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

LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDWIN A. VANDERWOLDE

Lieutenant Colonel Edwin A. VanDerWolde is the Commander of the 114th Mission Support Group, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, SD.

Lieutenant Colonel VanDerWolde received his Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration from Sioux Falls College, Sioux Falls, SD in 1991.

Lieutenant Colonel VanDerWolde enlisted into the South Dakota Air National Guard in 1983, achieving the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the Academy of Military Science in 1997.

Lieutenant Colonel VanDerWolde assumed the position of Commander of the Mission Support Group in November of 2012. Prior, he held the position of Deputy Commander of the 114th Maintenance Group and Commander of the 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

EDUCATION
1991 Sioux Falls College with a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration
2003 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2008 Air Command & Staff College, by correspondence
2012 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1997 - October 2001, Logistics Officer, Joe Foss Field, SD
2. October 2001 - July 2009, Operations Officer, Joe Foss Field, SD
3. July 2009 - April 2010, 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander, Joe Foss Field, SD
4. April 2010 - November 2012, Deputy Commander 114th Maintenance Group, Joe Foss Field, SD
5. November 2012 - Present, 114th Mission Support Group Commander, Joe Foss Field, SD

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two 'M' Devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
South Dakota Achievement Ribbon
State of South Dakota Distinguished Service Ribbon with one Oak leaf cluster
South Dakota Emergency Operations Ribbon
South Dakota Distinguished Unit Citation
State of South Dakota National Guard Service Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters
South Dakota Desert Storm Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Enlisted, 1983
Second Lieutenant, 26 June 1997
First Lieutenant, 26 June 1999
Captain, 07 July 2001
Major, 07 July 2005
Lieutenant Colonel, 31 July 2009

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.