Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base
|Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base|
|Part of West Virginia Air National Guard|
|Located near Martinsburg, West Virginia|
C-5A Galaxy of the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field ANGB
|Controlled by||United States Air Force|
167th Airlift Wing
|Elevation AMSL||564.8 ft / 172.2 m|
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.
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". 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.
- Matthew Umstead (21 May 2016). "Air Force exploring whether it contaminated Berkeley County water". Herald Mail. Herald Mail Media. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
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