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  • December Drill Postponement

    Due to the rising spread of COVID-19 in WV, December drill will be postponed.
  • 19th Anniversary of 9/11

    A message from Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, The Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, on the 19th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Suicide Prevention Month 2020 Message from The Adjutant General

    A message to the force about the importance of Suicide Prevention Month for September 2020.
  • Chiefs Corner April 2020: Not a Goodbye; Rather see you soon - Chief Cecil’s Farewell Message

    As I sit here and write a farewell message to the Airmen of the 130th Airlift Wing, I find myself with a heart full of gratitude. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing Airman in the last three years.
  • WVStrong: Making it through COVID-19 together

    Normally, emergencies and disasters are fast to strike, and conclude fairly quickly. Normally, there is an easily visible threat to combat during disasters such as floodwaters and debris, destroyed buildings and homes, downed power lines and snowed-in access roads. Today however, West Virginia, the United States, and the entire planet are fighting an invisible disaster that threatens healthcare systems, economies, and the very way we as humans live our lives.
  • Chief's Corner February: Resolutions/Resiliency

    Wow! Here we are, February 2020, almost five weeks into the New Year. Maybe you made New Year's Resolutions, how's that going for you? Statistics show only about 1 in 3 people will make it past 31 days towards their resolution; you really have to be strong to make it through February.
  • 130th AW Commander reflects on 2019, Looks forward to 2020

    2019 has been a big year for the 130th Airlift Wing. From inspections, change of commands, deployments, and supporting our local and State partnerships, we have met every challenge with excellence.
  • Leading yourself

    Leadership message from the West Virginia Air National Guard State Command Chief, Command Chief Master Sgt. David Stevens.
  • Honoring 101 years of Brig. Gen. J. Kemp McLaughlin

    December 7th is a day seared into the memory of our nation. For most Americans, December 7 marks the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the beginning of the United States’ entry into World War II. For West Virginia, this date has another significant meaning, as it is the birthdate of the founder of the West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG), a World War II hero and living West Virginia legend Brig. Gen. (ret.) James Kemp McLaughlin.
  • Chief's Corner - July

    The month of July brings about barbecues, family outings and celebrations that are often accompanied by fireworks. The fourth of July is without a doubt one of the most important dates in our history, Independence Day.