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  • AESA Radar modernizes Bulldog F-16s for the next generation of airpower

    Nine Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing received the new active electronical scanned array (AESA) radar that allows pilots to "find targets in the air and on the ground more easily," said Maj. Michael Kuzmuk, Chief of Wing Weapons for the 148th Fighter Wing. 

  • Birds of a feather: family members deploy together

    Whether it is a fond memory or something one would rather not reminisce on – most siblings are connected by a string of family experiences. For three siblings at the Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, the thread connecting them is a subdued camouflage in color and has taken them around

  • Meet Minnesota National Guard’s Newest Brigadier General

    Chris Blomquist, the new Chief of Staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minnesota, in front of family, military leaders, community leaders, and 148th Fighter Wing members on Saturday, September 10, 2022. 

  • 148th Fighter Wing hosts Advanced EOD Conventional Course at Camp Ripley

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota for a home-grown training event designed to test and validate conventional ordnance techniques while developing personal skills and confidence earlier this month.

  • 148th Fighter Wing partners with ANG Production Assessment Team

    An Air National Guard Production Assessment Team (PAT) consisting of cross-functional experts from maintenance and logistics readiness conducted a thorough assessment of F-16 fleet readiness at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn., from September 12-15, 2022.  The assessment was conducted both

  • 148th Fighter Wing hosts 21st Annual Delta Dream Flight

    Most pilots can attest that they desired to fly at a young age. Seeing any aircraft in the sky just accelerated the desire to travel and soar above the clouds. A true treat for any aspiring aviator is seeing aircraft up close and personal.The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is

  • Not just a Guard family, but a Total Force family

    Out of the 13 Guardsmen family units stationed at Prince Sultan Air Base the Kleive family is the largest. The father-daughter duo documented in the past, Master Sgt. Scott and Staff Sgt. Kalei Kleive, brought Staff Sgt. Devin Kleive, with them this time to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.In this era of

  • 148th Fighter Wing Participates in Full-Scale Airport Disaster Exercise

    First responders from the 148th Fighter Wing and 25 partnering agencies, including FAA Air Traffic Control, local police and fire departments, the St. Louis Country Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Response Team, participated in a full-scale Triennial exercise at the Duluth International Airport on