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  • Flight of Honor Concrete Pour and Stain

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Civil Engineer Squadron pour concrete in front of the 133rd Operations Group building in St. Paul, Minn., May 5, 2023. The concrete pad is the home of the Minnesota Air National Guard’s Flight of Honor display. The Flight of Honor recognizes past and present

  • Developing Readiness Skills

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron participate in team building activities at Camp Ripley, Little Falls, Minn., May 8, 2023. Airmen traveled to Camp Ripley to increase their readiness capabilities and team cohesion.

  • Marines Refuel a C-130 Hercules

    U.S. Marines from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, familiarized themselves with refueling operations for a C-130 Hercules, which consisted of operating the vehicle, equipment, and paperwork for refueling operations while ensuring compliance with all safety regulations while handling the liquid.

  • Checking Out a C-130 Hercules

    Firefighters from the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s Fire Department attended a training session that familiarized them with the emergency procedures and various exit points of the C-130 Hercules.

  • Supporting Military Children

    Parenthood is hard. Being a parent in the military adds a new layer of challenges. April is the Month of the Military Child, created by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986. The month recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of the children as they support their military parents.

  • Building Relationship: The Key to Success

    Building relationships with organizations outside of your own can be challenging, but it is an important step in reaching a common goal. For four days, nine Production Assistance Team (PAT) members started building the foundation of a new relationship with three organizations at the 133rd Airlift

  • Denton Pallet Build Up

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Air Transportation Function strap down a pallet of humanitarian supplies in St. Paul, April 16, 2023. The supplies are part of the Denton Program, that is a Department of Defense transportation operation that moves humanitarian cargo donated by U.S. based

  • 133rd Contingency Response Team Participates in COPE NORTH

    Three members from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Contingency Response Team traveled to the West Pacific to support an exercise called COPE NORTH. COPE NORTH is an annual multinational exercise where units conduct an Air Base Opening of remote landing zones on the islands throughout the