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  • 130th Civil Engineers complete contingency training in Germany

    Thirty-two Airmen from the 130th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in Silver Flag training at the United States Air Forces Europe Contingency Training Site at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9 through 17, 2017.
  • 130th Airlift Wing Defenders earn Foreign Medal

    MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. –Nine defenders from the 130th Airlift Wing were awarded the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) Sept. 16, 2017, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
  • Guardsman defines 'service before self' through community work

    As Guardsmen, we talk often about how we live and serve in our communities and in the defense of our nation. Every year, we summarize our accomplishments and service into bullet statements for performance evaluations, but often, those statements don’t always result in tangible change for our communities and for the people we live near and work with. Senior Master Sgt. Kevan Williams, a safety technician with the 130th Airlift Wing, has embodied the value of service before self that has made profound impact in his community that goes beyond a bullet statement.
  • The definition of Guard family

    What was supposed to be a celebratory time in the life of Airman Basic Corey Clendenin, who was celebrating with his new bride, Tierni, on the island of St. Maarten, turned into a life and death situation and rattled the members of the 130th Airlift Wing to the core when Hurricane Irma struck last week.
  • Chief's Corner - September

    Hello, and thanks so much for taking a minute to read this month’s Chief’s Corner article!  We are going to be rotating writing this article amongst the 130th Chiefs starting this month. I would like to kick it off with a discussion about accountability. I wish to do so because it is at the heart of everything we do as individuals and Airmen every
  • Rock Solid Warrior: Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Nathanael Burchett, an integrated electronics systems specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, deployed from Charleston Air National Guard Base, W.Va.The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air
  • Structural Live Fire Exercise

    Firefighters from the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron’s Fire and Emergency Services (FES) participated in an annual live fire training simulation Aug. 4th through 6th, 2017 at the Emergency Preparedness Training Center in Institute, W.Va.
  • Underwood achieves the rank of Colonel

    The 130th Medical Group commander, J.D. Underwood II, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a formal promotion ceremony held Aug. 6, 2017 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
  • RAVEN Life: Looking back Over the Last Twenty Years and to the Future

    MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. -- Picture this. An elite team tasked with the mission to detect, deter, and counter threats to military aircraft, guard Air Force One and conduct intelligence gathering, all while being skilled in close-quarters-combat and be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. This description may conjure images of covert operators or special agents, but this describes an elite Air Force security forces team, the Phoenix Ravens, who are celebrating their twentieth year of existence.
  • West Virginia Airman dies from non-combat-related incident during deployment

    The West Virginia Air National Guard announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2, 2017 in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations. He was assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia as an Aircraft Fuels Systems Craftsman.