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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 This is out of an abundance of caution for an outdated, unexploded military ordnance that was brought to the installation.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 @HQ_AFMC: Infectious diseases do not respect geopolitical borders. "Increasing the effectiveness of @usairforce global health engageme…
.@TeamEglin demo what it means to put bombs on target! Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AI… https://t.co/KlTB1I8QGD
#DYK - The 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron supports the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa with tactica… https://t.co/NDublKTdHD
.@LANationalGuard confronted a demanding 2021 with multiple challenges & missions at home and abroad. Soldiers and… https://t.co/Np88PDB9M1
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Thanks @Whiteman_AFB for the #B2 #AFFlyover at the @rosebowl. You showcased to America, our allies & partners, we’re read…
.@TeamTyndall supported Mountain Home AFB during a Weapons System Evaluation recently! This time around,… https://t.co/jSa15SeNNj
The 163d Attack Wing demonstrated their Agile Combat Employment skills when they retrieved a Ground Control Station… https://t.co/pimiLAnnYz
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Just as the @usairforce is Powered by Innovation, hundreds of volunteers came together to innovate & create the @RosePara
RT @Travis60AMW: “The show must go on!” Air Force Chief of Staff @GenCQBrownJr and the USAF Total Force Band are participating in this yea…
The #AirForce is continuing to modernize its future fighter force, and part of that evolution includes the sunset o… https://t.co/LasUcVbNCw
Powered by Airpower - Operation Linebacker II With 12K Airmen and 153 B-52s, the Air Force began "The Eleven Day W… https://t.co/8vmoPnbkCx
#SpecialTactics operators partnered with @USMC members to maintain jump proficiency & rapid personnel recovery, and… https://t.co/gSWbOM2LN0
International military students attended a basic military training graduation @JBSA_Official. The students were par… https://t.co/RFxlxVBRZg
Airmen at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, have continued an ongoing effort to protect and defend the installation fr… https://t.co/bbXDLLjNcE
RT @GenCQBrownJr: As we look to the future, it’s important to remember those who have gone before us—particularly those not afraid to break…
RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: The #GlobalGateway was home to the first overseas C-5M Super Galaxy engine change. The 13-day task to change the largest…
@USAFReserve and #TotalForce members loaded water and other supplies onto a C-17 Globemaster III from the @446AW. T… https://t.co/wiLVqR4Paw
F.E. Warren AFB's 90th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Prevention Flight hosted Missile Silo Rescue Training for seven… https://t.co/uAxAaqSEmb
Congratulations to the @AF_Falcons for their win at the @FRBowl and finishing their season with 10 wins!… https://t.co/1bntxQ4OI1
The #AirForce authorizes @USAF_ACC and the Georgia @AirNatlGuard to start divesting the E-8 JSTARS fleet in fiscal… https://t.co/nopohX3GtY


Plane Talk is a monthly news publication of the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard. See the current issue here.