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Tony Capoccia, the Boeing C-17 base manager assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing, works at his desk July 7. Capoccia is one of eight Boeing staff members that will be assigned to the wing to offer technical and logistical support for the C-17s . (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Nathanial Taylor.)    C-17 conversion in full swing
The 167th Airlift Wing officially began its conversion from C-5s to C-17s July 1.While the wing had already began preparing for the new airframe prior to the official start date of the conversion, July 1 marked the start of a three year countdown that sets a completion deadline for a fully-operational conversion. According to Lt. Col. Brandon
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Christina Lundberg, from the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, instructs members from the 167th Airlift Wing on aspects of starting their own business during a two-day Boots to Business class that was held on base May21-22. Classes covered everything from developing a business plan to how to market a product or service. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) 167th AW is site of first-ever Boots to Business class in W. Va.
The 167th Airlift Wing was the site of history in the making when it became the first Guard unit in the Mountain State to host a two-day Boots to Business class May 21-22 in its dining facility. More than 30 people participated in the United States Small Business Administration - sponsored Boots to Business: From Service to Startup (B2B) class. The
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Master Sgt. Matthew Gardenhour, a propulsion specialist, explains parts on a F117 PW100 engine to Lt. Col. Christian Cunningham, deputy commander of the maintenance group, after leading a slide show presentation detailing the parts on the C-17 engine to Cunningham and members of the propulsion element, June 7. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Wing moving forward with C-17 transition
Although the 167th Airlift Wing has not officially entered into conversion, C-17 aircraft training has begun.On Thursday morning, F117 PW100 engine familiarization training was presented to Lt. Col. Christian Cunningham, 167th maintenance group deputy commander, and several maintainers in the propulsion element. Master Sgt.'s Jarrod Plotner and
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C-5 aircraft line the tarmac, April 25, after missions were cancelled for a safety stand down. Wing leadership called for the stand down after a number of challenges were identified as distractions to safe flying. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Wing temporarily stands down to refocus
The 167th Airlift Wing instituted a safety stand down April 24, taking a break to re-valuate and refocus on the mission in interest of flying safety.In the process of converting to the C-17 Globemaster III, wing members are experiencing challenges from the reduction in force, new training requirements and learning new financial processes and
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The main body of the C-5 flight simulator is hoisted away from the flight safety building by crane, April 17. The simulator was taken to Letterkenny Army Depot.(Air National Guard photo by Capt. Christopher Tusing)
C-5 Simulator removed from flight safety building
Starting with just a wooden chair and box as a desk, Rockey Gilreath transformed an empty building into a premier simulator facility that's been vital to the 167th mission since 2007. Gilreath, who served as the 167th simulator site manager for nearly seven years, said he was very proud of the training and service he was able to provide to the
0 7/11
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Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, senior enlisted advisor for the National Guard, addresses enlisted members of the 167th Airlift Wing, April 4. During the visit, Brush spoke to Air¬men concerning what is working and what isn’t in order to get their perspective. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle/released)
Senior enlisted advisor for the National Guard visits wing
Chief Master Sgt. Mitch Brush, the senior enlisted advisor for the National Guard, visited the 167th Airlift Wing April 4-5 to speak to wing airman and address any possible issues that they may have. During the visit, Brush spoke to Airmen concerning what is working and what isn't in order to get their perspective."Chief Brush represents the
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Japanese aviation reporter Susumu Tokunaga visited the 167th Airlift Wing March 21 to observe the operations for a series of articles highlighting the Air National Guard in Japan’s oldest aviation publication, Aireview Magazine. (Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stacy Gault/Released) 
Japanese reporter highlights 167th, Air Guard mission
Japanese aviation reporter Susumu Tokunaga visited the 167th Airlift Wing March 21 to observe the operations for a series of articles highlighting the Air National Guard in Japan's oldest aviation publication, Aireview Magazine."The Air National Guard has less visibility in Japan and the people cannot understand how the Air National Guard is
0 3/27
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167th Airlift Wing Save Our Shoppette logo Base Shoppette to remain open for now
The 167th Airlift Wing Shoppette opened for business 34 years ago and will stay open, for now.The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the entity that operates the on-base shoppette, initially planned to close down the store Feb. 1, but the decision was delayed. As a result, the 167th wing leadership initiated the ongoing 'S.O.S.- Save our
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The 167th Civil Engineering Squadron has a variety of vehicles and equipment to clear snow from the base roads, parking areas, runway, taxiways and aircraft ramp. (Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stacy Gault/Released) Snow doesn’t slow wing’s civil engineering squadron
Keep the shovels at the ready.Punxsutawney Phil spotted his shadow Feb. 2 forecasting six more weeks of winter.News perhaps not relished by many already weary of this winter's snowy mix.But it's business as usual for the wing's civil engineering squadron. While some assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing may still be snug in their warm beds during the
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Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, Adjutant Generla of West Virginia, presents the James Kemp McLaughlin trophy, awarded to West Virginia's top airman, to Master Sgt. David Martens during an awards ceremony for the Wing's Outstanding Airmen of the Year, March 1. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson/Released) 167th Airman soars to the top in West Virginia, Virginia Air National Guards
Master Sgt. David A. Martens, a loadmaster instructor with the 167th Airlift Wing, was named West Virginia Air National Guard's top Airman of the Year during a ceremony at the base in Martinsburg Saturday, March 1.It's an honor the Inwood, W.Va., resident is very familiar with.While assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing
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