167th Airlift Wing’s Contracting

Martinsburg -- The 167th Airlift Wing's contracting office was honored late last month with a Veterans Administration Federal Achievement Award for FY07.

The contracting office was lauded for exceeding the statutory requirement to award 3 percent of its contracting dollars to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The contracting offices with the 167th and 130th Airlift Wings as well as the state's United States Property and Fiscal Office were honored for achieving the goal.

West Virginia awarded 8.15 percent of its contracting dollars to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, said Senior Master Sgt. Tresa Staubs, contracting officer for the 167th Airlift Wing. Master Sgt. Staubs said West Virginia placed sixth out of the 18 National Guard units across the nation for the recognition. The contracting officer said more than $5.26 million was awarded to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses for supplies and services. "This is our first time for this," she noted. "I think it was quite an honor."

"We always strive to exceed what the National Guard Bureau goals are," she said.

Master Sgt. Max Landis, a contracting specialist with the office, noted, "It's nice to know we support the disabled veterans companies."