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  • 167th Communications Flight acquires new capability

    The West Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Information Operations section signed over one of its Joint Incident Site Communication Capability (JISCC) kits to the 167th Communications Flight last month.A JISCC is a rapidly deployable satellite-based communication system that provides internet, telephone and radio capabilities at sites
  • 2015 Air National Guard Civilian Firefighter of the Year

    Kirk Mongan, assistant chief of operations at the 167th Airlift Wing Fire Emergency Services in Martinsburg, W.Va., was recognized as the 2015 Air National Guard Civilian Firefighter of the Year, Dec. 2.This award is presented by the Air National Guard Fire Chiefs Association and is also known as "The Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Farrar Award." Chief
  • Airman beats cancer, completes 22nd marathon

    His cancer diagnosis came as a complete surprise. After all, he had just run his 21st marathon. Other than a recent cold he was a picture of perfect health.Senior Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, avionics superintendent for the 167th Airlift Wing, received the news of his diagnosis the day after Thanksgiving last year.Less than a year later, after a very
  • Capstone event underway

    The 167th Airlift Wing's Unit Effectiveness Capstone event kicked off the morning of Nov. 4 with a welcome brief for the inspectors visiting the base.A team of nearly 70 inspectors for the Air Mobility Command Inspector General are scheduled to be on base for about a week as the final part of the Wing's Unit Effectiveness Inspection.The UEI is a
  • Airmen complete tactics training

    Eight airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing recently completed a two-week course geared toward increasing war-fighting effectiveness and survivability of mobility forces.The course was split into two parts, one week at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center located at the 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph, Mo. followed by a second week of
  • End of fiscal year means long hours for some Airmen at Wing

    For many of us September 30 simply means the month has come to an end, but for others, Sept 30 marks the end of the fiscal year and with that comes long hours of painstaking, tedious work.The 167th Airlift Wing's comptroller flight, contracting office and traffic management office bear the brunt of the fiscal year closeout.The finance office begins
  • Wing deploys first C-17 Guard aircrew

    A four-man, 167th aircrew now holds the distinction of being one of the first two Air National Guard C-17 crews to be deployed to Al Udeid Air Force Base, Qatar.The crew, which consisted of Lt Col. Jeff Musser, a 167th pilot, Capt. David Groom, a 167th pilot, Master Sgt. Joseph Windle, a 167th loadmaster, and Tech. Sgt. Ryan Finley, a 167th
  • Airmen assist with recovery after flood

    On June 23 the State of West Virginia was hit with what experts have called a once-in-a-thousand year meteorological event that dumped more than 8 inches of rain over parts of the state and resulted in record levels of flooding over a two-day period.The resulting flash floods swept through towns leading to unprecedented destruction across the state
  • Former commander leaves lasting impact at 167th Airlift Wing, National Guard

    A service to celebrate the life of Brig. Gen. (ret.) V. Wayne "Speedy" Lloyd was held at the Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, W.Va., June 17.Lloyd was the 167th Airlift Wing commander from 1989 to 1999. He went on to serve as the West Virginia Air National Guard commander until 2004, overseeing both airlift wings in the state.Brig. Gen. Eric
  • Airman put CPR training to use after super drill

