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  • Chief's Corner - September

    Hello, and thanks so much for taking a minute to read this month’s Chief’s Corner article!  We are going to be rotating writing this article amongst the 130th Chiefs starting this month. I would like to kick it off with a discussion about accountability. I wish to do so because it is at the heart of everything we do as individuals and Airmen every
  • Rock Solid Warrior: Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett, an integrated electronics systems specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, deployed from Charleston Air National Guard Base, W.Va.The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air
  • Structural Live Fire Exercise

    Firefighters from the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron’s Fire and Emergency Services (FES) participated in an annual live fire training simulation Aug. 4th through 6th, 2017 at the Emergency Preparedness Training Center in Institute, W.Va.
  • Underwood achieves the rank of Colonel

    The 130th Medical Group commander, J.D. Underwood II, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a formal promotion ceremony held Aug. 6, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
  • RAVEN Life: Looking back Over the Last Twenty Years and to the Future

    MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. -- Picture this. An elite team tasked with the mission to detect, deter, and counter threats to military aircraft, guard Air Force One and conduct intelligence gathering, all while being skilled in close-quarters-combat and be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. This description may conjure images of covert operators or special agents, but this describes an elite Air Force security forces team, the Phoenix Ravens, who are celebrating their twentieth year of existence.
  • West Virginia Airman dies from non-combat-related incident during deployment

    The West Virginia Air National Guard announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2, 2017 in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations. He was assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia as an Aircraft Fuels Systems Craftsman.
  • 130th Airlift Wing showcases mission to ANG Director, Command Chief

    Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and ANG Command Chief Master Sgt., Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, visited the 130th Airlift Wing July 26, 2017, for a short tour of the unit and an overview of the West Virginia Air National Guard mission.
  • Air Guardsmen provide critical C-130 airlift in support of CJTF-OIR

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – Air National Guardsmen and their aircraft, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, execute daily airlift missions out of one of the busiest air bases in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility.With the operations tempo high as ever, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing recently
  • Minne Bids Farewell after 32 Years of Service

    Col. Kurt Minne, 130th Airlift Wing Inspector General, bid farewell to his fellow Airmen and was celebrated for his long-serving career in the Air Force during a retirement ceremony held July 9, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
  • 130th Airlift Wing says goodbye to QA Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael Childers bid adieu to the members of the 130th Airlift Wing after a combined 32-year career in the Air Force and Air National Guard July 8, 2017 during a retirement ceremony held at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
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