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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 This is out of an abundance of caution for an outdated, unexploded military ordnance that was brought to the installation.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 @SecAFOfficial: “Brig. Gen. Charles McGee was a trailblazer. One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, his dedication to our nation has…
RT @GenCQBrownJr: “A life well lived,” is an understatement as applied to Brig. Gen. Charles McGee. As a #TuskegeeAirman & combat aviator w…
RT @SecDef: Today, we lost an American hero. Charles McGee, Brigadier General and one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airman, passed at the…
.@GuardMaine 101st Air Refueling Wing is one of about 15 @AirNatlGuard Wings seeking the new Boeing KC-46 Pegasus a… https://t.co/GNxoPBroEB
Powered by Airpower — Desert Storm January 16 marks the 31st Anniversary of Desert Storm. It was the largest air c… https://t.co/SONSsafHj4
Djibouti regional leaders recently met with U.S. military to discuss mutual interests and share ideas for future pa… https://t.co/YVEKk08q7z
RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: Getting tactical with our #PartnerStrong forces in Poland. @Spangdahlem_AB F-16 Vipers are conducting Close Air Support…
Recently, Air Force Chief of Staff @GenCQBrownJr and @SpaceForceCSO Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond testified in front o… https://t.co/BA92jvQbgL
#ICYMI - @AirNatlGuard units participated in Operation Southern Lightning Strike 2021 where units deploy from their… https://t.co/KwOzOl2a6V
RT @AFThunderbirds: If you’ve ever been curious about the design of the Air Force Memorial in Washington DC, well here’s a side by side of…
.@AFLCMCofficial will modernize approx. 2,500 radios in #USAF's HC-130J, KC-135, C-130H, C-130J, C-17, C-5, B-1, B-… https://t.co/y3fufBYVrk
Powered by Airmen — Gen. Carl A. Spaatz As a pioneer of airpower, Spaatz served as the 1st Air Force Chief of Staf… https://t.co/JrGzZMbWyq
RT @AirNatlGuard: Service members with the 3d Marines, 12th Marines & Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center conducted a Joint Ta…
The #USAF Installation and Mission Support Center is leading postpartum health guidance revisions for the upcoming… https://t.co/y9Za48BwWm
The Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps recently provided recommendations to senior #USAF leaders, outlining consid… https://t.co/BBjVZMnxOB
RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: The 569th United States Forces Police Squadron keeps it real when they train. Readiness and preparation are 🔑 when it c…
#USAF officials announce the Enlisted Force Development Action Plan. Aligning w/ @GenCQBrownJr's action orders and… https://t.co/1BRJsLFIOc
Idaho @AirNatlGuard welcomed @USMC from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225, who fly the F-35B Lightning II,… https://t.co/dKGtt1MZQb
RT @NATO_AIRCOM: .@usairforce 🇺🇸 is in Łask, Poland 🇵🇱 supporting @NATO enhanced Air Policing in the Baltics. Missions like this highlight…
RT @HQ_AFMC: We were honored to have @GenCQBrownJr join us at #AgilePatriot 2022. AFMC Airmen impact every Air Force mission, everyday & we…

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