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  • 148th Fighter Wing Hosts Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Breakfast

    The 148th Fighter Wing hosted a breakfast for employers of the unit's national guardsmen at the guard base this October 9th, 2008. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) breakfast was attended by 37 community employers along with 17 employees who are also wing members. It included a mission brief of the 148th Fighter Wing by Vice
  • 148th Members Support Operation Continuing Peace

    Aerospace Medical Services Specialists, Staff. Sgt. Daisha McCuskey and Sr. Amn. Alexandra Olson both from the 148th Fighter Wing will soon board the USS Kearsarge for four months to support Operation Continuing Peace, a humanitarian mission supporting Latin America. Both members will provide health care to citizens in six different countries
  • Air National Guard is Front Stage at Duluth Air Show

    Major John Klatt usually flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minn. But when the air show comes to town, look to the skies and you may see him inverted in a Staudacher S-300 aerobatic plane. Major Klatt performs for the Air National Guard at air shows around the county. He offers over ten minutes of hard core, high
  • One Girl, One Ride, One Mission

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. got a visit by a girl, and a horse, on a mission. 12 year old, E'leese Madgett Manrique and her horse, Chips and Salsa, showed up outside of the Air National Guard base on June 23, 2008 hoping to say thanks to the unit members and pose for a photo with her heroes. E'leese is dedicating the summer to ride across
  • Lt General Craig McKinley presents Outstanding Unit Award

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. had the distinct honor of having Lt General Craig R. McKinley, Director of the Air National Guard present the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award to the dedicated men and women of the wing at an awards ceremony in Duluth, Minn. on June 15, 2008. The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is awarded by the Secretary of
  • Bronze Star with Valor awarded to 148th Fighter Wing EOD member

    Master Sergeant Wayne D. Kettelhut, 148th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Specialist, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor at an awards ceremony in Duluth, Minn. on June 15, 2008. The Bronze Star is awarded for bravery, heroism or meritorious service while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States or while engaged in
  • 148th Fighter Wing Presented as First Air Force Unit to Receive the VPP STAR

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. was presented with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program STAR rating at an awards ceremony in Duluth, Minn. on June 15, 2008. The award was presented by the Honorable William C. Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics and the Honorable Edwin G. Foulke,
  • Duluth Mayor Visits 148th Fighter Wing

    Duluth's newly-elected Mayor, Don Ness along with Dave Boe, Margaret Hodnik and Jeff Papas visited the 148th Fighter Wing on Monday, February 4th, 2008. The visit included a mission brief, F-16 familiarization and Explosive Ordnance Disposal demonstration. Topics included in Mayor Ness' briefing included the 148th history, current mission,
  • First Air Force Unit to recieve OSHA's VPP Star Rating

    Occupational Health and Safety Administration officials announced April 30 the Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing earned the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program Star status. The 148th FW from Duluth is the first unit in the Air Force to earn the VPP Star rating, which demonstrates a measurable process to show excellence in occupational