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Airmen with the 167th Airlift Wing competed in the 50th Annual Air National Guard Softball Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo., this month. The Airmen represented the West Virginia Air National Guard and fielded two teams – the open and over 35. Pictured are both teams. Front left to right: Tech. Sgt. Brian Etherington, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Boehm and Tech Sgt. Tom Gyurisin. Middle left to right: Senior Airman Levi Cameron, Master Sgt. Devin Faircloth, Staff Sgt. Ricky Miller, Senior Airman Greenstreet, Master Sgt. Jody Miller, Tech. Sgt. Shad Jenkins, Master Sgt. Mike Lindamood, Master Sgt. Todd Ramsey, Senior Master Sgt. Robbie Bowers, Master Sgt. Brad Gloyd and Staff Sgt. Dave Smith. Back left to right: Staff Sgt. Glenn Housden, Master Sgt. Daniel Wean, 2nd Lt. Kevin Hurlbrink, Staff Sgt. Matt Laign, Staff Sgt. Greg Copenhaver, Airman 1st Class Tylor Baker, (Ret.) Tech. Sgt. T.J. Hageny, Master Sgt. Eddie Grove, Master Sgt. Jon Lamp, Senior Airman Shawn Martin, Col. Rod Neely, (Ret.) Master Sgt. Robbie Sprinkle and Master Sgt. Henry Crawford. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/released) 167th Airlift Wing brings home more than trophy from 50th Annual Air National Guard Softball Tournament
Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing who competed in the 50th Annual Air National Guard Softball Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo., last month brought home more than a second place trophy that will be displayed in a case especially crafted for it.Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard based in Martinsburg also took away from the annual ANG
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2015
The final C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to be assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing is towed
into the corrosion control hangar just after arriving at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base, July
17. The aircraft was previously flown by airlift wings assigned to Charleston Air Force
Base. To finalize the transfer of the aircraft to the 167th Airlift Wing, the C-17 underwent
numerous inspections, paperwork updates and the tail flash and unit marking were
repainted. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle/released) 167th AW is flying through the C-17 conversion
The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. is flying and supporting missions around the globe during its conversion to the C-17 Globemaster III.As of Aug. 2, the 167th AW has actively supported several National Guard units, banner missions in support of the President and is scheduled to start an Aero Medical rotation for 90 days.Col. Richard
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Simon Weinberg, co-owner of Big Voice pictures, speaks at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., Aug 1. Mr. Weinberg is a motivational speaker and co-producer of the film Boys and Men healing, which was presented to the airmen at the 167th, and addresses the issue of male victimization. Mr. Weinberg presented his film and spoke to the airmen as part of their Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson/released) Training event focuses on male victimization
Sexual assault, it's not a pleasant topic for anyone to talk about and yet, it is an issue that we continuously find ourselves discussing.As members of the military, it can be easy to become jaded to the same annual training requirements that often seem like they never change. However, when dealing with an issue as important as sexual assault in
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2015
Paul Whidden, a simulator maintenance technician III with True Simulation in Martinsburg, W.Va., takes a ride in the new C-17 simulator at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va. The simulator is used by pilots and loadmasters to practice their skills in a very life-like simulator. The simulator will have the capability in the future to link up with other airframes from other units and go through different flying scenarios. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer/released) Flight Sim up and running
The 167th Airlift Wing's C-17 flight simulator facility opened its doors for limited training of aircrew members June 15.While the wing is currently using the facility in a limited capacity, regularly scheduled, full-time training will begin July 17.According to John Zazworsky, the L-3 Communications Corp. C-17 training systems site manager and
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Twenty-four 167th Airlift Wing members from flightline positions attended a maintenance supervision and production mobile course at the 167th AW in Martinsburg, W.Va. June 1 – 6, 2015. The maintenance supervision production supervisor mobile course challenged the 167th AW maintenance members to test their skills from the flightline. According to Master Sgt. Dan Ritenour, the maintenance group training manager, the six day course included intense classroom instruction and two days of very realistic computer simulations of the flightline. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer/released) Flightline simulator shows the big picture
