NHL players and supporters visit the 133rd Airlift Wing

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss
  • 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Several professional hockey players delighted Airmen and families of the 133rd Airlift Wing Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 by participating in an event for kids of military members at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. Members of the Minnesota Wild Clayton Stoner, defenseman, James Shepard, forward, Josh Harding, goalie and Brent Burns, defenseman signed autographs and interacted with families.

Many of the children benefited from the efforts of the players through organizations like the NHL Players Association and Defending the Blue Line, which links other organizations providing hockey equipment, camps and ice time.

They were honored by organizations such as the 934th Airlift Wing, USAF Reserve, Minnesota Army National Guard units, as well as the 133rd AW.

On Dec. 16, at the Minneapolis, St. Paul International Airport, supporters visited military bases and toured a C-130 "Hercules" military cargo aircraft. The guests are all supporters of Defending the Blue Line, a non-profit organization that, along with the NHL Players Association, provides hockey playing opportunities for children of military members.

More photos will be available on the 133rd Airlift Wing Facebook site.