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  • 133 AW Security Augmentee Program

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing learn the proper way to use an a collapsible baton in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 24, 2021. The Airmen are taking part in the annual security augmentee training program, which equips base personnel with the fundamentals skills required to assist Security Forces if called upon.
  • Homecoming

    Nearly 750 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen returned home after supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration. More than 200 Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing and 148th Fighter Wing and more than 500 Soldiers from the 682nd Engineer Battalion and B Troop, 1st Squadron 94th Cavalry responded to a short-notice request for support. Upon their return, Airmen and soldiers were tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure.
  • Load Up and Move Out

    A C-130 Hercules from the 133rd Airlift Wing taxies the runway in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 18, 2021. The C-130 Hercules is preparing to depart the Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport to pick-up Airmen and Soldiers from across the Minnesota National Guard to Washington D.C. in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
  • Celebrating 100 Years of 133rd AW Aviation

    On Jan. 17, 2021, the 133rd Airlift Wing celebrated their 100th anniversary. A century ago, they became the first federally recognized Air National Guard unit in the nation. The origins of the 133rd Airlift Wing are traced back to the founding unit, the 109th Observation Squadron, known as the 109th Airlift Squadron today.
  • 133rd AW Airmen Receive the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 8, 2021.
  • 2020 Wing Awards Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133 Airlift Wing are recognized for their achievements at the annual Wing Awards Ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 12, 2020.
  • Receiving the Purple Heart Maj. Allen Thill

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Allen Thill receives the Purple Heart award after sustaining injuries during his most recent deployment to Iraq in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 12, 2020.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    In 2017, Madison Chadderdon didn't know what to strive for. At the weight of 252 pounds, she lacked goals, confidence, and jumped from job to job. She had considered joining the military since she was a child, but the challenge of losing weight made her question if it would be possible. Little did she know, it would become the driving force in her weight loss journey.
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Kicks Off Centennial Year

    On Sept. 26, the 133rd Airlift Wing hosted an anniversary celebration to commemorate the historic flight conducted by U.S. Army Gen. Walter Rhinow, Lt. Col. William C. Garis, and Capt. Ray S. Miller. The ceremony was held at Curtiss Field in Falcon Heights, Minnesota where on Sept. 26, 1920 the men departed for Washington D.C.
  • Airmen Train with Minnesota State Troopers

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing participate in civil disturbance control training strengthening partnerships between local law enforcement and the Minnesota Air National Guard in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 19, 2020.