Minneapolis/St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station
760 Military Hwy, Minneapolis, MN 55450
Minneapolis/St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station is located at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, approximately 7.1 miles south-southeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was formerly the location of Naval Air Station Twin Cities. Minneapolis-Saint Paul Joint Air Reserve Station is one of the most modern and efficient airports in the United States. The station is a combat-ready Air Force Reserve Command flying unit at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minnesota. The 934th Airlift Wing is the Department of Defense host unit at the Reserve Station. They are sometimes called the “Flying Vikings,” and are Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit.
The 934th Airlift Wing fly the C-130 Hercules aircraft and report to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 22d Air Force (22 AF) at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.
The 934th’s gaining active-duty force is the Air Mobility Command’s 18th Air Force(18 AF) at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The wing directly or indirectly supports approximately 5,000 members of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Minnesota Air National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, Minnesota Army National Guard, U.S. Navy Reserve, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Minnesota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
The Minneapolis/St.Paul Joint Air Reserve Station is also home to the Minnesota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ-MN). It is a joint Army National Guard and Air National Guard command. JFHQ-MN provides personnel, intelligence, operations, logistics, and resource guidance and support to the Major Commands in the Minnesota National Guard: 34th (Red Bull) Infantry Division; 1/34th Brigade Combat Team; 34th Combat Aviation Brigade; 84th Troop Command; 347th Regional Support Group; 175th Regional Training Institute; 133rd Airlift Wing; and the 148th Fighter Wing at Duluth Air National Guard Base.
Like the 934 AW, the 133 AW also utilizes the C-130 Hercules, augmenting the active-duty Air Force with tactical airlift of troops, cargo, and medical patients anywhere in the world. Additionally, the 133 AW is prepared to support the State of Minnesota with troops capable of assisting in a disaster or other emergencies as directed by the Governor of Minnesota. There are five major units in the 133 AW: Headquarters Group; Maintenance Group; Operations Group; Medical Group; and Mission Support Group.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Air National Guard Base is focused on Air Mobility, a mission that delivers global air transportation of equipment and supplies during times of war and for peace-time training exercises. This includes providing safe, comfortable and reliable transportation of military personnel or dignitaries anywhere in the world. Additional missions include Engineering and Installation, Weather and Homeland Defense.
The 210th Engineering Installation Squadron operates out of Minneapolis/St. Paul Air National Guard Base and their mission includes the Engineering and Installation mission.
Arriving at Minneapolis/St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station
You can get to Minneapolis – St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station by Bus or Light Rail. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby:
Light Rail – Blue
Light Rail – Green
Bus: Bus – 22
Bus – 515
Bus – 7
There are more than 5,000 Active Duty, Guard, and Reservists supported by Minneapolis/St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station.