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    133rd Airlift Wing Gains New Senior Enlisted Advisor

    15th Command Chief of the 133rd Airlift Wing

    Photo By Master Sgt. Amy Lovgren | U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Schumacher receives the duties of Command...... read more read more



    Story by Tech. Sgt. Amy Lovgren 

    133rd Airlift Wing

    ST. PAUL, Minn. –U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Schumacher will assume responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor for the 133rd Airlift Wing from Chief Master Sgt. Mark Legvold on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.

    “Chief Legvold served as an excellent voice of the enlisted force during an unprecedented time for the 133rd Airlift Wing,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Carlson, commander of the 133rd Airlift Wing. “I am confident Chief Schumacher will pick up the torch and provide exceptional leadership for the wing.”

    Schumacher joined the military in 1989 as an electrical specialist in the 133rd Civil Engineer Squadron. In his more than 30 years in the military, Schumacher has been in four different career fields. He started his Air Force career as an electrical specialist, became a C-130 H3 Hercules loadmaster, moved on to life a support technician role, and most recently served in airfield management before receiving his new position. In his new role, he is responsible for advising the Wing Commander on all aspects of the enlisted force regarding health, morale, readiness, and professional development.

    “The 133rd Airlift Wing has been part of my family for my whole life,” said Schumacher. “My dad served more than 30 years, I am in my 34th year, and my son keeps the legacy going as a loadmaster in the 109th Airlift Squadron. It is an immense honor to be selected for this position and to work for the enlisted force of this fantastic organization.”

    Legvold will be retiring from the military after 33 years of service in October 2023. He is looking forward to meeting his two new grandchildren, who will be born this fall, and working on the family farm.

    The 133rd Airlift Wing has a proud heritage as part of the Minnesota Air National Guard. It was the first federally recognized aviation squadron in the United States. The 133rd Airlift Wing celebrated their 100th year in January 2021.



    Date Taken: 09.09.2023
    Date Posted: 09.21.2023 14:02
    Story ID: 453955
    Location: ST. PAUL, MN, US

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