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SD National Guard’s Army Band wins national supply award

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MITCHELL, S.D. – The U.S. Army announced the South Dakota National Guard’s 147th Army Band as a recipient of a Chief of Staff of the Army Supply Excellence Award.

The national award recognizes Army units who demonstrate excellence in supply operations, property accountability and resource management.

The Mitchell-based unit, whose primary purpose is to provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations, for Soldiers and civilians, won first place in the Modified Table of Organization and Equipment, or MTOE, unit category.

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Paul Bader, September 28, 1962 – July 17, 2015

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Paul Bader Obituary It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Paul Bader’s passing. Paul served in the 147th Army Band for 33 years. He leaves a legacy of the Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. He will be greatly missed by his 147th Army Band family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Peggy, his son, Nick, and the rest of Paul’s family.

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SGT Rock Opens for Three Dog Night

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SGT Rock of the 147th Army Band, SD National Guard, opened for Three Dog Night at the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD on August 6, 2011. The high energy show featured hits from artists that ranged from Stevie Wonder to the B-52’s. It was a gorgeous evening and a great time was had by all!

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