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Native American Promoted to South Dakota Guard Sergeant Major
November 16, 2023
Elizabeth “Promise” Crawford was promoted to the rank of sergeant major in the South Dakota Army National Guard by Larry Wetsit during a ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid, Rapid City, S.D., Nov. 9, 2023. She is the first female Native American sergeant major in the SDNG.

South Dakota’s 153rd Engineer Battalion Trains at Fort McCoy
July 26, 2023
South Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers with the 153rd Engineer Battalion and 211th Engineer Company participate in a breach-of-a-complex-obstacle training event July 17, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The large-scale training event included opposing forces, obstacles and simulated explosive actions.

South Dakota Guard Firefighters Train Before Deploying
April 6, 2023
The South Dakota Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves trained for the past year to team up with 5th Armored Brigade observer, coach, trainers and White Sands Missile Range firefighters for a culminating training exercise at WSMR, New Mexico, March 17-28, 2023, before deploying overseas.

South Dakota’s 152nd CSSB Hosts Best Squad Competition
October 4, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Braxton Farmen, 740th Transportation Company, South Dakota Army National Guard, assembles a weapon during the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion’s first Best Squad Competition at Dakota Nature Park in Brookings, S.D., Sept. 11, 2022. The competition challenged seven squads of Soldiers from each of the 152nd's associated units mentally, physically and technically using multiple tasks focused on core Soldier skills.

211th Combat Engineer Company conducts explosives training
June 30, 2021
Soldiers with the 211th Engineer Company train on the grenade range during the Golden Coyote exercise in Guernsey, Wyo, June 19, 2021.

SDNG Military Police train for state, federal missions
April 16, 2021
Soldiers of the 235th Military Police Detention Company, South Dakota Army National Guard, conduct a tactical road march April 10, 2021, at West Camp Rapid in Rapid City, S.D. The 235th rehearsed mission-essential tasks during a field training exercise to prepare for its state and federal missions.