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  • 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
  • Bulldogs Earn Third Air Force Association Award

    Today, a group of Bulldogs from the 148th Fighter Wing accepted the Air Force Association's 2012 Outstanding Air National Guard Flying Unit Award at the 2012 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, MD. Airman First Class Peter Erdahl, the newest Airman representing the 148th, was selected to receive the award. "I was speechless" said Erdahl,
  • Bulldogs Earn 2012 National Guard Bureau's Winston P. Wilson Trophy

    Upholding the 148th Fighter Wing's history and recognition for excellence, the Bulldogs continue their performance record receiving national recognition. On Sept. 12, 2012, the Bulldogs were presented the National Guard Bureau's 2012 Winston P. Wilson Trophy at the National Guard Association of the United States' conference in Reno, Nev. "It was a
  • The 148th deploys to Afghanistan

    The 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 members to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan Aug. 5 through Aug. 11 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The two month deployment marks the 148th's first mission with the Block 50 F-16, as well as the first aviation package deployment to Afghanistan."The 148th Fighter Wing has recently completed
  • Bulldogs embody service before self

    Sounds of hammers, nail guns, power saws and laughter filled the air on a hot Saturday afternoon in Superior, Wis. as members of the 148th Fighter Wing traded in their hats and combat boots for construction belts and gloves."What a perfect way for members of the unit to give back to the community," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Rukavina, 148th
  • 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron participates in PATRIOT 2012

    Members of the 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron, Staff Sgt. Emeri Rohweder, Senior Airman Kayla Goorhouse and Senior Airman Ashley Frederick, took part in the fourth annual Patriot 2012 at Volk Field, Wis. 15-20 July, 2012. The Patriot Exercise is a large scale emergency response exercise that brought local, state and federal agencies
  • The 148th Fighter Wing announces Afghanistan deployment

    "Last week we received a deployment order tasking nearly 300 of our Bulldogs of the 148th Fighter Wing to go serve at Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom," said 179th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Chris Blomquist during a press conference at the 148th Fighter Wing June 28, 2012. "This will be our first
  • We are all Americans

    U. S. Air Force Maj. (Ret.) Joseph "Joe" Philip Gomer, 92, was monumentalized in bronze and stone during a statue unveiling and dedication ceremony June 23, 2012 at the local Commemorative Air Force hangar, Duluth, Minn. The ceremony focused on Gomer and the new monument, which is a life-sized bronze statue resembling the World War II Tuskegee
  • Hermantown Honors Veterans

    The Hermantown Historical Society dedicated their newly painted military room mural with a ceremony June 23, 2012. The mural, painted by local artist Bryan Olson, depicts an F-16 in flight, surrounded by the seals of the United States armed forces. According to the Society's Co-Chair Bob Swanson, the mural was designed with four functions in mind: