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167th Airlift Wing loadmasters help guide a Virginia Task Force 1 tractor and trailer  into a C-5 Galaxy aircraft on Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Martinsburg, WestVirginia unit. Virginia Task Force 1's International Urban Serach and Rescue Team from the United States Agency for Interantional Development, based in Fairfax County, Va, utilized the West Virginia Air National Guard unit as a point of departure during a training exercise which simulated an overseas deployment. 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) 167th Airlift Wing supports international readiness exercise
The West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing played a critical role Friday afternoon in an international readiness exercise which tested the mettle of a neighboring agency tasked with search and rescue missions overseas. The Martinsburg base was chosen as a Point of Departure (POD) for Virginia Task Force 1's International Urban Search
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Tech. Sgt. Mary Ann Smith, Master Sgt. Peppy Smith, Tech. Sgt. Tara Bryant, and Airman First Class Jack Messner, all members of  the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, prepare to move a dummy, posing as a car crash victim, to a stretcher during a training exercise at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg West Virginia, September 12, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo  by Master Sgt Sean Brennan) Air Guard medics, firefighters hold joint training
"No pulse! Ejected through the windshield." That was the assessment given of one crash victim to medics and firefighters when they arrived on the scene of a two-vehicle "accident" during Saturday's September drill at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg. Fortunately no one breathing was actually injured in the joint training exercise which was
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Default Air Force Logo Decorated Airman retires from 167th Airlift Wing
Surrounded by fellow Airmen, friends and loved ones Saturday afternoon, Lt. Col. Sandra L. Duiker of the 167th Airlift Wing capped off an illustrious military career by learning that she has been put in for two of the highest awards bestowed for service to one's country and state: the Air Force Legion of Merit and the West Virginia Legion of Merit.
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Default Air Force Logo ALL GUARD Rifle Team takes top honors
Members of the National Guard Bureau's elite marksmanship team took top honors at an annual Interservice rivalry in late July as well as the National Rifle Matches held at Camp Perry in Ohio in August. The ALL GUARD Rifle Team - comprised of Airmen and Soldiers in National Guard units from across the nation - proved their superior marksmanship
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Technical Sgt Mike Stanley, standing, and Master Sgt Kevin Link took a break from their duties at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, West Virginia to assist with gravelling a parking lot at the Martinsburg Boys and Girls Club, part of the United Way's Day of Caring activities, Tuesday, September 15, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Airmen assist community with Day of Caring
Call them lifesavers. That's what a group of volunteers tasked with a 2009 United Way Day of Caring project at the Berkeley County Boys & Girls Club are calling two Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg. "They saved the day," said Vickey Wilcher, executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates, who along with a small group of
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West Virginia University's Television Productions film crew conducts an interview with Senior Airman Nathan Sisler  at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia, on August 27, 2009. Sisler, a WVU senior and a West Virginia Airman of the Year recipient for 2009, was chosen to be featured in a new recruiting video for WVU because of his leadership qualities according to Kelly Heasley, special projects prouducer for WVU's Television Productions. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Emily Beightol-Deyerle) 167th Airlift Wing Airman spotlighted
A film crew from West Virginia University's Television Productions recently visited the 167th Airlift Wing and spent a few hours documenting Senior Airman Nathan Sisler at work on the flight line. Sisler, a C-5 crew chief, was interviewed for a student recruitment video for WVU. He will be among a handful of students spotlighted on the video.
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Master Sgt. L.T. “Peppy” Smith, a flight examiner for the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Airmen Joseph Robert carry a ladder through a C-130 aircraft during an egress training session at the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard. The 167th AW secured the C-130, which was headed to the “bone yard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and will convert it to a training simulator for the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Airmen use C-130 as training device
While the 167th Airlift Wing is officially home to the C-5 Galaxy now, another aircraft can be found parked on the flight line too. And while the aircraft will never fly on another mission, it may just save lives. A C-130E Hercules destined for retirement to what is also known as the "bone yard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Ariz.,
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West Virginia Military Order of the Purple Heart presented members of the 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard and Lindsey Taylor plaques of appreciation for their participation in a job fair and business opportunities summit held at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center in June. The plaques were presented during a ceremony at the 167th Airlift Wing on August 1, 2009. In the front row, Lindsey Taylor, Otis Batten, Work Force West Virginia, Local Veterans Employment Rep, Monty Hogbin, Work Force West Virginia, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, Tech Sergeant Heather Wright. Back row, Cy Kammeier, Commander Chapter 646, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Staff Sergeant Nic Krukowski, Richard Seeley, Department Commander WV, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Tech Sergeant William Stuller, and Major Paul Henry, 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard, Officer in Charge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Base Honor Guard recognized
Members of the 167th Airlift Wing's Base Honor Guard were recognized Saturday afternoon for their efforts in support of the West Virginia Veterans Jobs Fair and Business Opportunities Summit held at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical center in late June. Plaques of appreciation were presented by Cy Kammeier, commander of Chapter 646,
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Berkeley County teachers Nicole Krause and Cathy Stickel watch their "thermal protection shield" stand up to the heat of a gas flame during a workshop hosted by the Martinsburg STARBASE at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, WV, on July 17, 2009.  Twenty-six local teachers participated in the teacher’s academy which focused on creative ways to teach science, technology, engineering, and math to intermediate school students. On the last day of the workshop, Todd Ensign, Educator Resource Center Program Manager for NASA IV & V Facility based in Fairmont, had the teachers design a heat shield made of wire mesh and aluminum foil, similar to the thermal protection that will be used for the future Ares spacecraft which is expected to take man back to the moon.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Area teachers attend STARBASE Academy workshop
How would you fair flying a Cessna 182 light aircraft on a six-minute hop from one airport to another with little time behind the yoke? Twenty-six teachers from around the Eastern Panhandle and Frederick County, Va., recently got a chance to find out. Logging time on a flight simulator was one of an array of hands-on activities offered to
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Members of the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, gather around a freezer full of steaks on sale during the Andrews Air Force Base Commissary On-Site Sale held at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base on Friday July 10, 2009 (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle) On-Site Commissary from Andrews AFB a Big Hit on Base
The commissary from Andrews Air Force Base sponsored the event, offering military members a substantial savings as opposed to shopping in the local community. Authorized commissary shoppers such as active-duty military, Guardsmen and Reservists, retirees and their family members took advantage of the sale, saving on everything from meat to diapers.
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