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  • 167th Airlift Wing celebrates reopening of Fuel Cell Maintenance Hangar

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The 167th Airlift Wing celebrated the long-awaited reopening of its fuel cell hangar in a ceremony held April 5, 2024. Amongst its attendees were local, state, and federal representatives and staff, leadership of the West Virginia National Guard, and Airmen from across the

  • 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight May 2023

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Master Sgt. Derk Slonaker is a quality assurance inspector for the 167th Maintenance Group and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for May 2023.As a quality assurance inspector, Slonaker executes a planned, systemic approach to quality assurance for all areas of aircraft

  • 167th Operations Group holds mobility rodeo event

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- “Obtaining additional air transport mobility – and obtaining it now – will better assure the ability of our conventional forces to respond, with discrimination and speed, to any problem at any spot on the globe at any moment’s notice,” said President John F. Kennedy during his

  • New stands aid aircraft inspections and maintenance

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A set of newly-manufactured maintenance stands were recently delivered to the 167th Maintenance Group and set up in the Home Station Check (HSC) aircraft hangar at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia.The HSC maintenance stands were designed and engineered based on inputs

  • 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight August 2022

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Staff Sgt. Kyle Leuschen is a loadmaster for the 167th Airlift Squadron and the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for July 2022.As a loadmaster Staff Sgt. Leuschen was responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers on the wing’s C-17

  • West Virginia Airmen critical to joint exercise successes in Europe

    Estonia -- Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, provided critical airlift and logistical support to the Maryland Air National Guard during the month of May in Europe for Swift Response and Defender 22 exercise as they executed Agile Combat Employment (ACE).ACE is the

  • 167th emergency responders participate in all hazards exercise

    MARTINSBURG, W.V. – The 167th Airlift Wing emergency responders participated in a week-long, all hazards response training exercise, April 26-30.Facilitated by Federal Resources, the Counter CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) All-Hazard Management Response, or CAMR, is a hybrid

  • 167th Airlift Wing flies COVID-19 test kits from Italy to US

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, completed a Department of Defense strategic airlift mission by transporting more than 1 million COVID-19 test kits from Italy to the United States.The C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft flew the test kits from Aviano Air