Welcome to the 148th Fighter Wing

Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the 148th Fighter Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs and the Minnesota Air National Guard.

Our Vision

Legacy of Excellence

Our Mission

Provide Ready Airmen to Defeat America's Enemies, and Rapidly Respond to State and Community Needs.

Our Values

Integrity First, Service Before Self; Excellence in All We Do!

Focus Areas

  • People
  • Performance
  • Infrastructure
  • Family
  • Community

Key Result Areas

Air Sovereignty/Air Defense; Combat Readiness; Human Development; Combat Ready Airmen; Organizational Improvement; Efficient Resource Utilization

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

Public Affairs

Wing Executive Officer

Public Affairs Office

148FW Fact Sheet