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  • Operation Deep Freeze takes 130th Maintenance Airman to Antarctica

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Charles Workman, 130th Airlift Wing Electro/Environmental Systems Specialist, returned recently from a five-week deployment to the most remote, geographically separated unit on the planet, Antarctica.
  • 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 African-American Airmen. Retired Col. George “Spanky” Roberts was born September 24, 1918 in the small rural town of London, WV. At an early age he and his family moved to Fairmont, WV where he graduated from Dunbar High at the age of 15, then returning South to attend West Virginia State College (WVSC). At only 18 years old, Spanky graduated with his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Arts.
  • 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.
  • Year-end review: 386th AEW remembers banner year

    As the world celebrates the passing of another year, and looks to the future with optimistic hope, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, and its leadership, reflect on its accomplishments.
  • 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.
  • West Virginia National Guard showcases domestic response capabilities for Peruvian Air Force leadership

    The West Virginia National Guard showcased its domestic response and homeland defense capabilities to its partner nation, Peru, during a visit by Peruvian Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregorio Mendiola, Assistant Defense and Air Attaché for the Embassy of Peru in the United States, Nov. 21, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base and WVNG Joint Force Headquarters, Charleston, 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 outreach goes unseen while its impact is far reaching.
  • 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.
  • Farewell, Chief Boyles

    Chief Master Sgt. David Boyles, a loadmaster supervisor at the 130th Airlift Wing, flew his final flight (“fini flight”) Nov. 3, 2017 after providing 41 years of service to the United States Air Force and the West Virginia Air National Guard.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Sets 3-year Record Mission Capability Rate

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Blue Aircraft Maintenance Unit, achieved a three-year high mission-capable rate of 95.8 percent during September.This accomplishment comes at a time when the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing flew the most C-130H Hercules sorties in five years, primarily supporting Combined Joint