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Local pioneers of US Air Force aeromedical evacuation system to reunite in St Paul

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 14, 2013

ST PAUL, Minn - Founding members of the 133rd Airlift Wing's 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron will join past and present Airmen to reunite and honor the unit's significant accomplishments at 1:30 pm, Sat Aug 17, at the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul.

"As a result of the pioneers' work, the US Air Force aeromedical evacuation system transported more than 81,000 patients including 14,000 battled-injured Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines since Sept. 11, 2001, said Maj. Sheree Savage."

These medical personnel frequently fly in and around the Twin Cities in large, gray C130 Hercules cargo aircraft to complete medical evacuation training missions The Airmen in this unit can be mobilized with only 24-hour notice to support missions at home and abroad. Approximately 87 percent of aeromedical evacuations are performed by National Guard and Reserve units, with the remaining 12 percent divided between four active duty units.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND the Red Cross Dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug 17, 1:30 pm. Founding members as well as current aeromedical staff will be available for interviews at the 133rd Airlift Wing, 631 Minuteman Drive, St Paul, MN 55111. Access to the 133rd Airlift Wing is restricted.

For media escort information, media are asked to RSVP by Friday, Aug 16, 1 pm.

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

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