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September 18, 2012
SD National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota Army National Guard unit based in the northern Black Hills is back in the United States after spending a year in Afghanistan. National Guard officials say 160 members of the 842nd Engineer Company of Spearfish, Belle Fourche and Sturgis arrived Monday...
September 18, 2012 - 6:54am
September 12, 2012
Yankton soldier wounded in Afghanistan, doing fine
YANKTON (AP) -- The mother of an Army soldier from Yankton says he is recovering after being wounded in Afghanistan. Susie Gill tells the media that 22-year-old Pvt. Zack Haas is doing fine after suffering shrapnel wounds to one of his legs when the helicopter he was in came under...
September 12, 2012 - 8:20am
May 13, 2012
Chamberlain welcomes 200th Engineer Company home from Afghanistan
CHAMBERLAIN -- Flanked by American flags, yellow ribbons and cheers reflecting American pride, the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota...
May 13, 2012 - 9:30pm
April 20, 2012
Daugaard visits troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan
PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard traveled to Kuwait and Afghanistan this week to meet with National Guard troops and get a first-hand look at military...
April 20, 2012 - 6:57am
April 19, 2012
Daugaard on tour of Afghanistan
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday that his current trip to Kuwait and Afghanistan has given him a chance to catch up with some South Dakota National Guard troops he met nearly a year ago when they were first deployed. Daugaard is traveling with Michigan Gov....
April 19, 2012 - 7:46am
April 17, 2012
Rapid City Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan in 2013
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A South Dakota National Guard unit put an alert last fall for possibly duty overseas will be sent to Afghanistan early next year. The Guard says the Rapid City-based 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment will be mobilized in February 2013. The 20 soldiers first...
April 17, 2012 - 11:14am
March 28, 2012
Vermillion-based Guard unit will not be deployed to Afghanistan
VERMILLION (AP) -- A unit of the South Dakota National Guard has learned it will not be deployed to Afghanistan after all. Forty-eight members of the Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company learned this week that they would not be deployed in July. The change in deployment status...
March 28, 2012 - 2:51pm
March 8, 2012
THOMAS: US troops must leave Afghanistan immediately
Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist...
March 8, 2012 - 8:57pm
Afghan bridge named after SD soldier's newborn son
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - The Blue Force Tracker is designed to relay critical information to troops during missions, but it will forever...
February 8, 2012 - 4:39am
January 6, 2012
Sturgis physician headed to Afghanistan with Guard
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A longtime Sturgis physician is heading to Afghanistan with the South Dakota National Guard. The media reports that Maj. David Lauer was honored at an activation ceremony Thursday morning at Camp Rapid in Rapid City. He's a family practice physician at Fort Meade. Lauer...
January 6, 2012 - 12:55pm
December 24, 2011
Holiday treats sent to troops overseas
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. Nearly 750 pounds of donated beef jerky sticks were mailed...
December 24, 2011 - 1:40pm
December 22, 2011
Aberdeen soldier among those charged in death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even before the Army sent him to Afghanistan, supporters say, Pvt. Daniel Chen was fighting a personal war. Fellow soldiers at a base in Georgia teased him about his Chinese name, crying out "Chen!" in an exaggerated Asian accent. They called him "Jackie Chen,"...
December 22, 2011 - 8:03am
November 28, 2011
Fallen Heroes banners to be displayed in Pierre
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. Museum manager Bob Kusser tells the media...
November 28, 2011 - 11:20am
November 26, 2011
842nd Engineer Co. learning ropes in Afghanistan
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with the 842nd Engineer Company are busy learning from the soldiers they will be replacing in Afghanistan. Marc Stacey, the company's first sergeant, said the unit's first couple weeks on the ground have been "absolutely crazy busy." ...
November 26, 2011 - 6:46am
November 11, 2011
Soldiers proud of service in Iraq but divided on country's future
Twenty dead South Dakotans from the various services branches. Nearly 5,000 dead American and coalition troops. Eight years of war. In less than two months, South Dakota's National Guardsmen and women, along with nearly all other American forces, will be gone from Iraq. This...
November 11, 2011 - 6:21am