130th Airlift Wing Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2019

 

Airman of the Year

Senior Airman Rebecca Burnfield

NCO of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Jessie McComas

SNCO of the Year

Master Sgt. Philip Meeks

1st Sgt. of the Year

Master Sgt. Nathan Meadows

 

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Interested in joining the 130th Airlift Wing? We have vacancies open for YOU! Click the link to below to view the available vacancies: https://www.130aw.ang.af.mil/Recruiting/
Congratulations to this month's #CharlieWestSpotlight, Staff Sgt. Travis Barrett, a Cyber Transport Apprentice, assigned to the 130th Communication Flight. “He’s one of the hardest working folks that we have,” said 130th CF Superintendent Chief Master Sgt. Michael Powell. “He tackles all tasks and assignments without issue or hesitation. His work ethic is by far one of the best.” Check out the full story at the link below!
The 130th Civil Engineering Squadron participated in a Deployment for Training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from August 4-18, 2019. A DFT provides an opportunity to expand on an Airman’s skillset away from their home station, giving them a more diverse range of knowledge and making the squadron as a whole more versatile.
Airmen from the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron are currently training at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii as part of the Deployment for Training Program. During the two-week stay, the Airmen will be renovating 3 motor-pool bathrooms fully equipped with showers, a 298th Air Defense Group Chief Master Sgt.'s office and rebuilding and extending a brick privacy wall for the 298th ADG. | U.S. Pacific Air Forces | Air National Guard
Congratulations to Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hinchman on his promotion to the highest enlisted rank!
Congratulations to Jorene Soto, the 130th Airlift Wing's Staff Judge Advocate, on her promotion to Lieutenant Colonel.
Suicide has become a major problem in the Air Force. In 2019 alone, more than 70 of our fellow airmen have taken their life. Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talks about resiliency.
Sentry Storm 2019 was a huge success! check out Brig. Gen. Walker's concept for the exercise and his efforts to employ full spectrum readiness for Joint Base WV and our partners.
Yesterday, the Appalachian Power held the 130th Airlift Wing Night at Power Park, with our commander Col. Brian Preece throwing out the first pitch.
Congratulations to Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jones (Ret.), former 130th Maintenance Group Superintendent, on his retirement! Thank you for your 20 plus years of service to the 130th, and we wish you the best!
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“It’s unique,” said Lt. Col. Charles Mertz, 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron chief nurse. “I get to help with policy and procedure, and I get to go back and teach our fellow unit members what works and what challenges that we may have on this new airframe.” Read about how two 167th AES airmen provided their expertise to the United States Air Force newest refueler. West Virginia National Guard https://www.130aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1923556/130th-airlift-wing-airmen-provide-aeromedical-mission-expertise-on-newest-air-f/
Check out our Airmen putting their survival skills on display during Sentry Storm 2019.
Yesterday, members of the 130th Operations Group participated in a refresher training of combat survival skills at Hobet Mine, which straddles the Boone and Lincoln county line in West Virginia. The airmen covered things such as, evasion tactics, procurement of necessities, signaling and recovery. This training was part of Sentry Storm 19. Sentry Storm brings military assets from around the country to train in West Virginia in areas such as conducting joint aircrew and mobility operations, aeromedical evacuation, personnel recovery, and support services readiness training for domestic operations. Additionally, Sentry Storm overlaps with the World Scout Jamboree, held July 22 through Aug. 2, 2019, to offer airlift and medical support, should an emergency arise.
Yesterday, the West Virginia Air National Guard hosted a delegation that included Air National Guard Director, Lt. Gen. Scott Rice and John A. Fedrigo, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, to Sentry Storm 19 held at Camp Branch, Logan County, W.Va. Sentry Storm is a West Virginia National Guard led joint exercise involving fifteen separate military and civilian organizations. The exercise is designed to provide military units real world readiness training while providing domestic response capabilities to support the World Scout Jamboree. Air National Guard| West Virginia National Guard
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RT @WVNationalGuard: The West Virginia National Guard State Surgeon, COL Todd Fredrick, talks about important safety measures regarding COV…
RT @WVNationalGuard: Please join us at Noon for MG Hoyer's Town Hall, where he will discuss the WVNG's response to #CVODI19. The event wil…
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RT @MsRuddle: Tech Sgt. Ellyson from the WV Air National Guard explains to students at Cedar Grove Middle the skills needed for the many jo…
RT @starsandstripes: Yeager, the pilot who ensured that the sound barrier was no longer a barrier, formally retired from the Air Force in M…
RT @dcfireems: Before heading home to WV - those attached the @NationalGuard WVANG - 130th Airlift Wing - who supporting the State of the U…
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