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Minnesota logistics unit and Airmen win national awards

Master Sgt. Scott Listberger and Staff Sgt. Reed Nakamoto, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainers, work on a power steering pump bracket for a Humvee July 7 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.  The maintainers are responsible for repairs and maintenance for over 230 vehicles. Sergeant Listberger is deployed from the Minnesota Air National Guard and Sergeant Nakamoto is deployed from the Hawaii Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. April Wickes)

Master Sgt. Scott Listberger and Staff Sgt. Reed Nakamoto, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainers, work on a power steering pump bracket for a Humvee July 7, 2010 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Listberger, deployed from the 133rd LRS was named the ANG vehicle management senior NCO of 2010 on Feb. 3, 2011. The maintainers are responsible for repairs and maintenance for over 230 vehicles. Sergeant Listberger is deployed from the Minnesota Air National Guard and Sergeant Nakamoto is deployed from the Hawaii Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. April Wickes)

Tech. Sgt. Louis Dutra, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainer, works on a Humvee July 7 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.  The maintainers are responsible for repairs and maintenance for over 230 vehicles.  Sergeant Dutra is deployed from the Minnesota Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. April Wickes)

Tech. Sgt. Louis Dutra, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainer, works on a Humvee July 7, 2010 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Dutra, deployed from the 133rd LRS was named the Air National Guard vehicle managmet NCO for 2010 on Feb. 3, 2011. The maintainers are responsible for repairs and maintenance for over 230 vehicles. Sergeant Dutra is deployed from the Minnesota Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. April Wickes)

St. Paul -- Six Minnesota Airman and the unit they work for were recognized today as winners in the 2010 Air National Guard Logistics awards. They are from the 133rd Logistic Readiness Squadron of the 133rd Airlift Wing, stationed at the St. Paul Air National Guard base.

The announcement was made Feb. 3, 2011 by Col. Greg Haase, 133rd AW wing commander, who expressed great pride for the achievements of these men and women. The Logistics Readiness Squadron is responsible for the movement of people and materiel around the world, supporting the C-130 "Hercules" military cargo aircraft stationed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport, and filling positions in Southwest Asia and other locations supporting overseas contingencies.

The 133rd LRS was awarded the best Air National Guard base logistics activity, topping a list of units from around the country. The individual awards include:

Maj. Michael Donat, 133rd LRS Deployment and Distribution Flight, as the ANG Field Grade Officer of the Year.

Master Sgt. Scott Listberger, 133rd LRS Vehicle Management, as the ANG Vehicle Management Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

Technical Sgt. Louis Dutra, 133rd LRS Vehicle Management, as the ANG Vehicle Management Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

Master Sgt. John Kubes, 133rd LRS Small Air Terminal, as the ANG Air Transportation Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

Technical Sgt. Jacob Norsten, 133rd LRS Small Air Terminal, as the ANG Air Transportation Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

Senior Airman Kathryn Morrill, 133rd LRS Small Air Terminal, as the ANG Air Transportation Airman of the Year.

Along with this recognition, the three members of the Small Air Terminal, Kubes, Norsten and Morrill, had just been selected by state leadership to represent Minnesota as the best senior NCO, NCO and Airman in national competition. (Ed. note: see related photos and story at http://www.133aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123239961)

The unit and each of these winners will represent the ANG in upcoming Air Force Logistics Readiness awards completion, which will be announced in the spring.