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Airman 1st Class Kyler Erickson, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn., responds to a call from the Base Defense Operation Center while performing installation patrol duties.  Anderson was recognized as a distinguished graduate upon successful completion of techinical training.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka) Bulldog in Action: Airman 1st Class Kyler Erickson
1.  Why is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  It is close to home and gives me a chance to both serve my local community along with the country.  I liked the idea of having both a state and federal mission.2.  What military accomplishment are you most proud of?  Being named a distinguished graduate and getting my badge
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Senior Airman Bryan Johnson, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. inspects the guidance section of a missile, Aug. 8, 2016.  Johnson is a Munitions Specialist with the Wing and is taking classes with a goal of becoming a physical therapist.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka) Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Bryan Johnson
Duty title:  Munitions SpecialistWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  When going through basic and technical trainings, I realized that this was a lot more than just paying for school.  It's a way to serve your country and meet new people...this is huge.What military accomplishment are you most proud of?  I don't know
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2016
Soldiers of the Minnesota Army National Guard 851st Vertical Engineer Company, Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing and 133rd Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadrons along with the Croatian Army Engineering Horizontal Construction Company work together for repairs and to rebuild parts of a primary school in Karlovac, Croatia on June 9, 2016.  The project is a Humanitarian Civic Assistance project made possible by the US European Command in partnership with the US Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia. Minnesota Power Employee Serves in Croatia
Master Sgt. Bryan Maslowski, a project manager with Minnesota Power and a water fuels maintenance/plumber with  the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron is spending his annual training this year in Croatia.The 10-year employee of Minnesota Power has spent four deployments assisting with projects as a water fuels
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2016
Members of the National Weather Service and 148th Fighter Wing pose for a photo during a ceremony June 16, 2016 at the 148th Fighter Wing.  The ceremony marked the 148th Fighter Wing's third StormReady certification, a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington)
148th Fighter Wing maintains StormReady certification
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service, presented the 148th Fighter Wing (148th FW) with a StormReady re-certification June 16, 2016 at a ceremony held in the 148th's fuel cell.The 148th FW became the first Air National
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2016
148th Fighter Wing Security Forces member, Senior Airman Tyler J. Carlson, poses for a photo at the front gate to the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. June 12, 2016.  A Duluth native, Carlson ensures the safety of base personnel and facilities, a task he takes great pride in. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington) Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Tyler Carlson
Why is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I believe that representing the United States is important, and I feel good about serving my country--I'm proud to serve to the best of my ability.What military moment or accomplishment are you most proud of?  During our last Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) I performed door
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2016
Brig. Gen. Frank H. Stokes walks across the ramp at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. Aug. 3, 2015.  Stokes, former 148th Fighter Wing Commander, has been appointed to the role of Deputy Director of Regional Engagements for U.S. Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM), stationed at United States Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany. Former 148th Fighter Wing Commander Joins U.S. Africa Command
Brig. Gen. Frank H. Stokes, former 148th Fighter Wing Commander, has been appointed to the role of Deputy Director of Regional Engagements for U.S. Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM), stationed at United States Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany."My job is to oversee the country cooperation plans, program for Security Force Assistance, coordinate regional
0 6/07
2016
Master Sgt. Alice C. Nephew poses for a photo with Federal Executive Board
of Minnesota (FEB) Chairman Dr. Michael T. Dutcher at the FEB Civil Servant
of the Year awards banquet, May 5, 2016 at the Bloomington, Minn.
Doubletree.  The award honors outstanding Minnesotan federal employees who
have demonstrated exceptional performance and dedication both in the
workplace and in the community. (Courtesy Photo/Released) Bulldog earns 2015 Federal Civil Servant of the Year Award
"Well, they did it at commander's call," said Master Sgt. Alice Nephew, 148th Fighter Wing Force Management Technician. "I didn't even know it was coming."Nephew, a Duluth native and Servicemember of 16 years, was nominated by her supervisor, and recognized by the State of Minnesota Federal Executive Board (FEB) as one of the state's civil servants
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2016
Logistic Readiness Squadron Airmen, 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, Duluth, Minn., make preparations to load a C-5M Galaxy aircraft with electronic countermeasures for use on an F-16 aircraft, April 6, 2016. The Minnesota Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing, an element of Air Combat Command, is deploying fighter aircraft to Osan Air Base, South Korea in order to provide U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces with Theater Security Packages, which help maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air National photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett R. Ewald) Planning and Execution: Keys to a Good Deployment
In early April 2016, the 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 Airmen and about a dozen F-16's to Osan Air Base, Korea as part of a Theater Security Package (TSP).  TSP's have been an integral part of the U.S. Pacific Air Command's force posture since 2004.  TSP deployments are routine and not due to any specific threat in the region and
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2016
The Voluntary Protection Program flag flies proudly at the 148th Fighter Wing.  The 148th Fighter Wing has just been recertified as part of the VPP as a Star worksite—the Star status is OSHA’s highest rating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/released) 
101 DAYS OF SUMMER SAFETY
Imagine a hot July day on the lake. You're enjoying the day with friends, fishing till your heart's content. The fishing is great, friends are laughing, and the lake heat is the best thing to happen since ice-fishing opener.With evidence of winter still all-around us, it could be hard to imagine the heat of summer and the joys of summer recreation.
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2016
Senior Airman Kelsey Janckila poses for a photo at her desk at the 148th Fighter Wing April 10, 2016.  Janckila, a member of the logistics squadron command support staff, plans to graduate in the fall of 2016 with a degree in communications.  (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington/Released) Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Kelsey Janckila
Duty Title: Command Support Staff, 148th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness SquadronHometown: Cokato, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  It's a way for me to have an impact on the community around me by being a part of something bigger. It's a way to challenge myself to do something I wouldn't normally do, and
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