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Nov. 6, 2019

"First to the Fight": F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon train over Atlantic

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and U.S. Air Force T-38 Talons from the 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation of the Atlantic Ocean during training off the coast of Virginia, Oct. 30, 2019. The 1st Fighter Wing is home to the 94th Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Squadron and the 71st Fighter Training Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Nov. 5, 2019

Defense Daily reporter visits JBLE for FAM Flight

Vivienne Machi, Defense Daily reporter, and 1st Lt. Josh Burdge, 71st Fighter Training Squadron pilot, walk toward T-38A Talons during a familiarization flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 31, 2019. Machi experienced firsthand how 1st FW pilots train at JBLE.

Sept. 5, 2019

Home under siege: JBLE prepares for Hurricane Dorian

While America celebrated Labor Day weekend with barbeques, time with family and friends, and plenty of sunshine, military members across multiple east coast bases prepared for the approaching storm, Hurricane Dorian.

July 18, 2019

Historic F-22 Raptor Qatar deployment

In a historic deployment, Airmen and F-22 Raptors have been sent to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Nov. 20, 2018

1st FW recognized with Doolittle Award

The Air Force Historical Foundation selected the 1st Fighter Wing as the 2018 recipient of the Lt. Gen. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 13, 2018. The Doolittle Award is awarded annually to recognize an exceptional unit that has displayed bravery, determination, discipline, esprit de corps, and superior management of joint operations while accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions in multiple conflicts, thus having made a sustained, significant contribution to U.S. Air Force history.

Oct. 17, 2018

The State of the 1st Fighter Wing

“First to the Fight!” You may have seen the slogan flashed on the sortie board outside the wing headquarters building, or you may have seen it at the bottom of an email. Our motto represents more than just our unit’s number or designation. It encapsulates our wing’s noble, century-old heritage, forged by the scores of maintainers and aviators who wore our unit colors before us. And it points to our role today sustaining their legacy of air power dominance.

Sept. 12, 2018

JBLE relocates vessels, aircraft in advance of Florence

Joint Base Langley-Eustis evacuated vessels and aircraft in advance of Hurricane Florence, Sept. 11, 2018, to avoid possible impacts from the storm.

Aug. 6, 2018

Raptor Demo zooms across Canada

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21-22.

July 19, 2018

F-22 pilots fire live missiles at Combat Archer

More than 200 pilots, maintainers and operations support staff from the 1st Fighter Wing are gaining firsthand experience in loading and firing live missiles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida from July 6-20, 2018.

June 19, 2018

Langley jets tour Virginia

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly over their home-wing, the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 14, 2018. The 1st FW is the parent unit to first operational F-22 squadron to successfully test new limits on a Joint Direct Attack Munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)