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  • 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
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Celebrates the Importance of Family

    Airmen and their families gathered together to join in on the excitement as the 133rd Airlift Wing held its Annual Family Day event, Aug. 18, 2013.The event recognizes families' sacrifices and their importance to the wing. The festivities started with a Family Day 5K run.The event was officially kicked off in the north hanger by Brig. Gen. Robert
  • Combat Survival Training sets up Airmen for Success

    More than 45 Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 109th Airlift Squadron took part in combat and water survival training at the Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS), here June 16-19, 2013.This year's three day training consisted of classroom instruction, but a large amount of it was hands-on intense
  • An Airman from the 133rd Airlift Wing helps rescue a young girl in his civilian job

    Senior Master Sgt. Mike Tracy, a load master with the 109th Airlift Squadron here, helped rescue a young girl from a burning building while on duty as a Minneapolis firefighter, May 10, 2013.Tracy and his Captain Mike Hess from Station Four rushed into the burning duplex to locate a missing 6-year-old girl. His Captain found the unconscious girl
  • "Cultivating Culture," this year's 133rd Airlift Wing's Military Ball

    More than 450 military members, retirees, and their guests gathered at the Crowne Plaza to join in this year's festivities at 133rd Airlift Wing's Military Ball, April 20, 2013.The theme of the evening, "Cultivating Culture," marked the Wing's accomplishments and saluted those who are serving, gave thanks to those who have served, as well as paid a
  • The 133rd’s Outstanding Airman of the Year are recognized at the Air Force Association’s Annual Awards Dinner

    04/05/2013- ST.PAUL, Minn.- More than 150 Airmen, students, family members, and friends gathered at the Town and Country Club to honor the award recipients at this year's Air Force Association's Awards Dinner.The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association that is dedicated to
  • Chief Master Sgt. Ricci's Last Flight

    Over 30 Airmen gathered outside of the Composite Ops./Aeromed building here, to watch as Chief Master Sgt. Jim Ricci, the loadmaster supervisor for the 109th Airlift Squadron took his last flight before retirement, Mar. 16, 2013.The Airmen cheered and clapped as Ricci disembarked from the C-130 Hercules and was hosed down with water. This hose down
  • Medical Group and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron both change commanders

    Members of the 133rd Airlift Wing and other distinguished guests gathered at the Air Guard base in St. Paul today as a change of command took place for both the 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 133rd Medical Group.Lt. Col. Penny Hodges-Goetz, outgoing commander of the 109th AES, earned the honor of becoming the first nurse to take command
  • "Home for the Holidays": 133rd Airlift Wing recognizes outstanding achievements

    The 133rd Airlift Wing held its annual Wing awards ceremony in 2012 in the north hanger Dec. 8, celebrating the accomplishments, deployments and great work the Wing has done. The event featured distinguished guests such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Mark Dayton, and the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, Maj. Gen. Rick Nash.The
  • Wing selects outstanding airmen of the year

    The 133rd Airlift Wing recently selected its Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012. The Airmen were nominated by their superiors and selected after leadership reviewed their accomplishments.Chief Master Sgt. Paul Kessler, the command chief of the 133AW, said that this year's class all shared some common attributes. They are engaged, educated,