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  • Holidays for Heroes and a First Sergeant's Surprise

    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
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Receives Resilience Training through First Hand Experience

    Members of the 133rd Airlift Wing received a gripping presentation on the topic of resiliency during November drill from a man who is akin to dealing with personal hardships in one's life. Mr. Dave Roever, a Navy Vietnam Veteran, suffered severe injuries that left him unrecognizable after a phosphorous grenade exploded near his face. Roever's
  • Minn. Guardsmen Return Home from Deployment

    Nearly one hundred airmen from the Minnesota National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing returned to Minnesota following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia, Nov 6th, 2014."Our Airmen are coming home after a great deployment. Their diligence and constant strive for excellence showed in their efforts and accomplishments while deployed. Their high
  • 133rd Medical Group Trains with Children's Hospital

    The 133rd Airlift Wing hosted an event that brought in specialists from Children's Hospital of St. Paul, Minn. to train members of the Wing's Medical Squadron during Saturday and Sunday of September drill.Children's Hospital utilizes their Mobile training center that is brought on site to educate on the topic of best practices when dealing with
  • Life Saving, Troop Leading, First Sergeant

    By definition, a hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Most people have a hero they follow, whether it is an Olympic athlete or a rockstar. Most can quickly rattle off someone they admire or aspire to be.However, most people wouldn't name the person sitting next to them during their
  • Airmen, Family and Friends Bond at Family Day

    St. Paul, Minnesota- U.S. Air Force Airmen and their families take part in the 133rd Airlift Wing's Family Day activities in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 16, 2014. Family Day is an annual event that recognizes the families and thanks them for their support to the Airmen.For some of Airmen and their families, their morning began with the Family Day 5K.
  • Minnesota National Guard promotes its first African American General

    For the family of Brig. Gen. David Hamlar Jr., promotion ceremonies have been a normal event throughout his career. However, his most recent ceremony is different because of the special significance pinning the star on his shoulder means to the Minnesota National Guard. Hamlar was promoted to Brigadier General, Monday, August 18, at the Minnesota
  • Veteran Stand Down

    The Annual Veteran Stand Down took place August 5th and 6th. The Boy Scout Base Camp on Ft. Snelling, Minn. was transformed into a make-shift medical clinic for any veteran to receive basic health care screenings. More than a thousand veterans attended the event, with nearly 150 more attendees coming to the stand-down than last year. Between this
  • Multi-Agency Active Shooter Training at 133rd Airlift Wing

    Situations involving active shooters are unfortunately occurring at a greater frequency nationwide. Recent cases of active shooter incidents at military facilities, such as Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, reiterate the importance of cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and military personnel. Minnesota is not immune to this
  • A School in Need

    Most elementary students around the U.S. have the opportunity of attending schools that can offer them desks to sit in and a foundation that can house them. One elementary school in Croatia needed a little help and Airmen from the Minnesota and Montana Air National Guard, along with the Croatian Army, were able to offer their services. U.S. Air