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Default Air Force Logo Structural Live Fire Exercise
Firefighters from the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron’s Fire and Emergency Services (FES) participated in an annual live fire training simulation Aug. 4th through 6th, 2017 at the Emergency Preparedness Training Center in Institute, W.Va.
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Col. J.D. Underwood II, commander of the 130th Medical Group, addresses the audience during a formal promotion ceremony held Aug. 6, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Underwood stressed the importance of developing Airmen for future jobs in his thank you speech. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Holli Nelson) Underwood achieves the rank of Colonel
The 130th Medical Group commander, J.D. Underwood II, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a formal promotion ceremony held Aug. 6, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
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The Phoenix Ravens Stationed at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base. Not pictured Maj. Ryan Harrah (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) RAVEN Life: Looking back Over the Last Twenty Years and to the Future
MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. -- Picture this. An elite team tasked with the mission to detect, deter, and counter threats to military aircraft, guard Air Force One and conduct intelligence gathering, all while being skilled in close-quarters-combat and be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. This description may conjure images of covert operators or special agents, but this describes an elite Air Force security forces team, the Phoenix Ravens, who are celebrating their twentieth year of existence.
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Default Air Force Logo West Virginia Airman dies from non-combat-related incident during deployment
The West Virginia Air National Guard announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2, 2017 in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations. He was assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia as an Aircraft Fuels Systems Craftsman.
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Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and ANG Command Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, pose with Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sherrod, Staff Sgt. Randy Downs, Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Jackson, Senior Airman Mallory Ranker, and Airman 1st Class Autumn Davis after a coining ceremony held July 26, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Rice and Anderson recognized the outstanding accomplishments of the Airmen for their contributions to the mission and heroism off duty. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) 130th Airlift Wing showcases mission to ANG Director, Command Chief
Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and ANG Command Chief Master Sgt., Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, visited the 130th Airlift Wing July 26, 2017, for a short tour of the unit and an overview of the West Virginia Air National Guard mission.
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C-130H Hercules aircraft deployed from the 130th Airlift Wing of Charleston, West Virginia and the 133rd Airlift Wing of St. Paul, Minnesota sit on the flightline prior to departing on a combat mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, July 14, 2017. Air National Guardsmen and their aircraft, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, execute daily airlift missions out of one of the busiest air bases in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt.  Jonathan Hehnly) Air Guardsmen provide critical C-130 airlift in support of CJTF-OIR
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Air National Guardsmen and their aircraft, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, execute daily airlift missions out of one of the busiest air bases in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility.With the operations tempo high as ever, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing recently
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Col. Kurt Minne, 130th Airlift Wing Inspector General, bid farewell to his fellow Airmen and was celebrated for his long-serving career in the Air Force during a retirement ceremony held July 9, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) Minne Bids Farewell after 32 Years of Service
Col. Kurt Minne, 130th Airlift Wing Inspector General, bid farewell to his fellow Airmen and was celebrated for his long-serving career in the Air Force during a retirement ceremony held July 9, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael Childers, 130th Airlift Wing Quality Assurance Superintendent, looks out at the audience during his retirement ceremony held July 8, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Childers was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Legion of Merit award for his 32 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Juchniewicz). 130th Airlift Wing says goodbye to QA Chief
Chief Master Sgt. Michael Childers bid adieu to the members of the 130th Airlift Wing after a combined 32-year career in the Air Force and Air National Guard July 8, 2017 during a retirement ceremony held at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (l to r), Master Sgt. Kevin Cordle, Staff Sgt. Adam King, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, Master Sgt. Scott Melton, and Duck Dynasty Star Willie Roberson pose for a photo prior to teeing off at the 2017 PGA Greenbrier Classic Pro Am held July 5, 2017, on The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Cordle, King and Melton are members of the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) 130th Airlift Wing uses Greenbrier Classic as a recruiting tool
Recruiters from the 130th Airlift Wing attended the 2017 PGA Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am July 5, 2017, to bring awareness of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
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Senior Airman Gary Norman, consoles his wife, Emily, and son Shay prior to deploying in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on June 25, 2017, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Norman is an electrical environmental maintainer with the 130th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) 130th Airlift Wing deploys more than 100 members overseas
More than 100 Airmen from the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing deployed this week to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
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