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167th Airlift Wing Conducts Multicapable Airmen Training
November 13, 2023
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt Kenneth Casey, an aircraft maintainer with the 167th Maintenance Group, directs a pallet while being observed by Master Sgt. Corbin Householder, left, 167th Operations Group loadmaster, during multicapable Airmen training at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Nov. 5, 2023. The training focused on developing competencies outside of the Airman’s primary Air Force specialty code. (

130th Airlift Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise Validation
September 14, 2023
Members of the 130th Airlift Wing execute a Limited FLUSH plan as a part of a Fly Away Readiness Exercise Validation at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss., Sept. 9, 2023.

West Virginia 167th Airlift Wing Tests Readiness in Exercise
August 17, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Dave Twigg, 167th Operations Group, maintains operations while wearing mission oriented protective gear in the emergency operation center during a readiness exercise for the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Aug. 10, 2023. The exercise tested the unit’s ability to mobilize, operate and sustain its mission in degraded and contested environments through a variety of scenarios.

West Virginia Air National Guard Joins Peruvian Exercise
May 22, 2023
Brig. Gen. David Cochran, assistant adjutant general – air, West Virginia National Guard, greets Peruvian Air Force members after the opening ceremony of exercise Cooperation IX in Lima, Peru, May 8, 2023. Members of the the West Virginia Air National Guard participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise Cooperation IX, Peru 2023.

167th Airlift Wing Completes All-Hazards Training
May 19, 2023
Firefighters with the 167th Civil Engineering Squadron carry a litter with a simulated patient from a staged car accident as part of an all-hazards training event at the 167th Airlift Wing May 4, 2023. Emergency responders with the 167th AW participated in the Counter CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) All-Hazard Management Response course May 1-5, 2023, at the Martinsburg, West Virginia, air base.

130th Airlift Wing practices ACE during Flare 2023
April 3, 2023
Maintainers assigned to the 130th Maintenance Group, Charleston, W.Va., practice tactical combat casualty care after a simulated attack during the unit’s Fly Away Readiness Exercise  March 30, 2023, at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss. FLARE is a commander-directed readiness exercise to inform commanders of their units’ ability to deploy using the Agile Combat Employment model.

167th Airlift Wing Conducts Emergency Response Exercise
October 6, 2022
Firefighters with the 167th Civil Engineering Squadron practice their extinguishing techniques with the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension’s mobile aircraft fire simulator during an emergency response exercise at the 167th Airlift Wing, Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Sept. 16, 2022. The simulator provided a realistic training environment for the exercise.

West Virginia Airmen Learn New Skills Through Rescue Training
August 10, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Runk, a firefighter for the 167th Civil Engineering Squadron, in the front of the boat, receives swift water rescue training from an instructor with the Berkeley County Office of Emergency Management in Jefferson County, West Virginia July 21, 2022.

175th Wing Demonstrates Warfighting Capabilities in Europe
June 29, 2022
Nine A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, sit on the flightline at Lielvārde Air Base in the Vidzeme region of Latvia, May 14, 2022, for Agile Combat Employment training during Defender Europe 22. The exercise demonstrates U.S. Army Europe and Africa's ability to conduct large-scale ground combat operations across multiple theatres in support of NATO and the National Defense Strategy.

130th Airlift Wing Exercises Combat Power in Newest C-130J
June 23, 2022
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia, perform an airdrop during Agile Combat Employment  training during Agile Rage 22, Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., June 10, 2022. ACE is the ability to project combat power anytime, anywhere, while remaining operationally unpredictable to complicate an adversary's decision making process.

Extended Drill Brings 167th Airlift Wing Together
June 21, 2022
The Airmen of the 167th Airlift Wing stand in formation in front of one of the wing’s eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg W.Va., June 13, 2022. The photo concluded an extended unit training assembly.

West Virginia Air Guard medics conduct trauma training
May 23, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Berry, 167th Medical Group medic, assists a veterinarian with a canine tooth extraction at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital, Cheat Lake, West Virginia, May 19, 2022. Berry and four other 167th MDG medics trained at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and Cheat Lake Animal Hospital.

Kentucky Air Guard enters new era with C-130J Super Hercules
November 8, 2021
One of two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 6, 2021, ushering in a new era of aviation for the 123rd Airlift Wing. The state-of-the-art transports are among eight the wing will receive over the next 11 months to replace eight aging C-130 H-model aircraft.

167th Airlift Wing firefighters train on disaster response
September 16, 2021
Technical Sgt. Robert Laidlow, 167th Fire and Emergency Services, monitors and keeps account of the firefighters assigned to his team during collapsed structure training as part of Exercise Vigilant Guard 2021 Aug. 27, 2021.

West Virginia Air National Guard hosts Sentry Storm 2021
August 11, 2021
Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky Air National Guard, and a Navy MH-60 Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Nine, Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, offload an all-terrain vehicle during sling load training at Sentry Storm 2021 at Camp Branch, Logan County, West Virginia, July 20, 2021.

Ammo Rodeo on target with creative, mission-focused training
August 6, 2021
Airmen compete in the annual Ammo Rodeo, a two-week munitions training competition at Volk Field in Wisconsin July 28, 2021. About 50 U.S. Air Force Guard and Reserve members from units all over the country spent a week doing classroom work before competing in the bomb-building event.

103rd Airlift Wing develops tactical airlift operations
August 4, 2021
A 103rd Airlift Wing C-130H Hercules aircraft performs a Low Cost Low Altitude airdrop during Exercise Sentry Storm 2021 at Camp Branch, West Virginia, July 20, 2021. Sentry Storm is a joint training environment enabling participants to exercise their skills to prevail over near-peer competitors while applying agile combat employment concepts.

WVNG's 167th hosts 123rd Airmen for predeployment training
July 20, 2021
Aerial transportation specialists and loadmasters from the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia National Guard, and 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky National Guard, load palletized cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a cargo loading exercise at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia, July 14, 2021. The 167th hosted members from the 123rd for a small air terminal training in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

270th ATCS makes ANG history during Patriot North exercise
July 15, 2021
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, performs a low pass over a mobile air traffic control tower at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 14, 2021. PATRIOT 21 is a training exercise designed for civilian emergency management and responders to work with military entities to prepare for disasters.

167th Airlift Wing reinforces readiness in extended drill
June 25, 2021
Left to right, Air Force Staff Sgts. Seth Hott, Steven Spitzer and Dallas Nichols, vehicle maintainers with the 167th Logistics Readiness Squadron, West Virginia Air National Guard, place a wheel and tire on a firetruck at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 10, 2021.