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Dec. 2, 2015

TRADOC soldier recognized as CCOY at AUSA

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Donna Schwan, a career counselor for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Maneuver Center of Excellence Army Reserve component, was recently recognized as the Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year at the 2015 Association of the United States Army Dwight David Eisenhower Luncheon meeting in District of

Dec. 1, 2015

Shortening the distance between Airmen and Soldiers

For the first time, since the inception of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, the varsity basketball team, JBLE Raptors, will compete with both U.S. Airmen and Soldiers.The 12 Airmen and six Soldiers, all of who are set to participate in the Washington Area Military Athletic Conference are one of four joint base teams to compete in the WAMAC this

Dec. 1, 2015

Military marriage: A battle of its own

In 2014, five percent of the U.S. military population was dual-military married couples, a small figure in comparison to 46.4 percent of military members married to civilians, according to the Department of Defense.Being a civilian spouse married to a U.S. Service member can be a taxing experience when deployments, temporary duty assignments (TDY)

Nov. 18, 2015

Airman represents Air Force through special duties

He stands in front of a seated audience. Much like a spotlight, all eyes are on him as he waits for the music to start.  But this isn't the typical routine for Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band vocalist, Tech. Sgt. Richard Vasquez, Jr.As he firmly grips the Air Force flag, holding it up straight into the air, he awaits for the

Nov. 17, 2015

Messages in magic: First sergeant reaches Airmen, veterans through tricks

With every flip of his cards, U.S. Airmen's eyes light up like children witnessing phenomena for the first time. The Airmen don't know whether they feel astonished, inquisitive, or a mixture of those emotions, but what they do know is they want to see more.From a distance, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Fridinger, Air Combat Command

Oct. 28, 2015

Escaping the cycle: Service members seek freedom from domestic violence

Editor's note: The name of a U.S. Service member in this feature has been withheld for security purposes.Two U.S. Service members - two victims - in their pursuit of freedom from the cycle of domestic violence escaped their offenders' torture; one lived to tell her story and the other's family carries on her story as a tribute to her life.The

Oct. 21, 2015

JBLE does its part for Energy Action Month

October marks Energy Action Month, and at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, the energy program teams are working to meet objectives coinciding with Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the next decade.This year, the action month focuses on setting goals for the future such as implementing more sustainable operations to

Oct. 21, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Keeping the power through support

Each October, Fort Eustis Fire Department personnel don pink shirts to raise awareness for breast cancer, but this year, the cause hits close to home as a member of their team, Donna Haynes, was recently diagnosed with the disease."At some point in your life, you will know someone who has cancer, and breast cancer is a huge issue, so if we can help

Oct. 14, 2015

MCAHC commander fosters healthy work, care environment

Somewhere in the fluorescent lit corridors filled with scents foreshadowing the day's lunch menu, is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Heidi Mon, McDonald Army Health Center commander. With her cheeks raised toward her gleaming eyes she visits various sections of the health center to learn from her staff and check-in with patients.On her daily center tours, Mon

Sept. 23, 2015

Airmen form hockey team

The sound of blades scraping ice, wooden sticks slapping together and the undeniable chill that forces its way through the body are clear indicators of a hockey game, but for the players, that game is much more than just sounds and shivers, especially for the members of the newly formed Langley Raptors.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Luttrell, 10th

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