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Jan. 23, 2023

1st Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Year Competition

The 1st Maintenance Group hosted the 2022 Weapons Loading Competition of the Year at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 13, 2023. The competition tests Airmen’s ability to rapidly and efficiently load munitions onto an aircraft before takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olivia Bithell)

Oct. 6, 2020

Battle for the title of Army’s Best Warrior

The title of the Army’s Best Warrior is given to one Soldier annually after an extensive competition that spans across all the Army major commands. Each Soldier who competes must complete a series of events including the new Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons range qualification, a 12-mile ruck march, warrior tasks and drills, an essay, and finishing with an interview board with leadership.

Feb. 25, 2020

Starting young: children learn leadership through sports

Around the world, millions of children participate in youth sports. Over 500 of those children play in programs at Langley Air Force Base.

Nov. 20, 2019

Playing cyberspace

At times the most effective approach to fixing a problem is coming up with a creative solution. For the U.S. Air Force finding the solution to some of those problems requires the input and ideas of countless Airmen.

Oct. 2, 2019

Swimming laps around the world

She dives into the pool, as the cool water envelopes her body and she begins to feel weightless. She comes to the surface kicking and pulling, feeling the water begin to rush past her as she picks up speed until she’s at a full sprint… Preparation to be the fastest in the world has begun. “My mom threw me into a pool when I was a small child, and I’ve been swimming ever since,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Genevieve Miller, 17th Intelligence Squadron deputy flight commander. “But I've been swimming competitively since I was five or six on a club team.”

April 10, 2019

Soldiers compete in 7th TBX truck rodeo

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) competed in the truck rodeo at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, March 29, 2019. Teams from three battalions completed 10 events including the fastest tire change, Humvee push and container load with a 10K forklift. The 11th Transportation Battalion was awarded first place in this year's competition.

Feb. 13, 2019

Training to be the best

Every year, across the U.S. Army, drill sergeants compete against each other to find the best of the best. The Drill Sergeant of the Year competition tests the knowledge of Warrior Tasks, battle drills, weapons qualifications, drill and ceremony, as well as their physical abilities.

Oct. 3, 2018

Working to inspire others: An Airman’s dedication to self-improvement

He paces backstage as he anxiously awaits for his number to be called. The overwhelming smell of self-tanner is a brief, but welcomed distraction. They can’t be seen, but they are definitely heard. Friends cheering from the crowd shift that unsure feeling into a prideful smile. It’s not so bad.

Dec. 13, 2017

New Battle Rig challenges warfighter’s fitness

Soldiers gathered outside of Anderson Field House at Fort Eustis for the unveiling of their new obstacle course known as the Battle Rig, Dec. 12.

Oct. 4, 2017

One team, one fight: Army Ten-Miler team brings services together

For more than thirty years, U.S. Army Soldiers have trained year-round to compete in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, working to promote Army and fitness goals, while enhancing community relations and teambuilding skills. A team of Soldiers and U.S. Air Force Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis were sponsored by the 633rd Force Support Squadron to run in the race’s mixed-team division, Oct. 8, 2017