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  • Public Website Migration

    The public website for the 133rd Airlift Wing will be migrating to a new platform. During this time, some pages or links might be unavailable. If you require resources from the Airman Wellness Center, the point of contacts are list below. Krista Sheridan, SARC: 855.713.7272 (SARC) MNNG SAPR 24/7 HelpLine: 888.282.4858 Mary Mattson, DPH: 612.713.2099 Chaplain: 612.481.8597 DoD Safe Helpline: 877.995.5247
  • Security Forces Airmen Complete Taser Training

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Security Forces Squadron complete their annual Taser qualification training in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 07, 2022.
  • It Takes a Village

    Earlier this year, the Secretary of Defense approved the Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the U.S. for Afghan personnel. The mission known as Operation Allies Welcome is an extension of Operation Allies Refuge, the evacuation from Afghanistan of more than 180,000 U.S. citizens and Afghan allies, many by Air National Guard airlift crews.
  • Air National Guard, Active Air Force train in arctic weather

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Nearly 30 Airmen assigned to the 123rd Contingency Response Group (CRG) returned to Camp Ripley for a second round of cold weather training December 13-17.
  • 2021 Wing Awards Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, along with friends and family attend the 2021 Wing Awards Ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 11, 2021. The annual Wing Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of the men and women of the 133rd Airlift Wing who have set themselves apart from their peers during the past year.
  • For the Last Time

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Katie Lunning was halfway through her first deployment as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse when evacuation operations out of Afghanistan began.
  • Inaugural Class - Minnesota Air National Guard Flight of Honor

    Seven Minnesota Air National Guard members were inducted into the Flight of Honor on Oct. 17, 2021. The Flight of Honor recognizes past and present Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, 148th Fighter Wing, and Joint Force Headquarters who have distinguished themselves with notable professional achievement and service or heroism.
  • Flyover for the Wing

    A C-130 Hercules from the 133rd Airlift Wing conducts a flyover at the Minnesota Vikings home opener game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sept. 26, 2021. The flyover commemorates the historic flight taken by U.S. Army Gen. Walter Rhinow, Lt. Col. William C. Garis, and Capt. Ray S. Miller on Sept. 26, 1920. The three men flow from Curtiss Field in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, to Washington D.C. The success of the trip ultimately led to the establishment of the 109th Observation Squadron, the first federally recognized Air National Guard unit in the nation. The 109th Airlift Squadron, the descendent unit of the 109th Observation Squadron, still exists today at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • 133rd Contingency Response Flight Conducts Contingency Response Exercise

    The saying “train like you fight” is something the Airmen from the 133rd Contingency Response Flight (CRF) live by. Within 36 hours of notification of a simulated hurricane, they were on the ground in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, conducting airbase operations in support of a larger natural disaster response mission.
  • Setting Up Operations

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 146th Contingency Response Flight, California Air National Guard, 133rd Contingency Response Flight, Minnesota Air National Guard, and the 136th Contingency Response Flight, Texas Air National Guard, set up airbase operations in St. Croix, Virgin Island, Aug. 17, 2021. The Airmen are taking part in a Contingency Response training exercise which focuses on the capabilities of responding to natural disasters and setting up airbase operations.