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  • 148th Fighter Wing Member Receives Life Saver Award

    Master Sgt. Grant Gimpel, 148th Fighter Wing, serves militarily in the 148th Civil Engineering Operations Management section and full time as a 148th Fire Department Station Captain, received a “Life Saver” award during a St. Louis County board meeting, April 12, 2022, Duluth, Minnesota. The award,

  • 148th Fighter Wing Participates in Red Flag-Nellis 22-1

    The city of Las Vegas set the backdrop for a recent training exercise for the Airmen of the 148th Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. This desert background is a drastic climate change from the artic tundra that more than 180 northern Minnesota based Air National Guard members are

  • 148th Fire Department Trains with Local Partners

    The 148th Fighter Wing Fire Department and community partners took part in a Blue Card training program from Jan. 10-14, 2022. Blue Card is an incident command training system that trains fire department officers how to standardize incident operations on scene. The training is primarily for fire

  • Minnesota National Guard fills gap amid COVID-19 surge

    COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Minnesota National Guard is supporting new COVID-19 community testing sites in Cottage Grove, Anoka and North Branch.The Minnesota National Guard now has approximately 200 service members assisting with COVID-19 testing at nine community sites across the state. Since

  • CMSAF Bass visits West Africa, Historic First

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass recently visited West Africa, Dec. 20-22, 2021, marking the first time she has visited the region since assuming her position as Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airmen support Operation Allies Welcome

    Earlier this year, the Secretary of Defense approved the Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for Afghan personnel for a mission titled Operation Allies Welcome. 

  • Minnesota ANG Airmen Support Al Dhafra Operations

    Forward deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, 16 Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing are ensuring mission readiness at a key warfighting location.

  • 148th Fighter Wing has a new Command Chief

    Last month, Chief Master Sgt. Jozef Miketin assumed responsibility as the 148th Fighter Wing Command Chief.  In this role, Miketin will advise commanders on the readiness, training, development and utilization of 900+ enlisted members assigned to the wing.  He is the tenth individual to hold this