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  • 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.
  • 167th holds Wingman Day, SAPR stand-down

    The 167th Airlift Wing held a Wingman Day and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand-down Saturday, Aug. 2.This year's Wingman Day was held in coordination with an Air Force-mandated, annual safety stand-down. While the wing has held all three events in the past, this year all three were combined into one day to maximize training potential.
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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
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RT @ActingSecAF: Op-ed | The U.S. Space Force must be independent but not insular - https://t.co/VAoFe3oXF1 https://t.co/swaIMlVVDZ
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RT @WomenInAviation: USAF women pilots to provide inspiration to future female aviators https://t.co/HsQuy6RKSH #WomeninAviation #GIAD19 #F
RT @AFResearchLab: "The technologies of tomorrow will exist because of the "Basic Research" of today." Read more on how we're collaboratin…
#WatchLive today at 9:00 A.M. EDT as Barbara M. Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force nominee, testifies before Congr… https://t.co/7DsAHZSZRL
RT @PACAF: #PACAF photo of the Week! #Defenders from bases around the world converged on #Guam to drill in close quarters urban combat as…
An Oral History of 9/11 - Commander Anthony Barnes, "That first hour was mass confusion because there was so much e… https://t.co/cqmFnxB9LA
RT @ActingSecAF: We will #NeverForget the lives lost, both victims and first responders, or those Airmen who have sacrificed so much since…
RT @ActingSecAF: Thanks @JohnBoozman & @RepGaramendi for hosting an early #USAF birthday celebration & honoring the service of our #Airmen
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Six years ago, Lt. Col. Dan Magruder lost his friend and fellow #AirForce Veteran to suicide. Their training didn't… https://t.co/fY7sVgrriF
#ICYMI, the #F22 turned 22! Happy Birthday! https://t.co/KH4m6FnJk5
RT @Eagles: Thanks to the 177th Fighter Wing for today's amazing flyover! #AFFlyover | #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/s7EJqi1O1l
RT @AirmanMagazine: A B-2 Spirit from @Whiteman_AFB received fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker above the Norwegian Sea, Sept. 5, 2019. This e…
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