The Headquarters for the SD Air National Guard is a critical element for the governor and the adjutant general by ensuring all units of the 114th Fighter Wing are poised to respond to both national and state emergencies.
With 27 assigned members, the main focus of the HQ SDANG is to represent and support more than 1,000 members of the SDANG and to prepare plans, polices and programs for its assigned units.
With both a federal and state mission, the SDANG can provide combat-capable aircraft, aircrew, support personnel and equipment to augment existing active-duty forces during times of national emergency or war.
Additionally, the unit provides medical, engineering, security, transportation, communication and other support resources to protect life and restore essential services during natural disasters, civil disturbances and other emergencies.
The Joint Force Headquarters for the state of South Dakota is made up of Airmen from the HQ SDANG and Soldiers from the Headquarters, South Dakota Army National Guard.