148th Fighter Wing receives Community Service Award
By 1st Lt. Jodi Kiminski, 148th Fighter Wing
/ Published April 18, 2011
DULUTH, Minn. -- 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. Penny Dieryck, Commander, 148th Mission Support Group, accepted the Community Champion Award on behalf of the Wing. "It's an honor to be recognized by such a wonderful community," said Col. Dieryck. "The Community does so much for us by supporting us...we need to give back. It's a great way for us to pay it forward."
The 148th Fighter Wing Bulldogs performed more than 6,000 hours of community service in 2010. The Bulldogs host quarterly blood drives, march in patriotic parades, and performed 21 fly-over's for patriotic or aviation-related events. Nearly 100 personnel and their families supported St. Scholastica's Thanksgiving Buffet, ensuring 4,000 people in the Duluth and surrounding areas enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal. In addition, members of the 148th raised $14,200 for a variety of charities during its Combined Federal Campaign.