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  • 148th Fighter Wing spreads energy conservation awareness

    The 148th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) is on a continuous mission to reduce the amount of energy that the base consumes, and at the same time, keep the base populace informed on how each Wing member can help reduce costs."You can get so far on the big things, but it comes down to education of the base populace," said 148th Fighter
  • Duluth community displays support for 148th Fighter Wing

    "None of this could exist without the enthusiastic stalwart support of our community, the chamber, and our business and civic leaders that stand with us here today," said Col. Frank H. Stokes, 148th Fighter Wing Commander.Stokes was referring to a Block 10 F-16 suspended in flight on the corner of Airport Road and Bulldog Boulevard during its
  • The 148th Fighter Wing deploys to Nellis Air Force Base

    The 148th Fighter Wing deployed more than 100 service members Oct. 14, 2011 to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for a final-two week conversion training mission prior to Red Flag--a test in February 2012 that will confirm that the 148th is fully mission capable with the new Block 50 F-16s. Lt. Col. Troy Zierden, 179th Fighter Squadron Director of
  • 148th Fighter Wing Fights Fire with Fuel

    With less than 24 hours notice, Senior Master Sgt. Ted J. Windus Jr., 148th Fighter Wing Fuels Distribution Flight Superintendent, and his team were ready to deploy at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13, 2011 in support of the fire fight in Ely, Minn. On Sept. 14, they got the call and drove north, carrying with them 6,000 gallons of fuel.That fuel would be used
  • Minnesota servicemembers attend Beyond the Yellow Ribbon event in Duluth

    Nearly 50 Airmen and Soldiers from the state of Minnesota attended a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon event at the Fitgers complex in Duluth, Minn. Sept. 19, 2011. The event was part of the on-going initiative to assist in reintegrating deployed servicemembers after a deployment.For many, the event was a refresher--this was not the first time they had
  • City of Duluth remembers 9/11

    "No day in history invokes such vivid imagery," said Duluth Mayor Don Ness, the keynote speaker at the 10th anniversary observance of 9/11 held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) in Duluth Sept. 11, 2011.The Duluth 9/11 Tribute Committee hosted the free, hour long event in remembrance of the lives lost, and in honor of the
  • Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing pilots recall eerie days after 9/11

    Soon after airplanes-turned-missiles slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2011, a Minnesota Air National Guard unit launched into action. Some pilots from the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth took off to protect President George W. Bush. Others soared high over the Twin Cities, on the alert for more danger. For the pilots, the
  • First Air Force changes command; receives first three-star commander

    In a historic ceremony here Aug. 31, the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region - 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) changed command and received its first-ever 3-star commander, marking the first time a lieutenant general has filled a command billet at Tyndall. During the ceremony officiated by Gen. Charles H. Jacoby,
  • 148th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron makes its mark in Alaska

    The 148th Fighter Wing deployed 48 members the Civil Engineering and Services Squadrons to Fort Greely, Delta Junction, Alaska July 23, 2011 for two weeks to construct training structures in the Donnelly Training Range.The civil engineers had two objectives while they were deployed: They had to demolish and reconstruct a live-fire facility, as well
  • 148th Medical Group returns from Germany deployment

    More than 30 members of the 148th Fighter Wing Medical Group returned from a 13 day deployment to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Aug. 6, 2011. The primary objective of the deployment, an overseas annual tour (OSAT), was to train and gain experience with patients."Many of our members were recognized for the outstanding work they provided while