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  • First 148th Fighter Wing Pilot to Reach 3000 Hours!

    Lt. Col. Brad Jackson, a full-time pilot from the 148th Fighter Wing, surpassed the distinctive 3000 flight hours mark in an F-16 C Fighting Falcon on February 7, 2009, an accomplishment achieved by less than 200 F-16 pilots worldwide, according to www.f-16.net! Upon landing he received a warm welcome from his friends and fellow airmen. Col. Frank
  • 148th Members Return from Joint Base Balad, Iraq

    Families, friends, cold temperatures and a whole lot of snow greeted the first wave of 148th Fighter Wing members returning from their recent Air Expeditionary Force deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Approximately 60 airmen returned on Wednesday after serving 45 to 120 days at Balad. The 148th Fighter Wing was the sole provider of Theater
  • Minnesota Guardsmen Historical Hockey Happenings

    You can take the Guardsman out of the State of Hockey, but you can't take the hockey out the Guardsman. That claim would put to the ultimate test when hundreds of Minnesota National Guardsmen deployed to the deserts of Iraq to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in early 2009. By Lynette Hoke 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Unwilling to forget their
  • Bulldogs Deploy to Support Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Approximately 45 personnel and an undisclosed number of F-16s departed from the 148th Fighter Wing early Wednesday morning. The 148th Fighter Wing will be supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; providing Central Command Commanders air support. The 148th has had personnel and jets at Balad Air Base since September 2008, providing Theater Airborne
  • 148th Gives Back on Thanksgiving

    148th Supports 19th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet Almost 100 148th Fighter Wing members and their families gathered at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on Thanksgiving to help with the 2008 Thanksgiving Buffet. This is the 4th year the 148th has volunteered as a group to support this event. This year's support included baking 4000
  • 148th Fighter Wing Hosts Deployment Ceremony

    Governor Tim Pawlenty, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Adjutant General - Maj. Gen. Larry W. Shellito and Mayor Don Ness joined family and friends in a 148th Fighter Wing Departure Ceremony on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The 148th is ending 2008 with large deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and
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