An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : News : Features : Display
NEWS | May 4, 2015

SFS recommends alternate route for morning commute

By Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

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 more frequently.

"The Armistead Gate is very congested due to the number of people utilizing it, averaging 23 cars a minute," said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shakira Ham, 633rd SFS desk clerk. "Using the LaSalle Gate instead during peak morning hours adds a little more mileage to your trip, but you will save time."

Getting to the LaSalle Gate from the Armistead Gate takes approximately five extra minutes and the route directs base patrons in the direction of the Langley's most commonly visited facilities like the Shoppette and Child Development Center.

Not only will using the LaSalle Gate expedite commuters' morning routines, it also alleviates the pressure put on the security forces members and augmentees who work the gates, ultimately allowing the base to function more efficiently than before.

For more information, call the 633rd SFS front desk at 764-5091.