Give me strength: 934th Airlift Wing hosts its first strongman competition

Military deployments and training are two different facets of military life that can cause a heavy amount of stress on the servicemembers. One way that Airmen learn to destress is to have a good physical fitness regimen.  Six airmen with uncanny fitness routines committed themselves to the 934th Airlift Wing’s first Strongman Competition hosted in
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A Place to Call Home

Twenty-two members of the 133rd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) recently deployment for training (DFT) to Tahlequah, Okla., to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) project with Cherokee Nation.The training goals for every DFT always center around the opportunity to practice and enhance deployable skills, particularly for Airmen who cannot complete the tasks at their
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Minnesota National Guard member to receive national leadership award

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Derrien Meixell, a member of the Minnesota National Guard’s Camp Ripley-based Fox Company, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion of the 189th Aviation Regiment, was notified June 5, 2023, that he has been selected to receive the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. The award recognizes company-grade commissioned and warrant officers who
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Minnesota: ‘We are an Arctic Nation’

Blizzards, negative temperatures, and ice are hometown norms for members of the Minnesota National Guard. However, after more than two decades of desert warfare, the National Guard is mixing snow with sand. This additional emphasis on Arctic operations also highlights the necessary cooperation and readiness needed to be an active player in the Arctic Circle.
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Minnesota Army National Guard Members Attend Record-Breaking Twin Cities Pride Festival

June 23-25, 2023 (Minneapolis, Minn.) – On a mid-afternoon day, members from the Minnesota National Guard’s (MNNG) LGBTQ+ Special Emphasis Council began setting up their information booth along the dog park in the northeast corner of Loring Park’s 34-acre site. For what was expected to be the largest turnout in Twin Cities Pride’s history, the
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All for One and One for All: Minnesota National Guard brings countries together through State Partner Program

A band of nations – the State Partner Program (SPP) began 30 years ago with just 13 partners. The Department of Defense’s intent was to assist nations emerging from behind the Iron Curtain and build lasting peace with former adversaries as they reorganized their political, economic, and military systems. The National Guard knew the skills
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Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Partners with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Minnesota National Guard

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures was recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company for its efforts in supporting the military community at a proclamation event at the Grand Casino in Hinckley on June 14. “The Minnesota National Guard and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program are thankful for our partnership with Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
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Minnesota Red Bulls participate in European exercise Immediate Response 23

UDBINDA, Croatia – May 26, 2023, approximately 750 Minnesota Red Bulls participated in the multinational exercise Immediate Response 23, which ran from May 22 – June 02. Soldiers with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division were station through Croatia and North Macedonia and worked alongside several European partner nations. Croatian Col. Boris Panić, the training
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148th “Defender” graduates from Air Force Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course

148th Fighter Wing Security Forces specialist, and Patrol Officer with the Duluth Police Department, Tech. Sgt. Reid Erickson graduated from the U.S. Air Force’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course held at the Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center, Fort Bliss, Texas on May 26, 2023. The twelve-week course provides an advanced curriculum that combines
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Guard Units Improve Readiness through Helping Communities in Need

From May 13th to 24th, 27 members from the 133rd Medical Group participated in Operation Nimiipuu Health, providing free medical, dental and optometry care to the Nez Pierce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, located eight hours south in Owyhee, Nevada. “The Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) seeks to provide as much hands-on skills
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Media Advisories

Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing Selected for New Aircraft

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseSept 14, 2023 St Paul, Minn. – Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing, located at Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport was selected to receive eight, new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft aspart of the Air National Guard’s C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program. “As Governor, I’ve always fought to ensure the Minnesota National Guard has
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Camp Ripley Welcomes Public for 2023 Open House

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseSept 13, 2023 LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – This Sunday, Camp Ripley welcomes the public for their 2023 OpenHouse, which allows the public to interact with the employees, service members, and families ofthe Minnesota National Guard during this biennial event. “Camp Ripley is a staple of our State, and we could not
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133rd Airlift Wing Gains New Senior Enlisted Advisor

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 8, 2023 ST. PAUL, Minn. –U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Schumacher will assumeresponsibility as the senior enlisted advisor for the 133rd Airlift Wing from Chief Master Sgt.Mark Legvold on Saturday. “Chief Legvold served as an excellent voice of the enlisted force during an unprecedented timefor the 133rd Airlift
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Minnesota’s State Fair Military Appreciation Day; Honoring Vietnam Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Aug. 25, 2023 FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair’s 12th Military Appreciation Daytakes place Tuesday, and this year’s theme is Honoring Vietnam Veterans. “Today, we want to honor our nation’s Vietnam Veterans. There are more than 5.8 millionVietnam Veterans living in America and 97,000 living in Minnesota,” said Army Maj. Gen.Shawn
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133rd Airlift Wing’s C-130 Hercules and Airmen Depart for Deployment

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseAugust 22, 2023 ST. PAUL, Minn. – More than 125 U.S. Air Force Airmen along with C-130 Hercules from theMinnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing will deploy to the U.S. Africa Command area ofresponsibility this week. “It’s exciting to head off and perform our federal mission,” said U.S. Air Force Lt.
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