148th Fighter Wing Mission Brief 1948 - 2018

148th Fighter Wing Mission Brief 1948 - 2018



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Senior Airman Charles Churchill sings God Bless America
148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Aug. 9, 2020 | 1:11
Senior Airman Charles Churchill, a Services Apprentice at the 148th Fighter Wing, sings God Bless America in front of the wing's F-16 static display near the front gate in Duluth, Minn.
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Members of the 148th Fighter Wing attend warrior weekend training during a unit training assembly.  The training allows the Bulldogs to focus on their mission and career field related tasks the remainder of the year, rather than perform periodic ancillary training.  (National Guard photo by 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.)
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148th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant Michael Layman watches as his wife Theresa receives the  Military Spouse Medal from Col. Frank H. Stokes, 148th Fighter Wing Commander during a ceremony that was held Dec. 4, 2011 in Duluth, Minn.  The medal was given to Mrs. Layman for her unwavering support of her husband during his military career.  National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett Ewald)
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148th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant Mark Rukavina accepts the Command Chief Plaque from retiring  Command Chief Master Sergeant Michael Layman during a Transfer of Authority cermony that was held Dec. 4, 2011 in Duluth, Minn.  The Command Chief plaque is symbolic of the authority the incumbant holds while ating in this prestigiuos role.   National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett Ewald)
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148th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Mark Rukavina, Command Chief Master Sgt.  Michael Layman, and 148th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Frank Stokes stand during the transfer of authority ceremony held Dec. 4, 2011 in Duluth, Minn.  The command chief is the representative of all the enlisted personnel at the 148th, and is the liasion between the commander and the enlisted Airmen. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett Ewald)
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148th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Layman is recognized after recieving the Legion of Merit award during the Change of Command and Awards ceremony in Duluth, Minn.  The ceremony is held every December by the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minn. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett Ewald)
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John Strongitharm and Bryan Bushey from the Duluth, Minn. Fire department are seen holding the Patriot award during a ceremony held at the Duluth Fire department.  The Patriot award was given to recognize these supervisors for their support of Guard and Reserve members.  (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/released)
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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visits with Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.  Senator Klobuchar was in Duluth to meet with wing leadership on the possibility of the 148th FW becoming an active association unit.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka/released)
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Wind generators are installed on the roof of the cold storage building at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.  The 148th Fighter Wing is the first Air National Guard unit to receive supplemental power on their grid from wind generators.  (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka)
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Supporters, Servicemembers and civic leaders attend the dedication ceremony of the F-16 static display at the entrance to the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. Oct. 19, 2011. The display was dedicated to 148th Airmen, their families, their employers, and to the community that made the project possible.  (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington.)
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Supporters, Servicemembers and civic leaders pose for a photo following the dedication ceremony of the F-16 static display at the entrance to the 148th Fighter Wing, Oct. 19, 2011. The project was years in the making and made possible by countless hours of labor, materials and more than $100,000 in donated funds from more than 35 local companies and community organizations.  (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka.)
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Col. Frank H. Stokes, 148th Fighter Wing Commander, speaks during the F-16 static display dedication ceremony at the entrance to the 148th Fighter Wing, Oct. 19, 2011.  Ceremony attendees included business and civic leaders, and 148th Fighter Wing members that helped to make the static display a reality.  (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington.)
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Tech. Sgt. Angela O'Hara briefs members of the 148th Fighter Wing during an outprocessing briefing prior to deploying to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for a final two week conversion training mission.  The 148th Fighter Wing is one of only two bases and the only Guard unit with the Block 50 F-16 to specialize in the suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) and destruction of enemy air defense (DEAD) mission.     (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett R. Ewald.)
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Members of the 148th Fighter Wing meet for a predeployment meeting prior to outprocessing for their impending deployment to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for a final two week conversion training mission.  The training during the deployment will be focused on the 148th's new mission--providing suppression of enemy air defense, and the destruction of enemy air defense.  (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka.)
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Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton meets with 148th Fighter Wing member Senior Master Sgt. Ted Windus Jr. and Minnesota Army National Guard member Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Zamora, in Ely, Minn. Sept. 16, 2011.  Senior Master Sgt. Windus and Sergeant 1st Class Zamora explained how the Air and Army National Guard worked hand-in-hand to battle the fires in the Ely, Minn. area using Blackhawk helicopters and the refueling trucks necessary to keep them airborne and full of fuel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka.)
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148th Fighter Wing members Senior Master Sgt. Ted Windus Jr., and Tech. Sgt. Harold Spence, pose with Army National Guard members Sgt. Nick Jefferson, Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Zamora, and Spc. Jacob Runge in front of an Army Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) and an Air Force R-11 Refueler in Ely, Minn. Sept. 16, 2011.  The refueling trucks worked in tandem to keep the Blackhawk helicopters (shown in the background) in the air to dump 550 gallon loads of water on the fires in the Ely area.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka.)
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148th Fighter Wing Director of Psychological Health Bill Maloney speaks to Minn. servicemembers during a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon event held at the Fitgers complex in Duluth, Minn. Sept. 19, 2011.  "It has helped bring out into the open the common difficulties, adjustments, supports and resources available to members and their families based on their exposures during deployments," said Maloney.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington.)
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