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  • WV National Guard, WVU researchers collaborate with community and technical colleges, businesses to address PPE shortfalls

    The West Virginia National Guard, in collaboration with researchers from West Virginia University, academic institutions, community and technical colleges, as well as business and industry leaders from across the state of West Virginia have developed solutions to address the critical personal protective equipment shortage due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • West Virginia Airmen use 3D printing to produce face shields

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard is taking an innovative approach to help alleviate the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Charlie West Spotlight: March '20

    The Charlie West Spotlight for March 2020 is Tech. Sgt. Sarah Monroe, a Financial Management Craftsman assigned to the 130th Comptroller Flight.
  • Chief's Corner March - The Importance of PME

    For too many Airmen, PME is viewed as a problem or an obstacle in the way of promotion; however, the overarching problem with PME isn't PME itself - instead it is the way we, as leaders, have promoted the importance of it for years.
  • Charlie West Spotlight: February 2020

    The Charlie West Spotlight for February 2020 is Master Sgt. Andrew Hill, the Medical Logistics Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) assigned to the 130th Medical Group’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) detachment.
  • WVNG supports 2020 SOTUA

    On the morning of the State of the Union Address, onlookers stare as a police-led motorcade of government issue trucks, pulling large unmarked trailers, passes through downtown Washington, D.C. “It must be the CIA, FBI or something,” they think to themselves, never guessing that the caravan is made up of nearly 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the West Virginia National Guard’s 35th Civil Support Team (CST) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and 35th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP).
  • Charlie West Spotlight: January '20

    The Charlie West Spotlight for January 2020 is Senior Airman Nate Arthur, a Fire Protection Craftsman assigned to the 130th Fire and Emergency Services.
  • West Virginia National Guard highlights 2019 accomplishments

    The West Virginia National Guard had numerous significant accomplishments in 2019 that included homeland and disaster response missions, deployments around the globe, innovative training and the forging of new partnerships at home and abroad.
  • Charlie West Spotlight: December

    The Charlie West Spotlight for December is St. Albans, W.Va. native Staff Sgt. Cody Carr, a Loadmaster Instructor, assigned to the 130th Aerial Squadron.
  • West Virginia National Guard leadership issues statement on death of Brig. Gen (ret.) James Kemp McLaughlin

    Brig. Gen. (ret.) James Kemp McLaughlin, former WWII B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and founder of the West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG), fondly know to his family and friends as, ‘General Mac’, passed away peacefully at his residence Sunday evening, Dec. 15, 2019, at the age of 101.