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Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 201st Field Artillery (FA) drive M109 A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, West Virginia, June 14, 2020. The 201st FA is conducting Field Artillery Tables 1-5 pre-certification qualifications prior to conducting live-fire qualifications later this summer.(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s 1092nd Engineer Battalion conduct debris removal operations in Minden, Fayette County, West Virginia, June 19, 2020. The community was flooded earlier in the week when a severe storm dumped more than three inches of rain in less than an hour leading to flash flooding that damaged more than 100 homes and structures. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Col. Bill Annie, 167th Mission Support Group commander receives a COVID-19 test swab from 167th Medical Group medical technician Tech. Sgt. Kristin Ganley, as Tech. Sgt. Taryn Burkhart also a medical technician, waits to collect the sample at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W. Va., June 11, 2020. Airmen returned to base for the first unit training assembly in two months, after regularly-scheduled training events were cancelled in April and May because of COVID-19 precautions.
167th Airlift Wing aircrew Maj. Kyle Morales, Senior Airman Tyler Cole, Senior Airman David Landis, Chief Master Sgt. Mark Snyder, Maj. Alex Hanna, Lt. Col. George Fay, Capt. Trebor Taylor, Maj. Michael Stark, Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Windle, and Maj. Jared Shank crewed a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft that flew over hospitals in West Virginia Maryland and Virginia as part of Operation American Resolve, May 13, 2020.
A 167th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flies over Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., May 13, 2020,as part of Operation American Resolve, a nation-wide salute to those supporting the COVID-19 response efforts.
Col. Bill Annie, 167th Mission Support Group commander, makes remarks during his promotion and assumption of command ceremony, June 13, 2020, at the 167th Airlift Wing. After three years in command of the 167th Force Support Squadron, Annie moved into the 167th Mission Support Group commander position.
During an assumption of command ceremony for 167th Mission Support Group attendees were limited and maintained social distance at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W. Va., June 11, 2020. Airmen returned to base for the first unit training assembly in two months, after regularly-scheduled training events were cancelled in April and May because of COVID-19 precautions. Airmen are using, homemade masks, social distancing, staggered schedules, and plexiglass barriers to defend themselves from the virus.
Col. Bill Annie takes the oath of office upon his promotion to colonel during a ceremony held in the 167th Airlift Wing's dining facility, June 13, 2020. Annie also assumed command of the 167th Missin Support group during the ceremony.
Senior Master Sgt. Jacki Weddle, Master Sgt. Michael Zittle, Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Grove and Staff Sgt. Erin Engle were recognized in a ceremony for their selection as the 167th Airlift Wing’s Outstanding Airmen, June 12, 2020, at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base. Weddle and Engle were also winners at the state level.
Tech Sgt. Daniel Barrow, Staff Sgt. Doug Miller and Staff Sgt. Kevin Cecil sit in office chairs, just the right height to comfortably repair damage to the cargo ramp on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., May 28, 2020.
Staff Sgt. Doug Miller, aircraft maintainer for the 167th Maintenance Group, sprays a coat of paint on a metal panel, part of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft cargo ramp canted bulkhead which had corroded over time due to sealed drainage holes, May27, 2020,at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va
Staff Sgt. Doug Miller, an aircraft maintainer for the 167th Maintenance Group, clears corroded drainage channels inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft's cargo ramp canted bulkhead which had corroded over time due to sealed drainage holes, May27, 2020,at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.
An eight-foot long metal panel from a C-17 cargo ramp lays on a table in the 167th Airlift Wing’s sheet metal shop after being sandblasted to remove corrosion and primed, May 27, 2020.
Staff Sgt. Kevin Cecil, a sheet metal technician for the 167th Maintenance Group, repairs corrosion in the cargo ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, May 27, 2020, at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Angela Taber, 167th Airlift Wing base exchange store cashier, stands behind a plexiglass shield while scanning Staff. Sergeant Corey Kershner's items at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W. Va., June 11, 2020. Airmen returned to base for the first unit training assembly in two months, after regularly-scheduled training events were cancelled in April and May because of COVID-19 precautions. Airmen are using, homemade masks, social distancing, staggered schedules, and plexiglass barriers to defend themselves from the virus.
The West Virginia National Guard’s 111th Engineer Brigade, 1092nd Engineer Battalion change of command ceremony was held in Parkersburg, Friday, June 12, 2020, with Lt. Col. Brent A. Schultz assuming command from Lt. Col. Robert J. Kincaid. The ceremony was held outdoors with family and friends in attendance, with Brig. Gen. Russell Crane, Assistant Adjutant General, and Col. Murray E. Holt, Brigade Commander of the 111th Engineer Brigade presiding. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Lt. Col. Robert J. Kincaid recieves the command guideon from Brig. Gen. Russell Crane, Assistant Adjutant General, as he assumes command of the West Virginia National Guard's 111th Engineer Brigade in Eleanor, Saturday, June 13, 2020. The ceremony was held outdoors with family and friends in attendance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Leadership of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) held a video conference call with their State Partnership Program (SPP) counterparts in Perú to discuss COVID-19 military response efforts and best practices June 11, 2020. Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the WVNG, and Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell, senior enlisted advisor for the WVNG, along with an interpreter, and SPP-Peru program coordinator, Sgt. 1st Class Hector Guillen, spent an hour discussing COVID-19 efforts with their Peruvian counterparts, including Brig. Gen. Marcos Rodriguez, the commander of the Peruvian Army’s National Support and Development Command. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Members of the West Virginia National Guard assist state-level partner agencies, including the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, with the logistical movement and delivery of in-demand medical supplies to hospitals, clinics, and local departments of health throughout West Virginia in support of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak response efforts, March 24, 2020, in Poca, West Virginia. Workers packaged up large distributions of supplies such as surgical masks, respirators, sterile gowns, and examination gloves which were then loaded into vehicles for rapid dispatch and delivery around the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy cadet Analisa Wood smiles during an interview June 1, 2020, prior to taking her end of course exam in Kingwood, W.Va. Wood is one of nearly 100 cadets from Class 54 who chose to continue her studies despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shutting down in-person classes at the ChalleNGe Academy. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Davis Roher)