    Three Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. put CPR training into action at an accident on I-81, June 12.Staff Sgt. Justin Watson and Staff Sgt. Johnathen Guzik, both members of metals technology in the maintenance group at the 167th, had taken a required CPR class the day before, June 11. CPR instructors Capt. Lori Wyatt, Staff
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About 50 Civil Air Patrol cadets and seniors from the Virginia Wing, the Fredericksburg Composite Squadron, the Martinsburg Composite Squadron and the Potomac Highlands Composite Squadron based in Petersburg, W.Va., visited the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., April 17, 2019, to learn a about the wing’s mission and participate in an orientation flight on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operated by the 167th AW. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, providing citizen Airmen to carry out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. The West Virginia Air National Guard and the West Virginia Wing CAP have worked together on numerous initiatives and more integrations efforts are being planned.
About 50 Civil Air Patrol cadets and seniors from the Virginia Wing, the Fredericksburg Composite Squadron, the Martinsburg Composite Squadron and the Potomac Highlands Composite Squadron based in Petersburg, W.Va., visited the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., April 17, 2019, to learn a about the wing’s mission and participate in an orientation flight on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operated by the 167th AW. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, providing citizen Airmen to carry out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. The West Virginia Air National Guard and the West Virginia Wing CAP have worked together on numerous initiatives and more integrations efforts are being planned.
Congratulations on your recent promotions! To Airman Amanda Benson Alexis Unger Calista Plante To Senior Airman Julie Wolfe Dillon Ragalia Devin Morris Jami Miller Jacob Gosnell To Staff Sergeant Tylor Baker Jonathan Wall Chase Heck To Technical Sergeant Geoffrey Blankenship Christopher Johnson David Acly Michael Wetzel Bethany Webber To Master Sergeant Crystal Gochenour David Smith Brian Barnhart Jordan Soltis Charles Gray To First Lieutenant Kyle Koppenhaver To Captain Micah Doebler To Major Lori Wyatt Troy Canderwyden
Senior Master Sgt. Larissa Caldwell and Senior Master Sgt. Julie Lozinski were recognized as the 167th Airlift Wing's Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and First Sergeant, respectively, in a ceremony at the 167th Airlift Wing, Sunday. Airman and Non-Commissioned Officer category winners, Senior Airman Connor Belfield and Staff Sgt. Joshua Pluta were unable to attend the ceremony. Belfield, Caldwell and Lozinksi won Outstanding Airman of the Year in their categories at the state level. Lozinski was also selected as the First Sergeant of the Year for Enlisted Field Advisory Council Region II. Congratulations to all!
We've got some heavy lifters here at the 167th AW. Eleven of them competed in a weightlifting competition here over our drill weekend. Nine earned spots in the 1,000 lb. Club and two earned spots in the 500 lb. Club. 1,000 lb Club MSgt Jordan Soltis-1220 lbs MSgt Jason Cliber-1175 lbs SSgt Chris Conner-1170 lbs SrA Anthony Herbert-1155 lbs SrA David Moubray-1135 lbs SSgt Ben Wimberly-1105 lbs 1st Lt Shane Yarrington-1065 lbs MSgt Bryan Lindner-1035 lbs SSgt Justin Nieves-1005 lbs 500 lb Club A1C Tim Segreti-785 lbs TSgt Samantha Kesecker-600 lbs
Col. Shaun Perkowski, former 167th Airlift Wing commander, closed the final chapter of his military career here Saturday with a retirement ceremony. Thank you, Col. Perkowski, for everything you've done for this Wing and thank you for 30 years of outstanding service to this country!
Congratulations Ashley Peters! She is the 167th Airlift Wing's Airman Spotlight for April. <a href="https://www.167aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1809445/167th-airlift-wing-airman-spotlight-apr-2019/" target="_blank">https://www.167aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1809445/167th-airlift-wing-airman-spotlight-apr-2019/</a>
Our new West Virginia Air National Guard command chief is no stranger to us here at the 167th Airlift Wing. Meet WVANG State Command Chief David Stevens. <a href="https://www.wv.ng.mil/News/Article/1808184/meet-your-new-wva-air-guard-state-command-chief/" target="_blank">https://www.wv.ng.mil/News/Article/1808184/meet-your-new-wva-air-guard-state-command-chief/</a>
