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  • 148th Fighter Wing, a Family Tradition

    We’ve all heard the phrase “the Guard is a family”.  For Tech. Sgt. Kristianna Konietzko, a Training Technician in the Force Development Office, the phrase is quite literal.  Kristianna Konietzko, a Cloquet High School graduate, is the third-generation of her family to serve at the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard in Duluth, Minn.
  • 1970 William Tell Competition; How Duluth’s Red Tails became the “Aces of Deuces”

    50-years ago, the 179th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS), assigned to the 148th Fighter Group, Minnesota Air National Guard was selected by the National Guard Bureau and Air Defense Command as one of the top F-102A flying units to compete at the William Tell air-to-air weapons meet at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.  179th FIS Commander, Lt.
  • Winter car seat safety for infants, toddlers and kids; decrease the bulk

    Winter came to northern Minnesota early in 2020.  Cold temperatures and snow require warm jackets, snow pants, hats and mittens.  Parents strive to keep their child warm and safe, but did you know bulky coats can interfere with car seat harness effectiveness?According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a child is
  • Winter Driving; Are you Prepared?

    With snow and winter weather forecasted in the coming days, it’s important to re-familiarize ourselves with safe winter driving practices. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, snow or icy road conditions were reported in 78,335 crashes between the years 2015-2019.  Those crashes resulted in 180 traffic deaths and 19,633
  • 148th Fighter Wing Conducts Medevac Training

    148th Medical Group personnel from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota to conduct field training September 19-22, 2020.
  • 148th Fighter Wing, U.S. Coast Guard Conduct Water Survival and Rescue Training

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard’s 9th District Great Lakes to conduct water survival and rescue training in Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota on August 25, 2020.
  • 148th Security Forces Wrap Up Field Training at Camp Ripley

    Three-dozen Security Forces specialists from the 148th Fighter Wing recently completed a 10-day field training txercise at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota.  “Exercises like this prepare airmen for any mission around the world,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jozef Miketin, 148th Fighter Wing Security Forces Chief Enlisted Manager.
  • Training and Collaboration Develops Exceptional EOD Airmen

    Explosive Ordnance Technicians from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard and the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, July 20-24, for a field training exercise featuring advanced marksmanship techniques, technical intelligence field analysis, counter improvised explosive object training (C-IED), demolition techniques and area clearance tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
  • Minnesota National Guard and Air Force Reserve to Conduct Flyovers Honoring those on COVID-19 Frontlines

    May 13, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – The Minnesota National Guard along with the 934th Air Wing of the Air Force Reserve will be conducting additional statewide flyovers in recognition of those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response as part of Operation American Resolve. Flyovers will take place on May 13, 2020.
  • Last F-4D Flight at 148th Fighter Wing 30-years Ago Today

    April 17, 1990 marked the last flight of a special F-4D at the 148th Fighter Wing, a Duluth-based Minnesota Air National Guard unit.  An F-4D bearing the tail number 608 flew for one last time then landed to stay in Duluth.