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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Cherry, Non-Destructive Inspection Craftsman, 133rd Maintenance Group, use an Olympus Nortec 600 to detect cracks on a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mar. 16, 2021. Cherry was part of a team which traveled to 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, to help the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, inspect one of their C-130 Hercules due to COVID-19 restriction of movement for a deploying unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
U.S. Air Force Airmen and Soldiers from across the Minnesota National Guard return home from Washington D.C. after supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 23, 2021. Nearly 750 Minnesota Guardsmen joined Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from across the Nation to provide security, communications, medical evacuation, and other support to civilian authorities during the Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron use a Global Deicer Truck to de-ice a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 18, 2021. The C-130 is preparing to transport Airmen and Soldiers from across the Minnesota National Guard to Washington D.C. in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133 Airlift Wing are recognized for their achievements at the annual Wing Awards Ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 12, 2020. Even though the amount of individuals in attendance this year was lower, due to the pandemic, these exceptional members of the Wing were still able to honored. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Maya Kaeding, hydraulic specialist, 133rd Maintenance Squadron, disassembles a brake assembly for refurbishment in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 21, 2020. Kaeding is part of a team that has taken on the task of inspecting and repairing used C-130 wheel assemblies to assist with a backlog of parts needing this critical step to bring back these parts from unserviceable to serviceable. In just the first ten wheel assemblies completed, the team has saved the Air Force over $225,000. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech Sgt. Paul Santikko)
U.S. Air Force Col. Andy Burda, commander of the 133rd Maintenance Group, looks at historical items from the 109th Observation Squadron in Falcon Heights, Minn., Sept. 26, 2020. The 133rd Airlift Wing hosted an anniversary ceremony to commemorate the historic flight that resulted in the 109th Observation Squadron's birth being the first federally recognized unit in the Air National Guard in 1921. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
U.S. Air Force Airman from the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals U.S. Air Force U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, aircraft into position in St. Paul, Minn., June 17, 2020. Lengyel came to the 133rd Airlift Wing to personnel say thank you for the work which the Airmen and Military Security Guards have done during the recent State Active Duty assignments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing participated in a two-phased movement of supplies with Alpha Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion destined for Minnesota State Patrol in St. Paul, Minn., May 31 2020. The Minnesota National Guard provided patrols, manned control points, and assisted firefighters in accomplishing their lifesaving mission by providing security throughout Minneapolis, Saint Paul and its surrounding communities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota’s third district, gazes at a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn. Nov. 6, 2019. Phillips made several stops to units across the wing, to include STARBASE Minnesota, which provided an opportunity for members to speak about their duties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Monshaugen, 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speaks to U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau,, in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 21, 2019. Lengyel held a meeting with all the adjutant generals and command senior enlisted leaders from the north central region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)

Mission Statement

The 133rd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group is responsible for the maintenance of eight C-130H3 aircraft. These cargo aircraft provide tactical airlift and airdrop missions all over the world in support of in-place and deployed combat operations. Peacetime activities include humanitarian missions, training and providing well maintained, highly mission capable aircraft for tasking.

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