Proud our own Chief Master Sgt. David Stevens is representing all WV Airmen serving as the Command Chief of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
We&#39;ve been busy here at the 167th Airlift Wing, check out the April issue of Plane Talk and catch up on the latest news. https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/46958
167th Service Members and spouses - The wing will have a Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) on base 5-7 April, to offer support and counseling services on all financial matters to include: Blended Retirement System (BRS) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Home Buying Car Buying Budgeting Debt Reduction Retirement Planning The PFC will be located in the Airman & Family Readiness Program Office, building 120.
Just a reminder, the 167th Family Readiness Group is hosting their Easter Egg Hunt April 13th, open to all 167th Service Members and their family. Note: Please be prepared to show your military/dependent ID at the gate.
The 167th Airlift Wing is one of the 2018 Mobility Air Forces Aviation Energy and Innovation Wings of the Year! A wing’s Aviation Energy Innovation Rating is its average aviation fuel burn rate normalized for the Mission Design Series, cargo weight, mission type, and sortie length relative to the 2011 enterprise baseline burn rate. Basically, our pilots make a habit of choosing flight routes and altitudes that maximize fuel efficiency. Way to go!
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It&#39;s all in a day&#39;s work for our aircrew, but they played a key role in moving the Air Force one step closer to modernizing GPS.
Please join us in congratulating Chief Master Sgt. Troy Brawner upon his selection as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 167th Airlift Wing. Brawner is experienced, motivated and committed to the enlisted Airmen of our Wing and his leadership will undoubtedly ensure continued mission success.
Our newest members are: AB Cody Griffith AB Devren Musser AB Emma Van Horn AB Andrew Wolfe AMN Jasmine White A1C Brock Ferracci A1C Taylor Gray 1st LT Taylor Lovely Welcome to the 167th Airlift Wing!
RT @ViperDemoTeam: Although it's not quite time for the #AFFlyover at the #Indy500, our team has still been busy! Just ask Devin Funchess!…
Where is home for you? For Senior Airman Krizelle Bermejo, home is where her family is -- Charlotte, North Carolin… https://t.co/gUXDNoNCys
RT @USAFHealth: The 8th MDG partnered with medical personnel at Wonkwang University Medical Center to test how both parties could work toge…
.@Creech_AFB #Airman & #Civilians recently achieved 4 Million flying hours in our #USAF Remotely piloted Aircraft… https://t.co/CHDeMNZFKa
#Watch these #Airman assigned to The Homeland Response Force train with local, state & federal emergency managers a… https://t.co/3sFd2BAvnf
.@Hanscom_AFB's #energy initiative has #USAF seeking industry input while exploring opportunities for wholistic ene… https://t.co/WaBaH1cgNr
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to announce the #USAF cut 100.5 years off unnecessary schedules from #acquisition programs. This is how we are fie…
RT @cmsaf18: What a great way to pay tribute to an incredible Airman and teammate: Purple Heart recipient Dylan Elchin's name to be display…
#USAF #Ophthalmologists provide comprehensive care to 262 #Guyanese civilians. These vision care specialists can tr… https://t.co/91L9t51sHY
#Airmen maintain #F16 Fighting Falcons at Campia Turzii, #Romania, as part of Theater Security Package 19.1. They h… https://t.co/0pAANJMo3j
A new travel payment process for pipeline students, initiated by the #AirForce Installation and Mission Support Cen… https://t.co/OcQzldU3OK
.@PACAF Gen. CQ Brown Jr. met with Mongolian & US senior leaders, affirming their growing partnership.… https://t.co/Pg5Ma2NFUQ
Nondestructive inspection specialists identify possible defects in systems & equipment before anything can become a… https://t.co/7OHMrlLE39
.@SecAFOfficial praises #Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as #AirForce secr… https://t.co/bv177Nr7nk
.@SecAFOfficial was honored during a celebration ceremony @Andrews_JBA May 21, 2019, an event which highlighted her… https://t.co/tMSo0I8KxO
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thank you to the #Airmen & families serving around the world for the #USAF. https://t.co/CYWpd8Aeuh
Today #USAF celebrates the rapid innovations and accomplishments of @SecAFOfficial, the Honorable Heather Wilson.… https://t.co/dVQM3A5DWF
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to have had the opportunity to be your wingman. https://t.co/gDMUq5yA7L

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