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Tech. Sgt. Brian Grim of the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., picks up debris on June 26, 2016 in Clendenin, W.Va. The June 23, 2016 flood was described as a once in 1000 year event leading W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to declare a State of Emergency in 44 of the 55 counties. (United States Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) Airmen assist with recovery after flood
On June 23 the State of West Virginia was hit with what experts have called a once-in-a-thousand year meteorological event that dumped more than 8 inches of rain over parts of the state and resulted in record levels of flooding over a two-day period.The resulting flash floods swept through towns leading to unprecedented destruction across the state
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Default Air Force Logo Former commander leaves lasting impact at 167th Airlift Wing, National Guard
A service to celebrate the life of Brig. Gen. (ret.) V. Wayne "Speedy" Lloyd was held at the Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, W.Va., June 17.Lloyd was the 167th Airlift Wing commander from 1989 to 1999. He went on to serve as the West Virginia Air National Guard commander until 2004, overseeing both airlift wings in the state.Brig. Gen. Eric
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Three members of the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., stand by instructors that taught them CPR, Aug. 6, 2016. Back L-R: Staff Sgt. Johnathen Guzik, a member of metals technology at the 167th, Staff Sgt. Justin Bird and Senior Airman Travis Sites, both CPR instructors at the 167th. Front L-R: Capt. Lori Wyatt, CPR instructor at the 167th, Staff Sgt. John Carson, a crew chief at the 167th, and Staff Sgt. Justin Watson a member of metals technology at the 167th. Guzik, Carson and Watson performed CPR on victims of a crash on I-81 after leaving drill on June 12, 2016. Wyatt, Bird and Sites instructed a CPR class that Guzik and Watson attended the day before. (U.S. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer) Airman put CPR training to use after super drill
Three Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. put CPR training into action at an accident on I-81, June 12.Staff Sgt. Justin Watson and Staff Sgt. Johnathen Guzik, both members of metals technology in the maintenance group at the 167th, had taken a required CPR class the day before, June 11. CPR instructors Capt. Lori Wyatt, Staff
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Dustin Janeke, standing, a biologist project manager for HDR and John Tipone, a lead bat biologist for HDR, set up a specialized microphone, as part of a bat survey of the 167th Airlift Wing property, June 23. The pair were contracted by the National Guard Bureau to conduct searches at several installations for the northern long-eared bat which was recently listed as a threatened species. (U.S. National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Bat survey conducted at 167th Airlift Wing
A pair of biologists visited the 167th Airlift Wing last month to determine whether or not a particular species of bat recently listed on the threatened species list was inhabiting the unit property.Biologists Dustin Janeke and John Tipone set up equipment at several locations around the base in search of the northern long-eared bat whose
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Colin Frye and Anderson Darby move sand around an augmented reality sandbox while attending a week-long STEM-based camp hosted by STARBASE Martinsburg, July 29 at the 167th Airlift Wing. The AR sandbox, the newest tool in the STARBASE Martinsburg classroom, allows users to create topography models by shaping real sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water. (U.S. National Guard photo by  Christopher Fleming) Augmented reality sandbox becomes reality for STARBASE Martinsburg
What do you get when you have a driven STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educator and a grant from the Governor? A cutting-edge, hands-on, augmented reality (AR) tool in the classroom.When STARBASE Martinsburg instructor Ashley Spies came across an AR sandbox on the internet three years ago she knew it would be an asset in her
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Lt. Col. Christian Cunningham, 167th Maintenance Commander, was promoted to the rank of Colonel during a ceremony at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base, Aug 6.  Pinning Col. Cunningham was his wife Narmada, his daughter Asha, his son Iain looks on. (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson) Maintenance commander promoted
The 167th Airlift Wing held a promotion ceremony for Col. Christian Cunningham, the 167th Maintenance Group Commander, August 6.Cunningham, who was promoted to the rank of Colonel, assumed command of the Maintenance Group in May following the retirement of the group's previous commander, Col. Keith Snyder.Prior to assuming command, Cunningham had
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Members of the 167th Maintenance Squadron and the Royal Canadian Air Force assemble a tow rope that connects ground equipment to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a Crashed, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery training event at the 167th Airlift Wing, Aug 6. Canadian maintainers travelled to the 167th to gain experience on the new crash kit along with members of several other U.S. Air Force units. (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson) Maintainers learn new aircraft crash kit
The 167th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Repair and Reclamation Shop held its yearly Crashed Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery Training at the 167th Airlift Wing, August 5 and 6.  The two day training event was separated into a classroom portion that was held on Friday to allow Airmen to acquaint themselves with the new C-17 crash kit, as well
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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing at Buckley Air Force Base July, 7. A helicopter task force comprised of four helicopters and 50 guardsman were transported to Germany to provide conventional aviation capability to Special Operations Forces there. (U.S.National Guard photo by Spc. Shaun Morey) Wing transports task force, kept mission on track
The 167th Airlift Wing hauled a helicopter task force (HTF) from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. to Germany to support Special Operations Command - Europe (SOCEUR), July 8.Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the wing each carried 10 soldiers and two UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to the Colorado, Utah and Kansas Army National Guards to Ramstein Air
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Master Sgt. Tammy Marks conducts a quick review of a training exercise with members of the 167th Security Forces Squadron during their field training event in Gerrardstown, W.Va., June 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Security Forces training camp deemed success
The 167th Security Forces Squadron put their training days to good use in June, honing their deployed wartime task skills during their annual summer camp.SFS personnel completed weapons qualifications training as well as field training to include fire team movement and tactical squad movement.Twenty-eight security forces personnel deployed to the
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Col. Shaun Perkowski, commander of the 167th Airlift Wing, addresses newly certified Honor Guard members upon their completion of a forty-hour training course at the Martinsburg air base, July 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Base Honor Guard invests in future
The 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard held a four-day, initial training course for its new members, July 19-22. The forty-hour course is designed to provide the necessary initial instruction in all areas of being an Honor Guard member that would allow members to perform in Honor Guard details. The training ensures that members meet the strict
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