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Looking back: A year in review

By Col. Sean Tyler | 633rd Air Base Wing Commander | June 7, 2018


Team Joint Base Langley-Eustis,

It’s been a year since I took command, and I’m impressed every day with your service and dedication. As I reflect on the year, it feels like the right time to talk about a few of our accomplishments and speak to where we’re headed in the future.

First and foremost, thank you for making the 633rd Air Base Wing a mission focused wing that exists to provide support for the Joint Base. We are here for the Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and families. We had a great year that was productive and fun. We uphold our responsibility to increase the readiness capabilities of our wing and mission partners to meet the worldwide need of combatant commanders. Finally, we’ve enhanced our community partnerships for the betterment of the installation, service members, and the communities in which we live.

Recently, we opened our gates to the community and welcomed more than 50,000 people from across Hampton Roads for the 2018 Air and Space Expo. The event was a huge hit, despite some inclement weather, and served as our chance to return the favor to the community that hosts JBLE. Thank you to all volunteers who helped make that event a success. It required max effort from across the installation.

In the past year, our Soldiers, Airmen and civilians have supported hurricane response efforts in Puerto Rico, multiple operational deployments, and several base construction projects – including the Fort Eustis Club upgrades, the Langley Club re-opening, runway/ramp improvements, Seay Plaza renovation and rededication, Advanced Individual Training Phase 3 Barracks construction and ongoing improvements to security efforts at Fort Eustis. This is just a brief synopsis. It skims the surface of what has gone on here, and I have no expectation that the ops tempo will change in the latter half of 2018.

As we look to the future, several other base improvement projects are underway, including a new pier and an expansion to the hospital. We are also celebrating 100 Years of Fort Eustis, to include hosting a live broadcasted MMA fight on July 27th, and an open house and Daughtry concert on July 28th. These are family friendly events, which are open to the public, so we hope to see you there!

In closing, thank you for what you do, remember that no matter your functional area, what you do is vital to the success of Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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