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Airman 1st Class Nicholas Sirois, Staff Sgt. Michael Sirois and Airman 1st Class Patrick Sirois depart the flightline while particpating in Sentry Savannah 15-1, Feb 12, 2015, Savannah, Ga.  Sentry Savannah 15-1 is the Air National Guard's largest Fighter Integration, Air-to-Air, training exercise encompassing 4th and 5th generation aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/Released) Sentry Savannah brings brothers together
In the Guard, it is not unusual to have family members in the same unit. It is unusual, however, to have three brothers doing the same job for the same unit.Staff Sgt. Michael Sirois, Senior Airman Patrick Sirois and Airman 1st Class Nicholas Sirois are F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs with the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. and are
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Senior Master Sgt. Scott Twining it the 1st Sgt. for Headquarters and the Operations Group, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.  Twining is also a member of the Rice Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Duluth, Minn. and has been a volunteer for the past 25 years.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka) 148th Fighter Wing 1st Sgt. Assists in Saving a Life
Whether he is performing his duties at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. or volunteering as the Fire Chief for the Rice Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Senior Master Sgt. Scott Twining epitomizes the Air Force core value of "service before self".As a member of the volunteer fire department and a first responder, Twining and the rest of the Rice
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody holds an Airmen's Call while visiting the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis, Minn., Nov.1, 2014.  In addition to sharing remarks, Chief Cody opened the floor up for questions where he was able to address the concerns of Airmen.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka) 

CMSAF Cody visits with 148th Airmen
Seven Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. were given the opportunity to visit with the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody on Nov. 1, 2014.  Chief Cody was in Minnesota to visit the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis, Minn. during their drill weekend and held an Airmen's Call which members of the 148FW attended.During the
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Airmen with the 148th Fighter Wing and Habitat for Humanity volunteers showcase the construction progress of a shed Oct. 4, 2014.  Duluth, Minn. based members of the Minnesota Air National Guard volunteered for their third straight year, working with Habitat for Humanity on community construction projects.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amie M. Muller) Making a Difference
On Oct. 4, 2014, on a cool, fall Saturday, members of the 148th Fighter Wing volunteered to help Habitat for Humanity build a storage shed and excavate for a sidewalk for a local family. This marks the third year in a row that 148th Fighter Wing member Tech. Sgt. Ryan Ostrofsky coordinated volunteer efforts between the 148th and Habitat for
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Firefighters from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, secure a simulated casualty onto a backboard prior to evacuation Aug. 12, 2014 during a recent natural disaster preparedness response exercise in Duluth, Minn.  The Wing, along with other Minnesota National Guard units and civilian agencies jointly participated in the state-wide Vigilant Vortex exercise.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett R. Ewald/Released) Vigilant Vortex Exercise

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn., July 13, 2014.  The Thunderbirds are in Minnesota to provide a "flyover" for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game which is being held at Target Field, Minneapolis, Minn.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka/Released) Thunderbirds provide Fly-Over for Baseball All-Star Game

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A 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard F-16 prepares to take flight during Thracian Star 2014. Exercise participants include Bulgaria, Hellenic and Romanian Air Forces, along with the Minnesota and Tennessee Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Jodi Kiminski) Thracian Star
Members of the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard joined forces with military partners overseas and successfully completed several multi-lateral total force exercises to include Thracian Star, BALTOPS and Saber Strike. Thracian Star, organized by the Bulgarian Air Force, took place between May 25 and June 4 at Graff Ignatievo Air
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148th Fighter Wing members take off from the starting line while participating in the Fifth Annual 5K Meatball Run, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn., May 18, 2014.  Most of the proceeds from the event go to support a local food bank in the Duluth, Minn. area, plus it gets members into the fitness frame of mind after a long winter.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Acton/Released) Running for a Good Cause
The 148th Fighter Wing Bulldog Enlisted Council (BEC) held the Fifth Annual Meatball 5K Walk/Run, May 18, 2014. Why is it called the Meatball 5K Walk/Run, you ask? The Meatball 5K use to be held in April, the same month as the 148th Fighter Wing's Annual Spaghetti Feed. Since both events were held during the same weekend Guard drill, the decision
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148th Fighter Wing firefighters, Duluth, Minn. pose for a group photo in Minneapolis, Minn. April 5, 2014.  The firefighters were in Minneapolis to particpate in Big Climb-Minneapolis to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  (Courtesy Photo) Climbing Stairs for Charity
Seven firefighters from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. participated in the fifth annual Big Climb-Minneapolis, April 5, 2014. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) held the event to raise lifesaving funds for blood cancer research and help patients live better, longer lives.The climb was held at the Capella Tower and consisted of 47
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Master Sgt. Jennifer Long, Lt. Col. Thomas Ruud and Master Sgt. Sean O?Connor take the Inspector General (IG) oath of office from Col. Jon Safstrom, 148th Fighter Wing, Vice Wing Commander, Jan. 14, 2014.  The three members are part of the 148th Fighter Wing IG team and will execute the Wing Commander?s Inspection Program.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/Released) A New Way of Doing Business
Back in 2011 and 2012, the Inspector General (IG) completed a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) and found it to be wasteful, inadequate and unsustainable in the current and future resource environment. In short, the inspection system that was currently in place did not meet Title
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