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July 11, 2023

1st MXS metal techs on deck to problem solve

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Steven Lynch, 1st Maintenance Squadron metal technician, uses a mill to retrieve a broken screw in a LAU-142 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 6, 2023. The LAU-142 is a piece of machinery within the F-22 Raptor that extends and retracts AIM-120 missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith)

Aug. 12, 2021

A legacy lives on

“A legacy of valor” — A segment of the Airman’s Creed that all members of the U.S. Air Force have recited time and time again. While short, this phrase carries a monumental weight that members of the Air Force strive to live up to day in and day out.

July 7, 2021

CSAF commemorates victory at Yorktown with French allies

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and French Air and Space Force Chief of Staff General Phillippe LaVigne, gathered at the Yorktown Victory Monument today to lay a commemorative wreath marking 240-years of the siege of Yorktown.

Nov. 20, 2019

Metals Technology Sparks Innovation

When fabricating ornate aircraft parts or repairing flightline support equipment, it is the mission and responsibility of the eight-Airmen metals technology flight to ensure aircraft readiness in a safe and timely manner.

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.

Feb. 23, 2018

Global reach powers air superiority

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018. This total force training mission involved an Air National Guard refueling team, base out of Maine, and an active duty fighter jet team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air

Jan. 17, 2018

AOP breathes life into F-22 mission

An aircraft is vital to the Air Force’s mission but it can’t do much without a pilot. The pilot is the brain of the aircraft and just like the human body, if the brain isn’t functioning correctly the body can’t work properly.

Oct. 24, 2017

F-22s complete flying training deployment

F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, completed a flying training deployment here from Oct. 8-19.While in the European theater, the F-22s forward deployed from the U.K. to Poland and Germany to maximize training opportunities, demonstrating steadfast commitment to NATO allies and deterring any actions that destabilize

Sept. 13, 2017

Warfighters showcase mission to UFC athletes during moral tour

Colby Covington, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division fighter, poses for a photo in the back of a CH-47 Chinook trainer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sep. 7, 2017. U.S. Army Soldiers at the 128th Aviation Brigade use the CH-47 Chinook to train and learn how to properly use the equipment before flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by

Aug. 15, 2017

Lock and load: 94 AMU wins load competition

The 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 94th AMU competed during the 1st Maintenance Squadron Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Aug. 4, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 1st Maintenance Group are responsible for worldwide rapid deployment and employment of combat-ready and mission-capable F-22 Raptors.