of Firefighters did their part during Breast Cancer Awareness month.Members of the station purchased pink station wear shirts with the department logo printed on it and sold them to raise funds. Crash, Fire, Rescue members also purchased
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Retired pilots of the South Dakota Air National Guard gather during the retiree's coffee on September 13, 2011.  A special signing was held for those who purchased the limited edition print, "The Rides of the Lobos" at the event.  Pictured left to right; John Kittelson, Verlyn Howe, Carl Palmberg, Arden Fjellanger, Tom Lien, Bob Jamison, Dan Robar, John Carlson, and Steve Doohen.(Photo by Master Sgt. Nancy Ausland)(RELEASED)USAF September Retirees Coffee holds special event
The first Tuesday morning of each month is a special time for retirees of the South Dakota Air National Guard. Old stories are told and old friends are remembered when they gather in the Dining Facility at Joe Foss Field.September's coffee was especially memorable due to an event promoted by the 114th Family Volunteer Group, the Sioux Falls
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2011
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Airman 1st Class Michael Bailey, 114th Maintenance Squadron, holds the "Ammo Duck" as he prepares to deploy on state active duty May 30, 2011.  The heavily decorated duck decoy has become a sort of mascot for the Ammo shop and it is tradition that each new member must take the duck on their first deployment.(Photo by Lt. Col. Reid Christopherson)(RELEASED)USAF What's the story with that darn duck?
When members of the Ammo shop of the 114th Maintenance Squadron were called to help with flood duty in Pierre and Dakota Dunes, they deployed with a specially qualified member accustomed to water. This webbed footed member is none other than the official mascot for Ammo. An old duck decoy fittingly named 'Ammo Duck' accompanies new members from the
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sherri Oster(left), Joe Foss Field Base Exchange Manager, and Colleen Wilde (center) and Melody Thomas (right), pause for a photo during the Base Exchange 20th Anniversary celebration here August 6, 2011.  Sherri has been with the Base Exchange since it's beginning at Joe Foss Field in 1991. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nancy Ausland)(RELEASED)USAF Twenty years and counting
The Base Exchange on Joe Foss Field is celebrating it's twentieth year at the South Dakota Air National Guard in 2011.A twenty year celebration was held on August 6th with a customer appreciation event attended by senior leaders of the unit as well as Anna Stanton, the general manager from the Base Exchange at Offutt Air Force Base.The BX has had
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