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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.