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March 19, 2021

Nat’l Single Parents Day: JBLE is here for you

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan officially proclaimed March 21st as National Single Parent Day in an effort to honor the hard work of a single parent and to recognize diverse family structures in the U.S.

Aug. 13, 2020

Hey, that suit looks cool!

Researchers from Headquarters Air Combat Command’s science and technology department are exploring new and innovative ways to keep Airmen safe while working on the flightline. A recent study conducted with the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis may provide new opportunities to keep Airmen cool as U.S. Air Force F-22 maintainers continue to endure extreme weather conditions to support America’s air superiority around the globe.

June 12, 2020

Airmen use innovation to help during COVID-19

Two U.S. Air Force 1st Fighter Wing Airmen use the 1st FW innovation lab to help wing personnel continue the mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab provides resources to research and create masks that could then be distributed to personnel to help fight the spread of the virus.

April 16, 2020

Contracting from home

Many uniformed personnel and Department of Defense civilians are mandated to stay home to help combat the continuing spread of COVID-19; but with that being said, the mission must still go on. For U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Megan Rowlett, 633rd Contracting Squadron contract specialist, her mission didn’t stop when she needed to sign her first ever contract as a warranted contracting officer from her own kitchen.

March 5, 2020

Raptor bird bath: contract gives time back to the mission

The 1st Fighter Wing is responsible for one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptors and the Airmen of the 1st Maintenance Group are responsible for maintaining them. However, in order to keep the aircraft mission ready, they must be washed regularly, taking time away from maintainers’ primary duties.

Feb. 18, 2020

Innovating in virtual reality

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 547th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis Feb. 12, 2020, to showcase their virtual reality system. The 547th IS uses the VR system primarily for training aircrew and intelligence personnel through software that provides equipment familiarization, aircraft recognition and an overview of Red Flag exercise operations.

Feb. 13, 2020

JBLE chaplains celebrate acceptance and unity

The Fort Eustis Deputy Garrison Chaplain Office hosted the annual National Prayer Breakfast for service members and community leaders to celebrate religious freedom through prayer and discussion at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 11, 2020.

Feb. 10, 2020

COMACC tours 1st Fighter Wing and 633rd Air Base Wing

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presents a coin to Staff Sgt. Thomas Watt, 27th Fighter Squadron avionics systems craftsman, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 6, 2020. Over the course of two days, Holmes toured the 1st FW and the 633rd Air Base Wing in order to familiarize himself with their missions and

Dec. 29, 2019

Stand down, stand up: 1 FW starts Ready Airmen Program

The 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, leads the way in combat capability and lethality in current operations worldwide, and serves as America's premier air dominance wing, led by next generation Airmen, integrated with its mission partners, and ready to fly, fight, and win...anytime, anyplace. In order to operate at this capacity, the Ready Aircrew Program establishes the minimum number of live training events and simulator missions that aircrews must complete during the annual training cycle to maintain readiness. But that does not prepare against all enemies.

Dec. 18, 2019

TRADOC rocks the holidays

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs during their holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12, 2019. The band performed traditional holiday songs with a Rock or modern twist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)