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  • 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

  • Message from the SARC

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year our theme is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” It is also an opportunity to explain a few key points that are important for members to know. While we take time to prevent sexual assaults we know they unfortunately take

  • Powell achieves enlisted corps' higest rank of Chief Master Sergeant

    Michael Powell, 130th Communications Squadron chief enlisted manager, was promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant during a promotion ceremony held March 4, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.Lt. Col. Stacy Shade, 130th communications flight commander,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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