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  • Military service runs in the family

    On a brisk March day, Hermantown High School senior Joey Gigliotti raised his right hand and took the Oath of Office at the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard. The Oath, which is taken by military members to declare their support of the Constitution, was administered by Gigiotti’s

  • Two oaths, one friendship - a story of service

    In 2014, Staff Sgt. Jason Johnston enlisted in the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard as an Aircraft Metals Technician. In this capacity, Johnston serves a machinist and welder who fabricates and custom-makes metal components critical to the functioning of the Wing’s F-16 aircraft.

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airmen feed the troops during Presidential Inauguration

    Prior to January 6th, 2021 eight Services Specialists from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard were already prepared to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The Airmen planned to serve up 2,500 National Guard service members daily out of a mobile Single Pallet Expeditionary

  • Voluntary Protection Program 2021

    On the corner of Mustang Drive and Voodoo Street at the 148th Fighter Wing, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) flag flies proudly to display the wing’s STAR rating since 2008.  The wing was the first Air Force (active duty, guard, or reserve) unit to achieve the Voluntary Protection Program

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airmen Earn Community College of the Air Force Degrees

    The 148th Fighter Wing celebrates graduates who earned a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree in 2020. With the challenges of 2020 it would have been easy for Airmen to make an excuse not to further their education, yet 26 148th Fighter Wing Bulldogs forged forward and completed their

  • Final Battle Damaged F-16 Returns to 148th Fighter Wing

    In May of 2018, a severe windstorm blew through the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait while personnel from the 179th Air Expeditionary Squadron were evacuated to their quarters. 91-mile per hour straight-line winds collapsed sunshades onto seven F-16 fighter aircraft

  • 148th Fighter Wing, a Family Tradition

    We’ve all heard the phrase “the Guard is a family”.  For Tech. Sgt. Kristianna Konietzko, a Training Technician in the Force Development Office, the phrase is quite literal.  Kristianna Konietzko, a Cloquet High School graduate, is the third-generation of her family to serve at the 148th Fighter

  • Winter car seat safety for infants, toddlers and kids; decrease the bulk

    Winter came to northern Minnesota early in 2020.  Cold temperatures and snow require warm jackets, snow pants, hats and mittens.  Parents strive to keep their child warm and safe, but did you know bulky coats can interfere with car seat harness effectiveness?According to the National Highway Traffic

  • Winter Driving; Are you Prepared?

    With snow and winter weather forecasted in the coming days, it’s important to re-familiarize ourselves with safe winter driving practices. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, snow or icy road conditions were reported in 78,335 crashes between the years 2015-2019.  Those crashes