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  • 130th Airlift Wing Guardsman Honored with Bronze Star Medal

    MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. – Master Sgt. Andrew Mencin, of the 130th Airlift Wing’s Civil Engineering Squadron, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service while deployed to Iraq during a ceremony held Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base.

  • Multinational military exercise Resolute Sentinel 2024 kicks off

    The multinational military exercise Resolute Sentinel 2024 officially began May 27, 2024, at Grupo 4 in La Joya, Peru, after an opening ceremony and unveiling of the 2024 exercise partnership emblem. RS24, which will continue through the next three weeks, is sponsored by U.S. Southern Command

  • West Virginia National Guard host key partners for SENTRY STORM 2024

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard hosted key partners to observe its joint training exercise, SENTRY STORM 24, at Camp Branch in Logan County, April 17th, 2024. The exercise, staged at various locations and in the skies over West Virginia, included an estimated 500 personnel from

  • 130th AW and 317AW partner for training

    CHARLESTON, WV – The 130th Airlift Wing and the 317th AW join forces for a momentous inter-fly, showcasing their exceptional capabilities and fostering collaboration between the two units.

  • TAG Message to Troops and Families on Potential Government Shutdown

    To our West Virginia National Guard family, we are once again at a point where we are preparing for a potential government shutdown. The current budget expires this Saturday, and without a continuing resolution or budget deal before that deadline, we will have to implement an orderly shutdown.

  • 130th Airlift Wing Airmen completes FLARE-V

    Gulfport, Miss -- Around 350 Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing, Mclaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va., deployed to Gulfport, Miss., Sept 7 to Sept 10 for the Fly Away Readiness Exercise Validation (FLARE-V).

  • 130th Airlift Wing to Deploy for FLARE-V

    McLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W. Va. -- Around 400 Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, W.Va. will be deploying to Gulfport, Miss., on September 7th for the week long Fly Away Readiness Exercise Validation (FLARE-V).

  • 130th Medical Group Completes MFAT in Sicily

    NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy -- 130th Medical Group (MDG) received a lifetime opportunity as 32 members traveled around the world to complete their Medical Facility Annual Training (MFAT) from July 8-23, 2023, at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy.