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Staff Sgt. Megan Corker, an Airman assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing in West Virginia, records take-off and landing data after her final checkride May 16, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Corker performed exceptionally as a student in the 189th Airlift Wing's flight engineer course, graduating ahead of her peers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jessica Condit) 130th Airlift Wing student rocks the 154th school house
A flight engineer, who is an enlisted member of the aircraft’s flight crew, monitors and operates the aircraft’s complex systems. To become a flight engineer, an Airman must first have a feeder Air Force specialty code in one of many maintenance career fields within the Air National Guard. The service member must also be selected over peers to participate in the program. The entire course is approximately 11 months, with six of the months at Little Rock Air Force Base for academic and flying training. From C-130H simulator training to performing on the actual aircraft, Corker broadened her perception and knowledge of the flight engineer career field.
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4 Reasons to Find a Mentor If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability," said Henry Ford, one of the nation's great inventors and entrepreneurs. The U.S. armed forces can provide the experience and ability, but it is up to every Soldier, Sailor and Airman to seek knowledge. Continuing education is one way to follow Ford's advice. Educational mentors can help service members find their way in a confusing world of college courses, catalogs, and credits.
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Studio photo of Airman 1st Class Caleb Vance. Vance was selected as the Air National Guard's "New Military Photographer of the Year" for 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) 130th Airlift Wing’s Vance earns new military photographer of the year award
Airman 1st Class Caleb Vance, a photojournalist with the 130th Airlift Wing, earned national level recognition by being named the “New Military Photographer of the Year” from the Air National Guard.
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Participants of African Partnership Flight Senegal prepare to board a C-130H Hercules, assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing, West Viginia Air National Guard, at Captain Andalla Cissé Air Base, Senegal, March 22, 2018. The APF program is U.S. Air Forces Africa’s premier security cooperation program with African partner nations to improve professional military aviation knowledge and skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Airmen complete African Partnership Flight Senegal
CAPTAIN ANDALLA CISSÉ AIR BASE, Senegal -- African Partnership Flight Senegal came to an end after a closing ceremony at Captain Andalla Cissé Air Base, Senegal, March 23.
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Airmen from the 130 AW enjoy lunch at the newly dedicated Props & Wings dining facility on March 4, 2018.  Historical photos line the walls and portray the wings unique history. The newly designed dining facility features a historical timeline of our rich Air Force heritage.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley) 130th Airlift Wing Unveils Remodeled Dining Facility
The 130th Airlift Wing unveiled its newly remodeled dining facility March 4, 2018, alongside West Virginia Army and Air National Guard leadership and command staff from the 130th AW.
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Mrs. Shelia Huffman pins the Air Force retirement lapel pin to Col. Randy C. Huffman’s uniform upon the posting of his retirement order March 3, 2018, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Huffman, the former 130th Airlift Wing Vice Commander, bid farewell to his fellow Airmen and was celebrated for his 37-year career in the Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Eugene Crist) Wing celebrates 37-year career of Vice Wing Commander
Col. Randy Huffman, former 130th Airlift Wing vice commander, was celebrated for his long-serving career in the Air Force during a retirement ceremony held March 3, 2018 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
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Default Air Force Logo 130th Airlift Wing Recognizes Airmen of the Year
The 130th Airlift Wing honored its top performers during an annual awards celebration held March 4, 2018, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
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Master Sgt. Charles Workman, a 130th Airlift Wing Electro/Environmental Systems Specialist, poses next to a sign signifying the South Pole Station in Antarctica during a 5-week temporary duty assignment. Workman provided electrical maintenance support to the LC-130 as a part of Operation Deep Freeze, an inter-agency, multi-national research and investigative mission run by the National Science Foundation. (Courtesy Photo) Operation Deep Freeze takes 130th Maintenance Airman to Antarctica
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Charles Workman, 130th Airlift Wing Electro/Environmental Systems Specialist, returned recently from a five-week deployment to the most remote, geographically separated unit on the planet, Antarctica.
0 3/05
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George "Spanky" Roberts
(Courtesy Photo from West Virginia State University) Spanky Roberts: W.Va.'s First African-American Aviation Legend
If you search West Virginia military heritage on the internet, a long list of heroic names come up. Individuals such as Chuck Yeager, Woody Williams, and Jessica Lynch usually are the first to pop up, but one name you really have to dig to find is someone who broke barriers and paved a way for African-American Airmen. Retired Col. George “Spanky” Roberts was born September 24, 1918 in the small rural town of London, WV. At an early age he and his family moved to Fairmont, WV where he graduated from Dunbar High at the age of 15, then returning South to attend West Virginia State College (WVSC). At only 18 years old, Spanky graduated with his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Arts.
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paige Hunter (left), the West Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General - Air, gives command of the 130th Maintenance Group to U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Chard at the 130th MXG change of command Feb. 1, 2018 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.Chard is assuming the command of the 130th MXG after being the Director of Staff at Headquarters West Virginia Air National Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Vance) 130th Maintenance Group Change of Command
Col. Carla Riner relinquished command of the 130th Maintenance Group to Col. Pat Chard during a formal change of command ceremony held Feb. 1, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
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