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Veterans, Active Servicemen in Community Take Time to Remember Fallen on Memorial Day

Veterans and active duty military members in the Northland observed Memorial Day from work -- some in jobs that keep our community running and safe.

DULUTH, Minn.- While different events honored those who gave their lives for our country, veterans and active duty military members in the Northland observed Memorial Day from work — some in jobs that keep our community running and safe. Across the country at 3 p.m. Taps Across America events held a moment of silence and presented the colors honoring service…

148th Fighter Wing Returns Following Deployment to U.S. Capitol for Biden Inauguration

A total of 110 volunteers were deployed from the 148th, about 10% of their total force.

DULUTH, Minn,- Members of the 148th Fighter Wing have returned to the Twin Ports following their deployment to the Capitol. — part of the 25,000 National Guard troops sent there for President Joe Biden’s Inauguration, to watch out for threats following the violent Pro-Trump riot. “It was quite crazy to be honest with you,” said Master Sergeant Chris Simonson, Food…

148th Fighter Wing to Deploy to Washington D.C.

There are about 850 troops and airmen from both the Minnesota National Guard and the 148th fighter wing will be in D.C on Wednesday. 

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148th Fighter Wing Honors Frontline Workers With Flyover

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s called Operation American Resolve and it’s a way members of the 148th fighter wing can show their appreciation for people, like healthcare workers, who are answering the call during these difficult times. “We’ve also got people like our first responders, our cops, our fire fighters. Even people running the supply chain out there with our groceries, essential…

A Workout Fit for the Troops at Aerial Athletics

Annual Memorial Day Murph held.

DULUTH, Minn.- As many break out their grills and picnic tables this Memorial Day Weekend, fitness fanatics at Aerial Athletics honored Memorial Day in a different way: with an intense workout. The dripping sweat and the grunts of intensity feel more like a boot camp than a Memorial Day event. “Do something that’s maybe a little more important than an…

Starbase Celebrates First School Year

The classroom is a whole new experience for children who learn to program rovers and create real-world architectural design.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Northland students are experiencing what its like to be a scientist through a program called Starbase, which is celebrating the end of its first school year program. The classroom is a whole new experience for children who learn to program rovers and create real-world architectural design. The Starbase program operates on the base of the 148th Fighter…

148th to Conduct Training Exercises at Night

Training Will go Through March 1

DULUTH, Minn.-The 148th Fighter Wing will be conducting night flying training beginning tonight, going through March 1. Periodic night flying allows 148th personnel to accomplish required training and practice tactics during darkness. Local residents will hear F-16s taking off and landing during the afternoon and evening. All F-16s are expected to be on the ground by 10:30 p.m.   Categories:…

Duluth Fifth Graders Learn About STEM

Careers in STEM include Medical Scientists, Computer Programmers, Civil Engineers and Cost Estimators

DULUTH, Minn. – Fifth graders at Duluth Public Schools are dabbling into science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. This week students visited the 148th Fighter Wing to use technology that real scientists use like 3–d printers, rovers and robots. The purpose of the program we’re told is to help build confidence in students and give them a passion for STEM. Teachers tell us it’s critical to expose students to STEM around the…