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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 130th Airlift Wing Honors New CCAF Graduates

    On June 4, 2017, the West Virginia Air National Guard held its inaugural graduation ceremony for five recipients of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) associate degree in multiple subjects.

  • 130th Airlift Wing adds two new Chiefs to its ranks

    Two members from the 130th Airlift Wing, John Lowe and Patrick “Wayne” Hughes, reached the pinnacle of the enlisted rank structure by becoming Chief Master Sergeants June 3, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.

  • Stand Down for Safety

    Falls and slips are common throughout the workplace. According to the Air Force Safety Center, between the years of 2012 and 2016 there were almost 3,500 falls with 13 fatalities on duty. Fortunately, many of these mishaps could have been prevented.

  • Finally home: A look back at the history of the 167th AES

    Why is there a 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at the 130th Airlift Wing? This questions is posed by many people when they discuss the storied legacy of the 130th Airlift Wing. It seems odd to them that at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, there would be a unit with the same numerical