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    130th Airlift Wing Air National Guard Public Affairs      

    Charleston, WV, US  

    Recent Images

    Charlie West Spotlight: May

    Charlie West Spotlight: May

    05.14.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    Portrait of Tech. Sgt. Jessica Mullins, the 130th Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), assigned to...
    130th Airlift Wing Change of Command

    130th Airlift Wing Change of Command

    05.04.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    West Virginia National Guard and 130th Airlift Wing Leadership, along with a representative of West Virginia Congressman Alex Mooney clap as the...
    130th Airlift Wing welcomes a new commander

    130th Airlift Wing welcomes a new commander

    05.04.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1190383/de-juan-haley">Master Sgt. De-Juan Haley</a>
    Col. Johnny Ryan, outgoing 130th Airlift Wing commander, Col. Bryan Preece, incoming 130th AW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Cecil, 130th...
    Switzer takes command of 130th Operations Group

    Switzer takes command of 130th Operations Group

    05.04.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    Lt. Col. Richard Switzer, 130th Operations Group Commander, gives his first speech as group commander May 4, 2019 at McLaughlin Air National Guard...
    Charlie West Spotlight: April

    Charlie West Spotlight: April

    04.17.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    Portrait of Senior Airman Haley Ryan, an Aerospace Evacuation Technician assigned to the 167th Aerospace Evacuation Squadron. (U.S. Air National...
    Around the Wing: April

    Around the Wing: April

    04.17.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    Airmen assigned to the 130th Maintenance Group work on a C-130H on April 17, 2019 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. (U.S....
    FLARE 2019

    FLARE 2019

    04.09.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    An Airman assigned to the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron, calls in information while participating in FLARE Apr. 9, 2019 at the Gulfport Combat...
    FLARE 2019

    FLARE 2019

    04.07.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    Airmen from the 130th Maintenance Squadron work in the Composite Tool Kit in preparation for FLARE Apr. 7, 2019 at Gulfport Combat Readiness...

    Recent Videos

    130th Mental Health Month Message

    130th Mental Health Month Message

    05.15.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    A Mental Health Month message from Melinda Himstedt, the Director of Psychological Health. (U.S. Air National Guard Video by Senior Airman Caleb...
    130th AW Change of Command B-Roll

    130th AW Change of Command B-Roll

    05.04.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1078939/eugene-crist">Master Sgt. Eugene Crist</a>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Col. Bryan Preece, 130th Operations Group commander, will assume command of the 130th Airlift Wing from Col. Johnny M. Ryan...
    130th Engine Regional Repair Center

    130th Engine Regional Repair Center

    04.17.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    B-Roll Stringer of overview of ERRC operations and impact on 130th AW Mission. B-Roll followed by interview with Staff Sgt. Tim Sayre, an ERRC...
    130th ERRC Propels Mission

    130th ERRC Propels Mission

    04.17.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    The 130th Engine Regional Repair Center (ERRC) serves as a civilian and military joint facility that performs maintenance on C-130 engines at...
    Exercise FLARE 2019

    Exercise FLARE 2019

    04.08.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1078939/eugene-crist">Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist</a>
    Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing participated in FLARE April 6-11 at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Gulfport,...
    Exercise FLARE 2019

    Exercise FLARE 2019

    04.07.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1078939/eugene-crist">Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist</a>
    Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing participated in FLARE April 6-11 at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Gulfport,...
    Celebrating Brig. Gen. J. Kemp McLaughlins 100th birthday

    Celebrating Brig. Gen. J. Kemp McLaughlins 100th...

    11.29.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Airman 1st Class Caleb Vance</a>
    Video showcasing some of the achievements and work of Brig. Gen. J. Kemp McLaughlin (Ret.), World War II veteran and founder of the West Virginia...
    West Virginia Air National Guard deploy communications team to Puerto Rico to assist in recovery efforts

    West Virginia Air National Guard deploy...

    10.12.2017 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1078939/eugene-crist">Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist</a>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A team of Airmen from the West Virginia Air National Guard's 130th Airlift Wing will be deploying to Puerto Rico with the...

    Recent News Stories

    Charlie West Spotlight: May

    Charlie West Spotlight: May

    05.14.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    The Charlie West Spotlight for May is Tech. Sgt. Jessica Mullins, the 130th Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) Non-Commissioned Officer in...
    130th Airlift Wing welcomes a new commander

    130th Airlift Wing welcomes a new commander

    05.04.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1190383/de-juan-haley">Master Sgt. De-Juan Haley</a>
    Col. Bryan W. Preece, 130th Operations Group commander, assumed command of the 130th Airlift Wing from Col. Johnny M. Ryan during a formal change...

    Switzer takes command of 130th Operations Group

    05.04.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1078939/eugene-crist">Master Sgt. Eugene Crist</a>
    Col. Bryan Preece relinquished command of the 130th Operations Group to Lt. Col. Richard Switzer during a formal change of command ceremony held May 4, 2019 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia.
    Charlie West Spotlight: April

    Charlie West Spotlight: April

    04.18.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    The Charlie West Spotlight for April is Senior Airman Haley Ryan, an Aerospace Evacuation Technician assigned to the 167th Aerospace Evacuation...
    Charlie West Spotlight: March

    Charlie West Spotlight: March

    03.29.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    The Charlie West Spotlight for March 2019 is Ansted, W.Va. native Staff Sgt. Corey Wilson, a Security Forces Patrolman assigned to the 130th...

    Charlie West Spotlight: February

    02.12.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    The Charlie West Spotlight for February is Hurricane, W.Va. native, Airman 1st Class Jerrica Meadows, a Non-Destructive Inspection Specialist assigned to the 130th Maintenance Squadron.
    130th Cyber Operations Officer becomes Chief Technology Officer for West Virginia

    130th Cyber Operations Officer becomes Chief...

    01.29.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    Citizen-Airman. Definition: Men and women who live their day-to-day lives as a regular citizen, yet are still assigned to a military unit...
    130th Airlift Wing, Yeager Airport share vital relationship

    130th Airlift Wing, Yeager Airport share vital...

    01.25.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1461546/caleb-vance">Senior Airman Caleb Vance</a>
    The 130th Airlift Wing and neighboring Yeager Airport have a very unique partnership. The two facilities that both veer off Greenbrier Street in...

    Recent Audio

    LTC. David Rabel

    11.08.2012 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1078939/eugene-crist">Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist</a>
    LTC. David Rabel with the 130th Airlift Wing Air National Guard in Charleston, WV., talks with a WVHU-AM reporter about the blizzard in West Virginia.