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June 25, 2015

Only rain down the drain: JBLE tips for environmental excellence

In an effort to remain good stewards of the local community and environment, Joint Base Langley-Eustis environmental elements are educating personnel on pollution prevention methods and enforcing standards.Fort Eustis environmental effortsThe 733rd Civil Engineer Division is urging base residents to practice proper housekeeping procedures such as

June 10, 2015

Young Soldier celebrates Army Birthday, gains appreciation

This year, several units took part in a 2.2 mile run to honor the U.S. Army's 240th Birthday at Fort Eustis, Virginia, June 11, 2015.For some this was simply a way to celebrate the Amy's legacy, but for others like newly enlisted U.S. Army Pfc. Michael King, it was a time to think about motivation for joining the ranks. For King, even before the

June 3, 2015

Journey from loss to honor: Army sergeant running 50 marathons for fallen

"What right looks like"U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Lewis, sat at a local bar unable to recognize the reflection glimmering off the amber colored liquid in his pint sized glass in June 2012.The unfamiliar person quickly erased as he took a few swigs of the liquid in hopes of erasing the anguish and pain of his recent divorce.The feeling didn't

May 19, 2015

Mentoring through J.E.T. Fuel

"You are afforded privileges not awarded to others, and you have freely accepted responsibility beyond the call of normal duty," as stated in the senior non-commissioned officer creed. "You have not merely been promoted one pay grade; you have joined an exclusive group--A group dedicated to taking care of those who follow in their footsteps."After

May 12, 2015

Air Force Future Tech: COMACC talks Laser-Equipped Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force was born out of technology. After taking flight with the development of the first airplane and maintaining the United States' role in air superiority, one may wonder, what technological innovation is the Air Force planning next to ensure command of the air?One promising possibility--lasers.  To broaden the force's capabilities,

May 6, 2015

633rd SFS to increase antiterrorism efforts

Members of the 633rd Security Forces Squadron will make significant adjustments to their antiterrorism routines to better protect personnel at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, May 26, 2015.The immediate changes will be new gate schedules.According to U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shakira Ham, 633rd SFS desk clerk, the NASA Gate's inbound and

May 6, 2015

Wounded Warrior uses adaptive sports for change

Days before a deployment, U.S. Army Capt. Joe Colón, Jr. attempted to block a shot during a pickup game of basketball with a few other Soldiers, and as he came back down a crack echoed throughout the gymnasium.Colón broke his ankle that day, ripping apart ligaments that would take months to repair, ultimately keeping him from his deployment."I was

May 4, 2015

SFS recommends alternate route for morning commute

Entering Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, through the West (Armistead) Gate in the morning may be a huge drag to some because of its traffic build-up.Due to the slow stream of traffic, members of the 633rd Security Forces Squadron reassure patrons that their commute doesn't have to be a source of frustration, and recommend using the LaSalle Gate

April 7, 2015

Iron Airman seeks challenges to better self

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Katherine Shaw's flight instructor sat across from Shaw with an expressionless face. The instructor took in a deep breath as if the air contained the right way to say the words he was about to utter, but there were none."They said I had a great attitude and work ethic, and would still make a great officer, just not as a

March 25, 2015

Langley Airman to polish her Polish

A U.S. Air Force Airman from Langley Air Force Base, Va., was recently chosen to join the Language Enabled Airman Program along with 458 other officers and enlisted Airmen.As an advanced level Polish speaker, Air University's Air Force Culture and Language Center offered Maj. Beata Rosson, 633rd Medical Group TRICARE Operations and Patient

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