Increased aircraft activity expected as part of 114th Fighter Wing readiness exercise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Local residents may notice an increased amount of aerial activity as well as simulated combat sounds this weekend from early in the mornings to late in the evenings.

The 114th Fighter Wing South Dakota Air National Guard said it will conduct a readiness exercise October 13-15 at Joe Foss Field.

The South Dakota Air National Guard conducts training exercises on a regular basis to ensure the 114th Fighter Wing’s overall mission readiness and provide Airmen with the skills necessary to perform homeland defense and support overseas operations.