Welcome to the official public website of the 133rd Airlift Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs and the Minnesota Air National Guard. The 133rd Airlift Wing is a Minnesota Air National Guard flying wing headquartered at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Utilizing the C-130 H3 Hercules, the wing provides the U.S. Air Force with tactical airlift capability to transport troops, cargo and medical patients across the globe in addition to providing the citizens of Minnesota with domestic operations and disaster response support.
Mission-focused team powered by innovative, inclusion and resilient airmen dedicated to core values
Develop Exceptional Leaders at all Levels — Cultivate a robust leadership and professional development program along with broadening opportunities for all 133rd Airlift Wing members enabling performance-optimized teams that are dedicated to Core Values.
Optimize our Capabilities — Establish a collaborative environment through sustainability efforts and resource efficiencies to improve global mobility, cyber, and support capabilities.
Build Partnerships for the Future — Enhance existing partnerships including Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, C-130 Flight Simulator, STARBASE, State Partnership Programs, and build new partnerships that support and strengthen the 133rd Airlift Wing.
Empower Every Airman to Excel at their J-O-B — Develop highly competent Airmen who excel at their jobs through innovation, inclusion, and resiliency.
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.