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  • Security Forces training camp deemed success

    The 167th Security Forces Squadron put their training days to good use in June, honing their deployed wartime task skills during their annual summer camp.SFS personnel completed weapons qualifications training as well as field training to include fire team movement and tactical squad movement.Twenty-eight security forces personnel deployed to the
  • Base Honor Guard invests in future

    The 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard held a four-day, initial training course for its new members, July 19-22. The forty-hour course is designed to provide the necessary initial instruction in all areas of being an Honor Guard member that would allow members to perform in Honor Guard details. The training ensures that members meet the strict
  • Resilience camp held for unit member's kids

    Twenty Four 167th Airlift Wing member's kids attended a resiliency camp on base, June 9-10, to learn important skills on how to manage stress.The camp, which was a joint effort between the 167th Wing Care Team and the Martinsburg Starbase, was created to mirror the content and message of the Air Force's Comprehensive Airmen Fitness program and its
  • Extended drill emphasizes training

    Rather than having two separate Unit Training Assemblies, one for June and one for July, the 167th Airlift Wing combined the two months into a single four-day block packed with training and various morale events, June 9-12.The idea of super drill was to provide an extended time for Airmen to train in addition to ensuring that the wing provided the
  • 167th Airlift Wing participates in Vigilant Guard exercise

    Members of the 167th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 167th Enroute Patient Staging System (ERPSS) team participated in a disaster response exercise at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., April 14-16.The exercise, which was held in coordination with the nation-wide Vigilant Guard, was coordinated by the
  • When a C-17 gives you bees, you make honey

    During a post flight inspection of a C-17 Globmaster III, Tech. Sgt. Matt Riffle and Staff Sgt. Shane Hott, crew chiefs at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., were about to exit the aircraft when they noticed a swarm of bees at the main crew entrance door of the C-17, May 3, 2016."It was almost like a cloud of bees," said Riffle.The crew
  • 167th Airlift Wing participates in exercise Agile Hunter 2016

    Four 167th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III crews supported exercise Agile Hunter 2016 with the North Carolina Army National Guard and the country of Moldova, March 3-7.The country of Moldova, a small eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine, is in the State Partnership Program with the North Carolina National Guard. "The [167th AW]
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits 167th Airlift Wing

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Martinsburg, W.Va., Oct. 5, to meet with members of the West Virginia Air National Guard and learn about their mission and role within the Total Force. The West Virginia Air National Guard is comprised of two units, the 167th which operates the C-17 Globemaster III and the
  • 167th aircrew reunites with wing’s Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on overseas mission

    It's been nearly five years, but a member of the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron recently found herself teamed up with an aircrew from the 167th Airlift Wing on an overseas mission.Sept. 28 marked the first time in West Virginia Air National Guard history that an AES crewmember flew on an operational air evacuation mission with a 167th
  • C-17 Simulator Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    The 167th Airlift Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the C-17 Simulator Training Facility on base, Sept. 24.The C-17 simulator at the 167th is the 15th training center operated by L-3 Link, according to Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link.During the opening ceremony, 167th Operations Group Commander, Col. Richard M. Robichaud, spoke on behalf
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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 @ActingSecAF: Fanstastic first day @salondubourget with iconic @NASA astronauts like @WordenAlfred & @AstroHague! And great discussion…
Herculean Heights: Resilient leader at Youngstown reaches 10,000 hrs milestone. @910AW @USAFReserve #USAFhttps://t.co/dNmxl0nrmu
.@124FighterWing #pilot executes an austere landing at the Freedom Landing Strip, #NationalTrainingCenterhttps://t.co/HQ6xjGohcs
#USAF BMT is changing this #summer! #Airmen will spend more time on weapons familiarization, along w/ additions of… https://t.co/wlHwtx7XWO
#USAF #Airmen continues the process of making his childhood dream of playing professional football come true. https://t.co/iAl70c8GXS
The opening of Cargo City successfully transitions operations from the #USAF & Coalition Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Ba… https://t.co/K73PkhjpNY
RT @AirmanMagazine: It started as a dare between two pilots... The @usairforce Hurricane Hunters save lives by flying through hurricanes t…
RT @ActingSecAF: Thanks to this crew for making the right call and saving the life of a fellow service member. https://t.co/cP4KCIQFgD
The Space Test Program-2 will provide the #USAF with insight into the SpaceX booster recovery and refurbishing proc… https://t.co/qYhlj7Je9V
RT @ActingSecAF: Happy birthday @USArmy. 244 years of defending our nation. @SecArmy https://t.co/AfMoPxwbd8
RT @DeptofDefense: “They’re really noisy, but I love them.” This @USAirForce F-15 Eagle crew chief from the @142ndFW shares his motivation…
Today, America recognizes the birth of Old Glory with its own holiday. Flag Day was first celebrated in 1877 to mar… https://t.co/wqoEjdqQFy
#FollowFriday! @ActingSecAF Matthew Donovan is responsible for the affairs of the #USAF, including the organizing,… https://t.co/28IlKOKWMq
.@NellisAFB fixed wing aircrews are flight-testing new prototype helmets this summer, thanks in part to an accelera… https://t.co/4HSUGSk3Qg
The 2019 @warriorgames Opening Ceremony is set for 6/22 @AmalieArena w/@HunterHayes! Stay up to date with your… https://t.co/u34QuBnpdo
.@AETCommand's latest #podcast series dives into "Developing Mach-21 #Airmen," providing visibility on recruiting,… https://t.co/CGSHJonQAT
RT @ActingSecAF: Thanks to the support of Congress, the @usairforce is developing game changing technology. #fasterandsmarter https://t.co/…

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