The 148th Fighter Wing

Located in Duluth, Minn., the 148th Fighter Wing is one of only two Air National Guard wings tasked to provide Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) support for our nation. The unit flies the Block 50 F-16CM, Fighting Falcon, the newest and most capable F-16 in the U.S. Air Force Fleet.

 Wing Commander: Colonel Nate Aysta

 Vice Wing Commander: Colonel Babette Van Hees

 Command Chief: Chief Master Sergeant Jozef Miketin




  • Command Post
  • Chaplain Section
  • Comptroller Flight
  • Information Protection
  • Inspector General
  • Judge Advocate General
  • Military Equal Opportunity
  • Public Affairs
  • Wing Safety

Mission Support Group

  • Civil Engineering Squadron
  • Communications Flight
  • Force Support Squadron
  • Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • Security Forces Squadron

Operations Group

  • 179th Fighter Squadron
  • Operations Support Squadron

Maintenance Group

  • Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • Maintenance Squadron
  • Maintenance Operations Flight

Medical Group

  • Bio Environmental
  • Medical Administration
  • Nursing Services
  • Public Health