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  • Bulldog earns 2015 Federal Civil Servant of the Year Award

    "Well, they did it at commander's call," said Master Sgt. Alice Nephew, 148th Fighter Wing Force Management Technician. "I didn't even know it was coming."Nephew, a Duluth native and Servicemember of 16 years, was nominated by her supervisor, and recognized by the State of Minnesota Federal Executive Board (FEB) as one of the state's civil servants
  • Planning and Execution: Keys to a Good Deployment

    In early April 2016, the 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 Airmen and about a dozen F-16's to Osan Air Base, Korea as part of a Theater Security Package (TSP).  TSP's have been an integral part of the U.S. Pacific Air Command's force posture since 2004.  TSP deployments are routine and not due to any specific threat in the region and

    Imagine a hot July day on the lake. You're enjoying the day with friends, fishing till your heart's content. The fishing is great, friends are laughing, and the lake heat is the best thing to happen since ice-fishing opener.With evidence of winter still all-around us, it could be hard to imagine the heat of summer and the joys of summer recreation.
  • Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Kelsey Janckila

    Duty Title: Command Support Staff, 148th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness SquadronHometown: Cokato, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  It's a way for me to have an impact on the community around me by being a part of something bigger. It's a way to challenge myself to do something I wouldn't normally do, and
  • Bulldog in Action: Staff Sergeant Bryce Hebert

    Rank and Name: Staff Sergeant Bryce HebertDuty Title: Electrical & Environmental TechnicianHometown: Mahtowa, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  My mother and uncles were both in the military and I hoped one day I would be able to do the same. It's great to be a part of something that is bigger than myself
  • 148th Fighter Wing celebrates African American History Month

    The 148th Fighter Wing celebrated African American  History Month by hosting a lunch and learn event on Feb. 5, 2016.  The keynote speaker for the event was Pastor Billy G. Russell, Senior Pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.Pastor Russell talked about his experiences growing-up as a young black man in
  • Bulldog in Action: Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen

    Rank and Name:  Tech. Sgt. Amanda RoenDuty Title: NCOIC Immunization Room Aerospace Medical TechnicianHometown: Duluth, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been a person who loves a challenge and for me, enlisting into the military was a challenge I wanted to accomplish.What military moment or
  • Bulldog in Action: Airman 1st Class Matthew Erickson

    Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Matthew EricksonDuty Title: Avionics Flightline Technician, 148th Fighter Wing Maintenance GroupHometown: Emmons, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been interested in joining the military, it is something I always wanted to do.  I love helping people so I really
  • 148th Fighter Wing receives new commander

    The 148th Fighter Wing's leadership changed hands during a ceremony Nov. 14, 2015 at the 148th Fighter Wing's main hangar, marking the end of Col. Frank H. Stokes' tenure as Wing Commander at the 148th, and the beginning of the next chapter of Col. Jon S. Safstrom's career as he steps into his new role."When I was thinking of what my vision would
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen put safety first at RED FLAG-Alaska

    Pilot safety is of the utmost concern for 148th Fighter Wing aircrew flight equipment Airmen participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3, and attention to detail is a critical component of their job.During pre-flight inspection they will examine helmets, g-suits, masks, harnesses and survivor vests to make sure everything is in working order, referencing