Veterans Day, November 11th

As you know, Veterans Day is today and the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, state government and citizens of South Dakota will gladly celebrate Veterans Day, honoring those who have served their country and risked their lives to protect our freedom. Join BIT in thanking and welcoming home the veterans in our lives who, like all who fight for our country, are heroes worthy of our constant gratitude and support.

We would like to recognize the members of our BIT team who served in the Armed Forces. Below are some of the many veterans who now serve the State of South Dakota working for the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications—Thank you for your service.

Daren Jessip
Bill Welch
U.S. Air Force, 1966-1970

Larry Christenson
U.S. Air Force, 1968-1969

Dennis Nincehelser
U.S. Air Force, 1971 – 1975

David Cole
U.S. Army, 1975-1977

Jeff Pierce
National Guard, 1976 - 1982

Marty Keegan
U.S. Air Force, 1976-1996

John A Shaner

Kenneth Hutchinson
U.S. Air Force, 1976 - 1996

Bob Fancher
Marines, 1977-1986

Jeanne Mertz
U.S. Army, 1978-1982

David Harding
South Dakota and Arizona Army National Guard,
Inactive Ready Reserve 1995-1998

Tony Tibbs
U.S. Navy 1979-1990

David R. Smith
U.S. Marine Corps
Kevin Sunde
U.S. Air Force, 10 years

Randy Slama,
South Dakota National Guard, 1979 - 1986
U.S. Air Force, 1987- 1990

Lonnie Stoltenburg
U.S. Navy 1980-1986

Dallas Thompson
U.S. Air Force, 1983-1992

David R. Smith
U.S. Marine Corps, 1983-1991

Joe Birgen
SD Air National Guard
David Ames
U.S.  Navy, 1987-1993

Daren Jessip
U.S. Air Force, 1988- 1991
 Iowa Air National Guard, 1991-1995

Brad Trautman
U.S. Army, 1988-2000

Kenneth Hutchinson
U.S. Air Force, 1993-1999

Joe Birgen
U.S. Navy, 1997-2003
Navy Reserve, 2007-2013

Tony Tibbs
U.S. Navy
South Dakota Air National Guard, Currently
(2014 – 2020)

David Ames
U.S. Navy

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