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  • Wing Inspection team challenges base personnel

    The 114th Fighter Wing Inspection Team challenged base personnel on how they would react to a real world terrorist attack in the U.S. by holding an Integrated Defense Exercise at Joe Foss Field, January 26, 2015."The intended goal for this exercise was to test the knowledge of base personnel on integrated defense measures and the strategic decision
  • Airman of the Year serves with purpose

    An Airman who possesses determination and a passion for her career field has been recognized as exceptional in her dedication to the mission of the South Dakota Air National Guard.Senior Airman Jorrie Hart, 114th Security Forces Squadron installation controller, was selected as the 2014 South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding Airman of the Year
  • SD Guard delivers winter clothing to people in need

    Volunteer members of the South Dakota National Guard delivered about 1,000 winter clothing items statewide this week to help bring warmth to people in need this winter season.The donated clothing, which included coats, mittens, hats, scarves and blankets, were disperse by Guard members to a variety of social service organizations in the communities
  • Rising Six get involved

    The 114th Fighter Wing Rising Six, formerly called the Junior Enlisted Council, holds a meeting once a month which focuses on supplying leadership opportunities, helping Airmen with professional development, and giving back to the local community.The Rising Six is open to all enlisted members currently assigned to the South Dakota Air National
  • Training, experience shared through international exchange

    The United Kingdom's Royal Air Force Cpl. Andrew "Neil" Manson and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Karber, a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Security Forces Squadron, had a rare opportunity to experience what the other does as members of their respective security forces for the U.S. and the U.K.This, in thanks to the Military
  • Industrial rodeo provides hands-on safety training

     The 114th Fighter Wing conducted their first ever industrial rodeo to satisfy yearly safety requirements here on Aug. 2, 2014. "We wanted to do something as an alternative to making everybody watch safety slide shows for wingman safety day," said Senior Master Sgt. Troy Erlandson, 114th FW NCO in charge of safety. "The rodeo gave the Airmen a
  • Gail Stern, Ph.D., delivers message about 'rape culture'

    Dr. Gail Stern, co-owner and Chief Academic Officer of Catharsis Productions, delivered a message about how our culture provides cover for sexual predators to a mixture of 33 service members and area influencers from around the region at Joe Foss Field, S.D. on July 16, 2014.Stern has more than 22 years of experience as an advocate and educator in
  • Joe Foss Field Air National Guard Base "dialed in"

    South Dakota Air National Guard Commanders can boast that unit members are truly "dialed in" when it comes to knowing what's going on. That's because the 114th Fighter Wing is first base in the Air National Guard to fully implement the new Desktop ALERT mass notification system. The system is a joint effort of Emergency Management, Communications
  • Best kept secret - MWR

    One of the best kept secrets of the military is its Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs, also known as MWR. Military facilities worldwide offer a variety of discount tickets, lodging, and equipment rentals all intended to maximize the enjoyment soldiers, sailors, and airmen have when they are off duty. The South Dakota Air National Guard is no
  • Training to survive

    Staff Sgt. Bo Martz, 175th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman,became the one to listen to as he led pilots of the South Dakota Air National Guard through Combat Survival Training here Jan. 6.This Combat Survival Training is a mix of hands-on training and instructional briefings, much of which is held outside in the frigid South
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