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Senior Master Sgt Todd Kirkwood, 167th Airlift Wing avionics supervisor and base honor guard member, recently stepped up to play Taps at a funeral when the electronic device in the Ceremonial Bugle being used by the civilian color guard team failed to sound. Kirkwood and one other member of the unit's honor guard were tasked to fold the flag and present it to the family, but when the bugle failed Kirkwood was able to remove the electronic device from the instrument and sound Taps, which he only recently learned to play. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) 167th Wing Airman steps up to honor veteran after bugle falls silent
Rendering Taps at military funerals is a final way to pay tribute to veterans who have served their country.But what happens when a bugle falls silent?An Airman with the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing found out firsthand. Or rather he lent a hand.Senior Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, the Wing's avionics supervisor, was augmenting
0 3/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo Aircraft Change Proposed for 167th Airlift Wing
Eight C-17 Globemaster aircraft will replace the 167th Airlift Wing's current fleet of eleven C-5 aircraft, according to the Force Structure Overview released today by the Secretary of the Air Force.Numerous aircraft changes are planned throughout the Active, Reserve, and Guard components in order to align with the new strategic guidance in the Air
0 2/03
2012
Erin Kennedy, a chemical engineer for the Army and the Joint Service Aircrew Mask-Fixed Wing (JSAM-FW) test and evaluation lead, gets feedback from Technical Sgt. Michael Lindamood during a field evaluation of the gear. A Department of Defense research team working on the development of a JSAM conducted field assessments at the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard unit in Martinsburg, WV,  December 7, 2011. The team had aircrew in each of the flying positions don the mask and accompanying gear and perform their duties on a C-5 aircraft. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) 167th Airlift Wing provides testing ground for mask development
Develop one aircrew mask that can be used on over 100 different air frames. That is the challenge for researchers assigned to the Joint Service Aircrew Mask - Fixed Wing (JSAM-FW) Program.In early December, JSAM-FW researchers visited the 167th Airlift Wing to evaluate the JSAM's ability to integrate to the C-5 aircraft. Nicole Fletcher, an Army
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2011
A C-5 Galaxy aircraft assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing, takes off from Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, WV on October 19, 2011. The aircraft was the seventh aircraft to launch from the unit as part of an Air Force wide "surge" exercise for the C-5 fleet. The exercise, which was testing the United States Transportation Command's ability to rapidly provide strategic airlift in support of contengencies around the world, took place October 17-21 and included 41 C-5 aircraft from the Air Force Active, Reserve, and Guard components. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing Participates in Historic Surge
Flying seven of its 11 assigned C-5 Galaxy aircraft, the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing is participating in an historic "surge" this week. Based in Martinsburg, W.Va., the 167th Airlift Wing has been tapped to demonstrate its readiness, power, flexibility and partnership capabilities during the exercise which will test the
0 10/20
2011
First responders from the 167th Fire Department and Security Forces Squadron respond to an aircraft crash and begin recovery operations in conjunction with civilian agencies on September 17, 2011 during an open house and air show at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg West Virginia. A T-28 aircraft performing with the Trojan Horseman crashed several minutes into the performance. There were no injuries on the ground.
(National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Dickson)
First Responders Answer the Call in Aftermath of Air Show Incident
With the tragic crash of a T-28 aircraft on base on the first day of the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Show and Open House, community members were able to see first-hand how 167th Airlift Wing first-response teams do their jobs in real-world situations."The fire and security teams responded immediately, and everyone in uniform knew the community
0 10/05
2011
Master Sgt. Tim Blankenship sits in front of a computer monitor displaying  his award-winning signature design for Toyota’s Sponsafier 3 contest. Blankenship submitted the design to help generate awareness for Lafora Disease. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) West Virginia Airman Races to Top Spot in National Contest
Thirty minutes may not seem like a long time to some, but spent creatively it can help make a difference in a life.Just ask Master Sgt. Tim Blankenship of the West Virginia Air National's 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va.Blankenship's entry to design a racecar for Toyota's Sponsafier 3 contest earlier this year bested more than 45,000
0 10/05
2011
Master Sgt. Zoe Shetley receives her Air National Guard Logistics Plans Senior NCO of the Year trophy from Capt. Chris Tusing on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Shetley, with over 17 years of experience in logistics, was nominated for the award by Capt. Tusing. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Dickson) Two 167th Airmen Win ANG Logistics Awards
Two members of the 167th Airlift Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron were honored for their field expertise with Air National Guard awards during Sunday morning's UTA.Master Sgt. Zoe Shetley and Staff Sgt. Michael Hewitt were awarded trophies for being namedANG's Logistics Plans Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Traffic
0 10/05
2011
Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing who call Morgan County home presented local officials with an American flag Saturday night to fly at the new courthouse in downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Pictured in the first row, from left: Berkeley Springs Mayor Susan Webster, Tech Sgt. Sylvester Payne Jr., Staff Sgt. Luke Shambaugh, Staff Sgt. D.J. Zahnow, Master Sgt. Michael Darby, Master Sgt. Robert Bowers, Morgan County Commissioner Brenda Hutchinson and Morgan County Commissioner Brad Close. Second row, from left: Tech. Sgt. Gretchen Close and 1st Lt. Sarah Law. Third row, from left: Senior Master Sgt. Scott Wachter, Chief Master Sgt. Roland Shambaugh Jr., Capt. Carmela Emerson and Senior Airman John Unger rounding out the back row. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sherree Grebenstein) 167th Airmen thank hometown for community support
In a gesture of appreciation for all of the support that their hometown has given them over the years, members of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing presented an American flag to Morgan County officials Saturday night to be flown over the new downtown courthouse. With 10 fellow Airmen by his side, Senior Master Sgt. Scott
0 5/15
2011
Tech. Sgt. Devon Paskewich, a crew chief at the 167th Airlift Wing, seals a panel on the side of a C-5 aircraft, at the Martinsburg, W.Va. unit on April 7, 2011. The unit's C-5 aircraft have recently supported missions in Libya, Japan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, keeping both operations and maintenance personnel busy. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) 167th Airlift Wing Supporting Operations Worldwide
In less than two weeks' time, the 167th Airlift Wing supported missions in Libya, Japan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.One day after United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 was passed, a C-5 Galaxy launched from the Martinsburg, W.Va., base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn, the U.S. effort to support the resolution calling for a no-fly zone
0 4/08
2011
Dr. Jason Malcy, program director for the Domiciliary for Homeless Veterans  (DCHV)/GOALS program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, talks about the issue of veterans homelessness at the Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee of Eastern West Virginia’s February meeting at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Military families, veterans support committee tackles issues
The Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee of Eastern West Virginia is planning to hold its third meeting in May which will focus on military children. ISFAC-East, which originated in November, 2010, was formed in the region to improve the network of services for military families and veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. ISFAC-East
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2011
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