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  • Chief's Corner - October

    In a SmartBrief on Leadership, Eric McNulty wrote, “Principles, unlike rules, give people something unshakable to hold onto yet also the freedom to take independent decisions and actions to move toward a shared objective.”
  • Serving Nation and State: W.Va. doctor's storied 46-year career

    Lt. Col. John Lackey is seen as a fixture in the 130th Medical Group here at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, where many people cross paths with the happy-go-lucky, white haired 65-year-old flight physician, but most don’t know his story. Lackey has 46 years of service treating patients, delivering babies, and performing surgeries to name a few, but there is much more to his story than that.
  • Dining Facility remodel gives Guardsmen a sense of pride

    Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing were treated to lunch in a newly updated dinning facility this drill weekend thanks to the expertise of the 130th Civil Engineer Squadron and contractors who completed the project. New booth seating, furniture and floors were some of the updates patrons enjoyed while visiting the facility.
  • West Virginia Air National Guard provides critical support for Hurricane Maria relief operations

    The West Virginia National Guard has once again answered the Nation’s call for help this week by providing C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and crews, as well as additional ground support, for the response efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria.
  • West Virginia Air National Guard Supports Air Show at Yeager Airport

    Over the weekend of September 29-30, 2017, more than 25 different aircraft took to the skies above Charleston, West Virginia, as part of the 70th Anniversary Air Show. This air show was sponsored by Yeager Airport in Charleston, with support from West Virginia Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing.
  • 130th Airlift Wing celebrates 70th Anniversary

    Nov. 3, 1947 marks the 70th anniversary of the West Virginia Air National Guard. On this special occasion, we pause to thank the men and women who have served in the 130th Airlift Wing and transformed it into the prestigious unit that it is today.
  • 130th Civil Engineers complete contingency training in Germany

    Thirty-two Airmen from the 130th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in Silver Flag training at the United States Air Forces Europe Contingency Training Site at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9 through 17, 2017.
  • 130th Airlift Wing Defenders earn Foreign Medal

    MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. –Nine defenders from the 130th Airlift Wing were awarded the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) Sept. 16, 2017, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
  • Guardsman defines 'service before self' through community work

    As Guardsmen, we talk often about how we live and serve in our communities and in the defense of our nation. Every year, we summarize our accomplishments and service into bullet statements for performance evaluations, but often, those statements don’t always result in tangible change for our communities and for the people we live near and work with. Senior Master Sgt. Kevan Williams, a safety technician with the 130th Airlift Wing, has embodied the value of service before self that has made profound impact in his community that goes beyond a bullet statement.
  • The definition of Guard family

    What was supposed to be a celebratory time in the life of Airman Basic Corey Clendenin, who was celebrating with his new bride, Tierni, on the island of St. Maarten, turned into a life and death situation and rattled the members of the 130th Airlift Wing to the core when Hurricane Irma struck last week.