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  • Wilson Promoted to Chief Master Sergeant

    After almost 30 years to the day after he held up his hand and first swore his oath of enlistment, David S. Wilson was promoted Chief Master Sergeant at a ceremony held Friday in the 167th Security Forces Squadron classroom. About 30 friends, family members and coworkers attended the ceremony. "There is no one in the wing who is more deserving,"
  • 167th AES Deploys for Hurricane Gustov

    MARTINSURG - A five-member crew from the 167th Airlift Wing's Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deployed Aug. 29 to assist evacuation efforts in Louisiana when Hurricane Gustov blew ashore on Labor Day. "A Texas bird came and got them," said Chief Master Sgt. Harry Martz, deployment manager for the 167th AES and health system specialist for the unit.
  • Stuller Selected to Attend Phoenix Stripe Conference

    Tech. Sgt. William A. Stuller, a medical technician with the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, has been selected as the unit's representative to attend Phoenix Stripe, a highly selective 4-star-sponsored professional development conference for midgrade enlisted and civilian leaders held at least once each year at Headquarters Air Mobility
  • New Book Describes Experiences of the 167th AW Members Fighting Global War on Terrorism

    Members of the 167th Airlift Wing are telling stories of their war experiences in a new book written by one of their own. The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan, published by McFarland and Company, features interviews with about 70 servicemen and women from various sections around the base. Senior Master Sgt. Thomas W.
  • First Sergeant's Council Dedicates Table to Prisoners of War, Those Missing in Action

    Observing a moment of silence Saturday morning in the base's dining facility, Airmen with the 167th Airlift Wing remembered those in the military who may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Just inside the dining room is a small round table set for one with an empty chair. But the place of honor is yet to be filled. There is hope, however, that
  • 167th Airlift WIng to Host Family Day

    The 167th Airlift Wing has a special mission next month. And it promises to have something for those of all ages, from kiddy activities to Sumo Wrestling competitions. The Wing will host a Family Day on Sunday, July 13 at the base as a way to thank family members who support the Air National Guard mission year-round. The theme of the day? Fun and
  • Recruiters Help With School Supplies

    After learning that teachers would have to buy their own school supplies, members of the 167th Airlift Wing's recruiting office wanted to lend a helping hand. "As soon as (Staff Sgt. Christina) Murray heard about that she was on the phone to the guard bureau to see what kind of assistance we could get our teachers," said Jodi Ramsburg, recruiting
  • Unit Family Member Awarded Pierce Scholarship

    State Command Chief Ronald D, Bowe II, representing the Enlisted Association of West Virginia (EANGWV) presented Ms. Renee B. Alderton with a scholarship in the amount of $500. The scholarship is titled Sgt. Major Harold C. Pierce JR. Scholarship Program. In addition to the check, Chief Bowe presented Ms. Alderton with a plaque and his State
  • Phillips Wins McLaughlin Trophy

    Tech. Sgt. John Phillips of the 167th Security Forces Squadron was presented with the J. Kemp McLaughlin Trophy, given annually to the West Virginia Air National Guard's top performer, during a formation held Saturday morning. Maj. Gen. Allen E. Tackett, state adjutant general, was on-hand to make the presentation.     "The 1,800 airmen in the West
  • Former 167th Commander Promoted to Brigadier General

    "Today is a special day for the Vollmecke family and the Air National Guard. It's not every day you have the opportunity to pin a star on one of your comrades." And with that, Maj. Gen. Allen E. Tackett, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, officially announced Eric W. Vollmecke as the newest Brigadier General in the West Virginia
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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 @ViperDemoTeam: Although it's not quite time for the #AFFlyover at the #Indy500, our team has still been busy! Just ask Devin Funchess!…
Where is home for you? For Senior Airman Krizelle Bermejo, home is where her family is -- Charlotte, North Carolin… https://t.co/gUXDNoNCys
RT @USAFHealth: The 8th MDG partnered with medical personnel at Wonkwang University Medical Center to test how both parties could work toge…
.@Creech_AFB #Airman & #Civilians recently achieved 4 Million flying hours in our #USAF Remotely piloted Aircraft… https://t.co/CHDeMNZFKa
#Watch these #Airman assigned to The Homeland Response Force train with local, state & federal emergency managers a… https://t.co/3sFd2BAvnf
.@Hanscom_AFB's #energy initiative has #USAF seeking industry input while exploring opportunities for wholistic ene… https://t.co/WaBaH1cgNr
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to announce the #USAF cut 100.5 years off unnecessary schedules from #acquisition programs. This is how we are fie…
RT @cmsaf18: What a great way to pay tribute to an incredible Airman and teammate: Purple Heart recipient Dylan Elchin's name to be display…
#USAF #Ophthalmologists provide comprehensive care to 262 #Guyanese civilians. These vision care specialists can tr… https://t.co/91L9t51sHY
#Airmen maintain #F16 Fighting Falcons at Campia Turzii, #Romania, as part of Theater Security Package 19.1. They h… https://t.co/0pAANJMo3j
A new travel payment process for pipeline students, initiated by the #AirForce Installation and Mission Support Cen… https://t.co/OcQzldU3OK
.@PACAF Gen. CQ Brown Jr. met with Mongolian & US senior leaders, affirming their growing partnership.… https://t.co/Pg5Ma2NFUQ
Nondestructive inspection specialists identify possible defects in systems & equipment before anything can become a… https://t.co/7OHMrlLE39
.@SecAFOfficial praises #Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as #AirForce secr… https://t.co/bv177Nr7nk
.@SecAFOfficial was honored during a celebration ceremony @Andrews_JBA May 21, 2019, an event which highlighted her… https://t.co/tMSo0I8KxO
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thank you to the #Airmen & families serving around the world for the #USAF. https://t.co/CYWpd8Aeuh
Today #USAF celebrates the rapid innovations and accomplishments of @SecAFOfficial, the Honorable Heather Wilson.… https://t.co/dVQM3A5DWF
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to have had the opportunity to be your wingman. https://t.co/gDMUq5yA7L

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