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  • Climbing Stairs for Charity

    Seven firefighters from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. participated in the fifth annual Big Climb-Minneapolis, April 5, 2014. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) held the event to raise lifesaving funds for blood cancer research and help patients live better, longer lives.The climb was held at the Capella Tower and consisted of 47
  • A New Way of Doing Business

    Back in 2011 and 2012, the Inspector General (IG) completed a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) and found it to be wasteful, inadequate and unsustainable in the current and future resource environment. In short, the inspection system that was currently in place did not meet Title
  • 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