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133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes home Security Forces Squadron members from deployment

Minnesota National Guard ST PAUL, Minn- Thirteen airmen from the Minnesota National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron are scheduled to return Friday to Minnesota following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia

"During this deployment, the 133rd airmen melded with their active duty counterparts and utilized their citizen-airmen experiences and training to help fight the war on terrorism in an overseas environment," said Col Terrance Sieben, the security forces squadron commander

While overseas, the airmen from the 133rd supported on-going operations to include airbase defense, electronic security surveillance, law enforcement, investigations, base entry control and quick reaction force operations, said Air Force Maj Jason Hull, security forces operations officer

The 133rd Airlift Wing is comprised of approximately 1,200 men and women who serve in support of state and national needs, said Air Force Capt Winnie Tan Musser, public affairs officer They are your "Citizens Serving America - Airmen Defending Freedom"

Members of the media are welcome to attend the return of the 133rd Airlift Wing airmen Friday at approximately 2 pm at the 133rd Airlift Wing, 631 Minuteman Drive, St Paul, Minn 55111, located adjacent to the MSP International Airport The airmen are scheduled to arrive via commercial aircraft and will be greeted by awaiting family members, 133rd Airlift Wing leaders and fellow airmen

***NOTE: DUE TO A POTENTIAL FLUID ARRIVAL TIME, please RSVP with contact information (including a cell phone number) to the 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at 133AW.WGPA@ang.af.mil or call 612-713-2410 Please plan on arriving no later than 2 pm unless notified otherwise

For more information on the 133rd Airlift Wing visit www133awang.af.mil Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/133rdAirliftWing View high-resolution photos on Flickr at www.flickr.com/133aw

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tech Sgt Lynette Olivares with the 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at 133aw.wgpa@ang.af.mil or call 612-713-2410

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