MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Most of the 300 airmen of the Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing have returned to Minnesota after serving in Afghanistan.
The Duluth-based airmen were deployed to the Kandahar Airfield. Their commander, Air Force Col. Frank H. Stokes, said the Bulldogs “performed their mission impeccably.”
While in Afghanistan, the 148th deployed F-16 aircraft and personnel to give support and protection to ground forces, Stokes said.
He added: “Every airman should be proud of their performance and service to their country.”