Local Heroes

SDPB's goal with "Active Duty" is to inform the citizens of South Dakota about the missions our friends and neighbors, sons and daughters, husbands and wives are undertaking. We hope you'll establish a personal connection with the servicemen and women serving in the military, and have a greater appreciation for the work that they do.

Active Duty Archive
12/13/2010 - A conversation with members of the 211th.
09/29/2010 - Active Duty - SD National Guard officer reintegrated into home life
09/20/2010 - The 211th Returns Home
09/17/2010 - 211th back on U.S. soil
07/28/2010 - 211th Sappers hunting IED's
06/28/2010 - 211th Sappers help train Afghan National Army personnel, plus mission highlights.
06/21/2010 - War Dads
06/10/2010 - 211th Sappers enjoy cookout.
05/23/2010 - 211th Sappers on a mission, 2.
05/02/2010 - 211th Sappers on mission.
04/23/2010 - Army National Guard Deployment - Brett Anderson comes home
04/08/2010 - 211th Sappers get a day off.
03/12/2010 - 211th Sappers clear the way.
02/27/2010 - 211th Sappers "Tour of Hooches" kickoff.
02/24/2010 - SD Guard Deployment - Home on Leave
02/05/2010 - 211th Sappers begin taking R&R.
02/05/2010 - Specialist Bruce Jones with his family on two weeks of R and R.
02/04/2010 - SD Guard - Surviving the holidays on the homefront
12/31/2009 - 211th (Sapper) Christmas Tree
12/23/2009 - 211th Sappers - together again.
12/06/2009 - 211th Sappers - 3rd Platoon visits the zeroing range.
12/05/2009 - 211th Sappers take to the high ground.
11/26/2009 - 211th Soldiers promoted - KJAM candy arrives!
11/16/2009 - 211th Sappers take time to refit
11/12/2009 - 211th Sappers utilize demo, plus a message from the Commander.
11/12/2009 - Dakota Digest on Specialist Bruce Jones
11/07/2009 - 211th Sappers spend a day at the range.
11/04/2009 - 211th En Co (Sapper) finds a new home.
11/02/2009 - 211th arrives in Afghanistan
10/30/2009 - About "Active Duty"
10/29/2009 - The 147th: Catching up with SD National Guard in Kuwait
10/28/2009 - SD Guard - A wife & mom on the homefront
10/28/2009 - The 211th - A General's Send-Off
10/25/2009 - The 211th at Fort McCoy

Local Heroes Home

Spec. Bruce A. Jones of Sioux Falls, served in Afghanistan with the 211th Engineer Company (Sapper), South Dakota National Guard, Madison & DeSmet.

Bruce Jones on Facebook
Jones' photos on Flickr


Some members of the South Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery and 147th Forward Support Company, deployed to Kuwait