The 167th small air terminal personnel and loadmasters conducted a cargo loading exercise at the 167th Airlift Wing over the March 2020 unit training assembly. Cargo was prepared for transport on Saturday March 7, and loaded onto the aircraft the following day. The exercise was conducted to build proficiency in the newest SAT Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Airman 1st Class Julianne Arnold, counts reps during a physical fitness session for the Airmen in the 167th Airlift Wing's student flight program, Feb. 1, 2020. The student flight program prepares the wing's newest Airmen for U.S. Air Force basic training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Senior Airman Abigail Michael is a C-17 loadmaster for the 167th Airlift Squadron and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for March 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
167th Airlift Wing aircraft maintainers simulate decontaminating the crew entrance of a C-17 aircraft as part of a training exercise March 8, 2020. Aircrew donned their aircrew eye and respiratory protection system (AERPS) and the maintainers wore their mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear for the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Col. Marty Timko, 167th Airlift Wing commander, congratulates Lt. Col. Charles Nasser during a ceremony marking Nasser’s assumption of command of the 167th Mission Support Group, Feb. 1, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Edward Michon)
Col. Christopher Sigler explains his vision for the 167th Operations Group during his assumption of command ceremony Feb. 2, 2020 at the 167th Airlift Wing. Sigler served as the 167th Mission Support Group commander prior to moving into the operations group commander role. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Edward Michon)
West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer and Col. Martin Timko ceremoniously exchange the 167th Airlift Wing guidon during a change of command ceremony, Jan. 12, 2020. Timko assumed command of the wing, Col. David Cochran relinquished command during the ceremony. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Tech. Sgt. Joshua Robins sings the national anthem as the 167th Airlift Wing’s Base Honor Guard presents the colors and the official party salutes the flag at the start of a change of command ceremony, Jan. 12, 2020. Col. Martin Timko assumed command of the wing and Col. David Cochran relinquished command during the ceremony. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Harris is a security forces specialist for the 167th Security Forces Squadron and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for January 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
Master Sgt. Christopher Sheldon, 167th Airlift Wing aircraft mechanic, makes a call on his radio during a full-scale readiness exercise, Nov. 5, 2019. Approximately 300 members of the 167th Airlift Wing deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Mich., Nov. 3-7, for the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Airmen assigned to the emergency operation center, command post and crisis action team share information to make decisons during a full-scale readiness exercise, Nov. 5, 2019. Approximately 300 members of the 167th Airlift Wing deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Mich., Nov. 3-7, for the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
167th Airlift Wing aircraft maintainers sprays de-icing fluid on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to prepare it for flight during a full-scale readiness exercise, Nov. 6, 2019. Approximately 300 members of the 167th Airlift Wing deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Mich., Nov. 3-7, for the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Staff Sgt. Rachel Spates is a maintenance management analyst for the 167th Maintenance Group and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for November 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Master Sgt. Alan Romero, 167th Airlift Wing airfield manager, looks at a schematic showing where visual landing zone marker panels would be placed on an airfield for assault landing practice. The orange VLZMP in the photo was designed and fabricated at the 167th AW. Romero, and the airfield management team, are working with officials at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria Airport in Johnstown, Pa., to use a runway there for C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assault landing practice. The VLZMP are just one step in a lengthy approval process. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Muscular Skeletal Therapies, Inc., provide massages to Airmen at the 167th Airlift Wing, Oct. 6, 2019, as part of the wing's Full Spectrum Wellness Day. The 167th Airlift Wing paused normal unit training assembly activities for the day to focus on wellness and resilience as part of an Air Force-wide initiative to address a spike in suicides across the force this year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
167th Airlift Wing aircraft maintainers, Master Sgt. David Miller, Tech. Sgt. Corey Chaney and Master Sgt. Michael Bowman demonstrate proper packing procedures for electrostatic discharge sensitive aircraft parts to 167th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen, Sept. 5, 2019. Airmen assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing helped reset the Air Force program that guides the packing procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Chief Master Sgt. Randy Gray, 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, stands beside a deicing truck and the pumping system from the glycol tank. Gray spearheaded the process improvement project at the 167th Airlift Wing, which will make filling the deicing trucks a much safer and faster process. (U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
The 167th Airlift Wing stands in formation on the flightline in front of an aircraft hanger at the 167th AW in Martinsburg, W.Va., June 8, 2019. The wing photo was coordinated as part of the unit's extended training assembly. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Dickson)
USDA biologists and Airmen with the 167th Airlift Wing work together to attached red tags with alphanumeric indicators on black vultures at Argos Cement Plant in Martinsburg, W.Va., May 23, 2019. , the 167th Airlift Wing, Argos Cement Plant and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services teamed up to research black vultures in and around Martinsburg, W.Va., in an effort to mitigate potential aviation hazards. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Lt. Col. Jason L. Harris, the167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, walks between Airmen during an open ranks blues inspection in an aircraft hangar, June 6, 2019. During the inspection, ribbons, stripes and accouterments were checked to ensure all Airmen are meeting Air Force uniform standards. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
167th Airlift Wing Commander, Col. David Cochran, hands a guidon to Lt. Col. Randy Wright marking Wright’s assumption of command of the 167th Airlift Squadron during a ceremony in the 167th Airlift Wing’s dining facility, June 6, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Airmen assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing de-board from a C-17 aircraft at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., May 5, 2019. Approximately 300 167th AW Airmen participated in the training event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
Airman 1st Class Kayla Sine, assigned to the 167th Security Forces Squadron, makes notes during a training exercise at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., May 7, 2019. Approximately 300 167th AW Airmen participated in the training event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
