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  • 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
  • Logistics Readiness Squadron invests in future

    As members of the Air Force, we are constantly being challenged to go further, to challenge ourselves and to challenge those around us. However, for the traditional Guardsman it can be difficult to find the time and opportunity to engage in formal training and development activities.As a result, the 167 Logistics Readiness Squadron made the
  • 167th Airlift Wing participates in CAMR Course Table Top Exercise

    The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. participated in a Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) All-Hazard Management Response (CAMR) Course Table Top Exercise at the wing, August 4-7.The exercise included three table top exercises and one full scale exercise to test the 167th's response to various scenarios. 1st Lt.
  • 167th Airlift Wing brings home more than trophy from 50th Annual Air National Guard Softball Tournament

    Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing who competed in the 50th Annual Air National Guard Softball Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo., last month brought home more than a second place trophy that will be displayed in a case especially crafted for it.Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard based in Martinsburg also took away from the annual ANG
  • 167th AW is flying through the C-17 conversion

    The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. is flying and supporting missions around the globe during its conversion to the C-17 Globemaster III.As of Aug. 2, the 167th AW has actively supported several National Guard units, banner missions in support of the President and is scheduled to start an Aero Medical rotation for 90 days.Col. Richard
  • Training event focuses on male victimization

    Sexual assault, it's not a pleasant topic for anyone to talk about and yet, it is an issue that we continuously find ourselves discussing.As members of the military, it can be easy to become jaded to the same annual training requirements that often seem like they never change. However, when dealing with an issue as important as sexual assault in
  • Flight Sim up and running

    The 167th Airlift Wing's C-17 flight simulator facility opened its doors for limited training of aircrew members June 15.While the wing is currently using the facility in a limited capacity, regularly scheduled, full-time training will begin July 17.According to John Zazworsky, the L-3 Communications Corp. C-17 training systems site manager and
  • Flightline simulator shows the big picture

    Twenty-four 167th Airlift Wing members from flightline positions attended a maintenance supervision and production course at the 167th AW in Martinsburg, W.Va. June 1 - 6.The maintenance supervision production supervisor mobile course challenged the 167th maintenance members to test their skills from the flightline.One of the two course
  • 167th Airlift Wing bids farewell to its final C-5

    The last C-5A Galaxy aircraft assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing and the Air National Guard launched from the airfield here Wednesday, into its retirement at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, otherwise known as the boneyard.Piloted by a crew from the 337th Airlift Squadron, Westover Air Reserve
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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.
Have you downloaded the 167AW app yet? It's available now through the USAF Connect App. Download the USAF app, access the favorites portal and search for 167AW.
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
Airmen from around the country, including Dover Air Force Base, Seymour Johnson AFB, South Carolina Air Guard and L… https://t.co/BjQQN0WwwA
Depression isn't always obvious. Check on your wingman. https://t.co/CmBO1X7RC7 @USAFHealth https://t.co/Qpbh7rMEfr
.@AirMobilityCmd and @AETCommand are increasing the lethality of the force. How? They are using scanned 3D images t… https://t.co/jrAdQl8fRh
Ohio @AirNatlGuard, @178thWing and @179AW sent Disaster Relief Beddown Sets to Puerto Rico to aid earthquake relief… https://t.co/thmLxnZqJC
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Airfield Pavement Evaluation (APE) team ensures mission-ready airfields. See… https://t.co/82900N49g9
.@GenDaveGoldfein addressed attendees @CNASdc. He was asked how to reconcile USAF's needs “of the future over the p… https://t.co/JitRS7rQwU
RT @USAfricaCommand: MALAWI: Air Forces Africa helps develop Malawian Air Force ---- “The force development program is helping us lay the f…
RT @KadenaAirBase: #ICYMI, #TeamKadena executed its first Exercise #WestPacRumrunner with joint partners focused on improved interoperabili…
RT @AirForceCE: At @March_ARB, emergency management technicians ensure our Airmen from the @163ATKW stay tactically ready. During a recent…
Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams respond to a simulated unexploded ordnance discovery and complete tasks to safely… https://t.co/k6dsZSes1V
RT @AFWERX: Take a look at all current and upcoming #AFWERXChallenges you can be a part of: https://t.co/lquAvSmyxG https://t.co/VM5ykfWIjh
It's lit. 🔥 Firefighters from 36th CES, @AndersenAFBGuam and 28 of their counterparts from Yap, Palau, Chuuk, Saip… https://t.co/SC2BR0a9C7
RT @TeamFairchild: #TeamFairchild’s 97th Air Refueling Squadron successfully completed their first mission as our newest squadron! This mis…
#MilitaryWorkingDogs have a strict diet that corresponds with their constant training regimen, but sometimes treats… https://t.co/0PWQtw7rwE
RT @thejointstaff: Meet #SEAC4 Ramon "CZ" Colon-Lopez and learn more about his role as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman and the…
RT @AirForceCE: Welcome to the Lock Shop! 🔐 Securing everything from assets to machinery, the shop plays an integral role in the larger Ai…
Have no Fear: MilTax is here! Military OneSource offers free tax prep for active duty service members and their fa… https://t.co/8TGP8ro32o
RT @AFWERX: The @usairforce just officially announced the #SparkTank2020 selectees! Congratulations to all the teams who will be presenting…
RT @USAmbNATO: I am very proud of our 🇺🇸 @usairforce airmen from the 57th Rescue Squadron who have been in 🇮🇹 #Italy training personnel rec…
RT @DVIDSHub: The #A10 Thunderbolt II is a slow yet maneuverable aircraft capable of taking and throwing hits that would render other aircr…

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