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Default Air Force Logo 148th Deploys to Elmendorf Air Force Base
While approximately 50 personnel were returning from a 3-month long Pacific Air Force (PACAF) Air Sovereignty Alert mission at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; another group of personnel were planning their next adventure in a very different place. The Air Force requested the 148th Fighter Wing by name to support North American Aerospace Defense
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U.S. Air Force Colonel Mark R. Johnson, 148th Fighter Wing Commander Minn. Air National Guard, addresses the audience of nearly 2,000 people showing their support for the members of the wing who will be deploying in support of the Global War on Terror, Feb. 4, 2007.  The Wing held a deployment ceremony at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center to say farewell to the troops.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett R. Ewald) (Released) 148th Fighter Wing deploys to support Operation Noble Eagle
The 148th Fighter Wing based in Duluth, MN deploys to Hickam Air Force Base (AFB), Hawaii on November 9th, 2007 in support of Operation Noble Eagle (ONE). The 148th will provide aircraft and personnel to stand-up a second Air Sovereignty Alert (ASA) site in the Pacific Command (PACOM). Though in a different Command Region, the mission the 148th
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Staff Sgt. Grant Gimpel rappels from the roof of the Baghdad International Airport air traffic control tower during a training event March 3 at Sather Air Base, Iraq. The training is necessary in case controllers working in the 185-foot tower need to escape during an emergency. Sergeant Gimpel is a firefighter with the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) 
185 feet up in the air and only 1 way down
Like spiders riding down a thread of silk, air traffic controllers here rappelled down a 185-foot control tower and learned a skill that could one day save their lives. For the controllers of the 447th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, working in the Baghdad International Airport tower provides a great vantage point for controlling
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