• National Guard helps with massive Afghanistan evacuation

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from around the United States are playing a key role in the historic evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan.The Air National Guard is contributing to Operation Allies Refuge with 11 C-17 aircraft and 19 crews providing safe

  • 133rd Contingency Response Flight trains with peers

    ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – 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 conducting airbase operations to support a larger natural

  • National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command

    STUTTGART, Germany – From Poland to Kosovo, Lithuania to Ukraine, Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. National Guard operate alongside allies and partners throughout Europe. They train in all domains, whether firing a rifle, driving a tank, flying a plane or protecting critical infrastructure from

  • A first of its kind, Adriatic Thunder

    ZAGREB, Croatia – Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota and Iowa National Guard conducted the Midwest Croatia Kosovo Exercise Adriatic Thunder with the Kosovo Security Forces and Croatian Armed Forces in Zagreb June 5-19.“We’re partnering, showing our ability to work with one another, work across

  • 148th Fighter Wing Airmen feed the troops during Presidential Inauguration

    DULUTH, Minn. – Prior to January 6th, 2021 eight Services Specialists from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard were already prepared to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration.  The Airmen planned to serve up 2,500 National Guard service members daily out of a mobile Single

  • Minnesota Guard finds meaningful work in long-term care

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Members of the Minnesota National Guard are experiencing firsthand the impact COVID-19 is having on residents in long-term care and the staff who care for them as they step in to fill a staffing void for facilities in need across the state. “I know I am safe in saying not one of

  • 148th Fighter Wing Conducts Medevac Training

    148th Medical Group personnel from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota to conduct field training September 19-22, 2020.

  • Training and Collaboration Develops Exceptional EOD Airmen

    Explosive Ordnance Technicians from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard and the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, July 20-24, for a field training exercise featuring