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Welcome to the 114th Fighter Wing

Welcome to the 114th Fighter Wing Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the 114th Fighter Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 114th Fighter Wing Public Affairs and the South Dakota Air National Guard.

South Dakota ANG Mission

With both a state and a federal mission, the South Dakota Air National Guard is an integral component of the most unique reserve military Air Force in the world, the Air National Guard of the United States. This two-fold mission requires the South Dakota Air National Guard to provide combat capable aircraft, aircrew, support personnel, and equipment to augment existing active forces during times of crisis, national emergencies, or war. This requirement for worldwide mobility, deployment, and operations is the benchmark of excellence of the South Dakota Air National Guard. At the same time, the unit must provide resources and a disciplined force to protect life and property during natural disasters, civil disorders and other emergencies.

Deployments, exercises and direct support to the Air Combat Command of the United States Air Force on a day-to-day basis, give the South Dakota Air National Guard members the constant training needed to maintain their high level of readiness.

114th Fighter Wing Mission

To provide combat capable aircraft, air crew, support personnel, and equipment to augment existing active forces during times of crisis, national emergencies or war.
 
To provide personnel and resources to protect life and property, and to preserve peace, order and public safety in the State of South Dakota.

To participate in local, state, and national programs that add value to the communities of America.

114th Fighter Wing Vision

Men and women of the South Dakota Air National Guard providing a vital and critical link to America's security, recognized and respected as one of our country's most effective reserve forces, responsive to the needs of South Dakota, committed to quality of life in our community, and dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement.

114th Fighter Wing Values

As members of the South Dakota Air National Guard we share tested and proven values.

Integrity - honest and open approach of working with fellow members to accomplish our mission.

Professionalism - the exceptional manner with which we perform our duties.

People
- respect for individuals and appreciation for the contributions each can make.

Teamwork - a mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure. With teamwork we accomplish mutuality.

Communication - Open lines of communication and open doors lead to the accomplishment of goals.

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.