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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard send a holiday message to South Dakota's deployed service members and their families.


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This work, SD Governor and First Lady send a holiday message to deployed service members, by 1LT Chad Carlson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.22.2011

Date Posted:12.20.2011 12:57PM

Category:Greetings

Video ID:133358

VIRIN:111122-A-#####-802

Filename:DOD_100297197

Length:00:00:51

Location:PIERRE, SD, USGlobe

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Created in the mid 1980’s by the South Dakota National Guard, with the cooperation of the National Forest Service and Custer State Park, the Golden Coyote training exercise allows more than 2,200 service members to conduct combat support and combat service support missions in a realistic training environment and provide valuable services to the public.
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In addition, individual units in the task force are able to participate in numerous warrior training tasks and battle drills, such as urban combat operations, land navigation, first aid, casualty evacuation, and day and night convoy operations. This provides a valuable opportunity for units to train on skills needed for any future overseas deployment. Also available in high definition.

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