2015 133rd Airlift Wing Family Day
By Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares, 133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 29, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS-SAINTPAUL JOINT AIR RESERVE STATION, Minn -- Around 1,800 people gathered Sept 19 for a 5K run, games, rides and freebees put on by the 133rd Airlift Wing Chiefs Council.
The commander and other senior leadership opened the gate to invite Airmen's families for a day of festivities.
"Having a day like this is important for morale of not only the Airmen but their families," said Col. Loren Hubert, vice wing commander. "It is important to me and the wing commander that the Airmen are able to take the time to show their families what happens out here and for us to say 'thanks' - without the support of the families, the mission would suffer."
Family day included a free lunch catered by a local restaurant. Information tables included base health, family readiness and others. Children received snacks.
"I have two young boys and I really love the fact the base is does this for the families," said Senior Master Sgt. Michelle Ambrose, base services manager. "This is a day I can bring them to drill with me, and we can spend the day together, and it helps them to understand where I go, what I do and the 'big planes' I support."
Families toured the state military museum. Military-affiliated organizations helped with a car and plane display.