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South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Cadets to Compete at National Cyber Competition

MARCH 15, 2019 BY 

                                                                         
Team (╯°□°)╯( ┻━┻)

A team of cadet cyber-sleuths from the Big Sioux Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing will be competing in the national finals of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program which will be held in Baltimore, MD. The national finals competition runs from 8-10 April 2019.

Team Big Sioux “(╯°□°)╯( ┻━┻)” consists of Cadet Major Annabelle Klosterman of Brandon, Cadet First Lieutenant Austen King of Volga, Cadet First Lieutenant Isaiah Klosterman of Brandon, and Cadet Airman First Class Jeremiah Jorenby of Brookings. The team is coached by Captain Tyler Gross of Volga.

During the online qualification rounds, the Big Sioux team faced realistic, complex and sophisticated online computer network threats at their home location seeking out weaknesses in simulated online networks and working to defend those networks from threat scenarios. The team was scored according to how effectively they established and maintained the secure networks.

In recognition of their success, Team Big Sioux earned an all-expenses-paid trip to the national finals. In the finals, the only in-person round, the team will compete to defend virtual networks and mobile devices from a professional aggressor team. The finalists will also face-off in the additional competition component: Cisco Networking Challenge. This extra challenge broadens the cybersecurity experience and exposes teams to new elements of the many career opportunities available to them.

Civil Air Patrol teams compete in the “All Services Division” which consists of teams from Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Junior ROTC units, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and CAP. Only the top two teams in each category of the All Services Division go to the national finals. This year, Team Big Sioux placed in the top two out of 530 registered CAP teams. Thirteen teams will compete in the All Service Division; two each from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC and the Sea Cadets, two CAP teams and one wildcard team.

For more information about CyberPatriot, click here. To keep up with updates from the Big Sioux team, visit their squadron website (www.bigsioux.sdcap.us) or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BrookingsCAP).

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Painting the Squadron

JANUARY 27, 2019 BY 

Painting SQ

Our squadron has a fresh layer of paint! Thank you to all our members who helped paint the squadron this past weekend.

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Round 3 – CyberPatriot XI

JANUARY 21, 2019 BY 

CyberPatriot Rd 3

The Third (State) Round of the CyberPatriot XI competition was held on 11-13 January. The Big Sioux Composite Squadron reports that their High School-level Team “(╯°□°)╯( ┻━┻)” placed 9th out of 341 teams in the Platinum Tier (989 was the total teams in all tiers, but this round they only competed against teams in their tier).

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Round 2 – CyberPatriot XI

DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY 

CyberPatriot Round 2 - Team 1

CyberPatriot Round 2, the second of three remote online rounds, was held over the weekend of 7-9 December. Big Sioux Composite Squadron in Brookings has two high school teams in the All Services division.

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Round 1 – CyberPatriot XI

NOVEMBER 12, 2018 BY 

CyberPatriotRound1

CyberPatriot Round 1, the first of three remote online rounds, was held over the weekend of 2-4 November. Big Sioux Composite Squadron in Brookings has two high school teams in the All Services division.

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Monster Truck Color Guard

OCTOBER 7, 2018 BY 

MTCG

On 6 October, our squadron’s Color Guard presented the colors for a Monster Truck Jam in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Sioux Falls Marathon 2018

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 BY 

SFMarathon2018

On 9 September, members of our squadron assisted with the 2018 Sioux Falls Marathon. We helped out by operating the final water and sports beverages stops along the route, as well as encouraging the 311 runners (202 Males, 109 Females).

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Emergency Services Training Weekend

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 BY 

From 31 August through 1 September, our squadron conducted an Emergency Services Training Weekend at Lake Benton, MN. The event was geared toward training cadets in areas of land navigation, radio- direction-finding, and a few other skills.

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Feeding South Dakota

JUNE 1, 2018 BY 

FeedingSD

On 31 May, members from the Big Sioux Composite Squadron and Sioux Falls Composite Squadron assisted with Feeding South Dakota’s BackPack Program.

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Emergency Services Training

MAY 27, 2018 BY 

On 26 May our squadron had an Emergency Services training day for our cadets and seniors. The purpose was to work towards the goal of having everyone Ground Team Member Level 3 qualified.

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