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Chris Fleming (center) a StarBase instructor at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., leads a trust activity with some of the kids that participated in a resilience camp on base, June 9-10. StarBase and the 167th Wing Care Team led the students in activities that reflect the content and message of the Air Force’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness program and its four pillars concept. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer) Resilience camp held for unit member's kids
Twenty Four 167th Airlift Wing member's kids attended a resiliency camp on base, June 9-10, to learn important skills on how to manage stress.The camp, which was a joint effort between the 167th Wing Care Team and the Martinsburg Starbase, was created to mirror the content and message of the Air Force's Comprehensive Airmen Fitness program and its
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2016
Unit members at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. stood in line for lunch at the Single Pallet Expeditionary Kitchen (SPEK) that was put up by services members at super drill, June 10, 2016. The SPEK can be set up by 8 people in about 2 hours.  The apparatus that is used to heat the food is called a tray ration heater that is heated by a babington burner powered by diesel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer) Extended drill emphasizes training
Rather than having two separate Unit Training Assemblies, one for June and one for July, the 167th Airlift Wing combined the two months into a single four-day block packed with training and various morale events, June 9-12.The idea of super drill was to provide an extended time for Airmen to train in addition to ensuring that the wing provided the
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2016
Simulated patients lay on gurneys in a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operated by the 167th Airlift Wing, during a disaster response exercise, at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., April 14-16. The exercise was in conjunction with the nationwide Vigilant Guard exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Sam Harrison/released)
167th Airlift Wing participates in Vigilant Guard exercise
Members of the 167th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 167th Enroute Patient Staging System (ERPSS) team participated in a disaster response exercise at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., April 14-16.The exercise, which was held in coordination with the nation-wide Vigilant Guard, was coordinated by the
0 5/20
2016
Staff. Sgt. Joshua Carder, a firefighter at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., collects bees that swarmed a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline at the 167th, May 3, 2016. Carder estimated that there were about 5,000 to 10,000 bees in the swarm. The bees landed and gathered in two large masses on the fuselage and crew entrance door ladder.   Carder volunteered to capture the bees and keep them on his orchard with his other hives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Riffle/released) When a C-17 gives you bees, you make honey
During a post flight inspection of a C-17 Globmaster III, Tech. Sgt. Matt Riffle and Staff Sgt. Shane Hott, crew chiefs at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., were about to exit the aircraft when they noticed a swarm of bees at the main crew entrance door of the C-17, May 3, 2016."It was almost like a cloud of bees," said Riffle.The crew
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2016
National Guard Soldiers assigned to North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia prepare to board a West Virginia Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III inbound for Moldova at Pope Airfield, N.C., March 5, 2016. The Soldiers will be participating in an overseas deployment training exercise with a Moldovan reconnaissance company, which will prepare them to conduct support missions during a rotation at the National Training Center. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment/Released) 167th Airlift Wing participates in exercise Agile Hunter 2016
Four 167th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III crews supported exercise Agile Hunter 2016 with the North Carolina Army National Guard and the country of Moldova, March 3-7.The country of Moldova, a small eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine, is in the State Partnership Program with the North Carolina National Guard. "The [167th AW]
0 4/03
2016
MARTINSBURG, W.Va.-- Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Col. Shaun J. Perkowski, commander of the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. James visited the 167th to learn about their recent mission conversion to the C-17 Globemaster and the West Virginia Air National Guard.  Launching the first C-17 mission less than three months after the first aircraft arrival, unit members discussed new opportunities and capabilities for the Total Force. James also met with wing Airmen to address questions about the future of the Air Force and Air National Guard.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer /Released) Secretary of the Air Force visits 167th Airlift Wing
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Martinsburg, W.Va., Oct. 5, to meet with members of the West Virginia Air National Guard and learn about their mission and role within the Total Force. The West Virginia Air National Guard is comprised of two units, the 167th which operates the C-17 Globemaster III and the
0 10/06
2015
Tech. Sgt. Christine Cournoyer, an aeromedical technician with the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron based at the 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, W.Va., proudly points to the Mountaineer flag while taking care of patients alongside a Wyoming Air National Guard AES crew. Cournoyer was the sole West Virginia Air National Guard aeromedical technician to fly aboard a C-17 Globemaster III piloted by a 167th aircrew during a recent aeromedical evacuation mission. 167th aircrew reunites with wing’s Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on overseas mission
It's been nearly five years, but a member of the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron recently found herself teamed up with an aircrew from the 167th Airlift Wing on an overseas mission.Sept. 28 marked the first time in West Virginia Air National Guard history that an AES crewmember flew on an operational air evacuation mission with a 167th
0 10/06
2015
Col. Richard Robichaud, 167th Operations Group commander, assists Rodney Shrader, director of Air Force programs with L-3 Link Simulation and Training, with the unveiling of a framed print presented to the 167th Airlift Wing during the C-17 simulator training facility ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 24.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle/Released) C-17 Simulator Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The 167th Airlift Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the C-17 Simulator Training Facility on base, Sept. 24.The C-17 simulator at the 167th is the 15th training center operated by L-3 Link, according to Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link.During the opening ceremony, 167th Operations Group Commander, Col. Richard M. Robichaud, spoke on behalf
0 10/06
2015
Graduates of the Logistics Readiness Squadron's Leadership Skills Academy received their completion certificates Saturday of Sept. UTA. The Leaderships Skills Academy is part of LRS's two tier training program geared toward developing the squadron's future leaders. (back row) Master Sgt. Jon Lamp, 2nd Lt. Clayton Atkinson, Staff Sgt. Andrew Fream, (middle row) Staff Sgt. Laura Shaffer, 2nd Lt. Kevin Hurlbrink, Master Sgt. Justin Walther, (front row) Staff Sgt. Chastity Eggleton, Master Sgt. James DeCicco, and Staff Sgt. Chris¬topher Rion. (Air National Guard photo by Tech.  Sgt. Michael Dickson/released) Logistics Readiness Squadron invests in future
As members of the Air Force, we are constantly being challenged to go further, to challenge ourselves and to challenge those around us. However, for the traditional Guardsman it can be difficult to find the time and opportunity to engage in formal training and development activities.As a result, the 167 Logistics Readiness Squadron made the
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2015
Master Sgt. Nicole Pollard (left) and Tech. Sgt. Helen Wolfley (right), members of the patient decontamination team at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., conduct decontamination on a litter patient during the Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) All-Hazard Management Response (CAMR) Course Table Top Exercise at the wing, August 7, 2015. “The 167th did an amazing job coming together for both the training and all the exercises that took place throughout the week,” said Master Sgt. Gary Fletcher, NCOIC of bioenvironmental engineering at the 167th AW. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer/released) 167th Airlift Wing participates in CAMR Course Table Top Exercise
The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. participated in a Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) All-Hazard Management Response (CAMR) Course Table Top Exercise at the wing, August 4-7.The exercise included three table top exercises and one full scale exercise to test the 167th's response to various scenarios. 1st Lt.
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2015
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