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  • 130th AW Members Return from Afghanistan

    Approximately 200 airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing returned home to Charleston, West Virginia late February following a deployment to Afghanistan. Members left home the beginning of January to support Operation Enduring Freedom as part of their Aerospace Expeditionary Force (AEF) mission. The AEF

  • Protecting Our Troops: An Increase in Awareness

    An increase in suicide rates over the past four years is an indicator of the stress currently being placed on military forces. Army Times reported that in 2008, 128 soldiers committed suicide, the highest number in history. Military leaders are rightfully concerned with this increase. Sergeant Major

  • Toys of the Trade, Fire Department

    Christmas came right on time for the 130th Airlift Wing Fire Deparment this year. The department received a new P-30 Rescue Truck in December which was activated January 2009. The truck is the department's replacement for their previous 1985 model which Tech. Sgt. Olaf Funfstuck, a full-time member

  • 130AW member participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    CHARLESTON, WV - A member of the 130th AW deployed to Seoul, South Korea in August to participate in a large scale military exercise to determine the Republic of Korea's ability to lead a Command and Control exercise. Lt. Heather E. Ward from Public Affairs deployed as an augmentee for PACAF. The

  • Youth Camps at Camp Dawson

    CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia National Guard hosted its annual Kids Kamp and Youth Leaders Camp at Camp Dawson June 14-20th. Several members of the 130th AW volunteered their time helping out as counselors, medics, staff and instructors. This was Kids Kamp's 18th year and Youth Leaders Camp

  • Warming Up and Cooling Down

    CHARLESTON, WV-Members of the 130th Airlift Wing volunteered their time to help out competitors during the 2008 Special Olympics June 6th-8th at Laidley Field. The almost unbearable 90-degree weather didn't hold back our members from keeping good spirits. Unit volunteers cheered on competitors as

  • West Virginia National Guard Family Day

    CHARLESTON, WV - During August drill, West Virginia National Guard Family Day was held at Camp Dawson, Saturday 2nd. Army and Air National Guard coordinators and family support groups organized the event, where many guardsman and their families attended. Some of members here at the 130th were