West Virginia National Guard News
WVDHSEM, WVNG prepare for potential winter weather impact from Winter Storm Harper
Jan. 19, 2019 - The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) continue to monitor the weather throughout the Mountain State and are in preparation for potential widespread winter weather threats this weekend due to Winter Storm Harper.

West Virginia Adjutant General’s update on RISE West Virginia case management
Jan. 18, 2019 - An update on the status of the RISE West Virginia program from Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, WVNG Adjutant General.

West Virginia Air Guard bids farewell to former State Command Chief
The family and friends of Chief Master Sgt. Fred Turner pose for a photo following a formal retirement ceremony held in his honor Jan. 4, 2019, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Turner served in the California and West Virginia Air National Guard for 41 years cumulatively and was also the 12th State Command Chief for the West Virginia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. De-Juan Haley)
Jan. 8, 2019 - Airmen of the West Virginia Air National Guard bid farewell to former West Virginia State Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Fred Turner, Jr. during a formal retirement ceremony held Jan. 5, 2019, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston.

167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight Jan 2019
Second Lt. Trevor Whittington, a C-17 mobility pilot for the 167th Airlift Wing, is the 167th AW's Airman Spotlight for January 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Jan. 7, 2019 - Second Lt. Trevor Whittington, a C-17 mobility pilot for the 167th Airlift Wing, is the 167th AW's Airman Spotlight for January 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)

West Virginia National Guard highlights 2018 accomplishments
Crew members with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 201st Field Artillery, West Virginia Army National Guard, fire an M109A7 Howitzer during exercise Northern Strike at Camp Grayling, Mich., on Aug. 8, 2018. The 201st FA is providing fire support operations during the joint multinational combined arms live fire exercise.
Dec. 31, 2018 - The West Virginia National Guard had numerous significant accomplishments in 2018 that included homeland and disaster response missions, deployments around the globe, innovative training and the forging of new partnerships at home and abroad.

130th Airlift Wing Command Chief reflects on 2018, Looks to 2019
Portrait of 130th Airlift Wing Command Chief Kevin Cecil.
Dec. 31, 2018 - Hello fellow 130 Airlift Wing Airmen. I was given the opportunity to write a piece to address our accomplishments in 2018, and a look ahead to the coming year.

WVARNG Soldier Spotlight December 2018
Sgt. First Class Michael Cochran has been chosen for the December 2018 Soldier Spotlight for the  West Virginia National Guard.
Dec. 14, 2018 - Congratulations to our West Virginia Army National Guard Soldier Spotlight, Sgt. First Class Michael Cochran, for the month of December.
West Virginia National Guard Commentaries
WVNG Leadership Message: Fall 2018
Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard address Soldiers of the 620th Signal Company during a color casing ceremony held Aug. 5, 2018, at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Armed Forces Reserve Center in Fairmont, West Virginia. The color casing ceremony marked the company’s deactivation after nine years of providing enhanced Warfighter Information Network-Tactical capabilities to missions around the state and the world. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Zoe Morris)
Sept. 28, 2018 - Leadership message for the fall edition of the Mountaineer Defender magazing from the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer.

Opinion: The Family Business
Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, discusses the economic impact of the WVNG during a plane naming ceremony held July 6, 2018 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia. The 130th AW unveiled a C-130H with the name “Pride of West Virginia” during the ceremony and Gov. Jim Justice thanked Guardsmen and women for their service to West Virginia and the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Holli Nelson)
Aug. 17, 2018 - Opinion piece by Maj. Gen. James Hoyer on the importance of families in the National Guard.

Developing a lethal and ready force through the Army's enlisted corps
CSM Cantrell Official Photo.
July 12, 2018 - West Virginia Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell discusses the importance of the enlisted corps to build a ready and lethal U.S. Army.
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