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  • Air Mobility Command’s Inspector General team observes

    As the 167th Airlift Wing marks the mid-point of its self-inspection into a five-year cycle, members of the Air Mobility Command's Inspector General's Inspections Division spent two days shadowing the Wing Inspection Team (WIT) as it pored over records and interviewed Airmen with the Maintenance Operations Flight.The five-member team also provided
  • German airmen visit wing

    Eight members of the German air force visited the 167th Airlift Wing, March 25.The airmen, who are stationed at Dulles International Airport, coordinate logistics and supply for all incoming German military flights as part of the German Armed Forces in the United States of America and Canada.According to Lt. Col. Sven Henniger, the officer in
  • 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
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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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