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  • Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Focuses on Serving Airmen in South Dakota

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Senior Enlisted Advisor is working to ensure Airmen at the South Dakota Air National Guard Base get the products and service they deserve.While visiting the base on April 24, Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate toured Exchange facilities and met with Airmen and community members to address how the Exchange can
  • Employers receive unique look into Air Guard training

    The 114th Fighter Wing and South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) invited approximately 20 employers and civic leaders on a Boss Lift air refueling mission that took off from Joe Foss Field, S.D., April 11, 2015.The 'Bosses', nominated by their Air Guard employees, boarded two KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 185th Air
  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides information

    The 114th Fighter Wing Airmen and their families began preparation for the upcoming Pacific Command Theatre Security Package deployment by attending the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event held April 11, 2015 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.The YRRP was created in 2008 to provide service members and their families support and information
  • Prayer Breakfast draws a crowd

    The 114th Fighter Wing held its annual prayer breakfast at Joe Foss Field, S.D. April 11 with a record number of attendees receiving the message given by keynote speaker, Mr. Brian Hansen, former NFL player and Ministry Director for the South Dakota Fellowship of Christian Athletes.Colonel Harrison Lippert, Headquarters, South Dakota Air National
  • South Dakota Civil Support Team trains with first responders

    The South Dakota National Guard's 82nd Civil Support Team participated in a multi-agency first-responder exercise at the water reclamation plant in Sioux Falls, March 19.The incident exercise involved a simulated explosion to one of the buildings on site, simulated casualties and possible chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives
  • 114th FW showcases Air Force way of life

    The 114th Fighter Wing hosted a base tour for the cadets in the South Dakota State University ROTC program to give them a closer insight into the Air Force lifestyle here, March 19, 2015.Col. Nate Alholinna, 114th FW vice commander, welcomed the cadets to the base and briefed them about the base mission and operations. The students then spent the
  • 114th Fighter Wing pilots attain 3,000 flight hours

    Col. Gregory Lair, 114th Operations Group commander and Lt. Col Eric Knutson, 114th Fighter Wing chief of safety, reached a milestone by netting 3,000 career flight hours during a training sortie here, March 11, 2015.Upon landing, the pilots were greeted by family, colleagues, and friends to congratulate their accomplishment. They were 'hosed down'
  • 114th Maintenance nets top award at Red Flag

    The 114th Maintenance Group was recognized as the Red Flag 15-1 Outstanding Maintenance Unit for their performance at Nellis Air Force base, Nev. from Jan. 22-Feb. 13, 2015.The 114th Maintenance Group outperformed a field of 22 units from around the country to take home the top award. The Red Flag Outstanding Maintenance Unit is awarded for best
  • SD Air National Guard announces Outstanding Lieutenant of the Year

    The 114th Fighter Wing congratulates 1st Lt. Adam Punt, 114th Comptroller Flight budget officer, on his selection of the 2014 South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year.Punt will represent the SDANG at the state level competition for the Lt. Col. John J. Steele Outstanding Lieutenant of the Year award.Punt, a native of Stickney, resides
  • Military appreciation day

    Members of the South Dakota Air and Army National Guard participated in military appreciation day at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference NCAA Division II basketball tournament held at the Sanford Pentagon here, March 1, 2015.Guard members opened the 5:30 p.m. game by posting the colors for the national anthem and participated in other