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March 12, 2019

Water safety for life

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will host a free boater’s safety class at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Fort Eustis Outdoor Recreation Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16, 2019. All active duty personnel and family, retirees and civilian employees with a Department of Defense identification card above the age of 14 are welcome to attend the class.

March 7, 2018

Traffic Safety Update

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron finished installing new signs on the intersection of Hotel and Juliet taxiways and Lee Road at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 23, 2018. “Due to an increase of people not stopping at the signs, it was brought to our attention that the old signs may not have been informative enough,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Herr, 1st Operations Support Squadron deputy airfield manager.

Feb. 14, 2018

Shellbank: new year, new track

In early January 2018, the Shellbank Fitness Center opened the newly repaired track for JBLE. Due to the deterioration that occurred to the track, the surfacing was needing to be replaced. The new surface when fully completed in March 2018, will be level and free of holes.

Dec. 29, 2017

Safe driving begins before getting behind the wheel

Throughout the winter season, weather and road conditions can change without warning. Motorists should plan their trips ahead of time, to minimize the hazards associated with driving.

Dec. 4, 2017

AF Installation Cyberattack Plans tested during national grid exercise

Recently, 32 Air Force installations and representatives from Headquarters Air Force took part in the two-day national Grid Security Exercise IV, or GridEx IV, to simulate a coordinated response to cyber and physical security threats to North America's electricity grid and other critical infrastructure.

Dec. 4, 2017

Flying safe with smaller aircraft

While the pilots of Joint Base Langley-Eustis are flying helicopters and jets daily in support of the mission, some individuals fly aircraft on a much smaller scale such as unmanned aerial systems, better known as recreational drones. While flying UASs it is important to be safe, know your surroundings and follow the rules, especially on or near a military installation.

Oct. 31, 2017

Don’t ‘fall’ for these safety hazards

As the fall season arrives, new hazards come with it. The change in weather can increase driving risks, health concerns like the flu, fireplace mishaps and hunting accidents.

Oct. 18, 2017

Success in sobriety: Soldier overcomes battle with alcohol

“A lot of people are ashamed of it; I was ashamed of it,” he said. “It was the only way that I knew how to numb my mind.” After U.S. Army Private 1st Class Alex Hogan’s mother passed away, he found solace in the same addiction as his mother—alcohol. Not wanting to follow her same path, he found support through the U.S. Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program.

Oct. 11, 2017

Army rail sounds horn on railway safety

With approximately 40 military railroads in the U.S., the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron holds the sole responsibility to train U.S. Army railway operation soldiers at Fort Eustis’ U.S. Army Transportation School.

Sept. 13, 2017

Laughter is the best therapy

Having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse himself, Hines, now known as the Laugh Therapist, discovered the power of laughter when speaking about serious issues in his own life. He now uses his form of therapy to help others going through hard times. Although not his typical audience, the Drug Demand Reduction Office invited the local veteran to speak with service members about his deployment experiences and struggles.