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  • Charlie West Spotlight- March

    The Charlie West Spotlight for March 2019 is Ansted, W.Va. native Staff Sgt. Corey Wilson, a Security Forces Patrolman assigned to the 130th Security Forces Squadron.
  • West Virginia Air Guard welcomes newest general officer

    The West Virginia Air National Guard welcomed its newest general officer to its ranks March 3, 2019, during a formal promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. Ray Shepard held at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg.
  • Chief’s Corner - March Excellent Customer Service

    Some of us are old enough to remember full-service gas stations. The type that as you pulled in someone came to your window to ask, “how can I help you today?” They would pump your gas, check your oil, clean your windshield, check your tire pressure, accept your money and bring you your change; you never had to leave your car!
  • West Virginia, Peru military and diplomatic leaders discuss State Partnership Program success

    West Virginia National Guard Leaders and members of the State Partnership Program – Peru met Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C., with delegates of the Embassy of Peru to review progress on the West Virginia – Peru partnership and to look ahead at future opportunities.
  • West Va. Guard and Qatar share insights through exchange

    AL UDEID, Qatar - The West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG) and Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) recently held the first official State Partnership Program (SPP) engagement between the two partner nations’ air forces at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 10-14.During the five-day tour, three members of the WVANG’s 130th Airlift Wing and 167th Airlift
  • Walker receives inaugural West Virginia Trailblazer Award

    Brig. Gen. Christopher “Mookie” Walker was the recipient of the inaugural West Virginia Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) Trailblazer Award, presented during a ceremony held at the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture, and History Cultural Center in Charleston, Feb. 23, 2019.
  • Charlie West Spotlight- February

    The Charlie West Spotlight for February is Hurricane, W.Va. native, Airman 1st Class Jerrica Meadows, a Non-Destructive Inspection Specialist assigned to the 130th Maintenance Squadron.
  • Chief's Corner February - Finally Home from Deployment

    Six months is a very long time to be away from our loved ones. Before you left, you likely spent precious moments with your family and close friends. You shared a closeness with your spouse and your children which gave you the strength to make it through these difficult months away from all that is familiar and normal in your life.
  • Meet the West Virginia National Guard’s new Senior Enlisted Leader

    At first glance, Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell epitomizes the image of a command sergeant major in the United States Army. With myriad patches, qualification badges and accouterments, his uniform offers a small glimpse into his storied 28-year career with the Army. He is stoic and professional, a leader of refreshing candor who has a driving passion for the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and the Soldiers and Airmen who make up it its ranks.
  • 130th Cyber Operations Officer becomes Chief Technology Officer for West Virginia

    Citizen-Airman. Definition: Men and women who live their day-to-day lives as a regular citizen, yet are still assigned to a military unit providing operation capability ensuring unrivaled air, space and cyber dominance in support of their assigned states’ national guard and the Air Force as a whole.