114th Fighter Wing


Mission

The mission of the 114th Fighter Wing is to deploy worldwide and execute directed tactical fighter sorties to destroy enemy forces, supplies, equipment, 
communications systems and installations with conventional weapons, or when directed by the Governor to protect life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety.

Vision

- Provide 21st century warfighters to fly, fight and win. 

- Engage Airmen to see their role in mission accomplishment. 

- Engage Airmen to see they make a difference.

 

Biographies

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT KEVIN D. UTHE

Chief Master Sergeant Kevin D. Uthe is the 114th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, where he is responsible for the interests regarding welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization and progress concerning the enlisted personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard.

Chief Uthe enlisted in the South Dakota Air National Guard on March 8, 1977. Initially trained as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, he accepted air technician position with the 114th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in 1981.

As an air technician, Chief Uthe is the Powered Support System Mechanic Supervisor, 114th Maintenance Squadron. In this position, he is responsible for planning, scheduling and supervising the activities of four air technicians, one AGR and nine traditional guard members within the Aerospace Ground Equipment element.

Chief Uthe was selected as the Wing Command Chief on March 14, 2010.

EDUCATION
1977 Southeast Area Vocational Technical School, Sioux Falls, S.D.
1980 United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Orientation Course, Course 00010
1982 United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Course 00009
1989 United States Air Force Airman Leadership School, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
1997 Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee-Tyson, Tenn.
2000 United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Course 00008D/E
2005 United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 1977 - March 1981, Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman, 114th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
2. March 1981 - May 1998, Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic, 114th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
3. May 1998 - Noncommissioned Officer in Charge Aerospace Ground Equipment Element Supervisor, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
4. March 2010 - Command Chief Master Sergeant, 114th Fighter Wing, Joe Foss Field, S.D.

114th Maintenance Group

The mission of the 114th Maintenance Group is to ensure that assigned aircraft and equipment are safe, serviceable, and properly configured to meet mission requirements. Maintenance actions include, but are not limited to, inspection, repair, overhaul, modification, preservation, refurbishment, testing, and analyzing condition and performance.

114th Mission Support Group

The mission of the 114th Mission Support Group is to direct the activities of the 114th Mission Support Flight, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, 114th Security Forces Squadron, 114th Communications Flight, 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and the 114th Services Flight toward the overall missions and objectives of the 114th Fighter Wing.

114th Operations Group

The mission of the 114th Operations Group is to deploy worldwide and execute directed tactical fighter sorties to destroy enemy forces, supplies, equipment, communications systems and installations with conventional weapons.

114th Medical Group

The mission of the 114th Medical Group is, upon mobilization, to provide manpower replacement tasking by the gaining major command, Air Combat Command. The 114th Medical Group provides limited health services for approximately 1,000 personnel assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing.

HQ, South Dakota Air National Guard

The mission of Headquarters, South Dakota Air National Guard is to prepare plans, policies, and programs for Air National Guard units assigned to the State; to advise and assist the Adjutant General in execution of these plans; and assist in the administration, logistics, and training of Air National Guard units.