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  • Charlie West Spotlight - October

    October’s Charlie West Spotlight is Senior Airman Zachary Cook, a Services Journeyman with the 130th Force Support Squadron.
  • Chief's Corner - October

    October, that dark and haunting time of year when we observe Halloween, with all of the ghostly, terrifying fun that it brings. Children and adults alike will be telling tales of specters, decorating their homes with ghostly images, and wearing costumes straight out of a nightmare. Ever since I was a child I’ve always enjoyed this time of year; the trick-or-treating, costumes, scary movies, and haunted houses that make the blood run cold and shivers cross your spine.
  • Return with honor

    Survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) Instructor training is one of the most difficult and extensive training programs in the United States Air Force. It’s designed to do one thing – save lives in the midst of a worst case scenario – and is exactly the reason Master Sgt. Bob Miner took on the challenge of earning the title, which he now uses to train West Virginia Air National Guard members as the only SERE specialist in the state.
  • Citizen-Airman uses platform to raise awareness for suicide prevention

    After a Facebook post of an unknown Charleston City policeman sitting with a suicidal man on a sidewalk went viral across social media, the unknown officer felt the need to come forward and speak out about suicide awareness. That policeman is Zach Cyrus, who also happens to be a staff sergeant with the 130th Maintenance Group.
  • Charlie West Spotlight: August

    This month’s Charlie West Spotlight is Senior Airman Brittni Jones, an Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman for the 130th Medical Group.
  • 130th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. David Lester relinquished command of the 130th Force Support Squadron (FSS) to Lt. Col. Christian Capece during a formal change of command ceremony held August 5, 2018, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
  • 130th Airlift Wing promotes newest Chief

    The 130th Airlift Wing added a new Chief to its ranks August 4, 2018, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va.
  • Chief's Corner - August

    In the Air force we often hear the term “Quality of Life” used in many different situations. We as leaders must always be concerned with our Airmen’s quality of life, but sometimes I think we lose focus on the true meaning of this statement. I feel we often forget that readiness always comes first and sometimes what we do as Airmen isn’t pleasant or fun. Our work may make us hurt; our shifts may be long and sometimes we don’t experience the best living conditions. We must remember that readiness is why we’re here and our mindset makes all of the difference on how we perceive our environment!
  • 130th Airlift Wing student rocks the 154th school house

    A flight engineer, who is an enlisted member of the aircraft’s flight crew, monitors and operates the aircraft’s complex systems. To become a flight engineer, an Airman must first have a feeder Air Force specialty code in one of many maintenance career fields within the Air National Guard. The service member must also be selected over peers to participate in the program. The entire course is approximately 11 months, with six of the months at Little Rock Air Force Base for academic and flying training. From C-130H simulator training to performing on the actual aircraft, Corker broadened her perception and knowledge of the flight engineer career field.
  • Chief's Corner - May

    4 Reasons to Find a Mentor If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability," said Henry Ford, one of the nation's great inventors and entrepreneurs. The U.S. armed forces can provide the experience and ability, but it is up to every Soldier, Sailor and Airman to seek knowledge. Continuing education is one way to follow Ford's advice. Educational mentors can help service members find their way in a confusing world of college courses, catalogs, and credits.
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