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Weather ensures mission safety, success September 26, 2008 — Inclement weather has destroyed, crippled and delayed armies. For instance, a hurricane destroyed the Spanish Armada in 1588, and a harsh Russian winter crippled Napoleon Bonaparte's army in 1812. Throughout history, militaries have relied on their weather specialists to help ensure mission success. For example, a single Navy weather observer gave MORE

Intramurals build muscle and relationships September 23, 2008 — The Shellbank Fitness Center offers a variety of intramural sports to Airmen, dependents and Department of Defense employees.Intramural sports provides participants opportunities to work out, build relationships with each other and boost morale."Participating in intramural sports is important because it encourages camaraderie, competition and MORE

What's New for Dinner? Dining facility adds new items to the menu September 11, 2008 — Ever wonder what criteria the dining facility uses to determine which entrees will be served? Who decides what will be for dinner? The answer is simple...you do. The food services personnel study the surveys and the comment sections filled out by dining facility customers, and then they rate the products ranking them in order of demand, choosing MORE

Back-to-School: Education center offers assistance to students August 28, 2008 — So, you've enjoyed the summer, and you're anxious to get back into school this fall? Returning to academics after a relaxing summer can be a stressful transition, but the financial and educational benefits offered by the Langley Education Center can possibly reduce some unwanted stress. The education center, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday MORE

Defend your base August 26, 2008 — "I'm in the Air Force; I didn't join to fire a weapon." "I joined the Air Force to receive an education." "I joined the Air Force in order to travel." Whether people joined the Air Force to receive educational benefits, travel the world, or because they thought it was the safest option, times have changed. In this day in age, the Air Force is more MORE

Thank you to all Langley volunteers August 20, 2008 — Fort Monroe Army Community Service would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers from Langley Air Force Base who came out on Aug. 2 to help make the 14th Annual Fort Monroe Kid's Day such a success. We had over 1,500 people attend this event and we could not have done it without such a strong showing from the Langley Airmen. In addition to being MORE

Airmen making a difference August 7, 2008 — Do Airmen have a voice? Do wing commanders care what they think? Airmen Committed to Excellence is an Air Force-wide organization comprised of E-1s through E-4s who want to have their concerns heard by wing leadership, help the community, and raise morale. ACE establishes an effective means of communication for all members to exchange ideas, keep MORE

Behind the scenes with Langley hospital lab techs July 24, 2008 — Like the behind the scenes crew on a movie set, the laboratory technicians at the 1st Fighter Wing Hospital can fade into the background, but also like that crew the show wouldn't go on without them. Their tests ensure doctors can effectively diagnose and treat the more than 60,000 active-duty patients and their families served by the hospital MORE

Social Security serves the military family July 16, 2008 — Social Security is more than retirement; it reaches almost every family, and at some point, will touch the lives of nearly all Americans. Although it's true that most of the people receiving Social Security receive retirement benefits, many others get Social Security because they are: * Disabled; or * A spouse or child of someone who gets Social MORE

EOD flights take out 'things that make you go boom' July 15, 2008 — Editor's note: Senior Master Sgt. Pervis King is deployed from the 1st Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at Langley.Improvised explosive devices account for more than 40 percent of all U.S. servicemember deaths, but a small group of professional Airmen make the roads of Baghdad a little safer by taking out any IED, MORE

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