National Guard provides domestic operations support
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota National Guard continued to provide domestic operations support to the citizens of South Dakota and the nation throughout 2017.
Soldiers and Airmen responded to a variety of missions at the state and federal level that supported civil authorities, emergency management personnel and law enforcement agencies.
"In times of need, South Dakota National Guard forces provide response and recovery assistance to federal, state and local governments," said Lt. Col. Jim Selchert, director of military support to civil authorities. "Civil authorities understand the unique capabilities of the National Guard when additional assets are needed in an emergency or natural disaster."
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