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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.

Feb. 22, 2021

Desert Storm 30: The Riddick Chronicles

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lorenzo Riddick, 733rd Mission Support Group operations director, grew up surrounded by the military. He always thought it was a noble and honorable path in life, but there was nothing that could have prepared him for the twists and turns said path would bring.

Dec. 3, 2020

Resiliency of one for all

The Ready and Resilient (R2) Performance Center conducted a Master Resilience Training Plus course for Soldiers and civilian employees at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 16 - 20, 2020. MRT+ consists of both MRT Recertification and Deployment Cycle Resilience Training (DCRT).

Nov. 20, 2020

Suit up, stay safe—mission accomplished

The U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment completed a simulated contaminated water diving field training exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 16, 2020. The team recently fielded new deep-sea equipment, containing dry suits for diving in contaminated water, giving them their first opportunity to practice tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) with the new gear.

Nov. 2, 2020

Maj. Gen. A. “Ray” Royalty Retires after 37 Years of Service

Maj. Gen. A. “Ray” Royalty addresses the audience at his retirement ceremony held Oct. 27, 2020. Royalty had retired after 37 years of service.

Oct. 6, 2020

Battle for the title of Army’s Best Warrior

The title of the Army’s Best Warrior is given to one Soldier annually after an extensive competition that spans across all the Army major commands. Each Soldier who competes must complete a series of events including the new Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons range qualification, a 12-mile ruck march, warrior tasks and drills, an essay, and finishing with an interview board with leadership.

June 27, 2020

Soldier hosts 2nd annual Pride run

The month of June is nationally recognized as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning Pride Observance month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which spurred the ongoing fight for equal rights and fair justice for LGBTQ+ community members.

May 1, 2020

Evening Story Time for JBLE families

The Fort Eustis Deputy Garrison Chaplain Office volunteers from the chapel’s Protestant and Catholic congregation read bible-based bedtime stories live on the Regimental Memorial Chapel Facebook page during its first virtual Evening Story Time, April 28, 2020.

Feb. 24, 2020

Master Marksman Trainer Course

U.S. Army Soldiers take turns firing the M9 at targets during the Urban Rifle Marksmanship portion of the Master Marksmen Trainer Course at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 27, 2020. The Urban Rifle Marksmanship tests sight alignment, recoil management and transitioning. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Travis Teate)

Feb. 19, 2020

Soldiers test readiness with TOCs

Leaders from the 53rd Movement Control Battalion conducted an area defense field training exercise in an effort to maintain readiness at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 13, 2020.