133 AW Airmen join flood fight
By Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss, 133rd Airlift Wing
/ Published March 29, 2009
Moorhead, Minn. -- Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing joined the flood fight over the past few days along with hundreds of other Minnesota National Guard members, assisting communities along the Red River of the North in the northwest corner of the state.
Bringing specialties such as wireless data and voice communications, imagery documentation, generator power, and more, the Air National Guardsmen responded from the St. Paul headquarters when activated to the Moorhead area.
A communications trailer, known as the Joint Communications Platform (JCP) is staffed by three Airmen from the 133rd Communications Flight and three from the 109th Aeromedical Squadron. A documentation team from the 133rd AW Public Affairs Office responded next. They were followed by members of the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron.
The airlift wing's C-130H "Hercules" military cargo aircraft are also available if called on by state authorities to provide whatever is needed to assist citizens facing record high floodwaters.