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  • 148th Fighter Wing has a new Command Chief

    Last month, Chief Master Sgt. Jozef Miketin assumed responsibility as the 148th Fighter Wing Command Chief.  In this role, Miketin will advise commanders on the readiness, training, development and utilization of 900+ enlisted members assigned to the wing.  He is the tenth individual to hold this position at the 148th since 1988.
  • The Importance of Family

    Military Family Appreciation Month happens each November.  It was established by the Armed Services YMCA in 1996 as a way of recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made by families throughout the Armed Forces.
  • EOD Holds Advanced Conventional Course at Camp Ripley

    Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard; 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard; 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard and the 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard gathered for an Advanced Conventional Course at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, September 20-24, 2021.
  • Many Hats of Services

    Many members of the Air National Guard wear the hat of weekend warrior and a different hat in their civilian lives of a student or full time professional – some with careers that have little association with their weekend work.   Some Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) take this ability to juggle different skillsets even further, like 3MO or services.  Airmen who are part of the 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron Services Flight can be assigned to food services; running a unit’s gym and fitness program, lodging, or possibly mortuary affairs.  Active-duty Air Force units have more time and resources to train, but the part time components, like Guard and Reserves, have to get more creative with making sure all their personnel are proficient.
  • Twenty years later, Minnesota Remembers 9/11

    On Sept. 11, 2021, we stood with Minnesotans and the nation at the state capitol complex as we remembered the events on 9/11, twenty years later. The event not only remembered the lives lost on that day, but also service members from Minnesota who made the ultimate sacrifice following that day.
  • High Impact, Low Cost, Tailored Training

    The 179th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard provided cover with its Block 50 F-16CM fighter aircraft to Special Operations Forces personnel from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, who jumped from C-130s assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing over Fort McCoy’s Warrens and Badger Drop Zones June 23-25, 2021. 
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, definitions and treatment options

    Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault. Common symptoms of PTSD can include reliving the event, avoiding situations that remind you of the event, constantly feeling jittery or on edge,
  • Safety First - When it Comes to Boating

    Stig Severinsen has a world record for holding his breath under water for a shocking 22 minutes.  Very Impressive, considering an average person can hold their breath for around 30 seconds, for children the length is much shorter. It usually only takes around 120 seconds (two short minutes) underwater for an adult to lose consciousness, and only between 30 seconds and 2 minutes for a small child to die.  In our great state ‘the land of 10,000 lakes’ – let’s do what it takes to help mitigate that risk this summer. 
  • Tyndall hosts RADR training at Silver Flag

    Tyndall Air Force Base is home to Silver Flag, one of three training sites in the Air Force for Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery. This training allows students from different Air Force specialties to develop their skills further by learning to repair airfields after combat damage. The purpose of RADR training is to ensure the mission can be quickly
  • 148th Fighter Wing supports NORAD’s Arctic air defense exercise

    The 148th Fighter Wing “Bulldogs'' are no strangers to extreme cold. Last week they were able to test their capabilities in Canada and Greenland, proving the ability to operate in a multinational environment with an advanced mission set, to include sub-zero weather conditions.
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