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148th Fighter Wing Returns From Afghanistan

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(credit: National Guard by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka / Released)

(credit: National Guard by Master Sgt. Ralph J. Kapustka / Released)

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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.”

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