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Aug. 21, 2019

Inspiring the next generation

The Langley Research Center, Virginia, celebrate NASA Youth Day Aug. 13, 2019. A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon was displayed for children and their families by Capt. Stephen Tesauro, 71st Fighter Squadron T-38 mission commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec)

Aug. 21, 2019

Soldiers, Airmen work together to save lives during exercise

Service members assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, worked alongside one another to participate in a downed aircraft crash exercise at Felker Army Airfield, Aug. 13, 2019.

Aug. 14, 2019

One team, one fight: service members train like the Redskins

Representatives from USAA partnered with the National Football League’s Washington Redskins to host USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6, 2019.

July 31, 2019

Dedicated to the Raptor

The 106 degree Fahrenheit heat beats down on the Nellis Air Force Base flightline where crew chiefs work tirelessly to complete the mission of Red Flag 19-3. Out of the more than 20 units from across the U.S. Armed Forces and Australian Air Force that attended the exercise, the crew chiefs from the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked to ensure that eight of the 1st Fighter Wing’s F-22 Raptors were prepared to complete their mission.

July 24, 2019

Giving F-22 Raptor its senses

Utilizing human instict with ever-evolving avionics technology, the F-22 Raptor, performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century fight. With the combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, and advanced situational awareness technology, the F-22 Raptor airframe allows the pilot to track, identify, shoot and neutralize threats before being detected.

July 17, 2019

Airmen, Soldiers: work together, learn together

A combination of patterned uniforms cut through the humid air as they climb about the frames and rotors lined up in one of the many hangars that make up the 128th Aviation Brigade. The constant drone of industrial fans fills the room while service members buzz around the floor, notebooks in hand and on their way to become masters of their airframe.

July 15, 2019

1st FW takes charge at Red Flag

The 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, air crew and support personnel from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 10 in support of Red Flag 19-3. Red Flag is an air combat training exercise that begins July 15, 2019 and will conclude Aug. 2, 2019. The exercise is designed to train units on realistic combat-like situations with U.S. and allied forces in a controlled environment.

July 1, 2019

Soldier hosts 1st Pride run at JBLE

In 2009, President Barack Obama designated the month of June the official observance for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning Pride Month. The observance promotes equal rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and recognizes contributions made by LGBTQ community members.

June 26, 2019

A visible war on invisible wounds

As the Airman speaks, the tears well up in her eyes until the weight brings them rolling down her cheeks. She can’t hold her tears back, but she won’t keep quiet; every tear is a memory and every word a liberating breath. Every sob is met with a comforting hand on the shoulder and a ‘we are with you, let it out,’ as the group surrounding her knows those feelings all too well.

June 20, 2019

633rd ABW welcomes new commander

U.S. service members, Department of Defense civilian employees and local community leaders surrounding Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, welcomed the new 633rd Air Base Wing commander during a change of command ceremony June 20, 2019. Before assuming command, U.S. Air Force Col. Clinton Ross served as the Air Combat Command Director of Manpower, Personnel & Services.