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148th Fighter Wing members accept the Air Force Association's 2012 Outstanding Air National Guard Flying Unit Award at the 2012 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, MD.  Pictured are Air Force Association Chairman of the Board, S. Sandford Schlitt, Sr. Master Sgt. Matt Wolff, Col. Frank Stokes, Chief Master Sgt. Mark Rukavina, Airman First Class Peter Erdahl, Master Sgt. Cynthia Wahl, Lt. Will Carr and Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. Harry "Bud" Wyatt.  (Courtesy Photo) Bulldogs Earn Third Air Force Association Award
Today, a group of Bulldogs from the 148th Fighter Wing accepted the Air Force Association's 2012 Outstanding Air National Guard Flying Unit Award at the 2012 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, MD. Airman First Class Peter Erdahl, the newest Airman representing the 148th, was selected to receive the award. "I was speechless" said Erdahl,
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Brig. Gen. William Burks, Vice Chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, Director, Air National Guard and Gen. (Ret.) Ron Fogleman, former Chief of Staff, Air National Guard (far right) present the Winston P. Wilson Trophy to 148th Fighter Wing members, Col. Penny Dieryck, Lt. Col. Guy Schaumburg and Capt. Gina Keppeler on September 12, 2012 during the NGAUS conference in Reno, Nev.  The Winston P. Wilson Trophy is presented to the most outstanding Air National Guard flying unit equipped with Fighter or Reconnaissance aircraft.  (National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jodi Kiminski) Bulldogs Earn 2012 National Guard Bureau's Winston P. Wilson Trophy
Upholding the 148th Fighter Wing's history and recognition for excellence, the Bulldogs continue their performance record receiving national recognition. On Sept. 12, 2012, the Bulldogs were presented the National Guard Bureau's 2012 Winston P. Wilson Trophy at the National Guard Association of the United States' conference in Reno, Nev. "It was a
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Approximately 150 members of the 148th Fighter Wing board an aircraft to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan on Saturday Aug. 11, 2012.  Approximately 300 Bulldogs are deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for two months, and are scheduled to provide close air support for coalition ground forces.  (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington.) The 148th deploys to Afghanistan
The 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 members to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan Aug. 5 through Aug. 11 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The two month deployment marks the 148th's first mission with the Block 50 F-16, as well as the first aviation package deployment to Afghanistan."The 148th Fighter Wing has recently completed
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Members of the 148th Fighter Wing pose for a photo while volunteering to help Habitat for Humanity  remodel a house in Superior Wis., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.  Approximately 12 Bulldogs assisted with the construction, which ranged from extensive roof construction and new siding. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington Bulldogs embody service before self
Sounds of hammers, nail guns, power saws and laughter filled the air on a hot Saturday afternoon in Superior, Wis. as members of the 148th Fighter Wing traded in their hats and combat boots for construction belts and gloves."What a perfect way for members of the unit to give back to the community," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Rukavina, 148th
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Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin and Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, Director of the Air National Guard talk with Staff Sgt. Emeri Rohweder while touring different aspects of PATRIOT 2012 at Volk Field, Wis. July 19, 2012.  PATRIOT 2012 is an annual National Guard emergency response training exercise comprised of more than 1,100 military and civilian personnel.  (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka) 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron participates in PATRIOT 2012
Members of the 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron, Staff Sgt. Emeri Rohweder, Senior Airman Kayla Goorhouse and Senior Airman Ashley Frederick, took part in the fourth annual Patriot 2012 at Volk Field, Wis. 15-20 July, 2012. The Patriot Exercise is a large scale emergency response exercise that brought local, state and federal agencies
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179th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Chris Blomquist announces an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan during a press conference at the 148th Fighter Wing June 28, 2012.  The 148th Fighter Wing is scheduled to deploy approximately 300 Bulldogs to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan for about two months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka.) The 148th Fighter Wing announces Afghanistan deployment
"Last week we received a deployment order tasking nearly 300 of our Bulldogs of the 148th Fighter Wing to go serve at Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom," said 179th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Chris Blomquist during a press conference at the 148th Fighter Wing June 28, 2012. "This will be our first
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Maj. (Ret.) Joe Gomer, a Tuskegee Airman and Duluth native, looks at the
statue dedicated to his service in World War II during a ceremony at the
Commemorative Air Force hangar, Duluth, Minn. June 23, 2012. (National Guard
photo by Staff Sgt. Don L. Acton.)
We are all Americans
U. S. Air Force Maj. (Ret.) Joseph "Joe" Philip Gomer, 92, was monumentalized in bronze and stone during a statue unveiling and dedication ceremony June 23, 2012 at the local Commemorative Air Force hangar, Duluth, Minn. The ceremony focused on Gomer and the new monument, which is a life-sized bronze statue resembling the World War II Tuskegee
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148th Fighter Wing Mission Support Group Commander Col. Penny Dieryck poses
with Hermantown Historical Society Chair Sandy Reinke and Co-Chair Bob
Swanson June 23, 2012 in front of the Society's newly dedicated mural in
their military room.  The mural depicts a 148th Fighter Wing F-16 in flight
surrounded by the seals of the U.S armed forces, and was dedicated to the
service of the area's veterans.  (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph
J. Kapustka.) Hermantown Honors Veterans
The Hermantown Historical Society dedicated their newly painted military room mural with a ceremony June 23, 2012. The mural, painted by local artist Bryan Olson, depicts an F-16 in flight, surrounded by the seals of the United States armed forces. According to the Society's Co-Chair Bob Swanson, the mural was designed with four functions in mind:
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148th Fighter Wing Community College of the Air Force graduates stand during the 2011 award and retirement ceremony at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Dec. 4, 2011.  From 2010 to 2011, CCAF graduates have increased 59%. That number is expected to increase for the 148th again in the 2012 graduating classes.  (National Guard photo by Senior Airman Sarah Hayes.) Graduating with Class
When asked why a service member enlists, one of the things that many will say are the military education benefits. At no other time in history has such an opportunity for higher education existed for military personnel then is does now. Today, more service members, young and old, are pursuing their college degrees than in the past.Over the last few
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148th Fighter Wing member Senior Master Sgt. Kyle A. Johnson and his father Lloyd O. Johnson read letters received during mail call on the flight to Washington D.C. Tuesday May 15, 2012.  The mail call was reminiscent of a time when the postal service was a Servicemember's only connection to their family and friends.  (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington.) 148th Fighter Wing member visits World War II Memorial
On a day predicted to see rain and thunder, Lloyd O. Johnson and his son Kyle were dry as they visited the grounds of the World War II memorial; a memorial dedicated to the service of veterans like Lloyd Johnson--veterans that put their lives on the line for their country.Tuesday, May 15, 2012, the Johnsons and 84 veterans from northern Minnesota
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