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  • 148th Fighter Wing celebrates African American History Month

    The 148th Fighter Wing celebrated African American  History Month by hosting a lunch and learn event on Feb. 5, 2016.  The keynote speaker for the event was Pastor Billy G. Russell, Senior Pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.Pastor Russell talked about his

  • Bulldog in Action: Tech. Sgt. Amanda Roen

    Rank and Name:  Tech. Sgt. Amanda RoenDuty Title: NCOIC Immunization Room Aerospace Medical TechnicianHometown: Duluth, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been a person who loves a challenge and for me, enlisting into the military was a challenge

  • Bulldog in Action: Airman 1st Class Matthew Erickson

    Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Matthew EricksonDuty Title: Avionics Flightline Technician, 148th Fighter Wing Maintenance GroupHometown: Emmons, MinnesotaWhy is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  I have always been interested in joining the military, it is something I always

  • 148th Fighter Wing receives new commander

    The 148th Fighter Wing's leadership changed hands during a ceremony Nov. 14, 2015 at the 148th Fighter Wing's main hangar, marking the end of Col. Frank H. Stokes' tenure as Wing Commander at the 148th, and the beginning of the next chapter of Col. Jon S. Safstrom's career as he steps into his new

  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen put safety first at RED FLAG-Alaska

    Pilot safety is of the utmost concern for 148th Fighter Wing aircrew flight equipment Airmen participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3, and attention to detail is a critical component of their job.During pre-flight inspection they will examine helmets, g-suits, masks, harnesses and survivor vests to

  • 148th Fighter Wing participates in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3

    Approximately 130 Airmen and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minnesota, are here to take part in RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3.This is the first RF-A for the 148th Fighter Wing and it gives the unit the opportunity to train in its primary suppression of enemy air defense

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airman receives internship at Walter Reed

    "I get to give back to the military community and to those who have sacrificed so much," said Staff Sgt. Kai Mitchell, a logistical planner at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.  "Being able to work with veterans at my dream location will be quite an honor."Mitchell is a student who is working on

  • 148th Fighter Wing Excels at Combat Hammer

    Approximately 180 Airmen and Block 50 F-16's from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. participated in an exercise known as Combat Hammer while at Hill AFB, Utah in early May 2015.  Combat Hammer is a Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) that evaluates weapon systems in their entirety. While

  • 148th Fighter Wing Participates in Sentry Savannah 15-1

    148th Fighter Wing personnel and jets participated in Exercise Sentry Savannah 15-1, Feb  9-20, 2015.  The exercise was held at the Air Dominance Center (ADC), Savannah, Ga.Sentry Savannah 15-1 gave 148FW pilots an opportunity to integrate with other platforms from around the military to include

  • Sentry Savannah brings brothers together

    In the Guard, it is not unusual to have family members in the same unit. It is unusual, however, to have three brothers doing the same job for the same unit.Staff Sgt. Michael Sirois, Senior Airman Patrick Sirois and Airman 1st Class Nicholas Sirois are F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs with the