130th Airlift Wing Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2018


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Oh how the times have changed! Check out this #ThrowbackThursday of a fire engine when the 130th was just a young unit! From the beginning the 130th has been in a vital relationship with Yeager Airport. #ICYMI follow the link below to check out the story from January about our close partnership! https://www.130aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1742515/130th-airlift-wing-yeager-airport-share-vital-relationship/
The 130th Airlift Wing hosted the Annual Employer Support Group of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift April 4, 2019 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. The Boss Lift is a show of support for the employers of traditional guardsmen across the community and state, giving them a glimpse into what their employees, and our guardsmen, do in the military sector. The participants started the day by being briefed by West Virginia National Guard and 130th Airlift Wing leadership to learn about what encompasses the WVNG, from the history to present day. After the briefing they had the chance to fly on a 130th AW C-130 around the southern portion of West Virginia. They then toured the 130th Maintenance Group facilities and the WV STARBASE Academy!
While participating in FLARE 2019, a readiness exercise in Gulfport, Miss., our 130th Fire and Emergency Services Airmen found themselves in a very real world situation. Airman 1st Class Mikyle White and Staff Sgt. Christopher Bowman were working with the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center Fire Department when the station received a call of a local house fire. The resident was already rescued by the quick actions of a neighbor, so the Airmen assisted the local firefighters in performing ground fire operations. Check out some video footage from Wlox-Tv Channel 13/Abc below!! #ReadyToGo|#CharlieWest|#AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere
Today is the 68th anniversary of the darkest day in the 130th Airlift Wing’s history. On April 8, 1951, a C-47B Skytrain departing Godman Air Force Base, Ky. crashed just before landing at Kanawha Airport. Just four minutes from landing, the plane clipped a hillside and went down in a fiery crash, killing all 21 Airmen on board. More than 4,000 people attended a mass rite held at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium to show their support to the Airmen whose lives were lost. Today, we make sure that they are not forgotten by the Airmen who’ve inherited their legacy.
#DYK that April is #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth? "Each Soldier and Airmen should make a personal commitment to end sexual harassment and sexual assault within our ranks and should embrace the message, “I will not tolerate it. I will not condone it. I will not ignore it.”," - Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General. See the rest of the TAG's message by clicking the link below!
We got an app! The app includes exclusive 130th content, features and is now available for download on personal smart devices. Features include, but are not limited to notifications, news, a base directory, a fitness calculator, resources, links and CAC-enabled features like the AF Portal, DTS, Web Mail and more. Check out the link below and get the scoop on our newly developed app in the USAF Connect App.
#ICYMI Col. Johnny Ryan, 130th Airlift Wing Commander, took his final flight as a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard yesterday. Col. Ryan's military career spans more than 35 years, with 25 years as a pilot. He is a Command Pilot with over 4,000 flying hours and many deployments under his belt. He relinquishes command on May 4th.
It's #ThrowbackThursday and even though this is from more than 60 years ago, nothing has changed! While the community sleeps, you can still find the 130th Airlift Wing launching C-130's into the sky worldwide to train or accomplish whatever mission is deemed necessary! #CharlieWest | #ReadyToGo
Col Ryan’s fini-flight
Last week was a great week for training! Not only did we perform air delivery training, but we had the privilege of hosting Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, (VMGR-252 OTIS) while they did landings at our Camp Branch location. It's always great hosting other units and showcasing what the state of West Virginia and #CharlieWest has to offer! #ReadyToGo
Join us today via live stream for the celebration of Col Johnny Ryan's final flight. Video feed should be live at 1350 local.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is recognized in April by both civilian and military communities. During this month, we all need to be focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all Service members at every level, and set the pace to not only focus on one month of the year, but year round. We all have a part in combating sexual assault and SAAPM offers an excellent opportunity to focus attention on our individual roles.
RT @WVNationalGuard: Soldiers and Airmen of the WVNG participated in a lunch-and learn self-defense technique class held April 17, 2019, at…
RT @WVNationalGuard: West Virginia Mountain Mama Lt. Emily Lilly showing how it's done! https://t.co/r75E7ESleu
RT @WVNationalGuard: MG James Hoyer announced a new initiative from the WVNG - the Future Leaders Program - alongside @WVFirstLady at Wests…
RT @WVNationalGuard: Today, April 5th, we honor those spouses who lost a loved one in military, killed in the line of duty in combat. We in…
Join us on Facebook today via live stream for the celebration of Col. Johnny Ryan's final flight! Video feed should be live at 1350 local.
RT @WVNationalGuard: “I will not tolerate it. I will not condone it. I will not ignore it.” The crime of sexual assault has no place here.…
RT @WVNationalGuard: Today we honor and remember our Vietnam Veteran brothers and sisters. #VietnamWarVeteransDay https://t.co/EiNxWeuduD
RT @GenChuckYeager: March 26, 1948, 71 yrs ago today: Someone had to do it. https://t.co/yJjQqdrKzi
RT @USNationalGuard: Today is National Medal of Honor Day. Since the Spanish-American War, 140 service members who have served in the Natio…
Follow the link below to read about how your West Virginia National Guard plays into Governor Jim Justice’s JIM’S D… https://t.co/82WtL35MeI
Click the link below to check out March's #ChiefsCorner, written by Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Hughes, the 130th Sec… https://t.co/pIxwwEfD79
RT @WVNationalGuard: “I couldn’t be more proud to be standing here as a general officer,” said BG Shepard, promoted March 3.  Shepard will…
RT @WVNationalGuard: Throughout history, women have driven humanity forward & fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy’s reach ... This i…
RT @WVNationalGuard: Check out this #MedalofHonorMonday highlight of #WV hero @WoodyWilliams45 from the DoD. https://t.co/fbhiP081Gw
RT @DeptofDefense: Today we honor “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which became our national anthem on this date in 1931. #NationalAnthemDay 🇺🇸…
RT @WVNationalGuard: We are celebrating #WHM19 by highlighting amazing women currently serving in the WVNG every Tuesday, & watch for WV mi…
RT @WVNationalGuard: West Virginia Air National Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher "Mookie" Walker was honored at the @WVDACH Cultural…
Today we're honoring #PresidentsDay with some shots from some visits of President George W. Bush, President Barack… https://t.co/6KuOWHxnrK
Congratulations to Hurricane, https://t.co/yspCmoAzoe. native, Airman 1st Class Jerrica Meadows, a Non-Destructive… https://t.co/nW5GEzxr1X