Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base

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Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base
Air National Guard.png
Part of West Virginia Air National Guard
Located near Martinsburg, West Virginia
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C-5A Galaxy of the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field ANGB
Shepherd Field ANGB is located in West Virginia
Shepherd Field ANGB
Shepherd Field ANGB
Location of Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°24′07″N 77°59′04″W / 39.40194°N 77.98444°W / 39.40194; -77.98444 (Shepherd Field ANGB)Coordinates: 39°24′07″N 77°59′04″W / 39.40194°N 77.98444°W / 39.40194; -77.98444 (Shepherd Field ANGB)
Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1938
In use 1947–present
Garrison information
Garrison 167th Airlift Wing.png
167th Airlift Wing
Airfield information
Summary
Elevation AMSL 564.8 ft / 172.2 m
Website www.167aw.ang.af.mil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 8,815 2,687 Asphalt/Grooved

Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base is the home base of the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing located at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, 4 miles south of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Environmental issues[edit]

As of May 2016 the U.S. Air Force has been investigating whether industrial chemicals have seeped from the 167th Airlift Wing base into the groundwater.[1]

In August 2014, the Air Force had found 10 areas where aqueous film forming foam may have entered the soil including "a former fire-training area, three hangars, two buildings, a fire-truck testing area, two storage areas and a wastewater-treatment area".[1] The military seeks to determine if the compounds are present, and if they seeped into the groundwater.

The Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport is in the Big Springs wellhead-protection area for the city's water supply.[1]

See also[edit]

West Virginia National Guard

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthew Umstead (21 May 2016). "Air Force exploring whether it contaminated Berkeley County water". Herald Mail. Herald Mail Media. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.