Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing to Deploy This Spring

148th Fighter Wing

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing is scheduled to deploy more than 300 Airmen this spring.

“The 148th Fighter Wing has been tasked to support the ongoing mission in the U.S. Central Command,” said 148th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Chris Blomquist. “Winning today’s fight means executing the daily missions across the theater to meet the USCENTCOM commander’s priorities. Each of our Airmen is important to this mission,” added Blomquist.

The upcoming deployment is a regularly scheduled Air Expeditionary Force deployment for the 148th Fighter Wing.

Officials say this tasking is not the result of current events in Ukraine.

Currently, the 148th Fighter Wing has more than 100 Airmen deployed supporting USCENTCOM and U.S.  Africa Command missions.

In addition to overseas missions, 148th Airmen are supporting Operation  Allies Welcome.

This mission ensures Afghan personnel has the support they need as they transition to their new life in the U.S.

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