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  • Construction nears end in Suriname

    The construction of seven support facilities that have been built over the summer will draw to a close over the next few weeks as a part of New Horizons 2011 here."Six hundred and twenty-eight active, guard and reserve U.S. Military personnel from 15 different units will complete seven projects three weeks ahead of schedule and under budget" said
  • Joint force medic support on the Dakota Dunes levee

    Medical support staff from the South Dakota National Guard are providing medical support to the Soldiers and Airmen on the levee patrols here June 28, 2011.Both the Army Guard and Air Guard have medical staff deployed to Dakota Dunes in support of the Southeast South Dakota Flood Incident. The medics are not only delivering water and supplies to
  • South Dakota National Guard performs night operations in Dakota Dunes

    Soldiers and Airmen of the South Dakota National Guard are providing 24-hour flood support operations here June 29, 2011.The Army Guard soldiers and Air Guard airmen provide round-the-clock levee patrols, Quick Reactionary Force missions, and security checkpoint operations. While all the troops stationed in the Dakota Dunes area work long days, the
  • South Dakota National Guard performs night operations in Dakota Dunes

    Soldiers and Airmen of the South Dakota National Guard are providing 24-hour flood support operations here June 29, 2011.The Army Guard Soldiers and Air Guard airmen provide round-the-clock levee patrols, Quick Reactionary Force missions, and security checkpoint operations. While all the troops stationed in the Dakota Dunes area work long days, the
  • Retirees total over 117 years of service

    This is a year of loss for the 114th Security Forces Squadron. They will see the retirement of some the unit's most senior members as they retire Master Sgt.'s Terry Jones, Lee Thedens, and Deb Tunge.All total, these three members have 117 years and 6 months of military service. MasterSgt. Terry Jones will retire on July 31 with 41 years and 9
  • Armed Forces Day

    The annual Armed Forces Day event at the Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Health Care system was held on May 21 with more than 50 members of the 114th Fighter Wing participating.Each year, the unit has supported this event with members who serve both on the Honor Guard and in the Avenue of Flags. This year was no different with the unit
  • Hitting the mark - combat pistol and rifle teams win championships

    The annual State Command Sergeant Major's Combat Rifle and Pistol Matches were held in Rapid City, S.D. on May 21-22 and the Air National Guard walked away winners.The combat pistol team took first place and the combat rifle team won second place in each respective championship. This was an outstanding showing for the Air Guard teams especially
  • Thoughtfulness comes from tiny hands

    A group of preschoolers from Open Arms Christian Child Center in Sioux Falls took a field trip to present care packages to airmen of the 114th Fighter Wing on June 7. Stacy Meyer, Open Arms Director, requested that the care packages be presented to service members by the children. Meyer explained how the experience would specifically tie into their
  • Save lives, mitigate human suffering

    I have recently returned from a mission that was like nothing I have ever experienced before. The Joint Task Force-Haiti was a humanitarian mission where the main focus was to save lives and mitigate human suffering. When I volunteered, I knew it was going to be an interesting mission and I knew the working and living environment would be an
  • Hands-on, Mind-on

    On the last day of school most kids are thinking about swimming, sleeping in, and hanging out with friends. The last thing on their minds is to voluntarily go back into the classroom. Yet that's exactly what some National Guard kids are doing. STARBASE is a place where kids have fun while learning about science, mathematics, technology, and
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