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March 30, 2006

Langley units hope to set benchmarks

The Air Combat Command Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Team will inspect the 1st Maintenance Group Monday through Friday.The purpose of an LSET inspection is to ensure standardization across Air Combat Command and to identify any problems units are having complying with written guidance from ACC.“With a command this large, this is ACC A4’s

March 30, 2006

Going 70,000 hours mishap-free

The 119th Fighter Wing Alert Detachment topped 70,000 Class A and B mishap-free hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon March 7, and more than 150,000 mishap-free hours cumulatively since 1973.“Most F-16 units have lost aircraft at one point or another,” said Alert Detachment Commander Lt. Col. Marsh Kjelvik. “We’ve been safe for more than 30 years, and

March 30, 2006

Entering new era of flight

After two-and-a-half months of waiting, an aircraft with the Hat-in-the-Ring emblem has once again landed at Langley Air Force Base.But this time, it’s painted on the sides of two F-22A Raptors.Lt. Col. Dirk Smith, 94th Fighter Squadron commander, and Maj. Kevin Dolata, 94th FS, flew two of the advanced aircraft from the Lockheed Martin production

March 29, 2006

DICE reinforces importance of communication

At the same time the White House was releasing the Report on Federal Response for Hurricane Katrina, over at Fort Monroe, a major communications exercise was taking place. Langley’s Hammer Ace team took part and demonstrated their capabilities.Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), under United States Northern Command, assisted in hosting a

March 29, 2006

Commissaries meet demand for more organic products

Organics are “in” and military consumers are demanding more. That’s why customers in most large U.S. commissaries will find a growing selection of organic products offered throughout the store.At Langley there are already between 75 and 100 organic products available. These include organic breads, cereals, produce and dairy products, among

March 29, 2006

Langley privatization partners with Bolling, Barksdale

Langley, Bolling and Barksdale Air Force bases have partnered their housing privatization initiatives in an effort to renovate or build new housing on the three bases.The partnership, dubbed BLB for the names of the bases, became necessary after the Office of the Secretary of Defense mandated that Langley and Barksdale include their historic

March 29, 2006

Bulking up: regional supply engulfs combat units

Baseball players on steroids are bad. Regional supply squadrons on steroids are good.As part of streamlining military functions toward better supporting warfighters across the globe, the Air Combat Command Regional Supply Squadron is becoming the Combat Air Forces Logistics Support Center, one day to serve all combat-related Air Force

March 29, 2006

Special duty recruiters supply AF future

The first two Air Force members a new recruit gets to know is their recruiter and their Military Training Instructor. First impressions being lasting ones, special duty recruiting teams scour the Air Force for the right people to make those first impressions.One such team came to Langley Feb. 22 to speak to more than 90 active duty members and

March 29, 2006

Langley SJA offers advice for storing, owning and carrying weapons on base

If you live in military housing, including on base or Bethel Manor, you must register any firearm you own with the 1st Security Forces Squadron, located at 65 Sweeney Blvd, building 355, within 72 hours of purchase or arrival here.You must file a completed AF Form 1314, Firearms Registration, for each privately owned firearm with the armory. The

March 29, 2006

Scanner improves imaging

One new machine will give Langley medical personnel the ability to diagnose and treat their patients faster than ever.The 1st Medical Group recently acquired a General Electric Lightspeed Volume Computed Tomography 64 detector, multi-slice scanner -- the most advanced version of CT scanners.Boasting the clearest CT image resolution, it provides