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  • 130th Airlift Wing plays host to West Virginia State JROTC drill competition

    The 130th Airlift Wing played host to the state Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill competition Jan. 28, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base Charleston, West Virginia.
  • Dixon takes charge of West Virginia Air National Guard enlisted force in

    In a ceremony jointly attended by Army and Air National Guard personnel, Chief Master Sgt. Fred Turner relinquished his role as the West Virginia State Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. James Dixon during a formal change of responsibility ceremony held Feb. 4, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia. For the
  • West Virginia Air National Guard supports 58th Presidential Inauguration

    Airmen and Soldiers from the West Virginia National Guard specialized units, including the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive, or CBRNE, Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), ANG Fatality & Services Recovery Response Team (FRST) and the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC), deployed in support
  • Underwood takes command of 130th Medical Group

    Col. Kurt Minney relinquished command of the 130th Medical Group to Lt. Col. J.D. Underwood II during a formal change of command ceremony held Jan. 8, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia."There are two great days in an officer's career," said Col. Johnny Ryan, 130th AW commander. "The first is when you assume command and the
  • Timing was Everything

    Charleston, W.Va. - How many times have you sat through additional training on a drill weekend and thought, 'When am I ever going to use this training?' Or passed by the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) without ever giving it a second thought that you might have to use it one day? During drill weekend of August 6 and 7 at McLaughlin Air
  • West Virginia Air National Guard: Picking Up the Pieces

    Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard are responding to local community clean-up after flooding devastated the area on June 23, 2016.The WVANG has extensive experience with flood duty and other types of disaster response. Many Airmen responded to Hurricane Katrina and have continued to build upon this experience when responding in their
  • National Guard Members Volunteer for annual Special Olympics

    Hundreds of athletes and coaches from 29 counties around the state descended upon the capital city to participate in the 2016 Summer Special Olympics from June 3 to 5.Approximately 150 members of the West Virginia National Guard volunteered their time to help make the event possible. John Corbett, CEO of West Virginia Special Olympics feels that
  • Laughlin lieutenant saves life

    It was just another trip to Wal-Mart for 2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson when he popped in to grab some fish hooks for a family trip to the lake this past Spring. Little did he know that a quick shopping trip would turn into so much more.The West Virginia Air National Guardsman was walking to the Hunting and Fishing section when he heard a woman say, "Stop,
  • Engine Overhaul

    There is a facility in Arizona where old aircraft engines typically settle into their final resting place - but one engine, under the care of West Virginia Air National Guard's 130th Airlift Wing, escaped "The Boneyard" and is moving toward continuing its service. Senior Master Sgt. Harold K. Williams, propulsion shop work leader, and Tech. Sgt.
  • Airmen participate in readiness exercise

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Airmen deploying downrange without proper training would quickly find themselves in an even tougher situation than they would already be in while in a hostile area. This is why it is important for airmen to participate in realistic training missions to help prepare for what they may encounter while deployed. Members of the West
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