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Dec. 16, 2014

633rd AMDS makes a big change

The 633rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron used the hypobaric chamber for the last time at Langley Air Force Base on Thursday, Dec. 11. The 633rd AMDS used the hypobaric chamber to teach Service members how to recognize, endure and mitigate the symptoms of hypoxia and the physiological effects of a low-oxygen environment, such as the upper

Dec. 16, 2014

AIT Instructor’s passion for mentoring shines through

It's late in the evening on a duty day. Most U.S. Army Soldiers are caught in the traffic headed home and cadence is heard echoing down the street as Advanced Individual Training Soldiers head back to their barracks. A classroom in the 128th Aviation Brigade stands empty aside from one individual preparing for the next day.Staff Sgt. Kevin Shaffer,

Dec. 11, 2014

FRG Leaders lend helping hand

When families experience a deployment for the first time, they may go through an unfamiliar range of emotions and issues.Dealing with a family member's absence can be difficult, but members of Family Readiness Groups are available at Fort Eustis to help any way they can."The FRGs and their volunteers work hand-in-hand with commanders to provide

Dec. 4, 2014

‘It’s on!’ - JBLE celebrates the holiday season

As temperatures continue to drop, the 633rd Force Support Squadron and 733rd Force Support Divisions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, have plans to keep the spirits of Service members and their families high this holiday season.This holiday season, Santa is scheduled to make a few stops at JBLE for various events, including breakfast at the

Dec. 4, 2014

JBLE members encouraged to think before driving

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a period designated to educate drivers on the dangers of getting behind the wheel while under the influence."Drunk and drugged driving can result in horrible tragedies and loss of life," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derrick Whitaker, 633rd Air Base Wing Safety Office safety

Dec. 1, 2014

A running bond

It's Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and it's roughly 27 degrees outside in Richmond, Virginia. People are just waking, awaiting that first cup of coffee to bring warmth to one of the first chilly days of the season.Abigail Webber is not one of those individuals about to embrace of steam from a hot "cup of Joe" as it gets closer and closer to her

Nov. 21, 2014

Fort Eustis family finds solace in family care providers

November 18 was Sophia Hong's seventh birthday, but the entire month may as well be hers. November is National Family Caregiver and Epilepsy Awareness Month, two relevant topics in the young life of this toddler.Sophia, second daughter of U.S. Army Sgt. David Hong, Fort Eustis Regimental Chapel noncommissioned officer in charge, has Dravet

Nov. 21, 2014

Training lifesavers

When a code blue is announced throughout a hospital, medical personnel instantly jump into action, putting all of their skills and training to immediate use. In order to save a life, however, these highly trained medical professionals had to receive the most up-to-date lifesaving skills.U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group

Nov. 20, 2014

Parents, children find outlet through 'Baby and Me' class

The sound of small giggles and scooting bottoms fill the room as parents and their young ones enter the Soldier and Family Assistance Center's Baby and Me Playgroup class at Fort Eustis, Nov. 18.The Baby and Me Playgroup offers children and their parents a way to learn new skills from the instructors, guest speakers and each other, in addition to

Nov. 19, 2014

Season of the fleece at JBLE

Brace yourselves, winter is coming.The most important thing to do before winter's arrival is to be engaged with the community and develop a preparedness process.According to ready.gov, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can range from

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