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133rd AW Recognition Ceremony

Distinguished guests and leadership from the 133rd Airlift Wing take their place on stage to begin the 2008 Wing Recognition Ceremony in a hangar on the St. Paul Air National Guard Base on Dec. 13, 2008. From left to right, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau, Minnesota Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, 133rd AW Commander, Col. Greg Haase, 133rd Medical Group Commander, Dr. (Col.) Dave Hamlar, 133rd Operations Group Commander, Col. Bob Cayton, 133rd Maintenance Group Commander, Col. Chuck Rodke, 133rd Mission Support Group Commander, Lt. Col Deon Ford, and 133rd AW Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Dave Speich all wait for the presentation of the colors. Projected on the screen behind them is the image of 2nd Lt. Christina Hubert, 133rd Operations Support Flight, who introduced them to an audience of over 1,000 Airmen, family members and others. (USAF photo by Tech Sgt. John Wiggins)

Distinguished guests and leadership from the 133rd Airlift Wing take their place on stage to begin the 2008 Wing Recognition Ceremony in a hangar on the St. Paul Air National Guard Base on Dec. 13, 2008. From left to right, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau, Minnesota Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, 133rd AW Commander, Col. Greg Haase, 133rd Medical Group Commander, Dr. (Col.) Dave Hamlar, 133rd Operations Group Commander, Col. Bob Cayton, 133rd Maintenance Group Commander, Col. Chuck Rodke, 133rd Mission Support Group Commander, Lt. Col Deon Ford, and 133rd AW Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Dave Speich all wait for the presentation of the colors. Projected on the screen behind them is the image of 2nd Lt. Christina Hubert, 133rd Operations Support Flight, who introduced them to an audience of over 1,000 Airmen, family members and others. (USAF photo by Tech Sgt. John Wiggins)

Tech. Sgt. Greg Wohlfeil, 133rd Communications Flight, operates one of the video cameras used to project images of presenters and award recipients onto two large screens for over 1,000 audience members in a hangar during the 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard unit in St. Paul holds a ceremony every year recognizing the accomplishments of the Airmen, their families, and others in the community who make the 133rd AW very successful. . (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Tech. Sgt. Greg Wohlfeil, 133rd Communications Flight, operates one of the video cameras used to project images of presenters and award recipients onto two large screens for over 1,000 audience members in a hangar during the 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard unit in St. Paul holds a ceremony every year recognizing the accomplishments of the Airmen, their families, and others in the community who make the 133rd AW very successful. . (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

The 133rd Airlift Wing Honor Guard marches to display the colors in a hangar during the 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard unit in St. Paul holds a ceremony every year recognizing the accomplishments of the Airmen, their families, and others in the community who make the 133rd AW very successful. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

The 133rd Airlift Wing Honor Guard marches to display the colors in a hangar during the 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard unit in St. Paul holds a ceremony every year recognizing the accomplishments of the Airmen, their families, and others in the community who make the 133rd AW very successful. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Staff Sgt. Karly Vogel, 133rd Airlfit Wing Headquarters, and Airman First Class David Lockhart, 133rd Mission Support Squadron, sing the National Anthem during the 2008 Wing Recognition Ceremony in a hangar on the St. Paul Air National Guard Base on Dec. 13, 2008. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Staff Sgt. Karly Vogel, 133rd Airlfit Wing Headquarters, and Airman First Class David Lockhart, 133rd Mission Support Squadron, sing the National Anthem during the 2008 Wing Recognition Ceremony in a hangar on the St. Paul Air National Guard Base on Dec. 13, 2008. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau (left) and 133rd Airlift Wing Commander Col. Greg Haase (right) present Senior Master Sgt. Steve Tuttle, 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, with the award for the Air National Guard Outstanding Fuels Management Flight of the Year. The award was earned for the previous year and presented during the 133rd AW's 2008 Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008 in a hangar at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau (left) and 133rd Airlift Wing Commander Col. Greg Haase (right) present Senior Master Sgt. Steve Tuttle, 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, with the award for the Air National Guard Outstanding Fuels Management Flight of the Year. The award was earned for the previous year and presented during the 133rd AW's 2008 Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008 in a hangar at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, Minnesota Adjutant General, delivers his holiday message to Airmen, families and friends of the 133rd Airlift Wing on Dec. 13, 2008 during the Wing Recognition Ceremony at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, Minnesota Adjutant General, delivers his holiday message to Airmen, families and friends of the 133rd Airlift Wing on Dec. 13, 2008 during the Wing Recognition Ceremony at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Members of the 133rd AW Public Affairs staff enhance the messages by putting images of speakers and videos on big screens during the 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008. Master Sgt. Dave Fenner, right, directs Airmen from the 133rd Communications Flight, 133rd Civil Engineering Squadron and 133rd Airlift Wing Headquarters on cameras, audio and lighting positions on the audience side of the curtain. Behind the stage Senior Airman K.C. Veillon, center, brings up the slides and Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss sends the sources to the screens. The Minnesota Air National Guard unit in St. Paul holds a ceremony every year recognizing the accomplishments of the Airmen, their families, and others in the community who make the 133rd AW very successful. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton)

