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Oct. 22, 2018

Forum brings military, civilian religious leaders together

Ministers, pastors and deacons from the Hampton Roads community gathered with Joint Base Langley-Eustis chaplains for the first Shared Ministry Forum here, Oct. 11, 2018.

Oct. 16, 2018

JBLE heats up Fire Prevention Week

The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron and Fort Eustis Fire Emergency Services hosted National Fire Prevention Week at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Oct. 7-13, 2018.The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron and Fort Eustis Fire Emergency Services hosted National Fire Prevention Week at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Oct. 7-13, 2018.

Oct. 3, 2018

Working to inspire others: An Airman’s dedication to self-improvement

He paces backstage as he anxiously awaits for his number to be called. The overwhelming smell of self-tanner is a brief, but welcomed distraction. They can’t be seen, but they are definitely heard. Friends cheering from the crowd shift that unsure feeling into a prideful smile. It’s not so bad.

Sept. 26, 2018

JBLE commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

Joint Base Langley-Eustis commemorated POW/MIA Recognition Day with a 24-hour run from Sept. 20-21, 2018. The guest speaker, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William “Blister” Townsley shared his story during the opening ceremony about being shot down while flying a Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster during the Vietnam War.

Sept. 19, 2018

JBLE places second on the 2018 Defender’s Cup Armed Forces Soccer Tournament

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis soccer team placed second in the 2018 Defender’s Cup Armed Forces Soccer Tournament at the South Texas Area Regional Soccer Complex, San Antonio, Texas, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. The tournament put 37 installations from across the U.S. in competition to find out who is the top military soccer team in the nation.

Sept. 5, 2018

30th IS takes softball championship

The 30th Intelligence Squadron softball team played the 633rd Force support Squadron for the intramural softball championship here, Aug. 30, 2018. After nine innings, the 30 IS emerged victorious with a score of 26 to 7.

Aug. 29, 2018

If you ain’t ammo, you ain’t … in the fammoly

As the radar-evading, fifth generation fighter supercruises through the sky, the pilot secures the enemy in his sights; he presses the button and the munitions bay opens, followed by the deafening sound of silence. “Without ‘ammo’ the Air Force would just be an expensive flying club,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Brown, 1st Maintenance Squadron munitions storage crew chief. “I’m not saying we are the sole part of getting the F-22 in the air and taking out bad guys, but I’d say we play a crucial part.”

Aug. 28, 2018

Defenders compete to represent ACC

Nine U.S. Air Force Security Forces Airmen competed during Air Combat Command’s Defender Challenge team selection here, August 20-24, 2018. Of the nine Airmen, six were selected to represent ACC at the 2018 Air Force Defender Challenge. After a 14-year hiatus, Security Forces teams from Air Force major commands, Great Britain and Germany will compete at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 10-13.

Aug. 14, 2018

VTAC drives new technology to vehicle management

More than 320 people attended the Vehicle Transformation and Acquisition Council conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 6-10, 2018. Hosted by Langley Air Force Base’s 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron, vehicle fleet managers across the U.S. Air Force came to JBLE to partake in the annual VTAC conference.

Aug. 10, 2018

Redskins Training Camp: a touchdown with the troops

The United Services Automobile Association hosted a ‘Salute to Service’ event August 7, 2018, during the Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virginia. Service members were split into five-person teams and competed in five events, including team ball catching, the gauntlet, 40-yard dash, L-drill and the vertical leap.