U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Lloyd, 167th Airlift Wing firefighter, uses a gamma detector in the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, during a Counter CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) All-Hazard Management Response, or CAMR, exercise at the 167th AW, Martinsburg, West Virginia, April 30, 2021. CAMR is a hybrid program of classroom lecture, discussion and tabletop exercises that culminate in a full scale emergency response exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ethan Wilson, a security forces specialist for the 167th Airlift Wing, reloads an M4 rifle during a live fire event at the 2021 West Virginia Best Warrior competition at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia, Apr. 23, 2021. The firing events utilized pop-up targets instead of paper targets that the Air Force is trained on. (Courtesy Photo).
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Zygmunt, a security forces specialist for the 167th Airlift Wing, competes in the six-mile ruck march event at the 2021 West Virginia Best Warrior competition at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia, Apr. 23, 2021. The ruck march was timed and was the first of many events at the competition. (Courtesy Photo).
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Katie Farrell, an aerospace medical technician with the 167th Medical Group, currently assigned to the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Medical – East, administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to an airman as part of COVID-19 relief efforts in the 167th Airlift Wing dining facility, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Apr. 11, 2021. The vaccine is administered in two shots, with the second shot administered no more than six weeks after the first. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Edward Michon).
Sherra Triggs, left, director of STARBASE Martinsburg, speaks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director, Air National Guard, and his wife Diane Loh, about teaching STARBASE curriculum through the COVID-19 pandemic, during their visit to the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia National Guard, at Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base in Martinsburg, West Virginia, March 9, 2021. During his visit, Loh received updates on the unit’s current operations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 104th Fighter Squadron of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, and a C-17 Globemaster III with the 167th Airlift Squadron, 167th Airlift IWng, West Virginia Air National Guard, taxi to the runway at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Feb. 17, 2021, as part of an exercise to demonstrate Agile Combat Employment (ACE) capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Stacy Gault)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chris Taylor, chief of the 167th fire department presents London Brown with two teddy bears made from Staff Sgt. Logan Young’s uniform during a memorial service held at the 167th Airlift Wing, Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, March 6, 2021. Brown was engaged to Young who died while fighting a fire in December. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Airman 1st Class Pujaba Chudasama is a maintenance management analyst for the 167th Maintenance Operation Flight and the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for March 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Airman 1st Class Sage Burdette is a personnel specialist for the 167th Force Support Squadron and is the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for February 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Staff Sgt. Katie Farrell and Staff Sgt. Ian Miller, standing, administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Airmen in the 167th Airlift Wing dining facility Feb. 6, 2021. Farrell and Miller, are members of the 167th Medical Group and currently serving in the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Medical- East. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Master Sgt. Chris Taylor renders a salute after presenting a flag to London Brown, fiancee to fallen Armen and firefighter, Senior Airman Logan Young, during funeral services at Victory Church, WInchester, Va., Jan. 7, 2021. Young died while battling an off-base barn fire Dec. 27, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Lt. Col. James Freid-Studlo, 167th Operations Support Squadron commander, and Maj. Ben Mathias 167th Force Support Squadron commander, sit in the C-17 aircraft simulator at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va. Freid-Studlo and Mathias both recently underwent pilot requalification training in the simulator after serving in other positions and not flying aircraft for an extended period of time.
Tech. Sgt. Marissa Abe is a client service technician for the 167th Communications Flight and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for January 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Tech. Sgt. Travis Hall is a crew chief for the 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for December 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
A 167th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III performs a low altitude tactical beam arrival at the Martinsburg, W. Va. air base during a base tour for pilot candidates, Oct. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Sencindiver)
167th Medical Group Airmen assist with COVID-19 nasal swab testing for the local community at the West Virginia University Student Recreation Center, Morgantown, W Va., Sept. 30, 2020. The Airmen are assigned to West Virginia National Guard’s task force medical team which has been assisting county health departments throughout the state during the pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Sencindiver)
Maj. Lori Wyatt is the assistant chief nurse for the 167th Medical Group and the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for October 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Staff Sgt. Ashley Peters prepares flu shots as Capt. Rachel Corsale administers a shot at the 167th Airlift Wing, Oct. 3, 2020. The 167th Medical Group offered flu shots in the base auditorium on Saturday of the October unit training assembly and on Sunday they offered flu shots in the maintenance complex. The CDC says getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Tech. Sgt. Luis Morello is the quality assurance manager for the 167th Comptroller Flight and the 167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight for September 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Senior Master Sgt. James DeCicco was recently awarded the General Lew Allen, Jr. Trophy for the logistics readiness enlisted category which recognizes base-level senior non-commissioned officers directly involved in mission execution. DeCicco is one of four recipients Air Force-wide to receive the award which is presented to an officer and senior enlisted Airmen in maintenance and logistics each year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Master Sgt. Jennifer Cooper, NCOIC Public Health, 167th Medical Group, searches for a file in her office, at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W. Va., June 11, 2020. Disease prevention is the core function of her office. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Sencindiver)
Staff Sgt. Doug Miller, an aircraft maintainer for the 167th Maintenance Group, clears corroded drainage channels inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft's cargo ramp canted bulkhead which had corroded over time due to sealed drainage holes, May27, 2020,at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
West Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) East, sanitize the Children’s Home Society in Romney, Va., May 1, 2020. Task Force CRE has conducted sanitization and decontamination, COVID-19 swabbing, and personal protective equipment training across the state as part of the COVID-19 response efforts.(U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft launches from Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, W.Va., March 24, 2020, the first of two aircraft launched that day to Puerto Rico to load two Disaster Relief Bed-Down Sets. The DRBS’s were transported to Mansfield, Ohio the same day. The DRBS’s were deployed to Puerto Rico after an earthquake there in January. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)