Twenty-four 167th Airlift Wing members from flightline positions attended a maintenance supervision and production course at the 167th AW in Martinsburg, W.Va. June 1 - 6.The maintenance supervision production supervisor mobile course challenged the 167th maintenance members to test their skills from the flightline.One of the two course
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Col. Shaun Perkowski, second from right, 167th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ron Glazer, 167th Airlift Wing command chief, accepted a plaque from Lockheed Martin representatives, Kim Mazur, left, program director for Lockheed Martin, and Chuck LaFavre, Lockheed Martin Martinsburg C-5 systems engineer during a ceremony marking the end of a 52 year partnership between the 167th Airlift Wing and Lockheed Martin at the Martinsburg, W.Va. unit, May 19. The wing is in conversion from C-5 Galaxy aircraft to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The last C-5 assigned to wing departed May 20 for the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. (photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle/released) 167th Airlift Wing bids farewell to its final C-5
The last C-5A Galaxy aircraft assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing and the Air National Guard launched from the airfield here Wednesday, into its retirement at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, otherwise known as the boneyard.Piloted by a crew from the 337th Airlift Squadron, Westover Air Reserve
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Master Sgt. Roberta Gossard, a maintenance management analyst with the 167th Airlift Wing’s Maintenance Operations Flight, explains the basics of the data integrity program that is managed by maintenance analysts to Master Sgt. Justin Walther, a member of the Wing Inspection Team. As Walther interviewed Gossard during the MOF inspection, Maj. Jason G. Hughes and Senior Master Sgt. John P. Pflugradt, left to right in background, observe. Hughes and Pflugradt are members of the Air Mobility Command’s Inspector General’s Inspections Division. This is the first time an AMC’s IG team has paid a visit to the Martinsburg wing and observed a unit inspection since the implementation here of the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) construct. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Sherree Grebenstein/Released) Air Mobility Command’s Inspector General team observes
As the 167th Airlift Wing marks the mid-point of its self-inspection into a five-year cycle, members of the Air Mobility Command's Inspector General's Inspections Division spent two days shadowing the Wing Inspection Team (WIT) as it pored over records and interviewed Airmen with the Maintenance Operations Flight.The five-member team also provided
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2015
Lt. Col. Sven Henniger, commanding officer of movement and transport for the German Armed Forces Command Traffic and Transportation Division based out of Dulles International Airport, presents Staff Sgt. Jordan Soltis with the Schützenschnur, a German Armed Forces Badge for weapons proficiency. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) German airmen visit wing
Eight members of the German air force visited the 167th Airlift Wing, March 25.The airmen, who are stationed at Dulles International Airport, coordinate logistics and supply for all incoming German military flights as part of the German Armed Forces in the United States of America and Canada.According to Lt. Col. Sven Henniger, the officer in
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Margaret Walker, a volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, shares her story of losing her only son who was hit by an impaired driver in July 2002. Walker's message, which focused on how choices made can have irreversible effects, was part of Alcohol Awareness Month training during the Saturday morning unit training assembly, April 11. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt Michael Dickson) Airmen are reminded that every choice has a consequence
Choices. Some are good and some are bad.We make them every day, but some have lasting, irreversible effects which can take or change lives.When Brian W. Strobridge chose to drive a dump truck under the influence on July 10, 2002, he not only killed three people but altered the lives of their loved ones.There is no rewinding the track of life.
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Aircraft maintainer Tech Sgt. Jospeh Kidwell, right, hands aircraft forms for a C-5 aircraft to Master Sgt.Gerald Overton, a flight engineer from the 439th Airlift Wing, March 6 marking the end of the isochronal inspection program at the 167th Airlift Wing. The C-5 from Westover Air Reserve Base was the final aircraft to undergo an isochronal inspection at the Martinsburg Air National Guard Base.(Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) RISO mission comes to an end
The 167th Airlift Wing's regional isochronal inspection mission came to an end with the conclusion of its final C-5 aircraft inspection on March 6, 2015.The wing had served as one of the Air Force's three regional ISO hubs for more than eight years since the mission was announced in December 2006.An isochronal inspection is an extensive examination
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