About Joint Base West Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions


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Who do I contact for Retirement Requests?

Contact the West Virginia National Guard Personnel Management Office at: (304) 561-6625
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Where can I get a copy of a DD-214?

Contact the West Virginia National Guard Personnel Management Office at: (304) 561-6625
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Who do I contact with questions about medical insurance or Tricare?

      Mr. Toney Colagrosso
      Phone: (304) 552-2928
      toney.colagrosso@us.army.mil

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRICARE     

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Who do I contact about Mountaineer Challenge Academy information?

      WV Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy
      PO Box 586
      Kingwood WV 26537
      Phone:(800) 529-7700
      Phone:(304) 129-2118
      FAX:    (304) 329-2429
      www.wvchallenge.org

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CHALLENGE ACADEMY     

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Who do I contact when requesting the use of an armory?

Please contact Becky Flannery at: (304) 561-6343
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How do I contact the Adjutant General’s office?

      Adjutant General
      1703 Coonskin Drive
      Charleston WV 25311

      Please include name of organization, contact informatimn, dates and any details specific to your request.
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Who do I contact to request a military funeral?

Please contact Mr. Richard Riggs at: (w) (304) 791-4052 or (Cel) (304) 932-5458
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Who do I contact to find out about honors and medals awarded years ago?

Please contact the WVNG Personnel Management Office at (304) 561-6625
or the National Archives.

A NOTE ON HISTORIC RECORDS:


In 1973, a Fire at the National Personnel Records Center damaged or destroyed 16-18 million Army and Air Force records that documented the service history of former military personnel discharged from 1912-1964. Although the information in many of these primary source records was either badly damaged or completely destroyed, often alternate record sources can be used to reconstruct the service of the veterans impacted by the fire.

CLICK HERE FOR THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WEBSITE     

Where can I get a military ID card?


National Guard Statistics

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Air National Guard
  • 35 percent of USAF capabilities at 6 percent of the budget
  • Reserve component retirement costs are 10 percent of active duty
  • Reserve component pay averages 25 percent of an active duty member
  • In the past year, 18,366 Air Guardsmen have deployed to 62 countries and every continent
  • More than 30 percent of all deployed Air Force aircraft needs filled by ANG units
Army National Guard
  • Only 11.5 percent of the Army’s total base budget
  • Only 12.5 percent of the Army’s personnel budget
  • Average cost of ARNG Soldier is $45,000 compared to $146,000 of active duty Soldier
  • 96 percent of emergencies are handled by law enforcement or the Army National Guard

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JFHQ WV
Family Programs Office

Charleston, WV

304-561-6822

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEST VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD WEBSITE

The WVANG was formed in 1947 and has two Airlift Wings which are located in Martinsburg and Charleston. The  Wings  have  flown  a  variety  of  aircraft  over  the   years and participated in operations that span the globe. Together, they have 2,385 Airmen supporting Federal, state and local missions.

167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, WV

The 167th Airlift Wing provides strategic military airlift around the United States and overseas using the C-5 Galaxy. The unit has deployed multiple times in support of federal contingencies. The 167th is projected to transition to the C-17 Globemaster in 2015 and retire their  current  fleet  of  C-­5s.

  • More than 40 years of airlift experience
  • 110 percent average strength since entry into Strategic Airlift
  • Three fully enclosed, modern C-5 hangars and state-of-the-art maintenance complex

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE 167th AIRLIFT WING WEBSITE &nbqp;   

130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, WV

The 130th Airlift Wing provides tactical airlift of troops and supplies around the United States and in overseas operations. Over the last 11 years, the 130th AW has flown  numerous  tactical  missions  delivering  troops  and   supplies across Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Strong safety culture with more than 183,000 mishap free  flying  hours  over  the  past  48  years
  • Unique Aeromedical mission
  • Since 9/11 has deployed to 56 locations outside the United States

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE 130th AIRLIFT WING WEBSITE