130th Airlift Wing Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2018


Airman of the Year

Senior Airman Emily Knight

NCO of the Year

Staff Sgt. Alanna Gonzalez

SNCO of the Year

Master Sgt. Robert Miner

1st Sgt. of the Year

Master Sgt. David Mains


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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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On August 2, 2017, Tech. Sgt. David Board died in a non-combat related incident while deployed to Kuwait. Click th… https://t.co/Q2UoNOsZ77
On May 26, 2017, we unveiled what is now the entrance to McLaughlin Air National Guard Base. In this "Decade Wrap… https://t.co/zKdBC06sbt
In Aug. 2015, members of the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron traveled to Camp William Hinds Boy Scout Camp in Raym… https://t.co/PJjp9O93qI
Over drill, we promoted our newest Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Glen Darby. With his promotion, he has assumed duty as… https://t.co/WtNMB2uTZD
Today's "Decade Wrap Up" is from the devastating West Virginia floods of June 2016. Check out one of the stories ab… https://t.co/Ew8O6Ltjpq
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, so we’d like to give a big shout out to the 130th’s Defenders!… https://t.co/LcvCyS5MUY
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This "Decade Wrap Up" showcases the Air Force and Air National Guard joint exercise provided Airmen the opportunity… https://t.co/DnjhGSgMJf
During a week-long exercise in February 2013, we partnered with Wyoming ANG, Scott AFB’s 375th Air Mobility Wing an… https://t.co/B70bWF0U1T
Check out these shots from Sentry Storm 2013 in today's "Decade Wrap Up"! https://t.co/HzgzjI6bjf
In today's "Decade Round Up" check out the full story of one former Citizen-Airman's life-saving journey by clickin… https://t.co/iTeXkJTVCz
For our first throwback for the "Decade Round Up", we're going back to July 1st, 2010 for the funeral of Senator Ro… https://t.co/tCw7lsUJhZ
“Here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the… https://t.co/TglnrocNSC
Merry Christmas! We would like to wish everyone many good wishes over the holiday season and into the New Year! A… https://t.co/hkb2CJscgh
The 130th Airlift Wing Honor Guard is looking for sharp, motivated and dedicated Airmen to support community events… https://t.co/HLZ5nvV4HG
RT @WVNationalGuard: A blessed Festival of Lights and Happy Hanukkah! https://t.co/RO1yXXfJs4
RT @WVGovernor: I have ordered all US and WV Flags on all state-owned facilities in all counties be displayed at half-staff on Monday, Dec.…