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March 11, 2021

Pleiku departure; 50 years later, veterans recall memories

On March 24, 1971, the 633rd Air Base Wing inactivated at Pleiku Air Base, Republic of Vietnam. The unit was originally designated as the 633rd Combat Support Group when it was activated at Pleiku in April, 1966.

March 11, 2021

Vietnam War vet receives Bronze Star for saving comrades

Fifty years: that’s how long one veteran, along with his family, friends, and fellow veterans strived to receive the honor he deserved.Former U.S. Army Spc. 4 Ronald Mallory received a Bronze Star for his actions during the Vietnam War, at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis, Virginia, Mar. 4.U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James M. Smith, U.S.

Feb. 16, 2021

Transportation museum welcomes new patrol boat

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum on Fort Eustis welcomed a new addition to its collection of historic vessels Feb. 8, 2021.

May 11, 2018

JBLE hosts rededication, time capsule ceremony

In conjunction with Fort Eustis’ 100th anniversary celebration, Joint Base Langley-Eustis rededicated Seay Plaza to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during a time capsule burial ceremony, May 11, 2018.

Nov. 9, 2017

Restoration project preserves Army aviation history

For the past few weeks, a C-7A Caribou has grabbed most of the Fort Eustis community’s attention as a restoration team returns the aircraft to its former glory—a U.S. Army Golden Knights plane.

Aug. 2, 2017

JBLE recognizes 50th Anniversary Vietnam Commemoration

Joint Base Langley-Eustis commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during a luncheon at Fort Eustis, Va., July 27, 2017.

Feb. 15, 2017

First African-American Medal of Honor recipient

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ruppert L. Sargent (1938-1967), is likely one of the most decorated military service members throughout the city of Hampton, Virginia. As a Hampton native, he was the first African-American officer to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroics at Hau Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam on March 15, 1967. Sargent served as a rifle platoon leader of Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Regiment, and 25th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.

Sept. 21, 2016

POW/MIA Recognition Day: Remembering our heroes