Members of the 133rd AW Public Affairs staff enhance the messages by putting images of speakers and videos on big screens during the 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008. Master Sgt. Dave Fenner, right, directs Airmen from the 133rd Communications Flight, 133rd Civil Engineering Squadron and 133rd Airlift Wing Headquarters on cameras, audio and lighting positions on the audience side of the curtain. Behind the stage Senior Airman K.C. Veillon, center, brings up the slides and Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss sends the sources to the screens. The Minnesota Air National Guard unit in St. Paul holds a ceremony every year recognizing the accomplishments of the Airmen, their families, and others in the community who make the 133rd AW very successful. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton)

133rd Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Greg Haase, thanks each of the members during his holiday message to Airmen, families and friends of the 133rd Airlift Wing on Dec. 13, 2008 during the Wing Recognition Ceremony at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton)

133rd Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Greg Haase, thanks each of the members during his holiday message to Airmen, families and friends of the 133rd Airlift Wing on Dec. 13, 2008 during the Wing Recognition Ceremony at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton)

The 133rd Airlift Wing thanked News Anchor Leah McLean (second from left) and Photo Chief Joe Caffrey (right) of KSTP-TV when Minnesota Lt. Governor Carol Molnau (left) and Wing Commander Col. Greg Haase presented them a framed photo and certificate recognizing them as Honorary Airmen during the 133rd Airlift Wing 2008 Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008 in St. Paul. The news team traveled to Afghanistan recently and did a series of stories on the Airmen, families and mission of the Minnesota Air National Guard unit.  (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

The 133rd Airlift Wing thanked News Anchor Leah McLean (second from left) and Photo Chief Joe Caffrey (right) of KSTP-TV when Minnesota Lt. Governor Carol Molnau (left) and Wing Commander Col. Greg Haase presented them a framed photo and certificate recognizing them as Honorary Airmen during the 133rd Airlift Wing 2008 Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008 in St. Paul. The news team traveled to Afghanistan recently and did a series of stories on the Airmen, families and mission of the Minnesota Air National Guard unit. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wiggins)

Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, Minnesota Adjutant General, meets with KSTP-TV Photo Chief Joe Caffrey and News Anchor Leah McLean to congratulate them on their work in Afghanistan after the 133rd Airlift Wing 2008 Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008 in St. Paul. The news team embedded with the 133rd AW to Afghanistan recently and did a series of stories on the Airmen, families and mission of the Minnesota Air National Guard unit.  (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton)
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Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, Minnesota Adjutant General, meets with KSTP-TV Photo Chief Joe Caffrey and News Anchor Leah McLean to congratulate them on their work in Afghanistan after the 133rd Airlift Wing 2008 Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 13, 2008 in St. Paul. The news team embedded with the 133rd AW to Afghanistan recently and did a series of stories on the Airmen, families and mission of the Minnesota Air National Guard unit. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton)

St. Paul, MN -- The 133rd Airlift Wing Recognition ceremony was held Dec. 13 in the North Hangar at the St. Paul Air National Guard base. In addition to recognizing this year's Outstanding Airmen of the Year, the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Team was recognized by the Air National Guard as the Best Fuels Flight of the Year for 2007 with the receipt of the American Petroleum Institute national award.

The 133rd Medical Group was also recognized with four Air Force Outstanding Medical Logistics awards including the Team Aerospace Award.

After a year in review video, the Minnesota Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, delivered his annual holiday message to the Wing.

Also on hand was Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau who recognized the service and sacrifice of Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and their families.

Not only did the Wing recognize Airmen and unit achievements, the stage had a wall supporting the scrolls of the men and women of the 133rd AW who have deployed more than 300 days over the last seven years.

"Three hundred days spanning multiple deployments - multiple goodbyes and returns - returns that wait the next call... it takes the entire team to meet the call and meet it with success," said Col. Greg Haase, 133rd AW Commander.

Additionally the Wing's new motto was unveiled.

"Our current motto, 'Projecting Peace Proudly' guided us into today," said Col. Haase. "Certainly times have changed and the future is not what it used to be, our new motto - 'Citizens serving America - Airmen defending Freedom', projects the essence of what we stand for and do."

Prior to the closing of the ceremony KSTP news provided a video montage of their mission embed to Afghanistan with the 133rd AW. The Wing recognized News Anchor Leah McLean and Photo Chief Joe Caffrey when Col. Haase presented them a framed photo and certificate recognizing them as Honorary Airmen.

After the conclusion of the ceremony Airman and their families were provided food and refreshments from the men and women of the 133rd AW.