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  • From South Dakota To Around The World

    The 114th Fighter Wing is a small unit, but their efforts span the globe. Airmen of the South Dakota Air National Guard travelled around the world accomplishing missions set before them. Within a 12-month period, the 114th Fighter Wing deployed as part of an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) package, travelled to support ongoing operations around the world, and provided assistance following a natural disaster.
  • SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE WITHIN UNIT

    The South Dakota Air National Guard announced its Outstanding Airmen of the Year during an annual awards ceremony Jan. 6, 2019 at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Airman 1st Class Charlotte Ekeren, 114th Maintenance Squadron munitions specialist, was recognized as the SDANG Outstanding Airman of the Year. “A1C Ekeren always looks out for her wingman, displayed outstanding follower-ship and leadership skills, and went above and beyond what was needed to accomplish the mission,” said her supervisor, Master Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, munitions specialist.
  • South Dakota Congressional Delegation Welcomes Home 114th Fighter Wing

    The South Dakota Air National Guard held a welcome home ceremony at the Ramkota Inn Exhibit Hall, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. The ceremony was held to recognize Airmen of the 114th Fighter Wing who deployed as part of the state’s largest air and space expeditionary force (AEF) mission. Three hundred thirty-five Airmen were deployed to Afghanistan, Qatar, and Germany to provide over watch to our coalition and Afghan forces in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.
  • 114th Fighter Wing Selects New Vice Commander

    Leadership changes happened at the 114th Fighter Wing this month. The Airmen of the South Dakota Air National Guard now have a new vice commander. Col. Mark Morrell, former 114th Operations Group commander, assumed the role of 114th Vice Commander Feb. 1st, 2019, replacing Col. Quenten Esser, former 114th Fighter Wing vice commander, who recently retired.
  • 114th helps Feeding South Dakota

    The 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element is giving back to the hungry in South Dakota this month after collecting canned goods in their shop during January Guard Drill and holding a fundraising taco feed in December.
  • Career Day sparks passions

    No matter what your passion is, there is a good chance you’ll find it here at the South Dakota Air National Guard (SDANG). Recruiters hosted a career day event for potential new recruits and their families at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Nov. 2, 2018.
  • 1 in 6 Training takes place at 114th Fighter Wing

    Members of several DoD organizations, including members of the 114th Fighter Wing, joined together at Joe Foss Field, S.D. July 13. In their role as Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates to receive training presented by Mr. Rick Goodwin, Training Consultant, 1in6 Training Initiatives. Mr. Goodwin’s area of expertise is with men’s mental health, more specifically, male sexual trauma.
  • South Dakota State Partnership Program attends Women in the Military Conference

    Four members of the 114th Fighter Wing travelled to Suriname for the Women in the Military Conference in Paramaribo, SR, May 14-19, 2018. The conference allowed for the exchange of ideas on promoting the importance of women in the U.S. and Suriname militaries.
  • On-The-Job Training During UEI

    Though amidst a Unit Effectiveness Inspection, 114th Fighter Wing crew chiefs continue their routine training. Master Sgt. Scott Meyer oversaw Airman 1st Class Trevor Sik change the tire on an F-16 during Sik’s on-the-job training at Joe Foss Field.
  • South Dakota National Guard members compete in marksmanship competition

    80 members of the South Dakota National Guard tested their marksmanship skills in a competition May 18-20, 2018 at Camp Rapid, S.D. The State Command Sergeant Major’s Outdoor Match was designed to identify the best combat marksmen in the state, with the top 20 percent of shooters earning the Governor’s Twenty Tab. It was not an invitational match, meaning any South Dakota National Guard member could compete.
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