148th Fighter Wing Mission Brief 1948 - 2018

148th Fighter Wing Mission Brief 1948 - 2018



148FW Contacts

Base Information
218-788-7210
Recruiting
218-788-7818
Military ID Cards
218-788-7212
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
218-788-7584 or 218-343-1266
Public Affairs
218-788-7274

Slide show

A group of Airmen from Minnesota Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing carry a litter during a joint medical exercise with the C Co 2-211, September 19, 2020 on Camp Ripley Training Center's helicopter landing pads.
An Aerospace Medical Technician with the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, communicates with a Critical Care Flight Paramedic assigned to the 2-211 General Aviation Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard, during medical evacuation training at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on Saturday, September 20, 2020.
Aerospace Medical Technicians with the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard provide response to a patient during medical evacuation training with the 2-211 General Aviation Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard, at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on Saturday, September 20, 2020.
A Critical Care Flight Paramedic assigned to the 2-211 General Aviation Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard ensures a patient is ready for transportation during medical evacuation training with the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on Saturday, September 20, 2020.
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan hoists an F-16 pilot from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard from Lake Superior, near Duluth, Minnesota during a water survival and rescue training mission.
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan hoists an F-16 pilot from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard from Lake Superior, near Duluth, Minnesota during a water survival and rescue training mission.
Personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth, aboard an RBM-45628, participate in a water survival and rescue training event alongside F-16 pilots from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard.
Pilots and aircrew flight equipment specialists with the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, practice water survival techniques near a U.S. Coast Guard RBM-45628 from Coast Guard Station Duluth, while conducting a water survival and rescue training mission.
Personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth, aboard an RBS-29302, participate in a water survival and rescue training event alongside F-16 pilots from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard.
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan hoists an F-16 pilot from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard from Lake Superior, near Duluth, Minnesota during a water survival and rescue training mission.
Pilots and aircrew flight equipment personnel from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard exit a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan after being hoisted from Lake Superior during a joint water survival and rescue training mission near Duluth, Minnesota on August 25, 2020.
Airmen from the 148th Security Forces Squadron patrol a simulated forward operating base during a field training exercise (FTX) at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on August 13, 2020.
Airmen from the 148th Security Forces Squadron participate in a field training exercise (FTX) at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on August 13, 2020.
Airmen from the 148th Security Forces Squadron complete combat arms training during a 10-day training exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota.
Airmen from the 148th Security Forces Squadron participate in a field training exercise (FTX) at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on August 13, 2020.
An Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician trains using advanced marksmanship techniques during a field training exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, July 20-24, 2020.
An Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician participates in a field training exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, July 20-24, 2020.
An Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician participates in a field training exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, July 20-24, 2020.
The F-4D with tail number 65-608 (pictured), has been on display at the Duluth International Airport for several years and is a reminder to the important role it played in the wing's history.
U.S. Air Force basic military graduation is held Apr. 9, 2020, at the 321st Training Squadron’s Airman Training Complex on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
148th Fighter Wing pilots walk to their jets before taking off to support a NORAD tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE deployment.
148th Figther Wing aircraft maintenance personnel prepare a Block 50CM, F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to its deployment to another location within the continental Unites States in support of a NORAD tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE deployment.
A crew chief from the 148th Fighter Wing recovers a Block 50, F-16 while deployed in support of a NORAD tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission
A pilot prepares for take-off in a Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcon while deployed in support of a NORAD tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission.
A fuels specialist prepares to refuel a Block 50CM, F-16 Fighting Falcon while deployed in support of a NORAD-tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission.
An aircraft maintenance technician looks over a Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcon upon its' return from an Operation NOBLE EAGLE deployment
Aircraft maintenance personnel from the 148th Fighter Wing recover a Block 50CM F-16 Fighting Falcon upon its' return from an Operation NOBLE EAGLE deployment.
148th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squardron removes snow after a November storm
Groundbreaking for new STARBASE facility
148th Fighter Wing members march in Christmas City of the North Parade
Col Jackson hits 4,000 hour milestone
148th Fighter Wing group shot, Sept. 2018
148th Fighter Wing participate in Frisian Flag 2019
148th Fighter Wing participates in Frisian Flag 2019
148th Fighter Wing participates in Frisian Flag 2019
148th Fighter Wing participates in Frisian Flag 2019
148th Fighter Wing participates in Frisian Flag 2019
Minnesota National Guard State Partnership with Croatia
Minnesota National Guard Partnership with Croatia
Minnesota National Guard State Partnership with Croatia
Master Sgt. Richard Kaufman, Minnesota Air National Guard Airman of the Year
Master Sgt. Chris Armstrong, Minnesota Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year
Minnesota Air National Guard Airmen of the Year
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)
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)
Airman First Class Derick Kvam of the 148th Civil Engineer Squadron of out Duluth, Minn. secures waterlines for kitchen appliances during a Humanitarian Civic Assistance project in Karlovac, Croatia on June 13, 2016.   Kvam along with other members of the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing and 133rd Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadrons, the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 851st Vertical Engineer Company and the Croatian Army Engineering Horizontal Construction Company are working side-by-side to repair and renovate parts of a primary school and should be done in less than a month.
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.
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 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)
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.