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A C-17 Globemaster III touches down at Shepherd Field, Sept. 25, 2014. The aircraft was the first C-17 to be assigned to the 167th Airlfit Wing as it converted aircraft missions from the C-5 Galaxy to the C-17. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Texh. Sgt. Michael Dickson) Wing completes C-17 conversion
After a three-year transition to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft mission, the 167th Airlift Wing officially exited conversion status June 1.
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During a rodeo challenge conducted by the 167th Airlift Wing small air terminal in Martinsburg, W.Va., air transportation specialist, Staff Sgt. Chester McDonald (left), Staff Sgt. Levi Cameron (middle) and Staff Sgt. Aaron Wagner (right) work on a joint inspection (JI) that prepares cargo for air transportation, June 10, 2017. The competition involved inspecting a 10k all terrain forklift, maneuvering through a 10k standard forklift obstacle course, a joint inspection and a chain-gate cargo build-up. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jodie Witmer) Extended Drill: Training, Readiness, Competition
The 167th Airlift Wing packed an extended drill weekend full of training and events, June 8-11.
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Staff Sgt. Doug Miller and Master Sgt. Scott Dolese, aircraft structural maintenance technicians, work a jack support box repair from the inside and outside of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, May 17 at the 167th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard phtoo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Experienced mechanics complete specialized repair
The 167th Airlift Wing’s aircraft structural maintenance shop completed a repair on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft here last month, a job typically completed at specialized facilities by highly experienced technicians.
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Tech. Sgt. James Cline, a 167th aircraft fuel systems mechanic and Tech. Sgt.Milo Zahnow, a 167th fire fighter and, rescue a “victim” during a confined space emergency extraction exercise, June 9, at 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va. The exercise simulated a person losing consciousness inside one of the four fuel tanks aboard a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson) Maintainers and fire fighters team up for extraction exercise
Airmen from the 167th Fire Department and the 167th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems repair flight participated in a confined space emergency extraction exercise, June 9, at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.
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First Lt Andrew Paterson, an A-10 pilot assigned to the 23dFG, speaks with relatives of the late Peter Atkinson the day prior to Atkinson's re-interment ceremony in Martinsburg, W.Va. The 23d FG is charged with carrying on the heritage of the Flying Tigers, the unit Atkinson was assigned to when he died while flight testing a P-40 aircraft. Atkinson had been in a unmarked grave in Hawaii for more that 70 years and was laid to rest at his family plot April 8. Four A-10's from the 23d FG flew a missing man formation over the ceremony to honor Atkinson. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Wing hosts relatives of Flying Tiger and A-10’s performing flyover
The 167th Airlift Wing hosted four U.S. Air Force A-10C aircraft and crew members who came to honor to the late Peter Atkinson, a Martinsburg, W.Va. native and pilot for the famed American Volunteer Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, April 5-10.
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Col. Shaun J. Perkowski, 167th Airlift Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. David Stevens, incoming wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald R. Glazer, Sr., outgoing command chief, stand at attention during the change of responsibility ceremony held in front of the minuteman statue at the 167th Airlift Wing, April 1. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Stevens named new command chief
Chief Master Sgt. David W. Stevens assumed responsibility as the 167th Wing Command Chief from Chief Master Sgt. Ronald R. Glazer, Sr. during a ceremony at the Minuteman Statue at the 167th in Martinsburg, W.Va., April 1.
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Chad Neil, a wildlife specialist for U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service - West Virginia, assists Master Sgt. Patrick Judy, 167th Airlift Wing Security Forces, with a pyrotechnics pistol as part of a wildlife management course taught at the wing, March 23. Pyrotechnics are one of the tactics used to scare away birds from the airfield for the safety of the aircraft and the animals. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle) Wildlife management course enhances aircraft flight safety
Twelve airmen took part in a course at the 167th Airlift Wing to help reduce the potential for wildlife-related aircraft mishaps at Shepherd Field in Martinsburg, W.Va., March 22-23.
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Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft while members of the wing inspection team observe during a mobility exercise at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base March 4. The exercise was conducted, in part, to prepare airmen for upcoming deployments. MOBEX prepares wing for deployments
The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., held a base mobility exercise (MOBEX) March 2-5, processing approximately 200 167th personnel using the installation deployment plan.
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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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