Raid ’22 postponed

RAPID CITY, S.D.– It is with disappointment that the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority announces a postponement of the RAID ’22 event at the Rapid City Airport.

Multiple mechanical issues and scheduling conflicts have made it necessary to postpone the event till a later day. The Black Hills Military Advisory Coalition stands committed to the intent of the RAID and is looking forward to solidifying a future date.

In the meantime,  there will be an event to honor and recognize South Dakota’s distinguished military aviators and the upcoming Ellsworth Air Show. In honor of the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority would like to take an opportunity to honor the legacy of bravery that resonates throughout South Dakota and Ellsworth AFB.

Senator David Johnson, District 33, will officiate the event with presentations from Lt Gov Larry Rhoden, Brig. Gen. Scott Petrik, South Dakota National Guard, and Col. Brady Viara, Ellsworth Air Force Base.

In the spirit of honoring heritage by building the future, Northrop Grumman will be presenting a gift to the Rapid City Area Schools and the Douglas Schools Districts. This generous contribution will go towards enhancing STEM opportunities for youth in the area and symbolizes the strong commitment by Northrop Grumman to be a partner to the Black Hills Community as the mission at Ellsworth AFB continues to grow.

Raid ’22 will be scheduled at a later date for the public’s attendance.


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