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Nov. 18, 2014

Volunteer spirit 'REACHes' out to local community

United States Air Force Airmen are encouraged to have a well-balanced lifestyle, including volunteering, excelling at work or furthering their education. One Joint Base Langley-Eustis Airman exemplifies this standard is by volunteering for the Reading Enriches All Children (REACH) Program, and acts as a liaison between the program and Langley-based

Nov. 18, 2014

Soldier’s road to a degree

As the fall semester comes to an end and the spring semester approaches, so does another opportunity for U.S. Army Soldiers to begin or complete a degree. Advisors at the Fort Eustis Herb Bateman Army Education Center are available to assist Soldiers as they embark on their journey to completing a degree.Though Soldiers are required to wait a full

Nov. 18, 2014

Adversarial advantage: T-38 keeps Raptors sharp

A team gathers before the big day, uniforms crisp, faces tight with anticipation and concentration. From their ranks, a man steps forward to go over their first play. A series of X's and O's are configured on the table, each member asks a question or makes a comment before their final plan comes together.With their strategy in mind, they head out

Nov. 14, 2014

Bringing Do Hap Sool to JBLE

With a simple bend at the waist and hands pressed firmly together, students signify their respect for the creator of an art designed to teach self-defense.While living in South Korea in 1970, In Hwan Chung created Do Hap Sool, a non-competitive martial art which teaches self-defense through the imitation of nature and the composition and components

Nov. 14, 2014

Sweetgrass and chevrons: Langley senior NCO embraces Native American heritage, Air Force family

On any given day, patrons entering Langley Air Force Base's Shellbank Fitness Center are greeted by the radiant smile and warm personality of the manager, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. April Donnelly.That welcoming kindness, she said, stems from her upbringing in the fraternal construct of America's Native American community.Donnelly, who is

Nov. 10, 2014

Chronicle of a chief: Retired, but not tired

The year was 1945, World War II would soon end, and the Cold War was soon to begin. Seventeen year-old Mark Flockhart, deciding he had no future working in a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lied about his age and was drafted into in the U.S. Army Air Corps two years before it became the U.S. Air Force.Almost 60 years later, retired Chief

Nov. 10, 2014

Fort Eustis Veterinary Clinic: an animal all its own

Little Fido is not looking so hot, but Fido's owners are new to the Fort Eustis and unsure of where to go.Fortunately, help is closer than they think: Veterinary providers are standing by to help Fido right down the road at the Fort Eustis Veterinary Clinic, open Tuesdays through Saturdays.The Fort Eustis Veterinary Clinic staff works to prevent

Nov. 7, 2014

438th SCOS ensures aircraft readiness globally

Hard work, dedication and focus are few of the characteristics which goes into ensuring U.S. Air Force aircraft are mission ready as it takes a village to guarantee even the smallest part is provided and accounted for. Many are unaware of the U.S. Service members working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the world's greatest Air Force is

Nov. 7, 2014

Community Commons: What you need to know

As U.S. Air Force Airmen spend their time at work, stress may build up inside them. The Community Commons at Langley Air Force Base, Va., may provide several ways an Airman can release that stress, relax, do something exciting or learn a new skill.According to Master Sgt. Elroy Williams, 633rd Force Support Squadron community programs director, the

Nov. 5, 2014

Community commitment: Soldier supports citizens

To achieve recognition for excellence within a unit, whether it is a company or the entire Department of Defense, brings a great sense of pride to a U.S. Army Soldier. However, the direction of that pride truly defines the nature and ethics of that warrior.Staff Sgt. Retina McCarter, 93rd Signal Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company

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