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Airman 1st Class Lindsey Plotner and Airman 1st Class Joseph Mousch, center, back row, are pictured with the staff and seminar leaders for the Reserve Component National Security Course at the National Defense University. Plotner and Mousch, provided administrative support for the course, an assignment much different from their primary duties as aircraft maintenance specialists. Maintainers step away from aircraft to support national security course
Two airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing supported the Reserve Component National Security Course at the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington D.C. in January and February.
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Airman First Class Josiah Evans, an aerospace propulsion journeyman, works on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft engine, as part of a home station check, Feb. 4, at the 167th Airlift Wing. The wing's aircraft maintainers are key to keeping pace with the operations tempo. Maintainers key to keeping pace with operations tempo
Despite the fact that it is still technically in conversion to the C-17 aircraft mission, the 167th Airlift Wing continues to function more and more as a fully operational C-17 wing.
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Tech. Sgt. Steve Rau, a paralegal at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., works with a unit member to complete a will, January 8, 2017. Creating or updating a will can be done by contacting the base JAG office. Readiness is top priority for 2017
A major part of being a member of the U.S. military is being prepared for the eventuality of a deployment abroad or any other location within the U.S. in support of our national security needs.
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2017
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Copen, left, a computer network technician for West Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, discusses the Joint Incident Site Communication Capability kit with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trevor Whittington, standing, a system administrator for the 167th Airlift Wing. JFHQ-WV signed over the JISCC to the 167th Communications Flight in December. The satellite-based communication system provides internet, telephone and radio capabilities during emergency events where normal communications may be disabled. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
167th Communications Flight acquires new capability
The West Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Information Operations section signed over one of its Joint Incident Site Communication Capability (JISCC) kits to the 167th Communications Flight last month.A JISCC is a rapidly deployable satellite-based communication system that provides internet, telephone and radio capabilities at sites
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Lt. Col. John Poland (left), the civil engineering squadron commander at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Gengler (right), fire chief at the 167th, recognize Kirk Mongan (middle), assistant chief of operations at the 167th AW Fire Emergency Services, as 2015 Air National Guard Civilian Firefighter of the Year, Dec. 2, 2016. Mongan was chosen from all of the civilian Air National Guard Firefighters by the Air National Guard Fire Chiefs Association. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer) 2015 Air National Guard Civilian Firefighter of the Year
Kirk Mongan, assistant chief of operations at the 167th Airlift Wing Fire Emergency Services in Martinsburg, W.Va., was recognized as the 2015 Air National Guard Civilian Firefighter of the Year, Dec. 2.This award is presented by the Air National Guard Fire Chiefs Association and is also known as "The Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Farrar Award." Chief
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2016
Senior Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, 167th avionics superintendent, gives a thumbs up at mile 25 of the Chicago Marathon, Oct. 9. Kirkwood ran the marathon only eight months after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. 
Airman beats cancer, completes 22nd marathon
His cancer diagnosis came as a complete surprise. After all, he had just run his 21st marathon. Other than a recent cold he was a picture of perfect health.Senior Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, avionics superintendent for the 167th Airlift Wing, received the news of his diagnosis the day after Thanksgiving last year.Less than a year later, after a very
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2016
Major Christopher Tusing, the 167th Airlift Wing's director of inspections, addresses
the Air Mobility Command Inspector General and his inspection team during the Wing's
capstone event in-brief Nov. 4. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Capstone event underway
The 167th Airlift Wing's Unit Effectiveness Capstone event kicked off the morning of Nov. 4 with a welcome brief for the inspectors visiting the base.A team of nearly 70 inspectors for the Air Mobility Command Inspector General are scheduled to be on base for about a week as the final part of the Wing's Unit Effectiveness Inspection.The UEI is a
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2016
Eight Airmen assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing recently attended Advanced Airlift Tactics Training hosted by the 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph, MO. Standing left to right: Tech.
Sgt. Michael Fredlock, Capt. Michael Stark, Tech. Sgt. Mark Kelley, Maj. Alex Hanna,
Master Sgt. John Ratcliffe, Master Sgt. Charles Moore, kneeling left to right: Capt. Kyle
Wagner and Tech. Sgt. James Turner.
Airmen complete tactics training
Eight airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing recently completed a two-week course geared toward increasing war-fighting effectiveness and survivability of mobility forces.The course was split into two parts, one week at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center located at the 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph, Mo. followed by a second week of
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2016
Senior Airman Joshua Ross, a traffic management journeyman for the 167th Logistics Readiness Squadron, operates a forklift to move a crate near the 167th Airlift Wing's shipping and receiving area, Oct. 1. End of fiscal year purchases at the Wing keep TMO busy receiving shipments and preparing turned-in items for shipment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Michael Dickson)
End of fiscal year means long hours for some Airmen at Wing
For many of us September 30 simply means the month has come to an end, but for others, Sept 30 marks the end of the fiscal year and with that comes long hours of painstaking, tedious work.The 167th Airlift Wing's comptroller flight, contracting office and traffic management office bear the brunt of the fiscal year closeout.The finance office begins
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2016
A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the flight line at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 167th
recently deployed an aircrew to the base to operate with the 379th Air Expeditionary
Wing. They were one of the first two Air National Guard crews to deploy there.(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Janelle Patiño) Wing deploys first C-17 Guard aircrew
A four-man, 167th aircrew now holds the distinction of being one of the first two Air National Guard C-17 crews to be deployed to Al Udeid Air Force Base, Qatar.The crew, which consisted of Lt Col. Jeff Musser, a 167th pilot, Capt. David Groom, a 167th pilot, Master Sgt. Joseph Windle, a 167th loadmaster, and Tech. Sgt. Ryan Finley, a 167th
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