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Fit physique builds a leader September 6, 2017 — As the burn sets in after each rep and the hunger from losing weight attempts to occupy his mind, the legendary words of Muhamad Ali echoed in his head “impossible is nothing.” That mantra is what U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. James LaCoste, 633rd Force Support Squadron career development chief, used to stay level-headed during the Organization of Competition Bodies' Colonial Open bodybuilding competition at the Williamsburg Crosswalk Church, July 1, 2017. This was the first ever body building competition for LaCoste, who placed third with no professional trainer or coach. MORE

After the blast; life of an EOD tech September 6, 2017 — “I mean obviously getting blown up six days before coming home, those are the days I don’t forget,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Donnan, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosives Ordnance Disposal team lead. “I'm never going to forget.” MORE

Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history August 2, 2017 — “I learned about respect. Regardless of what color you are, whether you’re male or female, what got me through was my respect and understanding of people,” said U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten. MORE

Education Center: Here to help you reach goals July 18, 2017 — The Herbert Bateman Education Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has many programs and opportunities for service members to take advantage of to reach their educational goals. Whether working toward a high school diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree; using scholarships, tuition assistance, or the G.I. Bill, the journey starts with a visit with the guidance counselors at the education center. MORE

From ACUs to jeans: The crossover mechanic July 12, 2017 — Corey Williams walks into the Fort Eustis Auto Craft Center and Inspection Station--his first day on the job. He may be the new guy in the shop, but the sounds of impact wrenches and smell of grease are nothing new to him. MORE

Lab techs: Vital role in medical readiness June 27, 2017 — While interaction with bodily fluids is not for the squeamish or light hearted, the individuals who work as medical laboratory technicians are no strangers to handling needles and blood samples at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ medical facilities. MORE

Digging down to the root March 15, 2017 — U.S. Army Soldiers should not need to worry about dental issues while serving on the frontline overseas, or while accomplishing their mission at home station. Thanks to the dentists and technicians at U.S. Army Dental Command’s Tignor Dental Clinic, Soldiers can focus more on the mission and less on dental concerns. MORE

Finding H.O.P.E.: A military family’s journey January 31, 2017 — At first glance, it’s easy to see the Johns family is not a typical military family. Though three children and a dog may seem normal, the six-year-old in a stroller and the dog wearing a vest would clearly catch any onlooker’s eye. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Johns, 221st Military Police Detachment military police officer, his wife Nikki, their three daughters Nikita, age 18, Eveylynn, age nine, AudreeAna, age six, and an English lab named Hope, arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, in Oct. 2016 due to a permanent change of station. Together, they have relied on the Army, teachers and each other for support for AudreeAna’s medical condition. MORE

Red Flag weather forecasters ensure real-world safety January 30, 2017 — “You can’t take me anywhere,” jokes U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ashley Weatherly, Red Flag 17-1weather forecaster from the 1st Operational Support Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as a pilot passes by her weather operations desk shaking his head after hearing his and several other flights were cancelled due to thunderstorms and snow. MORE

UFC, military share common discipline December 14, 2016 — Three Airmen took deep breaths as they approached a blue mat where a 5-foot 5-inch, 135-pound blonde woman was beginning her warm-up exercises. Valentina “the Bullet” Shevchenko, the number two ranked female Bantamweight Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete in the world, waved her hand motioning for them to join her for mixed martial arts training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. MORE

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