Staff Sgt. Wyatt Baldwin, standing right, issues a training weapon from the 167th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s mobile weapons’ vault during a training exercise at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., May 8, 2019. Approximately 300 167th AW Airmen participated in the training event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
Senior Airman Andrew Stover, Staff Sgt. Phillip Wingerd and Senior Airman Zachary Langhorne, all assigned to the fuels section of the 167th Airlift Wing, review post attack procedures during a training exercise at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., May 7, 2019. Approximately 300 167th AW Airmen participated in the training event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
A C-17 Globemaster II aircraft assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National guard, flies over Shepherdstown, W.Va., Nov. 11, 2018. The 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, is the 2018 Mobility Air Forces Aviation Energy and Innovation award winner for the C-17 mobility aircraft category. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily beightol-Deyerle)
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Brawner, 167th Airlift Wing Command Chief Master Sgt., speaks during his assumption of responsibility ceremony at the 167th AW, April 7, 2019. Brawner took over the role of wing command chief from Command Chief Master Sgt. David Stevens, who recently moved into the role as the command chief for the West Virginia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)
Staff Sgt. Ashley Peters is an aerospace medical technician for the 167th Medical Group and is the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for April 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodie Witmer)

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UPDATE: The ordnance was determined to be an old training round. It is inert and poses no threat, therefore Rt. 11 has been reopened. The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg currently has their main gate and portions of Route 11 closed near the entrance to the installation. This is out of an abundance of caution for an outdated, unexploded military ordnance that was brought to the installation. A local resident found the unexploded ordnance while cleaning a basement. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, is en route to respond and clear the area. The road and gate closure could last for numerous hours as crews work to clear the area. A voluntary evacuation is in effect for residents living in the vicinity of the base's main gate. The 167th Security Forces Squadron is coordinating with various local authorities on the response. For questions or concerns, please call the Public Affairs Office at 304-616-5251.
We were honored to have nearly 50 local employers here at our wing yesterday for the West Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) military “Bosslift” event. The participants spent the day learning about the West Virginia Air National Guard and 167th Airlift Wing missions. They toured our base facilities and took part in a local training flight on board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The ESGR, created in 1972, works to promote cooperation between Guardsmen and Reservists and their civilian employers. The ESGR offers ombudsmen services and educates service members and employers on USERRA, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, which establishes rights and responsibilities for service members and their civilian employers.
The August 2019 issue of Plane Talk with the latest news from the 167th Airlift Wing is at this link: https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/48546
Several 167th Airlift Wing Airmen have been supporting the World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, W.Va. this month. For Master Sgt. Alan Romero, the opportunity to support the event is life coming full circle. Read his amazing story here: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/333712/airmans-journey-nicaragua-24th-world-scout-jamboree
An information session on the PFAS exposure assessment will be held tomorrow evening at the Comfort Inn, Martinsburg. Meet and greet starts at 5:30p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:00p.m.
Yesterday we hosted eighty-eight JROTC cadets from Berkeley County, W.Va., and the Northern Virginia area. The cadets, who were participating in the week-long Shenandoah Valley Cadet Officer Leadership School at Shepherd University, toured our air control tower, flight simulator, fire department and a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Even with temperatures in the nineties and high humidity, the cadets marched to each location, calling jodies as they went.
Harry S. Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers.” The leader of the West Virginia Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Christopher Walker, shares his recommended reading list here.
Catch up on the latest news from the 167th Airlift Wing with the June issue of Plane Talk here: https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/47806
Memorial Day is the one day each year set aside to remember those who Abraham Lincoln observed gave “the last, full measure of devotion.” We’re here today because of them. This Memorial Day, as we spend time with family and friends, please reflect upon the legacy left to us by all the brave men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces. By honoring our fallen warriors – we honor their legacy of ensuring democracy, freedom, equality, and lasting peace prevails.
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Congratulations to all of our Community College of the Air Force associate degree recipients! TSgt Wyatt Balwin TSgt Levi Cameron TSgt Joseph Charette SSgt Jessica Dube SrA Erin Engle SSgt Mitchell Gaylor TSgt Samantha Kesecker SSgt Jeffrey Langerhans SSgt James Loy TSgt Glenn Macher TSgt Kevin Myers SSgt David Smith MSgt Nathaniel Smith TSgt Caleb Twigg SSgt Trevor Whittington SSgt Jordan Willis
Join us in congratulating our recently promoted Airmen: To Airman Danielle Burdette Carissa Hensley To Senior Airman Reilley Moore Hailee Holloway Andrew Stover Brandon Grafton Trey Stamey Mark DeHaven George Delinski To Staff Sergeant Tiffani Anders Rachel Spates Chad Remley To Technical Sergeant Victoria Shrieves Michael Whittington To Master Sergeant Shaun Leatherman Shad Jenkins To Lieutenant Colonel Emily Nelson
Our newest members are: AB Niko Leonard AB Tyler Desrochers AB Tyler Shewbridge A1C Justin Ashby A1C Devon Berry A1C Benjamin Weller SSgt Travus Heck Welcome to the 167th Airlift Wing!
Nearly 300 167th AW Airmen spent last week in Alpena, Mich., for a readiness exercise. Here are a few photos from the training event.
It's been a busy month here at the 167th Airlift Wing. Take a look at Plane Talk and see what we've been doing. https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/47400
Today we left our uniforms on the hangers and wore our jeans instead, here at the 167th Airlift Wing. Honoring Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we stand in support of sexual assault survivors. Our force support squadron took it one step further, wearing superhero shirts, to show their fight against sexual violence. Denim Day began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court in which a rape conviction was overturned because the justices blamed the victim for wearing tight jeans. Learn more here: https://www.denimdayinfo.org/why-denim
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