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July 14, 2017

JBLE participates in aircraft exercise

As Joint Base Langley-Eustis service members pay their respects to the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy, in their tragic loss on July 10, 2017, real-world and exercise incidents are used as reminders to our service members that accidents or incidents are a reality in military life and it is why service members need to be ready to respond at any time.

June 27, 2017

Safely celebrating the Fourth of July

Across the U.S., many Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with pool parties, barbecues and fireworks shows. As the festivities draw near, it is important to know how to safely celebrate the holiday. Military personnel are encouraged to review safety procedures, local and state laws and regulations. To ensure the safety and security of community members, consider the following safety tips provided by the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety Office:

June 20, 2017

SARM: Keeping warfighters on track

U.S. Air Force F-22 pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis work closely with U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon pilots, who pose as adversary air, to improve their war-fighter capabilities. However, before pilots can perform their duties, they must sharpen their skills and ensure they have proper documentation before they fly. T-38 pilots assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron rely on a 3-person team, known as the squadron aviation resource managers, who ensure they are “good-to-go” when it comes to being legally qualified to fly.

May 24, 2017

Last refuges for declining, rare, endangered species

“This area is perfect,” said Karen Terwilliger, a local environmental expert, as she pointed to a part of Langley Air Force Base’s shoreline that provides, not only a natural flood barrier, but a safe area for the Diamondback Terrapin Turtle, a declining species being surveyed at Langley AFB, to lay its eggs.

May 23, 2017

Norfolk Tides honor service members

U.S. Air Force Col. Caroline Miller, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, and other U.S. military leaders from installations across Hampton Roads salute during the National Anthem before the Norfolk Tides’ Armed Forces Night game at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va., May 20, 2017. The event honored service members past and present and ended with a post-game

April 20, 2017

‘Piering’ into future: Construction to improve fuel operations

Construction preparations for a new pier, which is used to receive jet fuel, began April 3, 2017. The project, which is overseen by the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Facilities, is expected to be completed in 18 months.

April 12, 2017

Fuel facilities supplies the ‘goods’ on, off flightline

Outfitted in white overalls, gloves, boots, earplugs and a face shield, two U.S. Air Force Airmen cautiously perform their duties while surrounded by a shroud of vapors. They are donned in gear meant to protect them from the very substance that helps to protect lives at high altitudes. The scene resembles that of a science fiction movie— moving in slow motion as the various sounds of the flightline are subconsciously replaced by the eerie sound of shallow breaths in a mask. At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the Airmen assigned to the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facility perform one of their many responsibilities, ensuring pilots have oxygen at high altitudes.

March 15, 2017

633 CES cartographers: mapping mission success

Standing in a field under the warm, afternoon sun, a U.S. Air Force Airman breaks his gaze as he squints one eye before looking into a device which resembles an oversized Polaroid camera. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Mundt, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, was beginning to perform an optical site survey, one of the many duties of the 633rd CES mapping section. The camera he looked through is actually a Total Station, a surveying device used by engineer Airmen during the cartography, or map making process.

March 10, 2017

Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC

Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.

March 3, 2017

African American History Month: Crisis in Black Education

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian and author, selected February as the official month to honor the contributions African Americans made to American history, and made a week-long celebration known as, Negro History Week. As a way to honor their contribution, Fort Eustis hosted a National African American History Month commemoration at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2017.