DULUTH, Minn. — There’s a change in command at the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth.

Col. Christopher Blomquist assumed command of the 148th during a ceremony in Duluth Sunday. Blomquist stressed the importance of open communication and said anything less allows things to get worse.

Blomquist assumes the leadership role from now Brigadier General Jon Safstrom. He tells WDIO-TV that leaving is bitter sweet.

Blomquist joined the local Air National Guard while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He went on to become a Top Gun pilot.


Information from: WDIO-TV, http://www.wdio.com

SHARE
Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.