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  • For the Last Time

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Katie Lunning was halfway through her first deployment as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse when evacuation operations out of Afghanistan began.
  • Inaugural Class - Minnesota Air National Guard Flight of Honor

    Seven Minnesota Air National Guard members were inducted into the Flight of Honor on Oct. 17, 2021. The Flight of Honor recognizes past and present Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, 148th Fighter Wing, and Joint Force Headquarters who have distinguished themselves with notable professional achievement and service or heroism.
  • Flyover for the Wing

    A C-130 Hercules from the 133rd Airlift Wing conducts a flyover at the Minnesota Vikings home opener game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sept. 26, 2021. The flyover commemorates the historic flight taken by U.S. Army Gen. Walter Rhinow, Lt. Col. William C. Garis, and Capt. Ray S. Miller on Sept. 26, 1920. The three men flow from Curtiss Field in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, to Washington D.C. The success of the trip ultimately led to the establishment of the 109th Observation Squadron, the first federally recognized Air National Guard unit in the nation. The 109th Airlift Squadron, the descendent unit of the 109th Observation Squadron, still exists today at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • 133rd Contingency Response Flight Conducts Contingency Response Exercise

    The saying “train like you fight” is something the Airmen from the 133rd Contingency Response Flight (CRF) live by. Within 36 hours of notification of a simulated hurricane, they were on the ground in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, conducting airbase operations in support of a larger natural disaster response mission.
  • Setting Up Operations

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 146th Contingency Response Flight, California Air National Guard, 133rd Contingency Response Flight, Minnesota Air National Guard, and the 136th Contingency Response Flight, Texas Air National Guard, set up airbase operations in St. Croix, Virgin Island, Aug. 17, 2021. The Airmen are taking part in a Contingency Response training exercise which focuses on the capabilities of responding to natural disasters and setting up airbase operations.
  • Meet in the Middle

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Maintenance Group understand the importance of aviation safety. Each workday, the maintainers ensure that every component on the aircraft is able to perform at its highest level. When a safety time compliance technical order (STCTO) is delivered, the maintainers go to work, even if it’s not the 133rd Airlift Wing’s plane.
  • Welcome to the Wing, Director of the Air National Guard

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, Air National Guard director arrived at the 133rd Airlift Wing, July 16. Loh met and thanked Airmen for their contributions to multiple domestic operations over the past year.
  • 133rd Welcomes the Governor and Lt. Gen. Loh

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, Director of the Air National Guard, and other senior leaders from the 133rd Airlift Wing and the Minnesota National Guard greet Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz in St. Paul, Minn., July 16, 2021.
  • Airmen First

    As the verdict in the former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin trial was announced, U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing were staged and ready to secure the Minneapolis Convention Center.
  • Soldiers and Airmen Participate in Civil Disturbance Control Training

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing and U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers participate in civil disturbance control training strengthening partnerships between local law enforcement and the Minnesota National Guard in St. Paul, Minn., April 20, 2021.