Duane R. Kangas, of Moorhead, was recently promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant in the North Dakota Air National Guard. He is a first sergeant in the Fargo, N.D.-based 119th Wing.
Kangas served in the Air Force from 1984-88 and joined the Air National Guard in 1989. He has 28 years of military service. Kangas works full-time as an aircraft maintenance technician for FedEx at the Grand Forks International Airport, Grand Forks, N.D.
He is a 1984 graduate of Pine River High School and holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
He and his wife, Linette, have two children: Madeline, 16, and Noel, 14. He is the son of Robert Kangas and Betty Kangas of Pine River.