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U.S. Air Force airmen from the 133rd and 148th Medical Group, Minnesota Air National Guard, partner with reservists from around the country to provide medical care services during Innovative Readiness Training at Cass Lake-Bena High School in Cass Lake, Minn., July 13, 2017. The IRT at Cass Lake is a multi-service medical mission that provides military members with “hands-on” training opportunities, while at the same time providing medical care services to the local community.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens/Released) Service Before Self
U.S. Air Force airmen from the 133rd Medical Group, St. Paul, Minn., partnered with members from the 148th Medical Group, Duluth, Minn. and Reservists from around the United States to execute a two-week medical Innovative Readiness Training.
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2017
(from left to right) Col James Wentzlaff, Mission Support Group Commander, Lt. Col. Mike Piontek, 133rd Civil Engineer Commander, Bill Grant, Deputy Commissioner of Energy and Telecommunications for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Brig. Gen. Sandy Best, Chief of Staff with the Minnesota Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters and Capt Fernando Nacionales, Deputy Base Civil Engineer and Energy Manager of the 133rd Civil Engineering Squadron pose for a picture after the official announcement of the finalist for the Clean Energy Community Award.  The announcement was made at the Sustainability Stage at the Minnesota State Fair in Minneapolis on Sunday, Aug 28, 2016.  133rd Airlift Wing named Clean Energy Community Award Finalist
The 2016 Minnesota State Fair or the 'Great Minnesota Get-Together' was an excellent venue to recognize the work by Minnesota cities, communities and organizations to further clean energy goals.  The 133rd Airlift Wing was part of this special recognition as the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced of the eight finalist for this year's Clean
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2016
TSgt Yang "Teb Chaws Vam Meej" ("The Land of Promise")
Minnesota has embraced its Hmong population with a variety of commemorative events open to the public and a number of restaurants serving traditional Hmong cuisine.  The Hmong community in Twin Cities cherishes its ties to family, friends and neighbors. For a few Hmong Minnesotans and military members, the passion for family can be found in their
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2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Amy Nordquist, center, is held up by Andy Nordquist, right, and Chris Sluis, left, while performing a maneuver called “Trios” at the National competition with the Twin Cities River Rats Show Team in Loves Park, IL. Every year, Nordquist organizes a military appreciation night, which proceeds go to the Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund.(Photo Courtesy of U.S. Air Force Capt. Amy Nordquist) We Are Here to Serve
Some Airmen have found going to the Immunization Clinic to be an unnerving event. As uncomfortable as it might be, Airmen can always count on being warmly greeted at the 133rd Medical Group Immunization Clinic check-in window by U.S. Air Force Capt. Amy Nordquist. The heartfelt smile on her face helps to ease any uncertainties."It is the way she
0 6/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Female WWII aviation pioneer, Elizabeth Strohfus, leaves lasting legacy
Some join the military out of pride for their country, a passion to be a part of something bigger than them or even maybe just to do what they love.For Faribault native Elizabeth "Betty Wall" Strohfus it was a combination of all three and she was a force to be reckoned with. As one of the first Women Air Force Service Pilots, she was a part of a
0 6/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Military service provides travel, camaraderie for Minnesota Airman
Joining the military out of high school is often driven by different factors for a young person. Paying for college, adventure, world travel and even becoming a part of something bigger than yourself often play into the decision to raise your right hand and join.For Staff Sgt Erin Barry, an airfield systems craftsman with the 210th Engineering
0 6/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo 133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes New Commander
During a change of command ceremony, April 16, 2016, at the 133rd Airlift Wing's South Hangar, Col. Daniel E. Gabrielli took charge of the 133rd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. James T. Johnson. The military tradition of passing the unit guidon from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander was carried out with prestige by the
0 6/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Never Too Late To Dream
Not all girls dream of princesses and desire to be pretty in pink when they grow up. The story of dreams and aspirations of serving in the military differ for each and every one of the members of the 133rd Airlift Wing.For Master Sgt. Lynn Olkives, a first sergeant with the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron, the road to military service held
0 3/28
2016
Dana Novinskie, a pilot at the 109th Airlift Squadron, a part of the 133rd Airlift Wing, has been flying since she was 22. This year, she became the first female instructor pilot the wing has ever had. (Photo Courtesy of Maj. Dana Novinskie) 133rd Airlift Wing First Female Instructor Pilot
Many Air Force jobs are traditionally dominated by males. However, in recent decades, women who have the intelligence and mental and physical ability to meet and exceed the standards have been rising through the ranks.Dana Novinskie, a pilot at the 109th Airlift Squadron, a part of the 133rd Airlift Wing, has been flying since she was 22. This
0 3/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Airmen Joins Forces to Create Blue Watch
In the National Guard, it is common for some members to hold similar jobs in the civilian field.  Some military police or security forces airman have similar jobs during the week.   A career in law enforcement has been know to bring high levels of stress to those who serve.Law enforcement officers and their families face high levels of strain
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2016
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