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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 148th Fighter Wing Member Receives Life Saver Award

    Master Sgt. Grant Gimpel, 148th Fighter Wing, serves militarily in the 148th Civil Engineering Operations Management section and full time as a 148th Fire Department Station Captain, received a “Life Saver” award during a St. Louis County board meeting, April 12, 2022, Duluth, Minnesota. The award,

  • 148th Fighter Wing Participates in Red Flag-Nellis 22-1

    The city of Las Vegas set the backdrop for a recent training exercise for the Airmen of the 148th Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. This desert background is a drastic climate change from the artic tundra that more than 180 northern Minnesota based Air National Guard members are