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  • Airmen are reminded that every choice has a consequence

    Choices. Some are good and some are bad.We make them every day, but some have lasting, irreversible effects which can take or change lives.When Brian W. Strobridge chose to drive a dump truck under the influence on July 10, 2002, he not only killed three people but altered the lives of their loved ones.There is no rewinding the track of life.
  • RISO mission comes to an end

    The 167th Airlift Wing's regional isochronal inspection mission came to an end with the conclusion of its final C-5 aircraft inspection on March 6, 2015.The wing had served as one of the Air Force's three regional ISO hubs for more than eight years since the mission was announced in December 2006.An isochronal inspection is an extensive examination
  • Outstanding Airmen of the Year honored

    Four Airmen at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., were honored during the Outstanding Airmen of the Year Recognition Ceremony, March 8.The ceremony recognized the wing's outstanding Airmen of the year for 2015."This program represents the backbone of the wing, our enlisted force," said Chief Master Sgt. Ronald R. Glazer, Sr. command
  • C-17 training sorties keep airfield management busy

    As the 167th Airlift Wing moves closer to being a fully operational C-17 aircraft unit, regular training flights are now being launched.Starting in mid-January, three training missions are scheduled each week giving air crews the opportunity to train on assault landings, aerial refueling, night vision goggles, low level flying, combat on and
  • Wing launches first C-17 Globemaster III local training flight

    Weeks ahead of schedule, the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing launched its first C-17 Globemaster III local training flight at its base in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Dec. 18.   It was a testament to the dedication and professionalism the wing's Airmen continue to show as they embrace the unit's new mission with the C-17.     "The
  • Maintenance shops create ceremonial key to the wing's future

    As the 167th Airlift Wing moves toward its future as a C-17 unit, change can be felt all around the base.For Master Sgt. Kenneth Smith, the 167th Airlift Wing machine shop chief, nothing signifies that change more than the ceremonial C-17 key that his shop, along with the wing's sheet metal shop, designed and created.The key, which bears the wing's
  • 167th Airlift Wing flies last Guard C-5 training mission

    The distinct whistle of the C-5 Galaxy soaring over Martinsburg, W.Va. Sept. 25 marked the last C-5 training mission at the 167th Airlift Wing and within the Air National Guard.The 167th received its first of 11 C-5s, Dec. 4, 2006 and launched its first C-5 mission, March 28, 2007.Although the C-5 was sometimes a challenge, it flew a great mission,
  • 167th Airlift Wing ushers in new era with arrival of first C-17

    Despite the rainy skies Thursday, a silver lining could be found by the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing with the arrival of its first C-17 Globemaster III.The C-17, piloted by a crew assigned to the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, Tenn., touched down at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport ushering in a new era for 167th
  • STARBASE holds Military Kids Camp, educates children in STEM fields

    The 167th Airlift Wing STARBASE didn't take the summer off. Instead, it hosted a week long Military Kids Camp, July 28 through Aug 1for students to stay engaged in learning during their summer break from school.The camp was open to children ages 5-14 who either have a military family member or are sponsored by a military member.According to Sherra
  • W. VA. National Guard holds 24th annual Kids Kamp

    The West Virginia National Guard's 24th annual Kids Kamp, July 12-17 at Camp Dawson, W.Va., continued its long-standing legacy of providing an engaging environment while educating kids on military culture.The camp, is designed to give military children a small taste of what their parents experience while serving in the military.According to Capt.
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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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