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  • Wing celebrates 37-year career of Vice Wing Commander

    Col. Randy Huffman, former 130th Airlift Wing vice commander, was celebrated for his long-serving career in the Air Force during a retirement ceremony held March 3, 2018 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.

  • Spanky Roberts: W.Va.'s First African-American Aviation Legend

    If you search West Virginia military heritage on the internet, a long list of heroic names come up. Individuals such as Chuck Yeager, Woody Williams, and Jessica Lynch usually are the first to pop up, but one name you really have to dig to find is someone who broke barriers and paved a way for

  • 130th Maintenance Group Change of Command

    Col. Carla Riner relinquished command of the 130th Maintenance Group to Col. Pat Chard during a formal change of command ceremony held Feb. 1, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.

  • American Hero is Honored with Plane Naming Ceremony

    December 7 is a date that stands out in American history, but on that date in 1918, a future West Virginia and Air Force legend named James Kemp McLaughlin was born in a small town in Braxton County, W.Va.

  • Investing in the Future

    The Air National Guard is a unique organization that is involved in community work nearly year-round. While we may be known for our specialties in providing personnel and support for military operations overseas, performing homeland response or even working events such as the Special Olympics, some

  • 130th Airlift Wing returns home from deployment

    After being away from home since July, the last of more than 100 deployers from the 130th Airlift Wing celebrated their homecoming and record-setting deployment with fellow 130th AW members, family and friends Nov. 4 through 7, 2017.