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  • Return with honor

    Survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) Instructor training is one of the most difficult and extensive training programs in the United States Air Force. It’s designed to do one thing – save lives in the midst of a worst case scenario – and is exactly the reason Master Sgt. Bob Miner took on

  • Packed with Pride

    Pride. Definition: Deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from the achievements of those with whom one is associated. Pride is what fuels the 130 th Airlift Wing and more specifically the men and women of the 130th Aerial Port Squadron, now Small Air Terminal.

  • Citizen-Airman uses platform to raise awareness for suicide prevention

    After a Facebook post of an unknown Charleston City policeman sitting with a suicidal man on a sidewalk went viral across social media, the unknown officer felt the need to come forward and speak out about suicide awareness. That policeman is Zach Cyrus, who also happens to be a staff sergeant with

  • Charlie West Spotlight: August

    This month’s Charlie West Spotlight is Senior Airman Brittni Jones, an Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman for the 130th Medical Group.

  • 130th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. David Lester relinquished command of the 130th Force Support Squadron (FSS) to Lt. Col. Christian Capece during a formal change of command ceremony held August 5, 2018, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.

  • Chief's Corner - August

    In the Air force we often hear the term “Quality of Life” used in many different situations. We as leaders must always be concerned with our Airmen’s quality of life, but sometimes I think we lose focus on the true meaning of this statement. I feel we often forget that readiness always comes first

  • 130th Airlift Wing student rocks the 154th school house

    A flight engineer, who is an enlisted member of the aircraft’s flight crew, monitors and operates the aircraft’s complex systems. To become a flight engineer, an Airman must first have a feeder Air Force specialty code in one of many maintenance career fields within the Air National Guard. The

  • Chief's Corner - May

    4 Reasons to Find a MentorIf money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability," said Henry Ford, one of the nation's great inventors and entrepreneurs. The U.S. armed forces can