DULUTH, Minn. - The Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing is announcing a major deployment to Afghanistan.
A wing spokesperson announced Thursday that approximately 300 airmen plus aircraft will deploy overseas to Kandahar Air Field this August in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
This is the Wing's first "aviation package" deployment to Afghanistan and the first time they will deploy with the new Block 50 F-16 aircraft. Most personnel will deploy for two months.
"After two years mastering the Block 50 F-16 and the Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) mission, the Air Force has tasked our wing to deploy" said 148th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Frank Stokes. "The Bulldogs of the 148th are ready for this challenge and proud to serve our great country."
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