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  • Developing Readiness Skills

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron participate in team building activities at Camp Ripley, Little Falls, Minn., May 8, 2023. Airmen traveled to Camp Ripley to increase their readiness capabilities and team cohesion.

  • Checking Out a C-130 Hercules

    Firefighters from the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s Fire Department attended a training session that familiarized them with the emergency procedures and various exit points of the C-130 Hercules.

  • Supporting Military Children

    Parenthood is hard. Being a parent in the military adds a new layer of challenges. April is the Month of the Military Child, created by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986. The month recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of the children as they support their military parents.

  • Building Relationship: The Key to Success

    Building relationships with organizations outside of your own can be challenging, but it is an important step in reaching a common goal. For four days, nine Production Assistance Team (PAT) members started building the foundation of a new relationship with three organizations at the 133rd Airlift

  • Denton Pallet Build Up

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Air Transportation Function strap down a pallet of humanitarian supplies in St. Paul, April 16, 2023. The supplies are part of the Denton Program, that is a Department of Defense transportation operation that moves humanitarian cargo donated by U.S. based

  • 133rd Contingency Response Team Participates in COPE NORTH

    Three members from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Contingency Response Team traveled to the West Pacific to support an exercise called COPE NORTH. COPE NORTH is an annual multinational exercise where units conduct an Air Base Opening of remote landing zones on the islands throughout the

  • Transporting Propeller Hub and Blade Assemblies

    Last year, during an engine run check, maintenance personnel discovered a leak on one of their C-130H Hercules propellers. After further inspection, more cracks were found, and the U.S. Air Force issued a time compliance technical order (TCTO) which grounded the C-130H fleet utilizing four-bladed

  • Proud to Serve: Celebrating Women’s History Month

    Women's History Month is a moment of reflection on women's achievements in our society. One such woman from the 133rd Medical Group works in two separate career fields with the reward of helping people. U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Sarah Brown-Jager is the Senior Enlisted Leader for the

  • Surviving the Canadian Arctic

    It’s negative 57.1 degrees Fahrenheit as the Canadian Air Operations Survival class prepares to head to the field for a five-day, four-night exercise. Two members of the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Contingency Response Team (CRT) flew to Resolute Bay, Canada, to train with the Canadian