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Minnesota National Guard
133rd Airlift Wing Announces De-Icing Pad Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled June 30

29 June

ST PAUL, Minn - The St Paul-based 133rd Airlift Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new aircraft de-icing pad 

"The 133rd Airlift Wing marks Thursday, June 30, as a step forward in its 'Greening with Meaning' campaign during the ribbon cutting ceremony of our new aircraft de-icing pad," said Air Force Col Greg Haase, 133rd Airlift Wing Commander 

"In this, the 90th anniversary year of the Wing, it is particularly poignant the strides to conduct missions in the most environmentally friendly ways are on the forefront of this Wing's positioning for the future," said Haase "Congressman Keith Ellison was instrumental in procuring the funding for this project and will join us for the ceremony on Thursday"

The Wing typically uses 2,500 gallons of deicing fluid per year, said Air Force Maj Georg Fischer, environmental manager  Without the de-ice pad, the glycol used in this process is free to run into the storm water system and eventually into our receiving waters, which depletes oxygen levels in the streams and rivers where it is found 

This project diverts all deicing fluid impacted water to a 5,000 gallon underground storage tank, where it will be sampled and either recycled or sent for treatment, allowing for control of the fluid that is vital for keeping our Wing mission ready during the harshest of Minnesota winters 

This project allows the 133rd to perform its mission and be environmentally friendly, said Fischer

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE 10 AM EVENT, which will be held at the 133rd Airlift Wing, adjacent to the MSP International Airport  Please RSVP directly to Air Force Capt Ann Todd with the 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at anntodd@ang.af.mil or call 612-713-2435  Plan to arrive no later than 9:40 am

In 2010, 133rd Airlift Wing deployed 473 airmen to 11 countries in support of US operations worldwide, said Todd  Since September 11, 2001, the Wing has cumulatively deployed over 5,600 Airmen to 35 countries in support of the Global War on Terror

The 133rd Airlift Wing's C-130 "Hercules" transport aircraft supports many military missions, including airdrop and airland delivery of critical supplies, equipment and personnel to remote airfields and to areas not easily reached by ground travel, said Todd  C-130s also provide aeromedical evacuation of wounded service members, where trained medical personnel provide timely, life-saving medical care while patients are transported to a medical facility

The 133rd Airlift Wing is comprised of approximately 1,200 men and women who serve in support of state and national needs, said Todd  They are your "Citizens Serving America ~ Airmen Defending Freedom"

For more information on the 133rd Airlift Wing visit www133awang.af.mil or follow the Wing on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/133rdAirliftWing

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Capt Ann Todd with the 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at anntodd@ang.af.mil or call 612-713-2435



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