Designation as active associate secures future of Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing

The U.S. Air Force on Friday announced that Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing will become one of only six active associate units in the country - meaning active-duty personnel will train and work with guardsmen at the base. The announcement all but erases concerns that the base will be targeted for cuts after the Defense Department said it will seek to trim total defense spending by $33 billion next year and $487 billion over 10 years.

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