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  • Veterans Take Part in Honor Flight Northland

    On May 14, 2011, approximately 100 World War II veterans left the Duluth International Airport at 6:30 am on a flight headed to Washington D.C. The veterans headed to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial that was built approximately seven years ago to honor their service and sacrifice.The day included several surprises and they
  • Story of the Story

    Georgetown, Minnesota's 'Hole of Hope' was an inspiration during another year of rising floodwaters in the Red River Valley. ABC's Barbara Pinto reported live early Wednesday for the Good Morning America show from within the 'Hole of Hope.' She describes her surroundings as a "crater that used to be a baseball field." In one arm she holds home
  • Oslo Becomes an Island, Again

    The city of Oslo, Minn., for the third consecutive year, was cut off from mainland Minnesota and essentially transformed into a temporary island due to spring-time flooding in the Red River Valley. This was the reason a national ABC news crew filmed Good Morning America live and on location near Oslo. In the morning sunrise of April 14, 2011,
  • 148th Fighter Wing receives Community Service Award

    The 148th Fighter Wing was presented with a Community Service Award during a Community Wellness event held at the Clyde Iron Works on Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011. The Community Champion Award, presented by Dr. Anthony Macioce of Associated Chiropractic, was given to the Wing for continued unselfish commitment to serving the needs of the Northland.Col.
  • 148th Reclaims Minnesota Air Guard Trophy

    The 2011 Minnesota National Guard Hockey Tournament took place the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April. The tournament was held at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center located in Duluth, Minn.The tournament field consisted of 2 teams from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. and 2 teams from the 133rd Airlift Wing out of St. Paul, Minn. This year's
  • ESGR Recognizes Employers

    The Minnesota Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) held their annual recognition banquet on Monday at the Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn. Three employers of 148th Fighter Wing members were recognized at the event with "Above and Beyond Awards", they are:· The City of Duluth · Tender Loving Care Inc. of Duluth · Carlson Wagonlit Travel of
  • Mechanics Meet Conversion Challenge

    The 148th Fighter Wing Propulsion Element, also known as the engine shop, has been faced with many new challenges with the conversion from Block 25 to Block 50 F-16's, the most complex conversion completed by the shop in the last 35 years.Members of the propulsion element are going through a comprehensive training plan due to new procedures and
  • Build Wealth, Not Debt

    Two personal financial counselors held seminars Feb. 26 and 27 at the 148th Fighter Wing as part of the Military Saves campaign. The seminars introduced the campaign and covered financial freedom for college students, retirement, debt management and budgeting. In addition, individual financial counseling was available for attendees with specific