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Dec. 16, 2021

Explore. Discover. Dream. Former 1st FW pilot has a new mission to the stars

On December 6, 2021, NASA announced their newest astronaut candidates. Among the ten individuals selected was previous 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 Talon and 27th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Nichole “Vapor” Ayers.

Oct. 26, 2021

Power outage can't stifle 1st FW Ops

What happens when a significant event like a power outage stifles the ability of the 1st Fighter Wing to conduct daily sorties for training in support of the Air Force mission? Well, the short answer is, it doesn’t.

Oct. 21, 2021

Cooling suits help 1st FW beat the heat

When servicing the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, speed and precision are necessary to ensure aircraft are ready to carry out the Department of Defense mission. Extreme temperatures can cause our Airmen to overheat, which threatens maintaining a steady operations tempo.

Sept. 8, 2021

JBLE members participate in Red Flag Alaska 21-3

Members of the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, participated in Red Flag Alaska 21-3 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, from Aug. 12 - 27, 2021.

July 9, 2021

Historic 1st Fighter Wing receives new commander

Members of the 1st Fighter Wing welcomed their new commander today, July 9, 2021 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, during a change of command ceremony.

May 4, 2021

The 94th FS flies over the Washington D.C. WWI Memorial

The 94th Fighter Squadron flew over the unveiling of the National World War I Memorial during the First Colors Ceremony in Washington D.C. April 16, 2021.

Nov. 16, 2020

1st Fighter Wing Raptors deploy to support WestPac

A contingent of 94th Fighter Squadron Airmen and F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to conduct missions in the Western Pacific. By working alongside allied and joint partner air forces, WestPac aims to integrate 4th and 5th generation fighters, and provide an opportunity to build experience and competence in dynamic force employment processes and concepts.

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.