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  • 148th Fighter Wing Security Forces Winter Training

    With winter winds blowing steady, and wind chills hovering at 30 below zero, 21 members of the 148th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) took over parts of Camp Ripley, Minn. in a four day combined drill. Led by Capt. John Christenson and Chief Master Sgt. Ryan Gunderson, the Airman of the 148th SFS took part in advanced weapons and tactics skills
  • Comm Flight supports 2014 Beargrease race

    The 148th Fighter Wing Communications Flight, Deployable Interoperable Communications Element (DICE) team braved wind chill factors up to 60 below zero to support the 2014 John Beargrease sled dog race that took place in Northern Minnesota during the last week of January, 2014.The DICE team's deployment site was a wooded area northwest of Grand
  • Inaugural Ryan Ewald Memorial Toy Drive

    "It was "Wood's" thing. He heard of it and was all about helping these kids out." stated Master Sgt. Ryan Gigliotti, friend and former crew chief co-worker. "Hey let's do something cool! He wanted to start it as a challenge to other squadrons." reflected Master Sgt. Wayne "Willy" Teachworth, a friend and fellow crew chief co-worker. "He was big on
  • 148th Fighter Wing Earns StormReady Re-Certification

    The National Weather Service recognized the 148th Fighter Wing (148th FW) with StormReady re-certification on November 13, 2013 during a brief ceremony held at the Wing. The 148th FW was the first Air National Guard (ANG) unit to achieve StormReady certification back in 2010 and the first ANG unit to be re-certified in 2013.StormReady is a
  • The 148th scores high in Readiness Inspection

    After months of practice, preparation, sweat and hard work, the 148th Fighter Wing earned an "Excellent" grade on their ability to perform wartime operations in a forward deployed environment during a Readiness Inspection (RI)."You guys hit it out of the ballpark," said Col. Frank H. Stokes, 148th Fighter Wing Commander. "Brig. Gen. Sequin said to
  • 148th Fighter Wing Operations Group gets new Commander

    Col. Gerald R. Ostern relinquished his command of the 148th Fighter Wing's Operations Group during a change of command ceremony on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 and handed the torch on to Col. Bradley A. Jackson. As Operations Group Commander, Ostern was responsible for the combat training and deployment of aircraft, pilots and other support
  • Veterans Employment Event Held in Duluth

    Representatives from 40 local area businesses gathered with staff from the Department of Military Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota Workforce Center, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Minnesota National Guard to discuss hiring veterans.Since September 11th, 2001, 41,000 Minnesota veterans have
  • Bulldogs Support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

    Nearly 300 or 30% of the Bulldogs from the 148th Fighter Wing recently returned to home station after a deployment to the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.While deployed, the 148th was charged with providing close air support, or protection, for ground forces serving throughout
  • Employers and educators tour Minnesota's National Guard

    The 148th Fighter Wing hosted 50 northland employers and educators on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 as part of a joint effort by the Minnesota National Guard to showcase the diverse capabilities and careers within the Guard.The event began at the 148th Fighter Wing, with a Mission Briefing followed by an F-16 familiarization. From Duluth, the group flew
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