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Tech. Sgt. Justin Walther manuevers a pallet of blankets provided by FEMA, Nov. 3, 2012, at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va. FEMA delivered 25,000 blankets to the unit. The blankets were transported to New York via C-130 aircrafts from Little Rock, Ark. (Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stacy Gault) 167th Airlift Wing plays role in Operation Big Sandy Superstorm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency tapped the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing base as a staging area to push out much-needed storm relief supplies to Mountain State residents hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy.Although FEMA's stay at the Martinsburg base was brief - officially ceasing its operations here on Saturday night -
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Senior Master Sgt. Doug Ferrell directs a power truck onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Nov. 2, 2012. The 167th Airlift Wing transported four power trucks and utility workers to Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York. (Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stacy Gault) 167th delivers power support to hurricane victims
Hurricane Sandy, nicknamed "Frankenstorm," has killed more than 80 people in the U.S., left millions without power and potentially changed the Atlantic coastline. Considered one of the biggest storms to hit the northeast in the past few years, it has left millions of Americans without basic necessities such as water, heat and electricity. To help
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Joseph D'Angelo, Joe D'Angelo, FEMA's Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) logistics chief for Region III comments to West Virginia National Guardsman, Master Sgt. Keith Bibb, 77th Brigade property book officer, during a meeting to coordinate operations at the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, based in Martinsburg W.Va., Thursday Nov. 1, 2012. The 167th AW is serving as a staging area for disaster relief supplies which will then be transported throughout West Virginia by the 77th Brigade’s 1201st Forward Support Company based in Kingwood W.Va. and Delta 230th FSC based in Glen Jean, W.Va. The West Virginia National Guard has over 200 members aiding in recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.  The storm blanketed the state with heavy snow and rains and also had severe winds that left homes and properties damaged.  Guardsmen are involved in numerous aspects of the operations from search and rescue missions to debris removal. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) FEMA uses 167th Airlift Wing as staging area for storm relief
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is using the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing base in Martinsburg as a staging area to push out much needed storm relief supplies to Mountain State residents hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy.Airmen and Soldiers from the West Virginia National Guard are working in tandem to ensure the
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Contractors spray paint lines onto the edge of the newly aligned taxiway at the 167th Airlift Wing, Shepherd Field, Martinsburg WV, July 25, 2012.  Final touches are being made to the taxiway, which was recently realigned and extended; the final C-5 conversion construction project at the base. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) C-5 conversion process draws to close with completion of taxiway extension
Blame Mother Nature. If it hadn't been for her, the final phase of the 167th Airlift Wing's C-5 conversion process would have been completed by now. Instead the steady rains which saturated Martinsburg in April and May of last year delayed completion of the C-5 taxiway extension. Completion of the final phase of the base's conversion process is
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2012
Master Sgt. Kelley McKinney, a trainer-advisor-counselor, or TAC, for the West Virginia
National Guard's Youth Leaders Camp, is surrounded by her platoon at Camp Dawson,
June 28, 2012. McKinney has been a TAC for the camp for six years. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
McKinney serves as trainer, advisor, couselor
The camper stands at attention. He knows the TAC is directly behind him. He knows he did not follow the direction he was given. He closes his eyes and holds his breath anticipating the verbal lashing he's about to receive."Let it sink in camper, let-it-sink-in" Master Sgt. Kelley McKinney said.And she walks away. The camper opens his eyes, exhales
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Senior Master Sgt. Tom Young displays a copy of his newest novel "the Renegades" which was released in early July. The book is the third in a series of military novels. Young is a C-5 flight engineer for the 167th Airlift Wing. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Nathanial Taylor)
Wing member releases new book
Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Young, a flight engineer assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing, recently released his new novel "The Renegades." The book, which was released in early July, is the third in a series of novels written by Young. "It is the third in my series of military thrillers," Young said. "All three of the books feature the same main
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Brig. Gen. Eric Vollmecke presents Colonel Brian Truman with the Legion of Merit during Truman’s retirement ceremony at the 167th Airlift Wing on August 5, 2012. Truman served the unit in several capacities including Wing vice commander before retiring after 33 years of service. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Vice commander retires after 33 years of service
The 167th Airlift Wing's vice commander is retiring after 33 years of military service. Col. Brian Truman has served as vice commander since October 2007. Truman, a native of Berkeley County, W.Va., began his military career as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy in 1979."I was going to West Virginia University," he said. "It was the
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Sherra Triggs, left, is the Martinsburg Starbase program director and has been with the program since its inception at the 167th Airlift Wing a decade ago. Instructor Ashley Spies, office manager Michelle Linaburg, and instructor Shannon Boone are also pictured. Starbase instructors not pictured are Laura Meske and Chris Fleming. (Air National Guard photo by Emily Beightol-Deyerle) To the stars
The chatter on the bus grows louder as it is cleared through the base's main gate and heads toward its destination. Children press their eager faces against the glass, staring in amazement at the hangars that hide the huge planes. This is the week that these local fifth-graders have been waiting for all year. The week they get to visit the
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Staff Sgt. James Munnis, a flight engineer for the 167th Airlift Squadron,  recently competed at the 35th Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon and qualified for the 2012-2013 All-Guard Marathon Team. Munnis will now travel and compete in various marathons representing the West Virginia National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Master. Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Munnis makes All Guard marathon team
The air was cool and filled with a steady rain as the man came around the turn. He had reached the halfway point in the race and was feeling pretty good. As he ran, he passed other runners going in the opposite direction. They had already reached the turnaround point and were on their way back to the finish line. Seeing their excited faces and
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2012
Master Sgt. Kevin Goulet and Master Sgt. Bradly Teter, both from the 167th Aircraft Structural Maintenance Shop, presented Christy Miller, 167th Family Readiness President, and Sherry Lewis, manager of the 167th Airman and Family Readiness Program, with a check for $2000 to be used as scholarship money for the West Virginia National Guard’s Kids Kamp and Youth Leaders Camp held in Camp Dawson, W.Va., at the end of June. Other members of the Structural Maintenance Shop, involved with the fundraising efforts, stand behind. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Nathanial Taylor) Airmen raise money for camp scholarships
Last month, members of the 167th Airlift Wing raised money for scholarships to send children to the West Virginia National Guard Kids Kamp and Youth Leaders Camp. Base wide, members raised enough money to fund 38 scholarships for children of Wing members, said Sherry Lewis, manager of the unit's Airman and Family Readiness Program."It costs $85 for
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