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  • Bulldog in Action: Airman 1st Class Kyler Erickson

    1.  Why is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  It is close to home and gives me a chance to both serve my local community along with the country.  I liked the idea of having both a state and federal mission.2.  What military accomplishment are you most proud of?  Being named a distinguished graduate and getting my badge
  • Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Bryan Johnson

    Duty title:  Munitions SpecialistWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  When going through basic and technical trainings, I realized that this was a lot more than just paying for school.  It's a way to serve your country and meet new people...this is huge.What military accomplishment are you most proud of?  I don't know
  • Minnesota Power Employee Serves in Croatia

    Master Sgt. Bryan Maslowski, a project manager with Minnesota Power and a water fuels maintenance/plumber with  the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron is spending his annual training this year in Croatia.The 10-year employee of Minnesota Power has spent four deployments assisting with projects as a water fuels
  • 148th Fighter Wing maintains StormReady certification

    Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service, presented the 148th Fighter Wing (148th FW) with a StormReady re-certification June 16, 2016 at a ceremony held in the 148th's fuel cell.The 148th FW became the first Air National
  • Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Tyler Carlson

    Why is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I believe that representing the United States is important, and I feel good about serving my country--I'm proud to serve to the best of my ability.What military moment or accomplishment are you most proud of?  During our last Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) I performed door
  • Former 148th Fighter Wing Commander Joins U.S. Africa Command

    Brig. Gen. Frank H. 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."My job is to oversee the country cooperation plans, program for Security Force Assistance, coordinate regional
  • Bulldog earns 2015 Federal Civil Servant of the Year Award

    "Well, they did it at commander's call," said Master Sgt. Alice Nephew, 148th Fighter Wing Force Management Technician. "I didn't even know it was coming."Nephew, a Duluth native and Servicemember of 16 years, was nominated by her supervisor, and recognized by the State of Minnesota Federal Executive Board (FEB) as one of the state's civil servants
  • Planning and Execution: Keys to a Good Deployment

    In early April 2016, the 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 Airmen and about a dozen F-16's to Osan Air Base, Korea as part of a Theater Security Package (TSP).  TSP's have been an integral part of the U.S. Pacific Air Command's force posture since 2004.  TSP deployments are routine and not due to any specific threat in the region and

    Imagine a hot July day on the lake. You're enjoying the day with friends, fishing till your heart's content. The fishing is great, friends are laughing, and the lake heat is the best thing to happen since ice-fishing opener.With evidence of winter still all-around us, it could be hard to imagine the heat of summer and the joys of summer recreation.
  • Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Kelsey Janckila

    Duty Title: Command Support Staff, 148th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness SquadronHometown: Cokato, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  It's a way for me to have an impact on the community around me by being a part of something bigger. It's a way to challenge myself to do something I wouldn't normally do, and