133rd Airlift Wing Emphasizes Combat Readiness Training

June 28, 2018 (ALPENA, Michigan)  — Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing participated in a readiness exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich. The exercise, tagged as Iron Ore, was designed test the Airmen abilities to set up operations at an unfamiliar location and receive in depth… Continue reading 133rd Airlift Wing Emphasizes Combat Readiness Training

Minnesota Nice Extends to Puerto Rico

By Tech. Sgt. Lynette Hoke 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CAMP SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico (Dec. 8, 2017) – It has been more than two months since Hurricane Maria stuck Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of disaster behind it. The island was in dire need of some extra help. More than 230 Air National Guardsmen from 29… Continue reading Minnesota Nice Extends to Puerto Rico

Minnesota Guardsmen tasked for support to Hurricane Irma relief efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn.-This past weekend the Minnesota Air National Guard sent 41 Airmen to support response efforts for Hurricane Irma. Six Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard also departed this morning to support relief efforts. “I thank Major General Nash for his leadership, and the brave Minnesota National… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsmen tasked for support to Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Military kids participate in Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp

By Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (August 7, 2017) – Summer camp as a kid and young teen is usually filled with memories of campfires, swimming in the lake and BBQs. Camp Ripley Training Center hosted the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp (MNGYC) for more than 200 military… Continue reading Military kids participate in Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp

Minnesota Air and Army National Guard represent at Duluth Airshow

Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing speak with the public about the unit's mission during the 2017 Duluth Air Show.

By Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs DULUTH, Minn. (June 4, 2017) – Representatives and aviation assets from the Minnesota Air and Army National Guard were on display at the Duluth Airshow, June 3-4, 2017. “We are so happy to be part of this event that involves so many different aspects of the… Continue reading Minnesota Air and Army National Guard represent at Duluth Airshow

Warmly welcomed, U.S. contingent arrives in Norway for NOREX 44

By Staff Sgt. Patrick Loch Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs CAMP VAERNES, Norway (Feb. 12, 2017) – Following a muster at the 133rd Airlift Wing and an eight-hour overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean, nearly 100 Soldiers and Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard finally arrived in Norway to conduct the 44th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange… Continue reading Warmly welcomed, U.S. contingent arrives in Norway for NOREX 44

Hamlar’s passion for taking care of people evident inside and out of the operating room

By Tech. Sgt. Paul Santikko Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs ST. PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2017) – On the third floor of the University of Minnesota’s main-hospital building in Minneapolis, a 94 year-old woman waits patiently in a pre-operating room with her husband close by her side. In enters “Doc” Hamlar dressed in scrubs and a white… Continue reading Hamlar’s passion for taking care of people evident inside and out of the operating room

210th Engineering Installation Squadron marks 45 Years of operational excellence and community involvement

By Tech. Sgt. Paul Santikko 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dec. 14, 2016) – There are many jobs in the Air Force that are vital to the mission but are not always visible. However, just because something isn’t visible doesn’t mean that it isn’t important. Take for instance the ability to communicate with one… Continue reading 210th Engineering Installation Squadron marks 45 Years of operational excellence and community involvement