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In a SmartBrief on Leadership, Eric McNulty wrote, “Principles, unlike rules, give people something unshakable to hold onto yet also the freedom to take independent decisions and actions to move toward a shared objective.”
0 10/08
2017
Photo of Lt. Col. John Lackey, Flight Physician for the 130th Medical Group, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Serving Nation and State: W.Va. doctor's storied 46-year career
Lt. Col. John Lackey is seen as a fixture in the 130th Medical Group here at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, where many people cross paths with the happy-go-lucky, white haired 65-year-old flight physician, but most don’t know his story. Lackey has 46 years of service treating patients, delivering babies, and performing surgeries to name a few, but there is much more to his story than that.
0 10/08
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing pick up lunch in the newly remodeled dining facility Oct. 7, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. New booth seating, furniture, custom tile floors, and new paint are some of the updates patrons enjoyed visiting the facility. The goal in the remodel was to provide Airmen a sense of the rich history of the 130th AW. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist) Dining Facility remodel gives Guardsmen a sense of pride
Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing were treated to lunch in a newly updated dinning facility this drill weekend thanks to the expertise of the 130th Civil Engineer Squadron and contractors who completed the project. New booth seating, furniture and floors were some of the updates patrons enjoyed while visiting the facility.
0 10/07
2017
130th Airlift Wing joins Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico West Virginia Air National Guard provides critical support for Hurricane Maria relief operations
The West Virginia National Guard has once again answered the Nation’s call for help this week by providing C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and crews, as well as additional ground support, for the response efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria.
0 10/06
2017
Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, gives opening remarks during the Yeager Airport and West Virginia Air National Guard 70th Anniversary Air Show, Sept. 30, 2017, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base/Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Air National Guard was founded Nov. 3, 1947, at what is now Yeager Airport. The 70th Anniversary Air Show commemorates the rich history of the WVANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) West Virginia Air National Guard Supports Air Show at Yeager Airport
Over the weekend of September 29-30, 2017, more than 25 different aircraft took to the skies above Charleston, West Virginia, as part of the 70th Anniversary Air Show. This air show was sponsored by Yeager Airport in Charleston, with support from West Virginia Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing.
0 10/03
2017
Archive photos from the 130th Airlift Wing's 70th years of service. (Courtesy Photo) 130th Airlift Wing celebrates 70th Anniversary
Nov. 3, 1947 marks the 70th anniversary of the West Virginia Air National Guard. On this special occasion, we pause to thank the men and women who have served in the 130th Airlift Wing and transformed it into the prestigious unit that it is today.
0 9/29
2017
130th Civil Engineers complete contingency training in Germany 130th Civil Engineers complete contingency training in Germany
Thirty-two Airmen from the 130th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in Silver Flag training at the United States Air Forces Europe Contingency Training Site at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9 through 17, 2017.
0 9/27
2017
Staff Sgt. Brody Williams, 130th Airlift Wing defender, holds the gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) he earned Sept. 16, 2017, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia. The GAFPB a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. As one of the few foreign badges that are authorized to be worn on the U.S. military uniform, the GAFPB is one of the most highly sought-after awards. Williams earned the gold badge after completing a rigorous course with nine other defenders from the 130th AW.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) 130th Airlift Wing Defenders earn Foreign Medal
MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. –Nine defenders from the 130th Airlift Wing were awarded the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) Sept. 16, 2017, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
0 9/25
2017
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
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