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Uncovering time: Archeologists perform excavations at Eustis November 7, 2017 — A team made up of 733rd Civil Engineer Division Environmental Element archeologists and other contractors excavated on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2017, to determine its historic significance. MORE

JBLE unit partners with FEMA in Puerto Rico humanitarian mission November 7, 2017 — Military Sealift Command’s USNS Brittin arrived at the Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Nov. 3, 2017, loaded with power-generation equipment and other supplies after Hurricane Maria left the majority of the island without power in September. U.S. Army Soldiers from the 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Trans. Brigade based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., were waiting ashore to unload 500 pieces of equipment including generators, temporary living facilities, food and water. MORE

From aggressor to unmatched 5th gen aerial breacher November 1, 2017 — Air-to-air combat is fast paced and requires the right aircraft and a well-trained pilot. The pilot needs to have a fast reaction speed and the know-how to make the right decisions at the right time, which is why the some 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 pilots are selected to fly the very aircraft they oppose in their training mission, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor. MORE

JBLE-based brigade supports joint mission to Puerto Rico November 1, 2017 — Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series highlighting Joint Base Langley-Eustis members’ contribution to humanitarian relief efforts. U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade, headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, connected with agency partners on Oct. 28 at TC Dock, located on the Joint Base Charleston Naval Weapons Station, to load supplies intended for the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico. MORE

First to the fight: Hot pits deliver airpower faster November 1, 2017 — In car racing, the pit stop is where tires are changed, panels get fixed and the car gets its’ life blood or its fuel. During short turn missions and training sorties, U.S. Air Force aircraft have a similar pit stop. MORE

1FW celebrates centennial, unveils monument October 31, 2017 — As part of a centennial celebration, the 1st Fighter Wing unveiled a monument at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Oct. 27, 2017. The monument was about 9 feet tall, gray marble and inscribed with significant dates in the 1st Fighter Wing’s history. MORE

Vision ready, mission ready October 31, 2017 — Staying fit to fight is important for all service members, and it has many parts to it, including one that may be overlooked, eye health. From the pilots and air crew, who fly and maintain the fighter jets that soar the skies, to the defenders who operate weapons and verify credentials at the gate, all Airmen need healthy vision to support the U.S. Air Force’s missions. MORE

Taking advantage of your educational benefits October 31, 2017 — For U.S. Air Force Airmen, there are ways to progress and become the “model Airman,” through career development courses, temporary duty opportunities and training. They can also use some of these benefits to improve not only their careers, but their personal goals. Thanks to military education centers, they can grab their backpacks and head to school. MORE

Road to success: JBLE Force Support, 7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.) fuel healthier lives October 31, 2017 — Some might say there’s no feeling like the nervousness felt right before taking a physical fitness test. Even those who are in tip-top shape feel the pressure to perform at the highest possible standards. MORE

Don’t ‘fall’ for these safety hazards October 31, 2017 — As the fall season arrives, new hazards come with it. The change in weather can increase driving risks, health concerns like the flu, fireplace mishaps and hunting accidents. MORE

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We are unable to broadcast the Fort Eustis Community Events Council meeting via Facebook Live at this time. However, we will post a recording of the meeting this afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The flightline can be a dangerous place as a recent visitor to JBLE learned the hard way. As he ventured closer to the most lethal fighter jet on the planet, this fellow flier was faced with his own mortality. This cautionary tale serves as a frightening reminder to always practice situational awareness.
Tonight, Fort Eustis hosted its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring carols performed by the TRADOC Band, local Girl Scouts, and the Woodside High School Select Women’s Ensemble. Santa and Mrs. Claus even paid the post a visit, wishing Happy Holidays to all!