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  • 130th AW Airmen return from OEF deployment

    C-130s landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. usually happen without fanfare, but on Saturday, July 13, there were tears and screams as one carrying Airmen returning from their deployment touched down to reunite them with their loved ones. The contingent of 130th Operations, Maintenance and Support personnel flew and maintained C-130
  • Bystander Intervention Training—SAPR gets a makeover

    The 130th Airlift Wing introduced the Air Force's new Bystander Intervention Training at the June unit training assembly.BIT replaces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training that had been in place since 2004.The reason for the change? "Even though SAPR raised awareness, sexual assault in the Air Force did not decrease at the rate the Air
  • Strong Bonds: "A marriage seminar for those who hate marriage seminars"

    The 130th Airlift Wing chaplain's office held a free marriage conference, open to all unit members, Feb. 11-13, at the Appalachian Inn in Winterplace, W.Va.Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening family ties.Chap. (Maj.) John P. McDonough, with 130th AW chaplain's office,
  • 60th Anniversary of C-47 crash that killed 21 W.Va. guardsmen memorialized

    A Douglas C-47B Skytrain carrying 21 Airmen of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Fighter Squadron, left Godman Air Force Base, Ky., April 8, 1951, to return to Charleston, W.Va., for the funeral of a fellow unit member who died in a plane crash -- they never made it.Four minutes away from their destination at Yeager Airport, formerly
  • Air National Guard gets new travel card

    The Air National Guard, under a directivefrom the Air Force, has partnered with CitiBank to begin rolling out a newtravel card program April 1.The new card, named Citi Controlled Spend Account, differs from the previouscard, the Defense Department Government Travel Charge Card, in that it is aprepaid card instead of a traditional credit card, said
  • 130th AW members get the scoop on Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

    Members of the 130th Airlift Wing attended an informational briefing about positions with the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, during the Jan. UTA in the dining facility.Col. John M. Ryan, Jr., commander of the 130th Operations Group, 130th AW, said, "We welcome the aeromed squadron into this wing and under my group."The 167th AES came under
  • Guardian angel saves life

    Friday the 13th was indeed a fateful day for a young college student driving home after a day of soaking up the southern West Virginia sun with a friend.On the evening of Aug. 13, 2010, Tech. Sgt. Roy L. Akers, Jr., a civil engineer with the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron, 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, W.Va., was driving home near Indian Creek
  • 130th AW members promoted to master sgt. at NCO Academy graduation

    Seven non-commissioned officers from the 130th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, Charleston, West Virginia graduated from the NCO Academy, at the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2010.Three of the technical sergeants got a surprise when they
  • 130th MXS aircraft superintendent wins national award for excellence

    An aircraft maintenance superintendent with the 130th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 130th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, Charleston, West Virginia received the Air Force Association's top award for outstanding contributions to aircraft maintenance, Sept. 13, at the AFA Annual Air and Space Conference near Washington, D.C.Chief
  • Honoring Sen. Byrd

    The 130th Airlift Wing deployed to the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, June 30 to July 2, to conduct military honors and state funeral operations in honor of Sen. Robert C. Byrd who passed away June 28.Col. Timothy L. Frye, Wing Commander of the 130th AW, said that by June 29, it became obvious the 130th AW was going to be a major player in