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March 6, 2019

A sense of belonging

Amongst history books, the United States of America is known as a melting pot and a place to seek the “American Dream”. At the age of 13, Valeria Melton and her family sought that out when they moved from Caracas, Venezuela to Lakeland, Florida.

Feb. 27, 2019

Soldiers helping Soldiers campaign kicks off

The Army Emergency Relief office at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, will kick off its annual fundraising campaign on March 13 which runs through May 15, 2019. While U.S. Army Soldiers are trained on how to take care of themselves and their families financially, emergencies and unexpected financial troubles can happen at any time.

Feb. 13, 2019

Training to be the best

Every year, across the U.S. Army, drill sergeants compete against each other to find the best of the best. The Drill Sergeant of the Year competition tests the knowledge of Warrior Tasks, battle drills, weapons qualifications, drill and ceremony, as well as their physical abilities.

Feb. 6, 2019

Selfless service; inside and out

Selfless service – one of the seven U.S. Army values that makes a Soldier a Soldier. For some, these values stretch further than just their service to the Army. For Staff Sgt. Venance Akissi, selfless service is shown not only to the Soldiers he teaches as an instructor at the 128th Aviation Brigade but to the countless hours he spends volunteering his time off duty.

Jan. 30, 2019

Diving into command

U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians from the 92nd Engineer Battalion gathered at the Anderson Field House pool to welcome the new 74th Eng. Dive Detachment, 92nd Eng. Btn. commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 25, 2019. Unlike most change of command ceremonies, this one had a twist – a majority of the ceremony was held under water. A formation of 13 Soldiers was arranged underwater while more than 30 additional Soldiers and civilians stood outside of the pool.

Dec. 21, 2018

Hampton community honors fallen heroes

Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Hampton community members gathered together at the Hampton National Cemetery to pay respect to fallen members of the Armed Forces in honor of National Wreaths Across America Day in Hampton, Virginia, Dec. 15, 2018. The program is held annually, either on the second or third Saturday of December. Participants and volunteers place wreaths at more than 1,000 memorial cemeteries across the United States each year

Dec. 12, 2018


First Lady Melania Trump speaks to U.S. Army Soldiers, U.S. Air Force Airmen and local school children at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12, 2018. Trump thanked the Soldiers and Airmen for their service and sacrifices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)

Dec. 12, 2018

Holiday blues: Let’s talk about it

As a U.S. Army Soldier scrolls through his social media feed of happy family photos, friends reuniting at his old stomping grounds and his cousins preparing for their baby’s first Christmas, he drags his finger across the screen, remembering Christmases of years past, and he’s reminded he hasn’t even met his newest family member yet.

Dec. 11, 2018

Trees for Troops brings cheer to families, one tree at a time

Dreary weather did not diminish the holiday spirit of U.S. service members as they walked back and forth carrying tightly wrapped evergreen trees from a shipping truck to Bethel Park and Schultz Plaza at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 7, 2018. With each breath the U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Air Force Airmen took as they carried the trees, a small cloud escaped their lips. However, smiles covered their faces and holiday music filled the air as they unpacked the 550 trees donated by tree farms in the northeast U.S. and Canada.

Nov. 27, 2018

Giving thanks to Airmen, Soldiers who keep the mission going

Senior leaders volunteered to serve Thanksgiving Day meals at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 22, 2018.