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133rd Maintenance Group

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)
Members of the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Fuel Systems Maintenance shop, practice on maintenance and repairs tasks in a unique enclosed-space simulator that was created to mimic working in a real aircraft fuel tank in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 23, 2019. The simulator includes portholes for trainers to coach and critique trainees while they perform the variety of jobs they come across inside of a fuel tank. The ability to get hands-on training, in a difficult to work in a situation, provides invaluable experience that better prepares them for the critical work in the field. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul E. Santikko)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Dougherty, from the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, gives a safety briefing before an engine run on a C-130 Hercules in Yuma, Ariz. Feb. 28, 2019. This year’s Operation Snowbird exercise consisted of a multi-state aviation partnership between the 133rd and 182nd Airlift Wings, in preparation for future overseas deployments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark Pierson, 133rd Maintenance Group, is recognized and coined for volunteering to go on a short notice deployment in St. Paul, Minn., March 25, 2018. Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, left, director, Air National Guard, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, right, Command Chief of the Air National Guard, are touring all the Air National Guard units and answering questions relating to airmen’s career fields. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens/Released)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Cherry, 133rd Maintenance Squadron, washes a main landing gear drag pin in the magnetic particle unit in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 26, 2017. Cherry is part of the non-destructive inspection team, which uses noninvasive approaches to inspect aircraft gear for flaws such as cracks, voids and heat damage on aircraft parts utilizing various test equipment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren/ Released)
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Master Sgt. Crystal Galloway, center, goes over Individual Training Records with Airman 1st Class Peter Robey and Airman 1st Class John Schonebaum in St. Paul, Minn., May 6, 2014. Galloway is the Unit Training Manager and is responsible for keeping track of the training records for the 133rd Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren/Released)

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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