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148th Firefighter Named Air Guards Best

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Master Sgt Mark Watczak, Assistant Fire Chief of the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn, stands in front of a medium rescue truck while being interviewed on Nov 20, 2010 Watczak, a 20 year veteran of the 148th FW, was recently recognized as Military Fire Fighter of the Year and presented with "The Chief Albert Fitzpatrick Award" (US Air Force photo by SrA Sarah C Hayes)

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A 148th Fighter Wing Firefighter has been named as the Air Guard's best

Master Sergeant Mark Watczak, the assistant fire chief at the base, was named Military Fire Fighter of the Year by the Air National Guard Fire Chief's Association

He's recognized for having "excellent" command presence and being a leader in fitness evaluation

Watczak is a 20 year veteran with the wing

He also serves as a full-time firefighter for the City of Richfield, Minnesota where he was recognized for saving a woman from a burning car in 2009

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen
kjacobsen@northlandsnewscentercom
By KBJR News 1
November 23, 2010


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