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MN National Guard MEDIA ADVISORY: Local pioneers of the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system will reunite in St. Paul


Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Founding members of the 133rd Airlift Wing's 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron will join past and present Airmen to reunite and honor the unit's significant accomplishments at 1:30 p.m., Sat. Aug. 17, at the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul.



"As a result of the pioneers' work, the U.S. Air Force aeromedical evacuation system transported more than 81,000 patients including 14,000 battled-injured Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines since Sept. 11, 2001, said Maj. Sheree Savage."



These medical personnel frequently fly in and around the Twin Cities in large, gray C130 cargo aircraft to complete medical evacuation training missions. The Airmen in this unit can be mobilized with only 24-hour notice to support missions at home and abroad. Approximately 87 percent of aeromedical evacuations are performed by National Guard and Reserve units, with the remaining 12 percent divided between four active duty units.



MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND the Red Cross Dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m. Founding members as well as current aeromedical staff will be available for interviews at the 133rd Airlift Wing, 631 Minuteman Drive, St Paul, MN 55111. Access to the 133rd Airlift Wing is restricted.



For media escort information, media are asked to RSVP by contacting Air Force Maj. Sheree Savage, 651-353-0088. RSVP is required by Friday, Aug.

16, 1 p.m.



For more information on the Minnesota National Guard visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org or follow us on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard.

Highway 44 between Mabel and Highway 52 opens to traffic

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 44 in Fillmore County from Mabel to Highway 52 is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 44 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists should exp ..... 
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Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston opens to traffic

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 16 in Fillmore County from Spring Valley to Preston is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 16 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists shoul ..... 
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Rep. Davids Receives CGMC Legislator of Distinction Award

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Rep. Greg Davids was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 25 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Bemidji, Minn. for his positive impact on economic development policy. Rep. David ..... 
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Highway 26 construction in Houston County begins Aug. 12

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 26 between Highway 16 and the Iowa border beginning Monday, Aug. 12, as crews begin resurfacing the road and replacing culverts. Flaggers and a pilot car will control traf ..... 
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Sen. Franken Working to Get More Minnesota Cops Bulletproof Vests

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) cosponsored legislation that would provide state and local governments in Minnesota and around the country with additional funding to purchase body armor for law enforcement. The legislation, sponsored b ..... 
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Deadly weekend puts state over 200 traffic deaths for 2013

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Preliminary reports of six traffic deaths this weekend has pushed Minnesota’s death count over the 200-mark for the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. By comparison, the ..... 
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Governor Dayton Secures Disaster Declaration for June Storms

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Governor Mark Dayton secured a latest major disaster declaration following strong storms and flooding in June. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for 18 Minnesota counties: Benton, Big Stone, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, ..... 
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Gov. Mark Dayton Appoints Destination Medical Center Board Members

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

By Mitchell Walbridge A big step for the Destination Medical Center project is underway, which is the formulation of the eight-member board that will have the task of overseeing the state’s largest-ever economic development project. The DMC Board ..... 
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