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  • 167th Airman soars to the top in West Virginia, Virginia Air National Guards

    Master Sgt. David A. Martens, a loadmaster instructor with the 167th Airlift Wing, was named West Virginia Air National Guard's top Airman of the Year during a ceremony at the base in Martinsburg Saturday, March 1.It's an honor the Inwood, W.Va., resident is very familiar with.While assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing
  • Spouses of ANG leadership launch base tour to improve programs for Airmen

    Airmen and their families are consistently faced with challenges outside of their job and the services to help with those challenges are not only a priority with Air National Guard leadership, but also their spouses. Rebecca Clarke, wife of Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke and Marie Hotaling, wife of Chief Master Sgt. James
  • Airmen assist with sanitation inspections after water contamination

    Two airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing's Medical Group assisted the Kanawha County Health Department with facility sanitation inspections in mid-January after the water system was contaminated with a chemical used to wash impurities from coal.Master Sgt. Marty Snyder, a public health technician, and Master Sgt. Gary Fletcher, a bio-environmental
  • 167th partners with community to help W.Va. residents without water

    Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing helped transport more than 60,000 pounds of donated supplies to Charleston, W.Va. for the 300,000 people left without drinking water in southern West Virginia. State Sen. John Unger, who represents Berkeley and Jefferson counties, initiated the drive and enlisted the help from several community members and
  • New wing leaders' roots stem from same place

    In July 1985, two young men reported to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co. They had no idea idea that decades later the Air Force would bring them back together.Although their paths never crossed as cadets, 28 years later they've teamed upto lead a wing together through changes and into a new era.Col. Shaun Perkowski,
  • Updated Inspection System Implemented at Wing

    Another successful Operational Readiness Exercise was completed by the members of the 167th Airlift Wing .Although this time around was a little different.Rather than deploying to one of the training bases such as Volk Field, Wis. or Gulfport, Miss., during the mid-November exercise, units are practicing at their home station. Not only is it a
  • SATAF assists wing in conversion from C-5 Galaxy aircraft to C-17 Globemaster

    A site action task force, or SATAF, convened here Oct. 29-31 to determine areas that will need to be addressed as the unit converts from the C-5 Galaxy aircraft to the C-17 Globemaster. It was announced in February 2012 that the 167th Airlift Wing would receive eight C-17s to replace its current fleet of 11 C-5s. One of many aircraft changes
  • Wing opens new fitness room

    The 167th Airlift Wing opened its new, on-base fitness room on Oct. 28. A fitness area had temporarily been located across from its current home, building 119, while the building was undergoing renovations.The fitness room includes new and updated equipment along with a more spacious layout, said Senior Master Sgt. Jason Meacham, the base services
  • Airman loses 65 pounds in 12 months, gains healthier perspective on life

    In the end it all comes down to crunching the numbers, and a lot of self-discipline.Both have been instrumental in helping an Airman from the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing undertake a life-altering journey more than a year ago.The physical transformation of Senior Master Sgt. Dave Stevens is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
  • Change of Command Ceremony held at 167th Airlift Wing

    Col. Shaun J. Perkowski assumed command of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing from Col. Roger L. Nye during a ceremony Nov. 15.Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, oversaw the Change of Command Ceremony and lauded the level of professionalism that the 167th Airmen display on a daily


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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
👋 Hello @CityOfDallas, #AmericasAirForce is heading your way Sept. 27. Mark your calendars and meet us there!… https://t.co/MWnoLe8aSF
RT @DeptofDefense: Can we fix it?! 👷 $106,176 is how much money the @usairforce saved, thanks to Tech. Sgt. Keith Boudreau’s innovative 3D-…
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
RT @DeptofDefense: WATCH LIVE: @POTUS Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, & Chairman @thejointstaff @USMC Gen. Joe Dunfor…
RT @AirmanMagazine: The paint job on these @48FighterWing F-15s is similar to that of the P-47 Thunderbolt, the primary aircraft used by th…
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…
RT @JBLEnews: A life spent saving others! Check out how Jeffrey Barbour, 633rd Medical Group, became a first responder at the age of 15 and…


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