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  • Service and Friendship – one story of Vietnam

    Former 148th Fighter Wing Commander, retired Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Stromquist, has a long, storied military career having served in both the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard for 31-years. One of his first chapters starts at III Corps, South Vietnam where Stromquist served as an O-2 Skymaster

  • 148th Fighter Wing Recertifies VPP Star Status

    On April 30, 2008, the 148th Fighter Wing became the first unit in the Air Force to receive recognition as an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite. Recently, the Wing received notification it has been officially recertified as an OSHA

  • A Unique Path to Leadership

    Vince Lombardi once said “leaders are made, they are not born.” Leadership is a skill that is developed over time through experience, reflection, study and practice. 148th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Col. Babette S. Van Hees brings a diverse set of experiences to her role.

  • Meet the 148th Fighter Wing’s ‘Aces of the ASVAB’

    The perfect score. What does that mean? What does it look like? I recently became aware of an Airman who scored a perfect 99 on Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB test. I was intrigued. When discussing this topic with a colleague, I learned there was another Airmen with a perfect

  • AESA Radar modernizes Bulldog F-16s for the next generation of airpower

    Nine Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing received the new active electronical scanned array (AESA) radar that allows pilots to "find targets in the air and on the ground more easily," said Maj. Michael Kuzmuk, Chief of Wing Weapons for the 148th Fighter Wing. 

  • Birds of a feather: family members deploy together

    Whether it is a fond memory or something one would rather not reminisce on – most siblings are connected by a string of family experiences. For three siblings at the Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, the thread connecting them is a subdued camouflage in color and has taken them around

  • Meet Minnesota National Guard’s Newest Brigadier General

    Chris Blomquist, the new Chief of Staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minnesota, in front of family, military leaders, community leaders, and 148th Fighter Wing members on Saturday, September 10, 2022.