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  • "Teb Chaws Vam Meej" ("The Land of Promise")

    Minnesota has embraced its Hmong population with a variety of commemorative events open to the public and a number of restaurants serving traditional Hmong cuisine.  The Hmong community in Twin Cities cherishes its ties to family, friends and neighbors. For a few Hmong Minnesotans and military members, the passion for family can be found in their
  • "Fini-Flight"

    Minnesota Air National Guard's Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Brig. Gen. David Hamlar Jr. took his ceremonial final flight at the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minn., June 9, 2017.
  • We Are Here to Serve

    Some Airmen have found going to the Immunization Clinic to be an unnerving event. As uncomfortable as it might be, Airmen can always count on being warmly greeted at the 133rd Medical Group Immunization Clinic check-in window by U.S. Air Force Capt. Amy Nordquist. The heartfelt smile on her face helps to ease any uncertainties."It is the way she
  • Female WWII aviation pioneer, Elizabeth Strohfus, leaves lasting legacy

    Some join the military out of pride for their country, a passion to be a part of something bigger than them or even maybe just to do what they love.
  • Military service provides travel, camaraderie for Minnesota Airman

    Joining the military out of high school is often driven by different factors for a young person. Paying for college, adventure, world travel and even becoming a part of something bigger than yourself often play into the decision to raise your right hand and join.For Staff Sgt Erin Barry, an airfield systems craftsman with the 210th Engineering
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes New Commander

    The 133rd Airlift Wing Base Color Guard presents the colors during the Wing change of command ceremony in St. Paul, Minn. Apr. 16, 2016.
  • Never Too Late To Dream

    Not all girls dream of princesses and desire to be pretty in pink when they grow up. The story of dreams and aspirations of serving in the military differ for each and every one of the members of the 133rd Airlift Wing.For Master Sgt. Lynn Olkives, a first sergeant with the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron, the road to military service held
  • 133rd Airlift Wing First Female Instructor Pilot

    Many Air Force jobs are traditionally dominated by males. However, in recent decades, women who have the intelligence and mental and physical ability to meet and exceed the standards have been rising through the ranks.Dana Novinskie, a pilot at the 109th Airlift Squadron, a part of the 133rd Airlift Wing, has been flying since she was 22. This
  • Airmen Joins Forces to Create Blue Watch

    In the National Guard, it is common for some members to hold similar jobs in the civilian field.  Some military police or security forces airman have similar jobs during the week.   A career in law enforcement has been know to bring high levels of stress to those who serve.Law enforcement officers and their families face high levels of strain
  • Ready and Relevant Airmen Achievements

    The 133rd Airlift Wing held its annual Wing Awards Ceremony in the south hangar celebrating the Outstanding Airmen of the Year and the overall achievements of the wing in St. Paul, Minn. Dec, 2015.The 133rd Airlift Wing awards ceremony is typically held in the north hanger. However, due to the full renovation project taking place at that location