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  • 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.
  • Inspection and Repair Maintenance Assistance

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Maintenance Squadron, disassemble wheel assemblies for refurbishment in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 21, 2020. The Airmen are part of team that have been tasked with the inspecting and repairing used C-130 wheel assemblies to assist with a backlog of parts needing this critical step to bring back these parts from unserviceable to serviceable. In just the first ten wheel assemblies completed, the team has saved the Air Force over $225,000.
  • What's for Lunch

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Sustainment Services Flight, set up the Single Pallet Expeditionary Kitchen (SPEK) in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 20, 2020. The SPEK is a mobile kitchen that was assembled by the 133rd Sustainment Services Flight and served more than 1,300 meals.
  • I Could Not Be More Proud of You

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, arrived at the 133rd Airlift Wing for the second time in twelve months with a unique purpose. The Minnesota National Guard had just completed its first ever full activation and Lengyel wanted to issue a personal “Thank You.” Airmen and state employees were called to State Active Duty status due to COVID-19 and civil unrest assignments.
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Supports Denton Humanitarian Assistance Program Honduras

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Members with the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing Air Transportation Function (ATF) supported a Denton Humanitarian Assistance Program movement to Danli, Honduras. The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program which transfers humanitarian supplies donated by U.S.-based Non-Government Organizations to developing nations to ease human suffering.
  • Conducting COVID-19 Testing

    The Minnesota National Guard, to include the 133rd Airlift Wing, were mobilized in support of Minnesota’s Executive Order 20-64 and performed duties which provided patrols, manned control points, and assisted firefighters in accomplishing their lifesaving mission by providing security throughout Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and its surrounding communities.