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Oct. 7, 2008

Community center caters to Airmen

Off-duty and bored? The Langley Community Center is home to a fully functioning recording studio, offers instructional classes and also has televisions, couches and pool tables to help Airmen de-stress and have fun. The center caters to about 100 Airmen a day and more than 100,000 customers a year. It provides recreational activities, educational

Sept. 26, 2008

Weather ensures mission safety, success

Inclement weather has destroyed, crippled and delayed armies. For instance, a hurricane destroyed the Spanish Armada in 1588, and a harsh Russian winter crippled Napoleon Bonaparte's army in 1812. Throughout history, militaries have relied on their weather specialists to help ensure mission success. For example, a single Navy weather observer gave

Sept. 23, 2008

Intramurals build muscle and relationships

The Shellbank Fitness Center offers a variety of intramural sports to Airmen, dependents and Department of Defense employees.Intramural sports provides participants opportunities to work out, build relationships with each other and boost morale."Participating in intramural sports is important because it encourages camaraderie, competition and

Sept. 11, 2008

What's New for Dinner? Dining facility adds new items to the menu

Ever wonder what criteria the dining facility uses to determine which entrees will be served? Who decides what will be for dinner? The answer is simple...you do. The food services personnel study the surveys and the comment sections filled out by dining facility customers, and then they rate the products ranking them in order of demand, choosing

Aug. 28, 2008

Back-to-School: Education center offers assistance to students

So, you've enjoyed the summer, and you're anxious to get back into school this fall? Returning to academics after a relaxing summer can be a stressful transition, but the financial and educational benefits offered by the Langley Education Center can possibly reduce some unwanted stress. The education center, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

Aug. 26, 2008

Defend your base

"I'm in the Air Force; I didn't join to fire a weapon." "I joined the Air Force to receive an education." "I joined the Air Force in order to travel." Whether people joined the Air Force to receive educational benefits, travel the world, or because they thought it was the safest option, times have changed. In this day in age, the Air Force is more

Aug. 20, 2008

Thank you to all Langley volunteers

Fort Monroe Army Community Service would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers from Langley Air Force Base who came out on Aug. 2 to help make the 14th Annual Fort Monroe Kid's Day such a success. We had over 1,500 people attend this event and we could not have done it without such a strong showing from the Langley Airmen. In addition to being

Aug. 7, 2008

Airmen making a difference

Do Airmen have a voice? Do wing commanders care what they think? Airmen Committed to Excellence is an Air Force-wide organization comprised of E-1s through E-4s who want to have their concerns heard by wing leadership, help the community, and raise morale. ACE establishes an effective means of communication for all members to exchange ideas, keep

July 24, 2008

Behind the scenes with Langley hospital lab techs

Like the behind the scenes crew on a movie set, the laboratory technicians at the 1st Fighter Wing Hospital can fade into the background, but also like that crew the show wouldn't go on without them. Their tests ensure doctors can effectively diagnose and treat the more than 60,000 active-duty patients and their families served by the hospital

July 16, 2008

Social Security serves the military family

Social Security is more than retirement; it reaches almost every family, and at some point, will touch the lives of nearly all Americans. Although it's true that most of the people receiving Social Security receive retirement benefits, many others get Social Security because they are: * Disabled; or * A spouse or child of someone who gets Social

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