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  • 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 operations. Airfield management utilizes various safety
  • 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 aircraft.“Today’s announcement is incredibly exciting
  • 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 program of classroom lecture, discussion and
  • 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 Airman Justin Ashby shrug off the recent event
  • Air National Guard Director visits 167th Airlift Wing

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The director of the Air National Guard visited the 167th Airlift Wing March 9.Lt. Gen. Michael Loh and his wife, Diane, met with Airmen and saw first-hand how the unit adapted and continued the mission in a COVID-19 environment. “He was very appreciative of the mission accomplishment performed over the past year by the 167th
  • WVANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senior leaders from the West Virginia Air National Guard hosted an inaugural air-to-air staff talk with representatives from the Peruvian Air Force, U.S. Embassy Lima, and Air Forces Southern at the Clay Center for the Performing Arts and Sciences Sept. 23-25.The workshop brought together key personnel from 12th Air Force (Air
  • Hard work pays off for 167th Airlift Wing Airman

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jesseca Shipe is a maintenance support supply technician for the 167th Logistics Readiness Squadron.She has served with the 167th Airlift Wing for more than 16 years and is a full-time member of the wing.Shipe is responsible for requisitioning aircraft and non-aircraft parts. “You
  • 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 Base in Italy to Memphis, Tennessee. They will be
  • West Virginia Airmen use 3D printing to produce face shields

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard is taking an innovative approach to help alleviate the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak.Tech. Sgt. Alan Pasel, an aircraft metals technology specialist assigned to the 130th Maintenance Squadron, is using the unit's recently purchased 3D
  • Citizen Airman serves in Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol

    Tech. Sgt. Jacob Bixler serves in the West Virginia National Guard and the Civil Air Patrol.

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