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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.”