Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing given active association

The U.S. Air Force designation means active duty personnel can train and work with National Guard airmen at the base. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the designation will increase economic activity in the Duluth area.
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The U.S. Air Force designation means active duty personnel can train and work with National Guard airmen at the base. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the designation will increase economic activity in the Duluth area.

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