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  • Graduating with Class

    When asked why a service member enlists, one of the things that many will say are the military education benefits. At no other time in history has such an opportunity for higher education existed for military personnel then is does now. Today, more service members, young and old, are pursuing their college degrees than in the past.Over the last few
  • 148th Fighter Wing member visits World War II Memorial

    On a day predicted to see rain and thunder, Lloyd O. Johnson and his son Kyle were dry as they visited the grounds of the World War II memorial; a memorial dedicated to the service of veterans like Lloyd Johnson--veterans that put their lives on the line for their country.Tuesday, May 15, 2012, the Johnsons and 84 veterans from northern Minnesota
  • 148th Fighter Wing hosts an Emergency Management Training Exercise

    148th Fighter Wing members along with emergency response personnel from the community participated in an emergency response training exercise on May 2, 2012 at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.The exercise centered on emergency response by personnel from the Wing as well as agencies from the community. The exercise gave them an opportunity to
  • Deployed Airmen run to raise reflex neurovascular dystrophy awareness

    148th Fighter Wing Firefighter Tech. Sgt. Wayne E. Jenderny ran 100 miles to raise awareness for reflex neurovascular dystrophy April 7, 2012. While deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Jenderny learned that a fellow deployed Airman's daughter was diagnosed with RND. Sharon Soergel, the 12-year-old daughter of Master Sgt. Pete
  • 148th Fighter Wing to receive national award

    The 148th Fighter Wing will be awarded the 2012 Air Force Association (AFA) Outstanding Air National Guard Flying Unit Award (AFOUA). The award was announced by the Director of the Air National Guard, Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III."This is the third time the 148th has been selected for this award which is given to the overall best Air
  • With flying colors

    More than 150 148th Fighter Wing members deployed from Feb. 27 to March 16 to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. where they participated in Red Flag, a final exercise at the tail end of the 148th's conversion to the Block 50 F-16. 148th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Frank Stokes described Red Flag as "the Air Force's ultimate training event."The exercise
  • Telling the story

    148th Fighter Wing journalist, Tech. Sgt. Scott Herrington, has been named the Air National Guard's "Outstanding New Writer of the Year" for 2011.The annual media contest recognizes outstanding public affairs achievements across the National Guard."The recognition feels great," said Tech. Sgt. Herrington when asked about his award. "I wasn't sure
  • 148th FW Airmen participate in Silver Flag Exercise

    Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron participated in a week-long contingency operations training exercise from February 18-25 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.Twelve members of the 148th FW, Force Support Squadron (FSS) departed for Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB) to participate in Silver Flag, a vital training exercise that provides
  • The 148th Fighter Wing's new command chief’s vision

    "It's a humbling experience and it's an honor to have the trust placed in me by Col. Stokes and the leadership team here at the wing to be the voice for the enlisted--to be that conduit between the enlisted force and the commander," said 148th Fighter Wing Command Chief Mark Rukavina.The 148th Fighter Wing appointed Rukavina as the new command
  • 148th Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron wins education and training award

    "It's great to be recognized by our peers," said Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Cheslak, 148th Fighter Wing Force Development Superintendent.The 148th Fighter Wing Force Development office was awarded the Nathan Altschuler Oustanding Education and Training Program Award in January 2012 for their efforts in 2011. The award is based on three different