“Minnesotans are safer and America is more secure thanks to the dedication and bravery of the 133rd Airlift Wing,” Emmer said. “We must ensure that they have the mission and resources necessary to continue their important work.”
The Air National Guard performs approximately half of the Air Force’s tactical airlift mission. The tactical airlift mission ensures safe and effective transportation of service members, equipment, and supplies in support of combat operations and humanitarian and disaster relief missions. The 133rd Airlift Wing has also repeatedly deployed overseas in support of U.S. operations around the globe.
Emmer has been a longtime advocate for the C-130 mission of the 133rd Airlift Wing. When the United States Air Force proposed deep reductions of their C-130 fleet between the fiscal years 2020 and 2025, Emmer led efforts in 2020 and 2021 to oppose this plan.