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West Virginia National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip R. Cantrell looks on as Spc. Justin Rood, Col. William "Bill" Crane, and Senior Airman Nikki Cruz cut a ceremonial cake commemorating the 383rd birthday of the National Guard held at Joint Forces Headquarters, Charleston, W.Va., Dec. 13, 2019. More than 120 Guardsmen and guests attended the ceremony to help celebrate the National Guard's birthday. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
West Virginia Army National Guard Col. William "Bill" Crane addresses participants during a ceremony commemorating and celebrating the 383rd birthday of the National Guard held at Joint Forces Headquarters, Charleston, W.Va., Dec. 13, 2019. More than 120 Guardsmen and guests attended the ceremony which involved presentations and a ceremonial cake cutting . (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
ommand Sgt. Maj. James Phillips, command sergeant major of the West Virginia National Guard's 1st Squadron, 150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, is on video chat to watch his son Tyler Phillips take the oath of enlistment from his grandfather Daniel Phillips, a former Troop Commander in the 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, West Virginia Army National Guard in Charleston, West Virginia, Nov. 23, 2019. Command Sgt. Maj. Phillips is deployed to the Middle East.
Tyler Phillips stands with his grandfather Daniel Phillips, a former Troop Commander in the 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, West Virginia Army National Guard,  who administered the oath of enlistment to Tyler as a 19D cavalry scout in the West Virginia Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, in Charleston, West Virginia, Nov. 23, 2019.  Tyler's father is Command Sgt. Maj. James Phillips, command sergeant major of the 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and is deployed to the Middle East.
Tyler Phillips stands with his family after taking the oath of enlistment from his grandfather Daniel Phillips, a former Troop Commander in the 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, West Virginia Army National Guard. Tyler enlisted as a 19D cavalry scout in the West Virginia Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, in Charleston, West Virginia, Nov. 23, 2019. Tyler's father is Command Sgt. Maj. James Phillips, command sergeant major of the 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and is deployed to the Middle East. He watched the ceremony over a video chat app on his cell phone.
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) James Kemp McLaughlin, the founder of the West Virginia Air National Guard, poses for a 100th birthday portrait at the Edgewood Summit nursing home, Charleston, W.Va., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Born December 7, 1918 in Braxton County, W.Va., McLaughlin served as a B-17 pilot during WWII, and was awarded the Distuished Flying cross with three clusters, the U.S. Army Air Corps Air medal with eight clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre, and a Presidential unit citation. (National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
Official photo of Chief Master Sgt. Jason Young
Mike Hall, Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Justice, addresses Soldiers of the 157th Military Police Company during a deployment ceremony held Dec. 3, 2019, at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. More than 160 Soldiers will be deploying to Guantanamo Bay for nearly a year to support U.S. Southern Command’s high-risk detention operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
1st Sgt. Dennis Gregory assumes responsibility for the 157th Military Police Company by accepting the unit guidon during a deployment ceremony held Dec. 3, 2019, at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. More than 160 Soldiers will be deploying to Guantanamo Bay for nearly a year to support U.S. Southern Command’s high-risk detention operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, speaks to Soldiers and family members of the 157th Military Police Company during a deployment ceremony held Dec. 3, 2019, at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. More than 160 Soldiers will be deploying to Guantanamo Bay for nearly a year to support U.S. Southern Command’s high-risk detention operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Tech. Sgt. Jacob Bixler, a radio frequency transmissions systems craftsman for the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, participated in an operational readiness exercise recently. He is also a major in the Civil Air Patrol serving as the Wing Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing.
Tech. Sgt. Jacob Bixler, a radio frequency transmissions systems craftsman for the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, participated in an operational readiness exercise recently. He is also a major in the Civil Air Patrol serving as the Wing Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing.
Tech. Sgt. Jacob Bixler, a radio frequency transmissions systems craftsman for the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, participated in an operational readiness exercise recently. He is also a major in the Civil Air Patrol serving as the Wing Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing.
Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jacob Bixler, the Wing Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing, CAP, stands in the conference room at the Winchester Regional Airport, as cadets participate in the CyberPatriot Competition, Oct. 27, 2019.  Bixler is also a technical sergeant in the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, serving as a radio frequency transmissions systems craftsman.
Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jacob Bixler, the Wing Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing, CAP, assists CAP cadets before the start of the CyberPatriot Competition, Oct. 27, 2019.  Bixler is also a radio frequency transmissions systems craftsman for the 167th AW.
Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jacob Bixler, far right, walks across the flight line to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with fellow CAP members, at the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, May 17, 2019, as part of an orientation flight. Bixler is the Wing Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing, CAP. He is also a radio frequency transmissions systems craftsman for the 167th AW
Master Sgt. Darrin Hazuka, a crew chief assigned to the 130th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, poses for a portrait in front of a C-130H at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Caleb Vance)
Photo depicting Theresa Chandler's new home, which was officially given to her Nov. 22, 2019, through the RISE West Virginia program. West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WV VOAD) built the home for Ms. Chandler through the RISE West Virginia program and this occasion marked the first completed reconstruction for VOAD. (West Virginia National Guard photo by Bo Wriston)
Theresa Chandler officially takes the keys to her newly reconstructed home through the RISE West Virginia program. West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WV VOAD) built the home for Ms. Chandler through the RISE West Virginia program and this occasion marked the first completed reconstruction for VOAD. (West Virginia National Guard photo by Bo Wriston)
Theresa Chandler signs paperwork to officially take ownership of her newly reconstructed home through the RISE West Virginia program. West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WV VOAD) built the home for Ms. Chandler through the RISE West Virginia program and this occasion marked the first completed reconstruction for VOAD. (West Virginia National Guard photo by Bo Wriston)