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Staff Sgt.  Bryce Hebert, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. poses for photo, Mar. 5, 2016. Hebert is currently a electrical and environmental technician at the 148th Fighter Wing and aspires to one day become an F-16 pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amie Muller) Bulldog in Action: Staff Sergeant Bryce Hebert
Rank and Name: Staff Sergeant Bryce HebertDuty Title: Electrical & Environmental TechnicianHometown: Mahtowa, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  My mother and uncles were both in the military and I hoped one day I would be able to do the same. It's great to be a part of something that is bigger than myself
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Pastor Billy G. Russell, Senior Pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minn., shares remarks with members of the Minnesota National Guard while in Duluth, Minn., on Feb. 5, 2016.  Russell was at the 148th Fighter Wing to share his experiences about the hardships he encountered growing up during racial segregation and to talk about the importance of diversity.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka) 148th Fighter Wing celebrates African American History Month
The 148th Fighter Wing celebrated African American  History Month by hosting a lunch and learn event on Feb. 5, 2016.  The keynote speaker for the event was Pastor Billy G. Russell, Senior Pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.Pastor Russell talked about his experiences growing-up as a young black man in
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Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. poses for a photo, Nov. 15, 2015.  Roen is currently a registered nurse with Essentia Health and plans to attend further schooling to become a nurse practitioner.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amie Muller) Bulldog in Action: Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen
Rank and Name:  Tech. Sgt. Amanda RoenDuty Title: NCOIC Immunization Room Aerospace Medical TechnicianHometown: Duluth, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been a person who loves a challenge and for me, enlisting into the military was a challenge I wanted to accomplish.What military moment or
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2016
Airman 1st Class Matthew Erickson, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. poses for a photo, Oct. 20, 2015.  Erickson received the Ace Award for scoring 100 percent on all tests over a four month period while attending avionics technical training at Shepard Air Force Base, Texas in 2014.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/Released) Bulldog in Action: Airman 1st Class Matthew Erickson
Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Matthew EricksonDuty Title: Avionics Flightline Technician, 148th Fighter Wing Maintenance GroupHometown: Emmons, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been interested in joining the military, it is something I always wanted to do.  I love helping people so I really
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2015
Col. Jon S. Safstrom accepts command of 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. from  Brig. Gen. David D. Hamlar, Assistant Adjutant General, Minnesota National Guard, Nov. 14, 2015. Safstrom assumed command from Col. Frank H. Stokes who accepted a position at the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amie Muller/released) 148th Fighter Wing receives new commander
The 148th Fighter Wing's leadership changed hands during a ceremony Nov. 14, 2015 at the 148th Fighter Wing's main hangar, marking the end of Col. Frank H. Stokes' tenure as Wing Commander at the 148th, and the beginning of the next chapter of Col. Jon S. Safstrom's career as he steps into his new role."When I was thinking of what my vision would
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2015
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Hennes, a 148th Fighter Wing aircrew flight equipment craftsman from Duluth, Minn., performs a pre-flight inspection on a pilot's helmet, Aug. 10, 2015, while participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/Released) Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen put safety first at RED FLAG-Alaska
Pilot safety is of the utmost concern for 148th Fighter Wing aircrew flight equipment Airmen participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3, and attention to detail is a critical component of their job.During pre-flight inspection they will examine helmets, g-suits, masks, harnesses and survivor vests to make sure everything is in working order, referencing
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2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob O'Brien, a 148th Fighter Wing crew chief, Duluth, Minn., goes through pre-flight checks with an F-16 pilot, Aug. 10, 2015, while participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/Released) 148th Fighter Wing participates in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3
Approximately 130 Airmen and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minnesota, are here to take part in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3.This is the first RF-A for the 148th Fighter Wing and it gives the unit the opportunity to train in its primary suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) mission. "The flying is a learning experience,
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2015
Staff Sgt. Kai Mitchell, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. has been accepted for an occupational therapist internship at Walter Reed Medical Center.  He will leave in June 2015 for Bethesda, MD for a six month internship.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Amie Muller/Released) 148th Fighter Wing Airman receives internship at Walter Reed
"I get to give back to the military community and to those who have sacrificed so much," said Staff Sgt. Kai Mitchell, a logistical planner at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.  "Being able to work with veterans at my dream location will be quite an honor."Mitchell is a student who is working on the final steps of his two-and-a-half year Master
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2015
Weapon Loaders, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. load weapons on Block 50, F-16's for Combat Hammer, May 5, 2015 while at Hill AFB, Utah.  Combat Hammer is a Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) that evaluates the entire weapon process, from build-up to employment.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka) 148th Fighter Wing Excels at Combat Hammer
Approximately 180 Airmen and Block 50 F-16's from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. participated in an exercise known as Combat Hammer while at Hill AFB, Utah in early May 2015.  Combat Hammer is a Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) that evaluates weapon systems in their entirety. While the exercise was about a week long for most 148FW
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A crew chief, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. prepares a Block 50, F-16 for take-off during a Sentry Savannah training exercise, Feb 10, 2015, Savannah, Ga.  The Sentry Savannah training exercise allows fighter pilots to participate in war simulations that depict what they would face in a real world scenario.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/Released) 148th Fighter Wing Participates in Sentry Savannah 15-1
148th Fighter Wing personnel and jets participated in Exercise Sentry Savannah 15-1, Feb  9-20, 2015.  The exercise was held at the Air Dominance Center (ADC), Savannah, Ga.Sentry Savannah 15-1 gave 148FW pilots an opportunity to integrate with other platforms from around the military to include F-22's, F-35's, F-16's, F-18's, B-2's and T-38's. 
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