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  • The end of an era; 148th heritage F-16 takes off one last time

    On Thursday, March 28, 2024, the 148th Fighter Wing’s heritage F-16, tail number 406, departed the 148th for the last time with its Air Force blue, yellow and white paint. The jet is headed to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) modifications which includes a new,

  • Air National Guard unveils New Bonus Program

    On March 1st, the Air National Guard (ANG) launched a new bonus program to attract and retain personnel in critical specialties. The initiative offers significant financial rewards, with bonuses of up to $90,000 for eligible members, depending on their Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). This

  • 148th FW participates in WSEP 24.04

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, participated in the latest iteration of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, WSEP-East 24.04 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Jan. 16-19, 2024. WSEP is a joint program designed to evaluate air-to-air and air-to-ground live fire weapons employment for

  • Recruiting spotlight: Esko, Minnesota

    In a time where approximately .05% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, it’s interesting to see communities crushing the statistics. Esko, Minnesota, with a population of 2,200 is one community far exceeding the norms.