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Chief Master Sgt. John Grutzmacher, from the 96th Airlift Squadron, prepares to ride his motorcycle on May 6. Per AFI 91-207, personal protective equipment (PPE) consists of long sleeves, long pants, close toed shoes, helmet and goggles, and ideally some high-visibility and/or reflective material. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Trevor Saylor) Remembering the rules of the road: Free motorcycle refresher training for Airmen
Now that the snow has finally melted, the weather is warm and the sun is shining, motorcycle riding season has official come to Minnesota! For many Airmen that means dusting off their wheels and hitting the road, but before they do, they must be up-to-date on training requirements. To ensure Airmen have the tools needed to properly operate a
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Tech. Sgt. Jesse Guest, a reserve aeromedical technician with the 934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, configures the inside of a C-130 to accept patient litters prior to a trainer mission at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn., on Jan. 8, 2018. Guest is also an emergency medical technician for the St. Paul fire department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon) The right place at the right time: Airmen respond during medical emergency
No one expected that a burst water pipe in the 934th Airlift Wing dining facility at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station would put two Airmen from the 934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron in the right place at the right time, but that just so happened to be the case on Jan. 5, 2018.
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Staff Sgt. Robert Smolen and Staff Sgt. Richard Sapp, 934th Security Forces Fireteam members, engage targets during an exhibition run of the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulator for the honorary commanders program at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. on Dec. 3, 2017. The MILO system prepares defenders for upcoming qualifying exams and deployment scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon) Standing in the shoes of a defender: MILO training provides a realistic perspective
In the distance shots are fired as a teacher and her students are huddled by a lunch table shaking with fear. People are injured and scared because a local school is under attack by several active shooters.
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Tech. Sgt. Kory Strandquist, gets ahold of one during the Dept. of Defense softball tournament in San Antonio, Texas.(Courtesy Photo) Airman finds DoD softball tournament to be more than just balls and strikes
Tech. Sergeant Kory Soderquist, 934th Security Forces Squadron, was the only member of the Air Reserve Component to be selected for this year’s Air Force Softball Team. But if you ask him, that’s not what he remembers most about making the team or playing in the tournament.When Soderquist reached the final tryouts in San Antonio, Texas it was
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Defenders of the 934th Security Forces Squadron honor Old Glory during Reveille on Feb 12, 2017 signaling the official start of the duty day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg) 
Honoring our flag: Reveille and Retreat Protocol
Dozens of 934th defenders stood tall and held a tight salute as the stars and stripes slowly climbed the frozen flagpole at dawn’s early light during the February Unit Training Assembly. The different squadrons throughout the 934th Airlift Wing alternate raising and lowering the flag during the monthly UTAs here, and this month the honor fell upon
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Capt. William-Joseph Mojica, 934th Airlift Wing public affairs officer, unloads gifts at the Minnesota Veteran's Home Dec. 15. Global Vikings brighten holidays at Vet's home
During the holiday season, opportunities to spread cheer are more than abundant. When shopping at many stores across the nation, bells ring as people drop spare change into a small, red kettle. Toys-for-tots boxes are spotted and filled with gifts of different shapes and sizes, each which will soon brighten a child's holiday. Other wrapped toys
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934th Airlift Wing members pose with members of the Polish Air Force at Powidz AB, Poland. Exercise strengthens ties to Polish citizens
A warm meal, new friends, laughter and many, many shots of locally brewed moonshine; an atmosphere you would expect at any family meal. Except we weren’t with family, but you would have never known it from the hospitality we received. And this feeling of family and friendship was exactly the point of the Aviation Detachment (Av-Det) 16-2
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Senior Master Sergeant Eric Smith shares communication strategies with pre-deployment couples April 23, 2016, during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekend in Denver. Smith, first sergeant for the 340th Flying Training Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, shared personal stories relating to doing the little things to lay the foundation for a successful deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon) Speaker: deployers should take time for the little things
After the 2011 death of his mother, Senior Master Sgt. Eric Smith found a locked box among her belongings. Inside, along with personal papers and valuables, was every letter, card and note he had written to her since 1985.A swell of emotions left him speechless, the Air Force’s First Sergeant of the Year for 2014 told a class he led Saturday at an
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Senior Airman Alec Miller, a loadmaster from the 96th Airlift Squadron, prepares for departure from Aviano AB, Italy, in support of Exercise Saber Junction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Saylor) It's 'Miller time' at Exercise Saber Junction
Senior Airman Miller is relatively new to the Air Force, and Exercise Saber Junction is the first time he has participated in a major, joint exercise overseas. It is also Miller’s first trip overseas. Having only been in the Air Force Reserve a few short years, Miller is a full-time student when not working at the 934th Airlift Wing, with plans for
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Master Sgt. Ian Owen, a crew chief from the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks to a fellow Airman at Aviano AB, Italy, on April 11, prior to a flight in support of Exercise Saber Junction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Saylor) Crew chief reflects on 31 year career
A 934th Airlift Wing crew chief talks about his 31 years in the career and some of the places it has taken him
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