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  • Pistol Team Completes Another Successful Outdoor Season

    The 167th Pistol Team had a busy year. The summer outdoor season kicked off on March 30, when Tech. Sgt. Douglas Stephens shot at an NRA outdoor Bull's-eye pistol match at the Fairfax Rod and Gun club. In these matches the competitors shoot three different pistols, a .22 caliber rimfire, a .45 caliber and any center fire pistol they choose, at
  • Unit Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness, Fundraising

    Breast cancer is a disease that affects us all - if not personally, then through our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the unit has been participating in a variety of fundraising and awareness activities to recognize this important time. On Friday October 3, the unit participated in the
  • Former 167th Airlift Wing Fighter Jet Finds New Home

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. - A F86-H Sabre Jet flown more than 45 years ago at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg has a new home. The renovated fighter jet is now on display in front of the Front Royal-Warren County Airport in Virginia. On Sept. 13, 2008, a brief dedication ceremony was held for the F86-H as former West Virginia Air National Guardsmen
  • Base Marksmanship Team Notes

    This spring Capt. Rodney Jenkins and Tech. Sgt. Garey Diefenderfer were again invited to train and compete with the All Guard Rifle team. The All Guard Rifle team is a small group of elite marksmen selected from Army and Air Guard units all across the United States. Jenkins and Diefenderfer began working with the All Guard Team in April by coaching
  • 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
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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
Planning to visit the National #911PentagonMemorial? Know before you go; the memorial will close temporarily later… https://t.co/8dBsvEl1gW
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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