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WVARNG Soldier Spotlight November 2018
Cpl. Timothy Martin is the West Virginia Army National Guard Soldier Spotlight for November 2018. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 7, 2018 - Congratulations to our West Virginia National Guard Soldier Spotlight, Cpl. Timothy Martin, for the month of November.

W.Va. Guard opens newest recruiting location at Bluefield State College
Bluefield State College President Marsha Krotseng speaks with Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Scouras, a recruiter for the West Virginia Army National Guard, inside the new recruiting office in the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business/Mahood Hall Nov. 2, 2018 in Bluefield, West Virginia. The recruiting office at Bluefield State marks the newest location for the WVARNG in the southernmost part of the state, the only one of which is at a higher education institution. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Holli Nelson)
Nov. 5, 2018 - Recruiters with the West Virginia Army National Guard, joined by Bluefield State College President Marsha Krotseng, celebrated the opening of a new recruiting office in the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business/Mahood Hall Nov. 2, 2018 in Bluefield, West Virginia.

167th delivers recovery equipment to Florida
A C-17 Globemaster III operated by the 167th Airlift Wing is loaded with six generators and a Large Area Maintenance Shelter (LAMS) from the 635th Materiel Maintenance Squadron based at Holloman Air Force Base N.M., Oct. 17, 2018. The C-17 deliever the equipment to Tyndall AFB the following day with the assistance of a contingency response team from the 821st Contingency Response Group, Travis AFB, Calif. Tyndall AFB took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a category 4 storm on Oct. 10. The 635th Materiel Maintenance Group is the Air Force’s only organic Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) unit. The Group is responsible for the storage, inspection, repair, deployment, and accountability of BEAR assets belonging to Air Force Materiel Command and Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Nov. 5, 2018 - The 167th Airlift Wing’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft delivered more than 84 tons of equipment to aid in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael.

167th Airlift Wing officers participate in exchange program
Lt. Col. Teddy Wundenberg, a maintenance officer for Helicopter Wing 64 of the German Air Force, and Maj. Christopher Tusing, 167th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, pose for a photo in Munich, Germany during an Oktoberfest parade. Tusing spent about two weeks in Germany with Wundenberg as part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program.
Nov. 5, 2018 - Two 167th Airlift Wing officers were afforded the opportunity to participate in one of several exchange programs with U.S. allies this summer.

167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight Nov 2018
Senior Airman Connor Belfield is a security forces specialist for the 167th Security Forces Squadron and the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for Nov. 2018.
Nov. 5, 2018 - Senior Airman Connor Belfield is a security forces specialist for the 167th Security Forces Squadron and the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for Nov. 2018.

Soldier completes first 91-mile ultra marathon, continues to push limits
West Virginia Army National Guard Soldier Cpl. Avery Liller completed the three-day, 91.1 mile West Virginia Trilogy ultramarathon held Oct. 12-14, 2018. Liller, a policeman with the 157th Military Police Company, was 2017 WVARNG Soldier of the Year. (Courtesy Photo provided by Cpl. Avery Liller)
Nov. 2, 2018 - Challenging personal limits has become way of life for West Virginia Army National Guard Soldier Cpl. Avery Liller, 157th Military Police Company.

Logan/Mingo County Armory dedicated to W.Va. Medal of Honor recipients, brothers
Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard assists brothers Phillip and Claude Gaujot  in hanging a dedication plaque in honor of their great uncles Antoine and Julien Gaujot, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Logan/Mingo Readiness Center in Omar, West Virginia. The West Virginia National Guard armory was dedicated in honor of the brothers , both Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and former Soldiers who served in the late 1800's and early 1900's. (West Virginia National Guard photo by Bo Wriston)
Nov. 1, 2018 - The West Virginia Army National Guard armory in Mingo County was dedicated today in honor of two West Virginia Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and brothers, Col. Julien Gaujot and Lt. Col. Antoine “Tony” Gaujot.
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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