Director of Air National Guard Visits 148th Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, is shown the capabilities of the sheet metal and fabrication shop at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009.  Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base to better understand the facilities and mission capabilities at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, is shown the capabilities of the sheet metal and fabrication shop at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009. Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base to better understand the facilities and mission capabilities at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, poses next to Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Beatrez and Staff Sgt. Kirk Suonvieri, 148th Intel, and the Raytheon Trophy at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009.  Beatrez and Suonvieri were both recognized with a coin from Lt. Gen. Wyatt for their dedication to the wing and past deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, poses next to Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Beatrez and Staff Sgt. Kirk Suonvieri, 148th Intel, and the Raytheon Trophy at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009. Beatrez and Suonvieri were both recognized with a coin from Lt. Gen. Wyatt for their dedication to the wing and past deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, listens to Col. Frank Stokes, 148th Fighter Wing Commander, about the capabilities of the maintenance facility at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009.  Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base to better understand the facilities and mission capabilities at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, listens to Col. Frank Stokes, 148th Fighter Wing Commander, about the capabilities of the maintenance facility at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009. Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base to better understand the facilities and mission capabilities at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, speaks with Tech. Sgt. Robert Wolf about the state of the art tool accountability system in the aircraft hanger at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009.  Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base to better understand the facilities and mission capabilities at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, speaks with Tech. Sgt. Robert Wolf about the state of the art tool accountability system in the aircraft hanger at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009. Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base to better understand the facilities and mission capabilities at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lawrence Beaulier speaks to Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, about capabilities of the 148th Fighter Wing?s maintenance shops at the guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009.  Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base and met with many of the wing?s members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lawrence Beaulier speaks to Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, about capabilities of the 148th Fighter Wing?s maintenance shops at the guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009. Lt. Gen Wyatt toured the guard base and met with many of the wing?s members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, meets local civic leaders during a luncheon at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009.  Lt. Gen Wyatt was briefed about the unit and the strong community involvement from the local area for the guard base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard, meets local civic leaders during a luncheon at the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base in Duluth, Minn. Dec. 11th, 2009. Lt. Gen Wyatt was briefed about the unit and the strong community involvement from the local area for the guard base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Rolfe)

DULUTH, Minn. -- Today, Director of the Air National Guard, Lieutenant General Harry "Bud" Wyatt visited the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. Lt Gen Wyatt spent most of his day touring the 148th Fighter Wing's state of the art facilities and meeting military personnel.

Lt Gen Wyatt attended a breakfast and luncheon with both Wing leaders and community leaders, where he was given a briefing on the Wing's history, current events and accomplishments.

Additionally, Lt Gen Wyatt addressed a group of civil engineers who will soon be departing for Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Prior to departing, Lt Gen Wyatt addressed the entire Wing where he commended the Wing on its past performance and he asked the Wing to continue to give the country the capability it needs at the cost it can afford.

Lt Gen Wyatt stated, "I get to come out and see people who are dedicated to what they do...strong not only in their military careers, but in their civilian careers and connect the Air Force and the military to our country."

Lt Gen Wyatt assumed his position as Director of the Air National Guard in February, 2009.