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  • Leadership Challenge Program visits Sioux Falls

    The 114th Fighter Wing held a Leadership Challenge Program Jan. 4-8. This was the first joint conference of its kind for members of the South Dakota Air and Army National Guard. This program is designed to enhance emerging leaders' development through self-awareness by using psychometric assessments. Members worked on improving individual and group
  • Enjoying the warm weather

    Everyone has been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather in South Dakota this winter, but no one enjoys it more than those working outside in the elements.Security Forces Squadron personnel have to endure these harsh conditions more than alot of other airmen at the 114th Fighter Wing.  These airmen selflessly expose themselves to the elements in
  • Junior Enlisted Council selects member of the quarter

    Young Airman know they can't just voice their opinion for change to just anyone. There is a special place where Airmen's concerns are formally heard and positive change can take place. The 114th Junior Enlisted Council provides that avenue of communication for junior enlisted members. A new program for the Junior Enlisted Council is the JEC Member
  • Suriname delegation visits 114th Fighter Wing

    National and military leaders from Suriname toured the 114th Fighter Wing as part of the South Dakota-Suriname State Partnership Program, June 16. The Suriname Minister of Defense, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname, Chief of Armed Forces in Suriname, and their military liaison officer were all in attendance. Suriname leaders visited South Dakota to meet
  • Rainy day blues

    With the rainfall in Dakota Dunes reaching nearly three inches Monday, the South Dakota National Guard's levee patrols and quick reaction forces pulled back to the Liberty Bank building to seek shelter from the storm.With overcast skies and reports of baseball size hail in the area, the South Dakota National Guard decided it was too dangerous to
  • Cooperation guides transition from levee construction to oversight

    The South Dakota National Guard is transitioning its flood response focus to cooperative oversight with civilian authorities while private contractors finished up levee construction on the Fort Pierre Missouri riverbank at June 5, 2011. Some of the SDNG Soldiers and Airmen are being reassigned to tasks that better serve this shifting flood
  • Morale remains high during National Guard flood activation

    Kids from the Children's Castle and East Side Day Care in Pierre took a field trip Friday, June 3, 2011, to deliver treat bags to the Soldiers of the South Dakota National Guard assigned to filling sandbags at the Georgia Morse Middle School."I think it is really important, especially for younger children, to learn to help others and we talked
  • Pierre Indian Learning Center Welcomes South Dakota National Guard

    When the call went out to the South Dakota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to report to the Pierre and Fort Pierre communities to assist with flood relief efforts, the Pierre Indian Learning Center jumped into action."We have the facilities and they weren't being used at the time," says PILC Superintendent Darrell Jeanotte. "We wanted to make
  • Residents, Soldiers, Airmen come together to provide Missouri River flood relief

    Deloren Krieger isn't taking any chances. By 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, he was already picking up more sandbags. As the waters began to encroach on the local golf course near his home, this Pierre resident continued to build the berm that surrounds his residence.Krieger said although there is some distance that separates his home from the river, he
  • Aircrew trains for survival

    It is training they hope they never need, but it is imperative training none the less. Pilots from the 175th Fighter Squadron spent two days walking through mosquito-infested woods, lighting fires, being dragged through the water, and many other survival tasks during training conducted by the Airmen of the Aircrew Flight Equipment team. "The