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  • Tyndall hosts RADR training at Silver Flag

    Tyndall Air Force Base is home to Silver Flag, one of three training sites in the Air Force for Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery. This training allows students from different Air Force specialties to develop their skills further by learning to repair airfields after combat damage. The purpose of RADR

  • 148th Fighter Wing supports NORAD’s Arctic air defense exercise

    The 148th Fighter Wing “Bulldogs'' are no strangers to extreme cold. Last week they were able to test their capabilities in Canada and Greenland, proving the ability to operate in a multinational environment with an advanced mission set, to include sub-zero weather conditions.

  • Military service runs in the family

    On a brisk March day, Hermantown High School senior Joey Gigliotti raised his right hand and took the Oath of Office at the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard. The Oath, which is taken by military members to declare their support of the Constitution, was administered by Gigiotti’s

  • Two oaths, one friendship - a story of service

    In 2014, Staff Sgt. Jason Johnston enlisted in the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard as an Aircraft Metals Technician. In this capacity, Johnston serves a machinist and welder who fabricates and custom-makes metal components critical to the functioning of the Wing’s F-16 aircraft.

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airmen feed the troops during Presidential Inauguration

    Prior to January 6th, 2021 eight Services Specialists from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard were already prepared to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The Airmen planned to serve up 2,500 National Guard service members daily out of a mobile Single Pallet Expeditionary

  • Voluntary Protection Program 2021

    On the corner of Mustang Drive and Voodoo Street at the 148th Fighter Wing, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) flag flies proudly to display the wing’s STAR rating since 2008.  The wing was the first Air Force (active duty, guard, or reserve) unit to achieve the Voluntary Protection Program

  • Final Battle Damaged F-16 Returns to 148th Fighter Wing

    In May of 2018, a severe windstorm blew through the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait while personnel from the 179th Air Expeditionary Squadron were evacuated to their quarters. 91-mile per hour straight-line winds collapsed sunshades onto seven F-16 fighter aircraft

  • 148th Fighter Wing, a Family Tradition

    We’ve all heard the phrase “the Guard is a family”.  For Tech. Sgt. Kristianna Konietzko, a Training Technician in the Force Development Office, the phrase is quite literal.  Kristianna Konietzko, a Cloquet High School graduate, is the third-generation of her family to serve at the 148th Fighter

  • 148th Fighter Wing Conducts Medevac Training

    148th Medical Group personnel from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota to conduct field training September 19-22, 2020.