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  • 133AW and Best Buy Corporate join together to support Operation Gratitude

    Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing and employees from Best Buy Corporate joined forces to support Operation Gratitude at the Best Buy corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Minn., Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations. Every year, Operation Gratitude
  • Empowering Girls and Influencing the Next Generation

    The Minnesota Air National Guard and the Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities partnered together to present the documentary film 'Girl Rising' at the 133rd Airlift Wing on Saturday, Nov 7 2015.The event featured a C-130 tour for any of the attendees, which included girls as young as nine. Following the tour, the documentary film 'Girl
  • Guest Speaker Visits Minnesota to Address Army and Air Guardsmen

    Russel W. Strand spoke to more than 400, full-time Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen about the prevalence of sexual assault in the military and throughout the nation - and how to foster a new culture blames the perpetrator, not the victim - during a 2-hour, engaging presentation at the 133rd Airlift Wing's dining facility on Nov. 4,
  • Airman's core value in service deemed 'outstanding'

    Tech Sgt. Katie Morsch earned the 133rd Airlift Wing Outstanding NCO of the Year here, recently selected from more than a dozen nominees.The outstanding Airman of the year program recognizes the state's top senior NCOs, NCOs, Airmen, first sergeants and honor guard managers reviewed for state and national consideration."I am extremely honored and
  • Broadcast journalist stretches service through Airmen

    Getting a glimpse into all the different jobs throughout the Air Force and showing why Airmen they are so vital to mission success what Staff Sgt. Jessica Lewellen recently said she does, when not stretching them into odd poses."I tell the Airman's story through broadcast journalism," said Lewellen. "I get to work alongside people whose paths would
  • Airmen learn mariachi to strengthen missions

    The 133rd Airlift Wing celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month here Sept. 20 to increase their cultural awareness."I got to eat different Hispanic foods and listen to Mexican music," said Master Sgt. Theresa Mensinger, equal opportunity specialist. "It wasn't so much a lunch as it was an amazing cultural experience."The Familia Torres-Pena band played
  • 2015 133rd Airlift Wing Family Day

    Around 1,800 people gathered Sept 19 for a 5K run, games, rides and freebees put on by the 133rd Airlift Wing Chiefs Council.The commander and other senior leadership opened the gate to invite Airmen's families for a day of festivities."Having a day like this is important for morale of not only the Airmen but their families," said Col. Loren
  • Last 133rd Airlift Wing Vietnam-Era Veteran Retires

    A retirement ceremony was held for Master Sgt. Michael Stephen Phillips of the 210th Engineer Squadron on Aug. 23, 2015 at the 133rd DFAC, commemorating a 35-year commitment to service that spanned over four decades, making him the last Vietnam-era veteran actively serving with the 133rd Airlift Wing.An 18 year-old Phillips first joined the
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Participates in Vigilant Guard 2015

    The National Guard is a unique branch of service because of the strength of its members.  Often these 'citizen soldiers and airmen' are already civilian emergency management services personnel, firefighters and policemen.  They raise their right hand and commit even more time and weekends away from family and friends to serve and protect the people
  • Guard Aeromedical Teams Strengthen Skills During Vigilant Guard

    During natural disasters or other state emergencies, saving time saves lives. If civilian capabilities are overwhelmed, National Guard and other military resources can be called upon to move critical patients from remote scenes to distant medical facilities quickly. The capabilities of the Minnesota National Guard's 109th Aeromedical Squadron were