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  • 148th Fire Department Trains with Local Partners

    The 148th Fighter Wing Fire Department and community partners took part in a Blue Card training program from Jan. 10-14, 2022. Blue Card is an incident command training system that trains fire department officers how to standardize incident operations on scene. The training is primarily for fire

  • Minnesota National Guard fills gap amid COVID-19 surge

    COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Minnesota National Guard is supporting new COVID-19 community testing sites in Cottage Grove, Anoka and North Branch.The Minnesota National Guard now has approximately 200 service members assisting with COVID-19 testing at nine community sites across the state. Since

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airmen support Operation Allies Welcome

    Earlier this year, the Secretary of Defense approved the Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for Afghan personnel for a mission titled Operation Allies Welcome. 

  • Minnesota ANG Airmen Support Al Dhafra Operations

    Forward deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, 16 Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing are ensuring mission readiness at a key warfighting location.

  • 148th Fighter Wing has a new Command Chief

    Last month, Chief Master Sgt. Jozef Miketin assumed responsibility as the 148th Fighter Wing Command Chief.  In this role, Miketin will advise commanders on the readiness, training, development and utilization of 900+ enlisted members assigned to the wing.  He is the tenth individual to hold this

  • The Importance of Family

    Military Family Appreciation Month happens each November.  It was established by the Armed Services YMCA in 1996 as a way of recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made by families throughout the Armed Forces.

  • EOD Holds Advanced Conventional Course at Camp Ripley

    Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard; 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard; 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard and the 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard gathered for an Advanced

  • Twenty years later, Minnesota Remembers 9/11

    On Sept. 11, 2021, we stood with Minnesotans and the nation at the state capitol complex as we remembered the events on 9/11, twenty years later. The event not only remembered the lives lost on that day, but also service members from Minnesota who made the ultimate sacrifice following that day.

  • High Impact, Low Cost, Tailored Training

    The 179th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard provided cover with its Block 50 F-16CM fighter aircraft to Special Operations Forces personnel from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, who jumped from C-130s assigned to

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, definitions and treatment options

    Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault. Common symptoms of PTSD can include reliving the event, avoiding situations that remind you of