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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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Default Air Force Logo 934th AES trains to save
The 934th  Airlift Wing is home to the C-130 aircraft, a tough machine capable of performing in diverse environments from the desert runways of Iraq to the frozen Antarctic tundra. Yet the aircraft is only as impressive as its crew. The capabilities of the crewmembers within the aircraft are truly extraordinary. For the 934th Aeromedical Evacuation
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Tech. Sgt. Johnny Holliday plays the National Anthem at the Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants NFL playoff game Dec. 27. (Courtesy Photo by Nathan Wallin) Air Force Reserve brass wears stripes
It was 14 degrees below zero in Minnesota on Dec. 27.  Lakes are frozen solid, the ground is like concrete and exposed flesh freezes in seconds.  Tech. Sgt. Johnny Holliday puts on his Air Force uniform donning his beret that signifies his membership in the Security Forces Squadron at the 934th Airlift Wing in Minneapolis.  Holliday is on a unique
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Staff Sgt. Seth D. Johnson, 934th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, preforms routine pre-flight maintenance checks on a C-130 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. The maintenance squadrons must work through cold weather conditions that are present during the winter season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban D. Lundborg/Released) 934th maintainers fight cold weather and win
Ten frozen fingers, cherry red cheeks and a nose dripping like an old faucet are just a few traits of an aircraft maintainer working outside at the 934th Airlift Wing during the winter season.Minnesota winters are home to sub-zero temperatures, forceful winds and perilous ice. The 934 AW aircraft, and its maintainers are not immune to these harsh
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Bauman, kneeling, talks to Senior Airman Melissa Newman in the Non-Destructive Inspection shop, Nov. 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Saylor) NDI's X-Ray vision keeps C-130s safe
With the number of missions and flying hours the aircraft of the 934th Airlift Wing put in, wear and tear is a part of the job. Even machines as durable and battle-hardened as the C-130s employed by the Flying Vikings can show signs of age. That is where the Non-Destructive Inspection shop comes into play. It is comprised of one full-time Air
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