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  • 114th Civil Engineers participate in Innovative Readiness Training

    The 114th Civil Engineer Squadron deployed 19 Airmen to Delmont S.D. for an Innovative Readiness Training request, Oct. 4, 2014.  IRT's provide real world training opportunities for our service members to prepare them for their war time missions while supporting the needs of America's underserved communities.Recently, the city of Delmont S.D. was
  • Hydrazine response team hones skills

    Members of the Crash/ Fire/ Rescue and the Hydrazine Response Team reacted to a simulated hydrazine leak on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joe Foss Field, S.D., June 21, 2014. The training exercise is conducted annually to ensure the readiness of airmen with the South Dakota Air National Guard in case of this type of emergency.Hydrazine, or H-70, is a
  • Medics receive hands-on training

    "I like that we get an opportunity for hands-on training." stated Senior Airman Tylor Haviland, 114th Medical Squadron medic.Hands-on was the focus for the week-long annual training held at Joe Foss Field, S.D., June 16-22, 2014. Members of the 114th Medical Squadron held a home station annual training week in conjunction with the Air Combat

    Firefighters from the Civil Engineer Squadron of the 114th Fighter Wing completed annual training on the arresting cables, sometimes referred to as barriers, that the F-16 Fighting Falcons use for emergency stops on the runway here, June 17, 2014. "If an aircraft engages a barrier, the fire departments job is to release the aircraft from the
  • U.S. Ambassador to Suriname reflects on South Dakota’s State Partnership Program

    Ambassador John R. Nay, the 13th U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, is in his final days in U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname. Ambassador Nay and his wife, Judith, will leave the South American country on Labor Day and head back to the United States where he will next serve as a diplomat in residence at the University of Illinois in
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits SD Guardsmen

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley visited with members of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Security Forces Squadron during a recent visit to Southwest Asia Aug. 24, 2012.Donley was touring the region to get a first-hand look at military operations and had the opportunity to visit with Airmen to discuss their concerns about
  • Spirit of Volunteerism Award winner announced

    Over 545 area community leaders, non-profit agency representatives and business people gathered to honor the 2012 Spirit of Volunteerism Award winners here May 8, 2012. The Helpline Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. hosted the luncheon where eighty-one honorees and nominees were celebrated. Among the award winners was Lt. Col. Kevin Callies, 114th
  • South Dakota National Guard member named Miss Rodeo USA

    Staff Sgt. Trisha Smeenk, 114th Public Affairs, was selected as Miss Rodeo USA for 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 15, 2012. She received the crown in conjunction with the International Finals Rodeo held there.Sgt. Smeenk is the first South Dakotan, and first National Guard airman, to receive the honor as the 49th official ambassador for the
  • South Dakota National Guard employers observe military training

    Employers of South Dakota Air National Guard Airmen had the rare opportunity to observe their citizen-Airmen as they trained this week at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.Members of the South Dakota Air National Guard will be in Florida for two weeks to participate in Combat Archer, the air-to air Weapons System Evaluation Program conducted by the 53rd
  • 114th Fighter Wing participates in Combat Archer

    One hundred and fifteen members of the South Dakota Air National Guard boarded C-130's and a KC-135 aircraft on Jan. 21st and 22nd with their destination Tyndall AFB, Florida. The unit will be in Fla. for two weeks to participate in Combat Archer, the air-to-air Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) conducted by the 53rd Weapons Evaluation

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