A key official told the media there's no indication based on previous air samples that radiation samples at the proposed training area would be above safety standards, but the state will take the necessary precautions.
As both the old year and the long war in Iraq come to an end, I find myself thinking of several South Dakota soldiers whose lives touched me even though I never knew them before being given the assignment as a newspaper reporter to learn more about then as casualties of the distant fighting.
HOWARD — Howard farmer, Mark Gieb, along with Skies the Limit Youth Foundation and the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, recently sent a holiday treat to South Dakota Army and Air National Guard members serving overseas.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The two South Dakota National Guard units sent to Iraq earlier this year are not coming home early, despite the end of U.S. combat operations in that country. Units are based in Brookings and Rapid City.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Draw-down plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year, leaving Afghan forces increasingly on the frontlines of the decade-long war.
PIERRE (AP) — Banners created to honor South Dakota military personnel who lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom will be on display starting Monday at the South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre.
It’s rarely discussed, but servicemembers face unique financial challenges. Members of our military know firsthand how quickly new orders can arrive that cause them to move across the country or across the world.
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