Liz McCormick Published

New C-17 Training Facility to Open at 167th Airlift Wing


The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg celebrates the official opening of its C-17 Training System Facility Thursday, September 24, 2015.

At this new training facility, C-17 pilots, loadmasters, and maintenance engine run technicians from the 167th Airlift Wing will receive a combination of classroom instruction and simulator training.

This will prepare them to undertake air mobility missions on C-17s.

The Martinsburg Air National Guard will be joined by representatives from L-3 Link Simulation & Training to celebrate the opening of the new facility.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training, which began in 1929, is a leading systems integrator that supplies advanced simulation systems, training services, and aircraft contractor logistics support for both U.S. and international military services.

The 167th Airlift Wing received its first C-17s this time last year, after working with C-5 aircrafts since 2006.