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  • Strong Bonds for Couples

    Strong Bonds is a weekend retreat for military couples to reconnect and focus on their marriage. Recently, for the members of the 133rd Airlift Wing, the two night getaway was held at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, Minn. The workshop addresses issues like problem solving, communication styles, friendship in a marriage and relaxation styles.The
  • Chief Hotaling Visits 133AW

    Many distinguished visitors pass through the hallways of the 133rd Airlift Wing and a recent visitor proved to be no exception. Chief Master Sergeant James W. Hotaling is the eleventh Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air National Guard. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the Air National Guard.During the April Unit Training
  • Above and Beyond

    Master Sgt. Crystal Galloway, 133rd Maintenance Operations Flight, was selected to represent the 133rd Airlift Wing at the state level as the Outstanding Airman of the Year in the category of Senior Non-commissioned Officer in St. Paul, Minn., Apr. 13, 2014.   Each year, squadrons from 133rd Airlift Wing submit an Outstanding Airman of the Year
  • The Gophers and the Flying Vikings conduct eight-ship interfly

    133rd Airlift Wing "Gophers" participated in an eight-ship C-130 Hercules interfly training mission with the 934th Airlift Wing "Flying Vikings" in St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 14, 2014. An interfly mission happens when two or more Wings or different types of aircraft fly together.   "It is not often that we have this many aircraft available for
  • 133rd AW Airmen of the Year honored by the Air Force Association

    The 2014 Outstanding Airmen of the Year from the 133rd Airlift Wing were honored at the annual Air Force Association (AFA) Awards Dinner in St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 15, 2014.   In addition to honoring our Airmen, there were also members from the Civil Air Patrol of Minnesota, Johnson High School JROTC, North High School JROTC, Woodbury High
  • Building Stronger Airmen

    Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing's Communication Flight, Maintenance Group and Public Affairs office came together for some additional camaraderie and physical training during their busy drill weekend, here in the north hangar, Feb. 23, 2014. Named the "Burden Run," it consisted of 21 laps around the base hangar where every third lap, Airmen
  • Developing Cultural Competencies

    The 133rd Airlift Wing's Human Resource Advisor and Wing Culture Council, held a special brown bag lunch and guest speaker in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 23, 2014. More than 20 Airmen from the Wing took time out of their day to listen to Andre Koen, a diversity trainer in Minnesota, who presented an informative and interactive program on developing
  • Picking up the Pieces

    Four Airmen from the 133rd Logistic Readiness Squadron, Small Air Terminal Section, were assigned to recover training pallets released from the Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 Hercules in Yuma, Ariz., Feb., 25, 2014. The Small Air Terminal Section was one of a handful of units assigned along with the 133rd Airlift Wing who made use of the warmer
  • 133rd Airlift Wing’s “Snow Birds” Fly South for a Training Exercise

    Airmen from the 109th Airlift Squadron and 133rd Airlift Wing make use of warmer temperatures to accomplish six-months of airdrops and other annual training requirements in a six-day time period in Yuma, Ariz., during Mar., 1, 2014.   The training provided a wide range of unique challenges that can't be reproduced in Minnesota. For the flight
  • For the Win

    Tech. Sgt. Amy Lovgren, 133rd Air Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took first place in the 2013 Air National Guard Media Contest under the Illustrative Photography category. The Air Force portion of the 2013 National Guard Bureau Media Contest included more than 400 contest entries in 30 categories. The contest recognizes Army National Guard