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  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 130th AW Airmen return from OEF deployment

    C-130s landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. usually happen without fanfare, but on Saturday, July 13, there were tears and screams as one carrying Airmen returning from their deployment touched down to reunite them with their loved ones. The contingent of 130th Operations, Maintenance and

  • Bystander Intervention Training—SAPR gets a makeover

    The 130th Airlift Wing introduced the Air Force's new Bystander Intervention Training at the June unit training assembly.BIT replaces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training that had been in place since 2004.The reason for the change? "Even though SAPR raised awareness, sexual assault in the

  • Strong Bonds: "A marriage seminar for those who hate marriage seminars"

    The 130th Airlift Wing chaplain's office held a free marriage conference, open to all unit members, Feb. 11-13, at the Appalachian Inn in Winterplace, W.Va.Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening family ties.Chap. (Maj.) John

  • 60th Anniversary of C-47 crash that killed 21 W.Va. guardsmen memorialized

    A Douglas C-47B Skytrain carrying 21 Airmen of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Fighter Squadron, left Godman Air Force Base, Ky., April 8, 1951, to return to Charleston, W.Va., for the funeral of a fellow unit member who died in a plane crash -- they never made it.Four minutes away from

  • Air National Guard gets new travel card

    The Air National Guard, under a directivefrom the Air Force, has partnered with CitiBank to begin rolling out a newtravel card program April 1.The new card, named Citi Controlled Spend Account, differs from the previouscard, the Defense Department Government Travel Charge Card, in that it is