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  • 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.
  • Taking care of people

    Brig. Gen. Christopher "Mookie" Walker shares his insight into his role as the commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard, and his leadership priority of taking care of people.
  • T.E.A.M. Together Each Achieves More

    “Together Each Achieves More.” It is on the wall heading up the stairs of the headquarters building on base and one of my first impressions of the Wing here.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month message

    A message on behalf of Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, The Adjutant General, in regard to April's designation as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • West Virginia Guard's role in Governor's JIM's Dream initiative

    Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, West Virginia Adjutant General, shares his insight on Governor Jim Justice's new drug addiction and workforce development initiative, JIM's Dream, and the role the West Virginia National Guard will play.