Teamwork gets 133AW crew overseas

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  • By Capt. Sheree Savage
  • 133rd Airlift Wing
As the deploying 133rd Airlift Wing crew waited for a replacement valve on Wednesday, they greeted a Minnesota aircraft carrying the replacement valve and unit members coming home from Afghanistan.

The deploying crew left Monday and when they landed at its first destination a gauge indicated a warning on an anti-icing valve.

Mechanics confirmed a faulty valve and immediately coordinated a replacement with the Air Force. The incoming aircraft carrying the new part was from the same unit in Minnesota.

"The 133rd Airlift Wing pulled through by bringing the new valve and assisting with installation," said Senior Airman Scott Mathiesen, an electric and environmental technician with the 133rd Maintenance Squadron deploying to Afghanistan. "It's great to see our Wing members come back safely and work together as a team to ensure a timely arrival in theatre."

Although the incoming crew was slightly delayed in Canada, they are expected to arrive on time.