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Maj. Ben Simerman pins the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal on Senior Master Sgt. Kevan Williams. Guardsman defines 'service before self' through community work
As Guardsmen, we talk often about how we live and serve in our communities and in the defense of our nation. Every year, we summarize our accomplishments and service into bullet statements for performance evaluations, but often, those statements don’t always result in tangible change for our communities and for the people we live near and work with. Senior Master Sgt. Kevan Williams, a safety technician with the 130th Airlift Wing, has embodied the value of service before self that has made profound impact in his community that goes beyond a bullet statement.
0 9/21
2017
Capt. Connie Bevnio with daughter Tierni The definition of Guard family
What was supposed to be a celebratory time in the life of Airman Basic Corey Clendenin, who was celebrating with his new bride, Tierni, on the island of St. Maarten, turned into a life and death situation and rattled the members of the 130th Airlift Wing to the core when Hurricane Irma struck last week.
0 9/17
2017
Chief's Corner Chief's Corner - September
Hello, and thanks so much for taking a minute to read this month’s Chief’s Corner article!  We are going to be rotating writing this article amongst the 130th Chiefs starting this month. I would like to kick it off with a discussion about accountability. I wish to do so because it is at the heart of everything we do as individuals and Airmen every
0 9/17
2017
This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett, an integrated electronics systems specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, deployed from Charleston Air National Guard Base, W.Va. The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission. Rock Solid Warrior: Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett, an integrated electronics systems specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, deployed from Charleston Air National Guard Base, W.Va.The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air
0 8/25
2017
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.
0 8/09
2017
Col. Ryan adds the rank of colonel to J.D. Underwood 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.
0 8/06
2017
The Phoenix Ravens Stationed at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base. Not pictured Maj. Ryan Harrah 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.
0 8/06
2017
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.
0 8/03
2017
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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2017
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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