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  • Final Flood Fight Support from 133rd AW

    As floodwaters in northwestern Minnesota recede, so has the support required from the Minnesota National Guard in the spring of 2009. The 133rd Airlift Wing eventually called up about twenty Airmen from a variety of specialties. The Fargo-Moorhead area has seen its share of flooding in the past; many of its residents know the routine of sandbagging
  • Airmen Hold Giant Flag at Center Field for Twins' Home Opener

    Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minnesota joined over two dozen other members of the Minnesota National Guard on April 6, 2009 to hold a giant flag on the field of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for the home opener of the Minnesota Twins. The honors have become a tradition with Guardsmen participating in the event many times in
  • 133 AW Airmen join flood fight

    Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing joined the flood fight over the past few days along with hundreds of other Minnesota National Guard members, assisting communities along the Red River of the North in the northwest corner of the state. Bringing specialties such as wireless data and voice communications, imagery documentation, generator power, and
  • 210th EIS Builds in Germany

    Nearly 30 Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard's 210th Engineering Installation Squadron (EIS) volunteered to install critical communications cables January through March 2009, saving the Air Force over $200,000. The installation project involved running wiring through conduit burying it in trenches, climbing down into man holes to add
  • 109th Airlift Squadron Change of Command

    The 109th Airlift Squadron welcomed Lt. Col. Brian P. Wyneken as the new commander in a ceremony today in the Operations Building of the Minnesota Air National Guard base in St. Paul. The 109th AS is home to over one hundred men and women who fly the 133rd Airlift Wing's eight C-130 H3 "Hercules" cargo aircraft. This change of command passes the
  • C-130s and Airmen Return from Afghanistan

    The Minnesota Air National Guard saw the last of its C-130 "Hercules" aircraft touch down at the Minneapolis, St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, marking the end of a six-month deployment cycle to Afghanistan.The aircraft today had 29 Airmen aboard and another C-130 last week brought 23 aircrew members and maintenance
  • Rock Solid Warrior

    386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron Airman, Staff Sgt. Doug Swigart has been selected as the Rock Solid Warrior for the month of December 2008 at an air base in Southwest Asia. According to Master Sgt. James Beltz, 386th ECES, Staff Sgt. Swigart has left his mark on the base by being the "go-to guy" in the utilities section of the 386th
  • 133rd AW Recognition Ceremony

    The 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition ceremony was held Dec. 13 in the North Hangar at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. In addition to recognizing this year's Outstanding Airmen of the Year, the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Team was recognized by the Air National Guard as the Best Fuels Flight of the Year for 2007 with the receipt of
  • Afghanistan combat missions change daily

    From aircraft mechanics to the flight crew, everyday is a little different for deployed Minnesota Airmen stationed at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. Command pilot, Maj. Jeffrey Wong, 109th Airlift Squadron, and his crew departed for their first combat air-land mission in country Monday, Dec. 1. The first stop was a military base in Herat where they
  • Teamwork gets 133AW crew overseas

    As the deploying 133rd Airlift Wing crew waited for a replacement valve on Wednesday, they greeted a Minnesota aircraft carrying the replacement valve and unit members coming home from Afghanistan. The deploying crew left Monday and when they landed at its first destination a gauge indicated a warning on an anti-icing valve. Mechanics confirmed a