South Dakota Wing demonstrated the ability to use aircraft relay to communicate across the state during a sortie Nov 20. The objective of the test was to determine the effective range and usability of a “high-bird” communications relay in central SD.
Search and Rescue Exercise
South Dakota Wing held a day-long operational mission training exercise on Saturday, Nov 5. The training, conducted at multiple locations around the state, featured airborne search and photography skills, ground search, air-to-ground coordination, aerial drone photography, and related mission management skills.
South Dakota Wing (SDWG), Civil Air Patrol (CAP), held a state-wide training exercise Saturday, March 12. It was a distributed Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) with units, known as squadrons, across South Dakota Wing completing ground team, aircrew, drone, and other emergency services training.
South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol will conduct a search training exercise across the state Saturday, February 12. The training will include a series of scenario-based tasks for ground team, aircrew, and mission base training, with members participating from all of South Dakota Wing’s eight units, known as squadrons.
The South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducted a tabletop search and rescue training exercise on Saturday, Feb 5th. Members from across the state participated from their local units and homes, learning to effectively manage an incident.
South Dakota Wing will be testing a system during its February SAREXs that has the ability to alert mission-qualified members by phone, email, and text message simultaneously.