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  • Bulldogs conduct Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training

    DULUTH, MN -- Pilots, Aerospace Medical Service Specialists, and other airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing participated in survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) training Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Duluth, Minn.Annual SERE training is conducted to ensure pilots are prepared if an aircraft

  • Recruiting spotlight: Esko, Minnesota

    DULUTH, MN -- In a time where approximately .05% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, it’s interesting to see communities crushing the statistics.  Esko, Minnesota, with a population of 2,200 is one community far exceeding the norms.In the past six years alone, 35 young adults,

  • Service and Friendship – one story of Vietnam

    DULUTH, MN -- Former 148th Fighter Wing Commander, retired Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Stromquist, has a long, storied military career having served in both the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard for 31-years. One of his first chapters starts at III Corps, South Vietnam where Stromquist served as an

  • 148th Fighter Wing Recertifies VPP Star Status

    DULUTH, MN. -- On April 30, 2008, the 148th Fighter Wing became the first unit in the Air Force to receive recognition as an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite. Recently, the Wing received notification it has been officially

  • A Unique Path to Leadership

    Duluth, MN -- Vince Lombardi once said “leaders are made, they are not born.” Leadership is a skill that is developed over time through experience, reflection, study and practice. 148th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Col. Babette S. Van Hees brings a diverse set of experiences to her role.Van Hees

  • Meet the 148th Fighter Wing’s ‘Aces of the ASVAB’

    Duluth, MN -- The perfect score. What does that mean? What does it look like? I recently became aware of an Airman who scored a perfect 99 on Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB test. I was intrigued. When discussing this topic with a colleague, I learned there was another Airmen

  • AESA Radar modernizes Bulldog F-16s for the next generation of airpower

    DULUTH, Minn. -- Nine Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing received the new active electronical scanned array (AESA) radar that allows pilots to "find targets in the air and on the ground more easily," said Maj. Michael Kuzmuk, Chief of Wing Weapons for the 148th Fighter