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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, along with friends and family attend the 2021 Wing Awards Ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 11, 2021. The annual Wing Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of the men and women of the 133rd Airlift Wing who have set themselves apart from their peers during the past year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Lovgren)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing were recognized during the third quarter of the Minnesota Vikings home opener game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sept. 26, 2021. The Airmen made up the crew from the C-130 Hercules flyover, commemorating the historic flight conducted by U.S. Army Gen. Walter Rhinow, Lt. Col. William C. Garis, and Capt. Ray S. Miller on Sept. 26, 1920. The three men flow from Curtiss Field in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, to Washington D.C. The success of the trip ultimately led to the establishment of the 109th Observation Squadron, the first federally recognized Air National Guard unit in the nation. The 109th Airlift Squadron, the descendent unit of the 109th Observation Squadron, still exists today at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
Picture frames of the inductee for the 2021 Flight of Honor ceremony is on display in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 17, 2021. The Flight of Honor honors past and present Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, the 148th Fighter Wing, and Joint Force Headquarters, Minnesota Air National Guard, who have distinguished themselves with notable professional achievement and service or heroism. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
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)

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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