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  • Base's Family Readiness Group here to help

    You might think of them as the other unsung heroes. Members of the 167th Airlift Wing's Family Readiness Group are always available to answer questions, help resolve problems and assist Guardsman and their family members with issues they face. And it doesn't matter if an Airman is deployed; the organization is available to all unit members and
  • 167th Airlift Wing’s Contracting

    The 167th Airlift Wing's contracting office was honored late last month with a Veterans Administration Federal Achievement Award for FY07. The contracting office was lauded for exceeding the statutory requirement to award 3 percent of its contracting dollars to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The contracting offices with the 167th
  • Base Marksmanship Team News

    While we here in West Virginia were dealing with ice, snow and temperatures in the single digits, Tech. Sgt Garey Diefenderfer was opening our 2009 shooting season on a rifle range in warm and sunny Puerto Rico. He had driven down to the airport at Raleigh-Durham, N.C., to meet up with some other Air and Army Guard shooters, and from there the
  • 167th Airlift Wing Delivers Test Spacecraft for NASA Mission

    The 167th Airlift Wing was enlisted recently to help in NASA's mission to return astronauts to the moon. And in turn the Martinsburg unit carved out its special niche in space history. A 15-member C-5 crew from the West Virginia Air National Guard based in Martinsburg was charged with delivering the Ares 1-X test crew module and launch abort system
  • West Virginia National Guard, 167th AW Played Part in Historic

    It was a call they never received, but were well prepared to answer. Roughly 250 Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the West Virginia National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) were on standby at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg to assist in case of crisis during
  • New Chaplain Arrives on Base

    It hasn't happened in years, but the 167th Airlift Wing now has two chaplains to serve the spiritual needs of Airmen on base First Lieutenant Jonathan W. Yost delivered his first chapel service this morning in the base's auditorium. Maj.David Reynolds, the wing's chaplain, is currently deployed to Germany. A native of Berkeley Springs, Lt. Yost is
  • New Deputy Air Adjutant General to Focus on Improving Training, Facilities

    Retired Col. Russell Eugene "Gene" Altizer, former vice commander of the 130th Airlift Wing, was named as the Deputy Air Adjutant General for the West Virginia Air National Guard in September 2008. He replaces retired Gen. V. Wayne "Speedy" Lloyd, who held the position since retiring as the 167th Airlift Wing commander in 1998. Col. Altizer will
  • Student Flight Provides Community Service

    More than 20 members of the 167th Airlift Wing's Student Flight provided community service to help preserve a historic ridge in Harpers Ferry during the Nov. 2 drill. "It was an arduous task," said Master Sgt. Daniel Jenkins, the 167th Airlift Wing's recruiting office supervisor and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Student Flight, a group
  • Wing’s Family Readiness Group offers array of activities

    Filling the 167th Airlift Wing's dining hall to capacity is something Barbara J. Wright hopes will happen one day when the unit's Family Readiness Group meets. The organization is open to any Airman or family member in the Wing. Wright wears a dual hat as presidents of the 167th Airlift Wing's Family Readiness Group as well as the West Virginia
  • Airman Follows in Father’s Footsteps

    2nd Lt. Aaron Reynolds is no stranger to the 167th Airlift Wing. After enlisting in the West Virginia Air National Guard in October 2001, Lt. Reynolds was assigned as a cardiopulmonary technician in the base's medical clinic. But now he's aiming to put his heart into another career. One that follows his father's footsteps: Maj. David Reynolds,
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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
RT @USAF_ACC: The A-10 Thunderbolt II, what a machine.🐗💪 Happy #WarthogWednesday! The #a10warthog is a slow, yet maneuverable aircraft cap…
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…

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