130th Airlift Wing Fact Sheet

130th Airlift Wing – McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.

Commander: Col. Bryan W. Preece

Vice Commander: Col. Patrick D. Chard

Senior Enlisted Leader: Chief Master Sgt. Harold K. Williams

Mission: Organize, train, equip, develop and deploy Airmen capable of executing effective and sustained operations.

Vision: Citizen Airmen providing unsurpassed worldwide airlift, striving for excellence and continuous improvement, serving state and nation.

Motto: Ready To Go!

Overview and History: Based at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, W.Va., the 130th Airlift Wing provides airlift for U.S. military and humanitarian operations for locations at home and abroad. The 130th is equipped with eight C-130 J-30 Super Hercules cargo aircraft. Additionally, the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron provides in-flight medical support as one of nine ANG aeromedical evacuation squadrons. The wing has maintained a continuous deployment cycle since the events of 9/11 and supports the national defense strategy by providing combat-ready aircraft, aircrew and support to global operations.

Current statistics on 130th Airlift Wing
•  Currently manned at 95.8% with 1,032 Airmen assigned.
•  In FY 2022, logged 1,342 airlift and aeromedical evacuation flight hours, including 924 sorties. Hauled 650 tons of cargo and more than 355 passengers, all during C-130 J-30 conversion.
•  130th provides 30 Airmen from Medical Detachment 1 as part of the West Virginia National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) which is the primary support package for the National Capital region.
•  In FY 2022 members were deployed or TDY 35,005 days which averages out to be a month away from home for each unit member.
•  Supported the Afghanistan withdraw with a Phoenix Raven team that secured the last flight from Kabul, and fifty members with short notice deployments to Allies Refuge and Allies Welcome.
•  2019 UEI rated number one of only three Wings to receive the grade of “Highly Effective” in any major graded area and for executing the mission.
•  180 Airmen provided COVID-19 support: stood up call center, delivered vaccines to populace businesses, decontaminated vehicles and manufactured PPE.
•  State Partnership Program (SPP) with the nations of Peru and Qatar.
•  Works closely with WV Civil Air Patrol to include training and facilities use.
•  Provides facilities for STARBASE Academy and the Kanawha County School’s VEX Robotic Competitions.
•  130th AW Fire Department provides more than $4 million in equipment and personnel support to adjacent Yeager Airport and Mutual Aid Assistance to local fire stations.
•  The 130th Engine Regional Repair Center (ERRC) provides the ANG with complete C130H propulsion repair/ overhaul capability on T56-A-15 engines and 54H60-91/117 propellers saving over $500,000.
•  FY 2021 economic impact in the community: Military Pay and Allowances - $40,836,360.88, Civilian Payroll - $15,531,449.45, - Good and Services - $7,948,442.02 and - Capitalized Fuel - $52,672.00