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Oct. 20, 2020

633rd MDG pilots new COVID surveillance testing procedure

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare professionals have had to find ways to maintain access to medical care and adopt emerging technologies quickly. The 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has led the way for the Air Force, piloting a variety of new lab tests that are helping the military keep its total force safe and prepare for the flu season. The latest of these pilots is known as Sentinel Surveillance testing, and it provides bases the capability to identify undiagnosed prevalence of COVID-19 in asymptomatic base populations.

Oct. 20, 2020

Virtual Army Ten-Miler 2020

Soldiers at Ft. Eustis participated in the virtual Army Ten-Miler. The ATM raises money for Army morale, welfare and recreation programs. The event at Ft. Eustis took place in the early morning hours, and was completed before the sun came up.

Oct. 14, 2020

Missiles away: 27 FS increases combat lethality with WSEP East

For many units across the Air Force, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an obstacle to maintaining a high level of mission readiness. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the 1st Fighter Wing has maintained a lethal, ready force, enabling support of Air Force mission priorities around the world.

Oct. 13, 2020

Safely ashore: 7th TBX mariners return from deployment

Soldiers from the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), along with two logistics support vessels, have returned home after spending more than nine months at sea providing maritime logistics to U.S. forces in the Middle East.

Oct. 8, 2020

JBLE Airman earns 2020 MCOY award

Every year the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce accepts nominees from each branch of the military for a prestigious award known as the Military Citizen of the Year. This award is given to service members showing top participation in off-duty community outreach while also excelling in their military duties.

Oct. 8, 2020

Joint Readness Exercise - 7th TBX

The 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) from Fort Eustis, Virginia, participated in the Joint Readiness Exercise at Port Arthur, Texas. While the 30-day JRE focused primarily in the movement of infantry brigade combat team equipment, it also included tactical operations center, mayor cell/life support, and other various deployment operations.

Oct. 8, 2020

Langley Youth Programs assist children in the virtual learning domain

Navigating the murky waters of the virtual learning environment, while being a full-time working parent, is a challenge many active-duty military members are facing due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Langley Youth Program seeks to mitigate obstacles for service members by adapting its services to accommodate parents whose children are enrolled in an online school curriculum.

Oct. 7, 2020

Flying for a bigger picture

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is seen from the air, Oct. 6, 2020. JBLE is the product of a 2010 consolidation between the U.S. Air Force’s Langley Air Force Base and the U.S. Army’s Fort Eustis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

Oct. 6, 2020

Battle for the title of Army’s Best Warrior

The title of the Army’s Best Warrior is given to one Soldier annually after an extensive competition that spans across all the Army major commands. Each Soldier who competes must complete a series of events including the new Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons range qualification, a 12-mile ruck march, warrior tasks and drills, an essay, and finishing with an interview board with leadership.

Oct. 5, 2020

633rd MDG reorganizes, revamps active duty care

The Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to increase the overall readiness of our military by streamlining the return of Airmen to duty.