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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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