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  • Airmen build ties with Iraqi families

    Forty-five Airmen volunteered to visit and distribute donated items to local families here July 24 as part of the Sather Air Base Good Neighbor Program. This program, which is sponsored by the Sather AB Rising Six, is made up of volunteers who take a trip once a month to distribute care packages to Iraqi families near Sather AB. The packages
  • A Day for the Dogs

    The 148th Fighter Wing Security Forces has opened their doors to welcome four-legged guests to the Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. K-9 units from the Superior, Wis. and Duluth, Minn. police departments will use the base softball field to conduct K-9 recertification training over the next two months (May to June). K-9 recertification
  • 148th Fighter Wing Earns Sixth Outstanding Unit Award

    The 148th Fighter Wing earned its second consecutive Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) for its efforts from November 1, 2007 to October 31, 2008. The AFOUA is awarded by Secretary of the Air Force to units that have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service our outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit apart from
  • 148th Fighter Wing Conducts Realistic Training

    Members of the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, are participating in an around the clock Operational Readiness Exercise May 14-17, 2009 to gear up for an important Air Combat Command/Inspector General Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) in August. The operational readiness exercises represent real-world deployments to combat
  • 179th Fighter Squadron Wins Raytheon Trophy

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Norton Schwartz recently announced that the 179th Fighter Squadron is the recipient of the 2008 Raytheon Trophy for its accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2008. The 179th Fighter Squadron is attached to the 148th Fighter Wing; a Minnesota-based Air National Guard Wing. The Raytheon Trophy, formerly known as the
  • 148th Fighter Wing F-16s respond to suspicious aircraft

    Air National Guard fighter aircraft from two states intercepted a suspicious aircraft as it flew into U.S. airspace on Monday afternoon. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) directed F16C's assigned to the 148th Fighter Wing (FW) in Duluth, Minn., to initially intercept the plane near Michigan's Upper Peninsula before handing off the
  • The JCP, critical to the fight

    The Minnesota National Guard has deployed each of its two Joint Communications Platforms (JCPs) to assist civil authorities in the Fargo-Moorhead area during flood fighting efforts this week. Read the story at
  • Flood Fight 2009 - 148th Fighter Wing Personnel Deploy to Red River Valley

    Five 148th Fighter Wing personnel are currently on their way to the Red River Valley where they will set up a Joint Communications Platform (JCP) in support of Flood Fight 2009. The JCP is one of two mobile communications platforms in Minnesota. It provides satellite uplink and downlink, telephone, radio, data, and wireless capabilities to provide
  • Bulldogs Help Minnesota Biathlon Team Win National Championships

    The Minnesota National Guard Biathlon Team won First Place Team Overall at the 2009 Chief National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships. Three races took place at Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vt., from March 1-7, 2009. MN earned First Place Overall for finishing First Place in the 15 kilometer Patrol Race. The race was a nail-biter with
  • Communications is for the Dogs

    The Communications Squadron of the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minn. conducted training on a joint communications platform called Deployable Interoperable Communications Element (DICE) late this January in the bitter cold of Northern Minnesota. This deployment was carried out in conjunction with supporting the 26th running of the John Beargrease