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  • Water Survival Training

    The 109th Airlift Squadron conducted its annual water survival training at Foss Swim School in Eden Prairie, Minn., Jan 24, 2014.   The water survival training encompassed equipment familiarization and processes in the event of an emergency over-water ditching scenario from an aircraft. The training included survival raft and kit usage,
  • The 133rd Airlift Wing welcomes new Airmen to the family

    Twenty five new recruits from the 133rd Airlift Wing took the oath of enlistment before the Minnesota Vikings verses the Chicago Bears game at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Dec. 1, 2013. Col. James Johnson, 133rd Airlift Wing Commander, started the pre game show by administering the oath of enlistment."I have a lot of military in
  • Air National Guard Mobile Emergency Operations Center (ANG-MEOC)

    Over 60 personnel, both civilian and military, attended an Air National Guard Mobile Emergency Operations Center, (ANG MEOC) Open House, hosted by the 133rd Airlift Wing's Civil Engineering Squadron's Emergency Management Office, Nov. 26,2013, here.The goal of the event was to increase the knowledge of the Joint military and local community on the
  • 133rd Airlift Wing celebrates outstanding achievements during annual awards ceremony

    The 133rd Airlift Wing held its annual Wing Awards Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the Wing throughout the year and to recognize outstanding Airmen in the north hangar Dec. 14. Brig. Gen. Robert Cayton, Commander of the Minnesota Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Greg Haase, former 133rd Airlift Wing commander, and other distinguished
  • Teatime with SMSgt Dad

    Helping Airmen, preparing for inspections and endless mandatory training are just some of the responsibilities that can take up a lot of time for any senior enlisted member within the Minnesota Air National Guard. All of this requires time and attention, but can also equal a lot of time away from family for one senior master sergeant at the 133rd
  • A Heritage of Service: The 133rd Airlift Wing Fire Department Closes its Doors

    On a Minnesota fall afternoon amid a backdrop of memorial plaques and helmets honoring their members, firefighters past and present were able to reflect not only on their heritage of service, but on the human aspect of the cuts the military has faced in 2013. The disbanding of the 133rd Airlift Wing Fire Department has made a significant impact on
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Conducts Statewide Joint Disaster Exercise

    The 133rd Airlift Wing conducted a statewide interagency domestic operations response exercise in cooperation with supporting civilian agencies Sept. 16-22. The main scenario of Exercise Boreas Reach revolved around a terrorist attack in Duluth, Minn. that would necessitate evacuating injured and hospitalized civilians to the Twin Cities and all
  • Military children start off the school year on the right foot

    For the last six years, Operation Homefront's Back-to-School-Brigade has worked to collect donated school supplies that alleviate some of the financial stress of military members preparing to send their kids back to school. Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing traveled to more than ten Dollar Tree stores in the Twin Cities area to gather donated
  • Timeless Dedication

    The members of the 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron experienced something unique during their August drill. The founding members of this squadron, which started over fifty years ago, met where it all started ... the Air National Guard Base in St. Paul, Minn. During the founder's reunion, the current members of the 109th AES met with some of
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes New Base Commander

    Airmen of the 133rd Airlift Wing, along with many distinguished guests, assembled in the north hangar, as Brig. Gen. Greg Haase, 133rd wing commander, handed over his authority to Col. James Johnson, former commander of the 133rd Operations Group, Aug. 18, 2013, at the Air National Guard base here.This change of command ceremony was unique one in