• 167th Airlift Wing firefighters train on disaster response

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – They changed the tires on their equipment trailer, prepped their communication devices, loaded their urban search and rescue kits and headed south from Martinsburg to Charleston for Vigilant Guard 2021.Vigilant Guard is an annual large-scale disaster response exercise sponsored

  • West Virginia Air National Guard hosts Sentry Storm 2021

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Air National Guard hosted the week-long joint training exercise Sentry Storm 2021 across various locations July 19-23.The exercise at Yeager Field, Camp Branch in Logan County, Shepherd Field in Martinsburg and in the skies over West Virginia involved about 500

  • Ammo Rodeo on target with creative, mission-focused training

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – About 50 Air National Guard and Reserve munitions specialists from across the nation saddled up at the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in July to see which team could best assemble an Air Force bomb during the annual Ammo Rodeo competition.Volk Field’s two-week Ammo

  • WVNG's 167th hosts 123rd Airmen for predeployment training

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing hosted seven air transportation specialists from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky National Guard, for predeployment training July 9-16.The training consisted of planning and palletizing cargo, multiple cargo loading

  • 270th ATCS makes ANG history during Patriot North exercise

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Airmen from the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, operated a mobile air traffic control unit during Patriot North 21 at Ft McCoy in June.Patriot 21 is a training exercise for civilian emergency management and responders to work with

  • 167th Airlift Wing reinforces readiness in extended drill

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The 167th Airlift Wing focused on readiness and training during an extended annual drill weekend June 9-13.The four-day assembly, instead of the standard two-day weekend, is known as “super drill” and offers an extended opportunity for wing members to catch up on necessary

  • 167th Airlift Wing BASH program vital to airfield safety

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – At the 167th Airlift Wing, airfield management ensures a safe, efficient and effective airfield and responds to safety hazards affecting the airfield environment.Safety threats like the weather, foreign object damage and even local wildlife pose a serious risk to aircraft

  • West Virginia's 130th Airlift Wing to convert to C-130J

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base will convert to the C-130J-30 Super Hercules, Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth announced May 19.The 130th Airlift Wing will begin its conversion process from the legacy C-130H models to the newer C-130J model

  • 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 firefighters train to save lives, rescue local man

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Rigorous training, every shift, often blindfolded. That’s how 167th firefighters prepared to respond to a structure fire, pulling an unconscious man from a second story bedroom to medics on the ground below, saving him from imminent death. Staff Sgt. Daniel Coffman and Senior