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Sept. 22, 2022

Helicopter crash exercise prepares Fort Eustis for real-world scenarios

Firefighters with Fort Eustis Fire and Emergency Services, perform critical care for simulated victims of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash during the aircraft down exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 20, 2022. This exercise highlights where communication and emergency protocol and operations can be improved.

June 29, 2022

So Others May Live

“My entire job is based around the concept ‘so others may live’,” said Staff Sgt. Kennedy Houser, 633d Surgical Operations Squadron, sterile processing non-commissioned officer in charge. Houser was raised in Alabama and joined the Air Force in 2015. According to Houser, service, whether it be to her country or those in need, has always been a big part of her identity.

May 6, 2022

Reaching a goal through adversity

“From the moment I stepped foot into Basic Military Training, becoming a Chief was a goal of mine,” said U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Amanda Hass, the senior enlisted leader for the 633d Force Support Squadron.

April 18, 2022

PURPLE UP: Celebrating military children

This week, local area schools join with military communities across the country to celebrate Purple Up day.Students and their families are encouraged to wear purple, which shows support and signifies the unique sacrifices military children make alongside their families, both home and abroad.“For 75 years DoDEA [Department of Defense Education

Nov. 28, 2018

Local families host troops for Thanksgiving

The annual Adopt-a-Service Member Program, sponsored by the United Service Organization and the 733rd Mission Support Group, returned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sept. 6, 2017

Fit physique builds a leader

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.

Sept. 6, 2017

After the blast; life of an EOD tech

“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.”

Aug. 2, 2017

Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history

“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.

July 18, 2017

Education Center: Here to help you reach goals

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.

July 12, 2017

From ACUs to jeans: The crossover mechanic

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.

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