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Dec. 11, 2019

Navigate this holiday season safely

As the holidays roll around, people become busy decorating, shopping or traveling and with the increased amount of activities, proper safety practices may be some of the last things on their minds. To encourage Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, personnel to recognize possible safety hazards that may affect them, the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety office has the following tips to keep their families safe and accountable this holiday season.

Dec. 4, 2019

Crud tournament

Friday, November 15, 2019 presented a momentous opportunity to honor Air Force Heritage, propel future tradition and create everlasting bonds across multiple Air Force specialties. On this day, more than sixty members of the Air Combat Command information warfare community (cyberspace, intelligence, and information operations) gathered at the Joint Base Langley- Eustis (JBLE) club for a good old-fashioned game of crud.

Nov. 21, 2019

Bringing millions back!

The Air Force Legal Operations Agency (AFLOA) Medical Cost Reimbursement Program (MCRP) recovers the cost of medical care provided to U.S. Air Force active duty Airmen, retirees and their dependents as a result of injuries caused by third parties.

Nov. 20, 2019

Playing cyberspace

At times the most effective approach to fixing a problem is coming up with a creative solution. For the U.S. Air Force finding the solution to some of those problems requires the input and ideas of countless Airmen.

Nov. 13, 2019

Behind the scenes in the hospital

When people think of hospitals many may think of doctors, nurses and beeping machines that take blood pressure and monitor vitals. However, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important. Behind the scenes there are many individuals in the Langley Hospital who ensure that all personnel are able to receive the medical care necessary to be ready to deploy, while also taking care of the Airmen’s families and retirees.

Nov. 5, 2019

Defense Daily reporter visits JBLE for FAM Flight

Vivienne Machi, Defense Daily reporter, and 1st Lt. Josh Burdge, 71st Fighter Training Squadron pilot, walk toward T-38A Talons during a familiarization flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 31, 2019. Machi experienced firsthand how 1st FW pilots train at JBLE.

Oct. 30, 2019

Guiding through stages of a career

From professional development training to retraining assistance, the career assistance advisors of Joint Base Langley-Eustis have a plethora of resources to help Airmen throughout their career. “Career assistance advisor is a multifaceted position and there are two roles,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brent Likes, JBLE career assistance advisor. “The first role is we help people out with some personnel programs that might be difficult for them, like retraining or base of preference applications. The [second role] is professional development, like the first term Airmen center, NCO professional enhancement seminar and the senior NCO professional enhancement seminar.”

Oct. 16, 2019

Embodying excellence: an Airman’s service to community

The U.S. Air Force core value of excellence in all we do explains that Airmen must strive for continual self-improvement and in doing so, propel the Air Force to achieve greater accomplishments for not only themselves, but their community as well. Senior Airman Charles Essel expresses this through the time he spends helping his community. Whether it’s volunteering at the USO, bringing meals to people through Meals on Wheels, organizing blood drives or helping at juvenile centers, Essel does his best to help people in need.

Oct. 9, 2019

Cybersecurity: stay aware, be prepared

Every October the U.S. government and additional organizations bring attention to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. NCSAM was created to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that people have the proper resources to be safer and more secure online.

Oct. 2, 2019

Swimming laps around the world

She dives into the pool, as the cool water envelopes her body and she begins to feel weightless. She comes to the surface kicking and pulling, feeling the water begin to rush past her as she picks up speed until she’s at a full sprint… Preparation to be the fastest in the world has begun. “My mom threw me into a pool when I was a small child, and I’ve been swimming ever since,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Genevieve Miller, 17th Intelligence Squadron deputy flight commander. “But I've been swimming competitively since I was five or six on a club team.”