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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.

March 1, 2017

AFE: One stitch between life, death

“When someone’s life is in your hands, you have to be cognizant that their life depends on you...You only get one chance.” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Wineman, 1st Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, eluding to what could happen to a pilot if technicians, like him, did not do their job correctly.

Dec. 14, 2016

JBLE celebrates 100 years of Langley

December 30, 2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of Langley Air Force Base, Va. On December 30, 1916, the U.S. Government received a deed to the land that became Langley Field and is now Joint Base Langley-Eustis. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

Dec. 13, 2016

Langley lights the night with holiday cheer

Santa Claus invites service members and their families to take photos with him after the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. This year marked the 49th annual tree lighting ceremony at Langley. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

Nov. 30, 2016

K-9s hone explosive sense of smell

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon O’Toole, 633rd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, searches for explosive training aids with Oopey, a 633rd SFS MWD, during training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Nov. 29, 2016. The MWD’s are trained in different environments, such as dorm rooms, roadways and open areas to help prepare

Nov. 21, 2016

Man on the street: ‘tis the season

With the holidays approaching, the 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs office asked members of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia a few questions regarding the holiday season. What are you thankful for? “You get to be older like I am, you’re thankful for your health. Pretty much, as long as you got enough money to pay the rent and good health, that’s everything,” said U.S. Air Force retired Senior Master Sgt. Bill Fitzgerald.

Nov. 9, 2016

First step toward educational goals

When it comes to transitioning from military to civilian life or improving one’s current career, there are steps that can be made that many don’t know about. The two education centers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia have the resources to point individuals in the right direction.

Oct. 11, 2016

Blue Aces, Salem veterans make therapeutic music

For the first time a section of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band participated in a collaborative music therapy program with veterans at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, here. After nearly a year of planning, the Blue Aces packed up their vans to make the trip to the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, to see all of the hard work come into play and begin collaborating with patients at the center.

Sept. 13, 2016

U.S. Armed Forces sail to remember 9/11

A crew completes the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The boating teams used this event as a friendly competition but also honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)