148th Fighter Wing Deploying to Afghanistan
6-28-12 (Duluth, MN) -- About 300 members of the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing are preparing for a short deployment in Afghanistan this August. Major Audra Flanagan says they are sending jets, pilots, aircraft maintainers and support personnel who will put together what's called an aviation package to support ground commanders in Afghanistan. Major Flanagan says the deployment should last about two months. Flanagan says it will be a "combat environment" for soldiers serving at Kandahar Air Field.