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Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing Return home

Minnesota National Guard ST PAUL, Minn- Ninety-six airmen from the Minnesota National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing are scheduled to return next week to Minnesota following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia

"Our Airmen are coming home after a great deployment Their diligence and constant strive for excellence showed in their efforts and accomplishments while deployed Their high level of readiness paid huge dividends as they successfully flew and directly supported numerous C-130 re-supply and humanitarian airlift missions in the region I am proud of each and every one of our Airmen and am glad all have come back safely to their families," said Air Force Col Jim Johnson, 133rd Airlift Wing commander

While overseas, the 133rd airmen successfully flew more than 793 sorties, hauling an estimated 5,077 passengers and 2,177 tons of critical cargo via airdrop and airland capabilities Several missions also provided emergency airlift of approximately 139 patients, allowing for timely medical care, said Air Force Capt Winnie Tan Musser, public affairs officer

The 133rd Airlift Wing's C-130 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 Tan Musser 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 Tan Musser 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 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 aboard three of the Wing's C-130 Hercules aircraft and will be greeted by awaiting family members and fellow Airmen Scheduled arrival time is 1:15 pm on the following days:

Sunday, Nov 2
Tuesday, Nov 4
Thursday, Nov 6

***NOTE*** DUE TO A POTENTIAL FLUID ARRIVAL TIME, please RSVP with contact information, including a cell phone number the day prior, 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 12:30 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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