ANG fighter wing preps for alert missions

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO - An F-16 from the 179th Fighter Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minn., flies a mission over the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 27. The 148th FW is working with the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., for two weeks to train for their Air Sovereignty Alert missions and to validate their new Block 50 F-16s.

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO - An F-16 from the 179th Fighter Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minn., flies a mission over the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 27. The 148th FW is working with the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., for two weeks to train for their Air Sovereignty Alert missions and to validate their new Block 50 F-16s.