West Virginia National Guard News
West Virginia Adjutant General’s update on RISE West Virginia case management
May 24, 2019 - West Virginia National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, issues an update on RISE West Virginia's case management status for the week of May 20-24, 2019.

West Virginia Adjutant General’s update on RISE West Virginia case management
May 20, 2019 - West Virginia National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, issues an update on RISE West Virginia's case management status for the week of May 13-17, 2019.

Fuel for Workouts – What Should I Eat?
May 20, 2019 - Thankfully it’s getting warmer out and that means more opportunities to exercise! Yay! A common question I’m asked is, what I should eat before and after a workout? This does depend on the type of work you’re doing, there’s some personal preference to take into account, and the duration of the exercise should also be considered.

Nutrition label reading, what's important?
May 20, 2019 - You ever come across someone reading a nutrition label in a grocery store and wonder if they actually know what they're reading? While it is getting simpler to read, the labels have larger print and clearer serving sizes, people struggle at times.

West Virginia Adjutant General’s update on RISE West Virginia case management
May 10, 2019 - West Virginia National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, issues the following update on RISE West Virginia's case management status: This week, the first bridge in the Bridge Program was completed in Roane County. Crews con-tinue to work towards completion of 12 homes that are in active construction, an increase of five from our previous week’s report.

130th Airlift Wing welcomes a new commander
Col. Bryan Preece, 130th Airlift Wing Commander, renders his first salute at the 130th Airlift Wing Change of Command on May 4, 2019 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. Preece assumed command from Col. Johnny Ryan, becoming the 130th’s 10th wing commander. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Caleb Vance)
May 5, 2019 - Col. Bryan W. Preece, 130th Operations Group commander, assumed command of the 130th Airlift Wing from Col. Johnny M. Ryan during a formal change of command ceremony held May 4, 2019, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, W.Va.

West Virginia Adjutant General’s update on RISE West Virginia case management
May 4, 2019 - West Virginia National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, issues an update on RISE West Virginia's case management status for the week of April 29 - May 4.
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Taking care of people
Brig. Gen. Christopher “Mookie” Walker, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, gives a speech following his receipt of the inaugural West Virginia Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) Trailblazer Award during a Black History Month ceremony held at the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture, and History Cultural Center in Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 23, 2019. The Trailblazer Award is meant to honor those West Virginians within minority communities that exhibit a life of excellence. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
May 21, 2019 - Brig. Gen. Christopher "Mookie" Walker shares his insight into his role as the commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard, and his leadership priority of taking care of people.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month message
A graphic for the West Virginia National Guard's recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
April 2, 2019 - A message on behalf of Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, The Adjutant General, in regard to April's designation as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

West Virginia Guard's role in Governor's JIM's Dream initiative
Brig. Gen. Christopher “Mookie” Walker assumed command of the West Virginia Air National Guard from Brig. Gen. Paige P. Hunter during a formal change of command ceremony held Feb. 2, 2019, at the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston.

The ceremony recognized the formal transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability for all WVANG operations in West Virginia from Brig. Gen. Paige Hunter to Walker, the first African-American Assistant Adjutant General (ATAG) - Air in the state’s history.
March 14, 2019 - Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, West Virginia Adjutant General, shares his insight on Governor Jim Justice's new drug addiction and workforce development initiative, JIM's Dream, and the role the West Virginia National Guard will play.
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