167AW Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2020

 

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1st Sgt

Airman 1st Class Pujaba Chudasama

Staff Sergeant William Wagstaff

Senior Master Sgt. Charles Moore

Master Sgt. James Keller

 

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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
#ICYMI, the DAF has worked to optimize air & space capabilities in the Arctic region, supporting @DeptofDefense obj… https://t.co/rEi19ZLmjs
Airmen and Soldiers transport a simulated patient to an Army HH-60M Black Hawk medevac helicopter during a joint em… https://t.co/EMMEQBDbyA
RT @AirNatlGuard: .@SD_Guard F-16s with the 114th Fighter Wing fly over South Dakota during #CombatRaider 21. Various @usairforce & ANG uni…
.@RamsteinAirBase Airmen worked w/ @USAfricaCommand and Tunisian Air Force personnel to provided 310 canisters of o… https://t.co/RY83o75XAQ
RT @AFSOUTH: SrA Luis Pratts a @usairforce F-16 Crew Chief at #RelampagoVI not only launches airpower daily during his time in #Colombia bu…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Secretary Kendall’s first message to @USAirForce #Airmen & @SpaceForceDoD #Guardians: “If there is one phrase that summa…
Since 1973, the remains of more than 1,000 American service members killed in the Vietnam War have been identified… https://t.co/6ZrdLbl8dP
Frank Kendall was sworn in as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force! As the department's highest-ranking civilian le… https://t.co/Fe5CXpdDlj
RT @SecAFOfficial: Secretary Kendall has hit the ground running on his first day, meeting with Under Secretary Jones, Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (@…
Northern Strike, one of @DeptofDefense's largest reserve exercises, is preparing to launch. 5,100 participants from… https://t.co/VaRCeWFnb3
RT @SecAFOfficial: (1/2) The Secretary is in the building! The Honorable Frank Kendall arrived to the Pentagon this morning and was admini…
RT @SecAFOfficial: After over six months in the role, A/SecAF Roth sent a farewell letter to #Airmen & #Guardians this evening: “I am in co…
Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams at @TeamEglin, @TeamTyndall, and @HurlburtField, Florida, test a new X-Ray system… https://t.co/bombk9WqhD
Gina Ortiz Jones was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Air Force. The second highest-ranking civilian leader… https://t.co/9aMOfEDv6A
RT @USAF_ACC: "The balance between capability and capacity is delicate. That’s why our new Fighter Roadmap outlines the way to do both. Th…
RT @SecAFOfficial: USecAF Jones attended the unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon for the 2021 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster. #YouA
.@AF_Academy cadets completed the Basic Cadet Training assault course in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The six-week t… https://t.co/o4hTS4B1x8
"We were chasing the sun. We actually saw the sunset for 8 hours." - Maj. Cassidy Helregel, 89th Airlift Squadron… https://t.co/QkxIMT8CDq
The #DAFArticStrategy discussion happens today. Register for free: https://t.co/A1r9lOlW0y https://t.co/WTLtyEt8jX
A new Tactical Air Control Party program is now combat ready. Using multi-channel communications equipment in Humve… https://t.co/ihY1nXf9X2

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