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Aug. 13, 2020

Hey, that suit looks cool!

Researchers from Headquarters Air Combat Command’s science and technology department are exploring new and innovative ways to keep Airmen safe while working on the flightline. A recent study conducted with the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis may provide new opportunities to keep Airmen cool as U.S. Air Force F-22 maintainers continue to endure extreme weather conditions to support America’s air superiority around the globe.

July 19, 2020

SECAF visits JBLE

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett learned firsthand how Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, stays mission-ready through the capabilities of Airmen and assets at JBLE.

April 13, 2020

Be Ready, stay ready: First to the fight

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, the Department of Defense now faces new challenges for providing America with its fighting force. For the Air Force this means developing a new norm for its fighter wings. Not only must they mitigate exposure for their work forces, but they still have a requirement to accomplish their primary mission to provide lethal airpower anytime, anywhere.

Jan. 29, 2020

French delegates from the NATO – Allied Command Transformation tour JBLE

French delegates from the NATO – Allied Command Transformation toured facilities on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia., Jan. 24, 2020.

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.