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Oct. 4, 2017

Paving way to mission readiness

An engine revs as tires roll over the silky black top steadily reaching 40, 50, 60 miles per hour, then, all of a sudden, the front tire sinks into a pothole. The chassis slams against the asphalt, the steering wheel jerks to the side as the sound of screeching tires echo—the car has lost control. If a pilot in control of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor were to find such a pothole as it screamed down the runway, the outcome could be catastrophic. To prevent such an incident, the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron is tasked with the up keep of the oldest active U.S. Air Force airfield, which supports 5th generation weapons systems.

July 25, 2017

Security, modernization projects come to Felker

Joint Base Langley-Eustis will begin several construction projects at Felker Army Airfield to keep up with constantly evolving technological developments in security and operations. The first of these projects includes new access gates to the airfield, providing additional security while minimizing the deer population on and around the runways.

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.

Feb. 28, 2017

Contracting: filling manpower gaps

From line cooks to the total demolition of a building, the 633rd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, helps guarantee that the installation has the end strength to keep running. Before the U.S. Air Force minimized its personnel by 41 percent in 1990, Airmen executed the majority of base operations services, such as dining facilities, grounds maintenance and custodial services. As the size of the force has become smaller, members have had to continue the same missions, while their responsibilities increase in virtually every mission area. The 633rd Contracting Squadron at JBLE has offered a hand to fill those manpower gaps.