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  • 2015 133rd Airlift Wing Family Day

    Around 1,800 people gathered Sept 19 for a 5K run, games, rides and freebees put on by the 133rd Airlift Wing Chiefs Council.The commander and other senior leadership opened the gate to invite Airmen's families for a day of festivities."Having a day like this is important for morale of not only the Airmen but their families," said Col. Loren
  • Last 133rd Airlift Wing Vietnam-Era Veteran Retires

    A retirement ceremony was held for Master Sgt. Michael Stephen Phillips of the 210th Engineer Squadron on Aug. 23, 2015 at the 133rd DFAC, commemorating a 35-year commitment to service that spanned over four decades, making him the last Vietnam-era veteran actively serving with the 133rd Airlift Wing.An 18 year-old Phillips first joined the
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Participates in Vigilant Guard 2015

    The National Guard is a unique branch of service because of the strength of its members.  Often these 'citizen soldiers and airmen' are already civilian emergency management services personnel, firefighters and policemen.  They raise their right hand and commit even more time and weekends away from family and friends to serve and protect the people
  • Guard Aeromedical Teams Strengthen Skills During Vigilant Guard

    During natural disasters or other state emergencies, saving time saves lives. If civilian capabilities are overwhelmed, National Guard and other military resources can be called upon to move critical patients from remote scenes to distant medical facilities quickly. The capabilities of the Minnesota National Guard's 109th Aeromedical Squadron were
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Participates in Open Streets

    Many airmen at the 133rd Airlift Wing are volunteers and active in many communities throughout the state and the Twin Cities.  Recently, Airmen here participated in Open Streets Minneapolis, an event that promotes bringing the people of a local area together to meet each other.On Aug. 23 a few main streets in downtown Minneapolis closed for a few
  • Weather Flight

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Allen Thill, right, assists Senior Airman Timothy Wigton with finding information in an Air Force Instruction manual in Little Falls, Minn., June 12, 2014. Wigton is in the last phase of his upgrade skill training during which he was evaluated on his knowledge of weather. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M.
  • Outstanding First Sergeant

    Service Before Self, Excellence In All We Do, and Integrity First. These are the Core Values every airman strives to live by. Every year the 133rd Airlift Wing nominates a few of its best to represent these values as the unit's Outstanding Airmen of the Year. This nationwide competition, units from every state choose excellent airmen who have
  • Holidays for Heroes and a Surprise Proposal

    The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn recently became a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company, which proclaims the company's dedication to past and present service members and their families. To celebrate this, they held the first annual Holiday for Heroes event at the mall the morning of Dec. 14. The event shut down the park for a few hours on
  • Minnesota National Guard encourages female career growth and development through symposium

    Minnesota National Guard leadership emphasizes diversity at every level to ensure that the mission is met with the best-qualified and most capable people, regardless of gender.More than 300 MNNG members gathered for the first Joint Female Professional Development Training Symposium at Metropolitan State University, a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • Year of Recognition

    On an unusually warm December day, airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing gathered for the annual award ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 13, 2014.During the ceremony, some distinguished visitors gave a holiday message to the onlookers. This year, Mr. John Bessler, husband to Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to the crowd. "You have a long history as members of