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July 18, 2017

Education Center: Here to help you reach goals

The Herbert Bateman Education Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has many programs and opportunities for service members to take advantage of to reach their educational goals. Whether working toward a high school diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree; using scholarships, tuition assistance, or the G.I. Bill, the journey starts with a visit with the guidance counselors at the education center.

July 12, 2017

From ACUs to jeans: The crossover mechanic

Corey Williams walks into the Fort Eustis Auto Craft Center and Inspection Station--his first day on the job. He may be the new guy in the shop, but the sounds of impact wrenches and smell of grease are nothing new to him.

June 27, 2017

Lab techs: Vital role in medical readiness

While interaction with bodily fluids is not for the squeamish or light hearted, the individuals who work as medical laboratory technicians are no strangers to handling needles and blood samples at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ medical facilities.

Jan. 30, 2017

Red Flag weather forecasters ensure real-world safety

“You can’t take me anywhere,” jokes U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ashley Weatherly, Red Flag 17-1weather forecaster from the 1st Operational Support Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as a pilot passes by her weather operations desk shaking his head after hearing his and several other flights were cancelled due to thunderstorms and snow.

Aug. 10, 2016

Chaplain battles demons through comedy

As retired U.S. Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James King walked up to a stranger’s home, his fingers rhythmically glide over his clammed palms and his skin tingles into a lighter tone. He knew the tears to come were unavoidable, and that he must knock on the door, gain his composure as he and another Soldier tell someone that the person they love died serving their country. While part of King’s duties as a chaplain were to deliver this message and help people through other difficult situations, King said that the rate at which he had to do so became overwhelming due to recent contingency operations. To battle his plight, he sought help through traditional and non-traditional avenues including an all veteran comedy class.

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