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  • Guard staff sergeant recognizes employer's support

    Staff Sgt. Thomas P. Garvey is a member of the 148th Fighter Wing Medical Group. He is also a nurse at the Twin Ports VA Outpatient Clinic in Superior.Being a member of the Air National Guard sometimes requires time away from his civilian job.And it's that time away that prompted Garvey to nominate clinical operations manager at the Twin Ports
  • 148th Fighter Wing maintains world class safety rating

    July 25, 2011, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced that the148th Fighter Wing has maintained its prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status after the April 25-28, 2011 evaluation. After the April 2008 inspection, the 148th had become the first Air Force (active duty, guard, or reserve) unit to achieve
  • 148th hosts Minnesota Twins viewing party

    The 148th Fighter Wing hosted a Minnesota Twins viewing party as part of Fox Sports North's (FSN) Operation Home Base series Aug. 7, 2011. Operation Home Base was created by FSN to show case the First Lady's Joining Forces campaign which highlights the strengths and special needs of military families. Segments from the pre and post game shows were
  • Sen. Klobuchar promotes Active Association at 148th Fighter Wing

    U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar paid a visit to the 148th Fighter Wing Aug. 5, 2011 as part of her efforts to secure approval from the Air Force to designate the 148th as an active associate wing."Active association would strengthen the long term future of the 148th," said Klobuchar.Klobuchar had an active association meeting with 148th senior
  • 148th Fighter Wing conducts major accident response exercise

    Members of the 148th Fighter Wing Communications Squadron, Fire Hall, Safety Office, Security Forces Squadron, St. Louis County Rescue Squad, and Fredenberg Rescue Squad conducted a major accident response exercise (MARE) at Fish Lake Reservoir, Duluth, Minn. July 26, 2011. The exercise simulated recovering a pilot from an F-16 that had crashed
  • Two Bulldogs Graduate from the Elite U.S. Air Force Weapons School

    On June 11, a piece of history was made at the 148th Fighter Wing and Minnesota National Guard--two 148th Fighter Wing members graduated from Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Capt. James Grandaw, the first intelligence officer, and Maj. Nathan Aysta, the second pilot, earned the distinguished and highly-respected title of Weapons
  • Spirit of Service

    "I served with the greatest bunch of people," said Major General Wayne C. Gatlin (Ret.) after receiving the inaugural Brigadier General Ray Miller Spirit of Service Award from Brigadier General Mark Ness (Ret.) July 14, 2011. Maj. Gen. Gatlin describes his military career in Duluth as being enjoyable--days starting with breakfast at his own house,
  • Original member of the 148th Fighter Wing pays a visit

    "It's a thing to behold." That's what Captain Howard Ramstad said when asked what he thought of the base as it stands today. And he would know; Capt. Ramstad is one of the original members of the 148th Fighter Wing, having joined back in 1948. Born in 1921, Capt. Ramstad was on hand to photograph the original muster of the first group of enlistees
  • 148th Fighter Wing completes a Phase II Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE)

    The 148th Fighter Wing completed the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) Coronet Lightning, Saturday, June 11, 2011. This exercise began Friday, June 10, 2011 and was designed to refamiliarize Airmen with Force Protection Conditions (FPCON), Mission Oriented Protection Postures (MOPP) and for members to perform the mission while wearing the
  • Security Forces battle the woods

    Small teams of 148th Fighter Wing Security Forces members set out to navigate part of the Camp Ripley, Minn. wilderness Sunday, June 5, 2011 as part of their week long field training exercises. The teams were given multiple sets of coordinates and a map; from there it was out to the woods to figure out the location of several hidden markers. The