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June 27, 2017

1st FW keeps Airmen, F-22s covered

While the 1st Fighter Wing is home to more than 1,300 Airmen and an abundance of aircraft reaching more than 12,000 flying hours each year, their top priority is the safety and well-being of those Airmen. With Airmen in mind, in April 2017, the 1st FW finished construction on 18 canvas-topped sun shelters. The shelters provide the maintainers, crew chiefs and ammunition Airmen protection from the sun. Also, they provide cover against the elements Virginia may throw their way to include rain, strong winds, hail, sleet and snow. No matter the weather conditions, the shelters help Airmen continue their work to keep the mission going.

May 24, 2017

New missile pushes F-22 ahead of fight

In today’s war against ISIS, being accurate and effective are both key components in keeping Americans and their allies safe. To accommodate this the F-22 recently switched from AIM-9M to AIM-9X munitions, for a good reason, as the AIM-9M is an older missile, dating back to the Vietnam War, and has many countermeasures today.

May 23, 2017

Raptor Demo Team; Wings Over Pittsburgh 2017

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Darshele Green, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team avionics specialist, assists a child while he tries on a pilot’s helmet during the 911th Airlift Wing's Wings Over Pittsburgh 2017 Air Show, at Coraopolis, Pa., May 13, 2017. Throughout the show, the demonstration team hosted a tent for spectators to visit and talk with

April 27, 2017

Art of War: fifth-gen, allies train to defeat future adversaries

Imagine an enemy who knows how you operate. They know your game plans, have been in your position and used your gear. On top of that, they outnumber your team and have the ability to regenerate.

April 21, 2017

ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17: Prepared for take-off

ATLANTIC TRIDENT 2017, hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing, focuses on air operations in a highly contested operational environment through a variety of complex, simulated adversary scenarios. The goal of the exercise is to enhance interoperability through combined coalition aerial campaigns. This exercise is one of the first to focus on greater

April 19, 2017

ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17: Leveraging fifth-gen capabilities

The 1st Fighter Wing is on its second week of ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17, an exercise at at Joint Base Langley-Eustis focusing on leveraging fifth-generation fighter capabilities with partnering nations.

March 29, 2017

Raptors soar during Wings Over Golden Isles Air Show

An F-22 Raptor performs during a demonstration at the Wings Over Golden Isles Air Show in Brunswick, Ga., March 24, 2017. The F-22 Raptor performed its maneuverable abilities three times during the air show, including a twilight display. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle)

March 24, 2017

JBLE hosts ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17

U.S. Air Force Airmen will partner with the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force for a second trilateral exercise beginning April 12 through April 28, 2017, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17, hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing, focuses on operations in a highly contested operational environment through a variety of complex, simulated adversary scenarios. The goal of the exercise is to enhance interoperability through combined coalition aerial campaigns.

March 2, 2017

JBLE welcomes President Trump

President Donald J. Trump greeted a crowd of service members, their families and friends as he made his first official visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis and the Tidewater military community, March 2, 2017.

Feb. 14, 2017

Red Flag 17-1 pushes domain, fifth-gen integration

As coalition pilots, intelligence analysts and cyber and space operators convene at the Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas, for Red Flag 17-1, they have one goal in mind: work together to defeat the adversary, which at times is 20 living adversaries simultaneously working to attack allied forces on a multi-domain battlefield.