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June 26, 2023

A World War II veteran shares his legacy at JBLE

U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Charles Lirette, a former World War II pilot, shares life stories and military experiences at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 31, 2023. Lirette is 102 years old; he served from 1941-1965 working his way from a Buck Private in the Army Air Corps to a Lt. Col. in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith)

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.

Jan. 29, 2021

Away from home, but still with family

When the Persian Gulf War broke out, Cass and his team knew they were going to be called upon once again.

May 21, 2019

Retiree Appreciation Day celebrated at JBLE

The Fort Eustis Retirement Services Office, in conjunction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, held the annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Fort Eustis Main Exchange, May 18.The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Retiree Appreciation Day is the event specifically for all military retirees, and their families, living in the Hampton Roads

March 5, 2019

Veteran and family receive a helping hand

A veteran who now works as a contractor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, received a mortgage-free home from SunTrust Bank and the Military Warriors Support Foundation March 2, 2019.

Sept. 19, 2018

A glimpse into the past

The decision to enlist into the U.S. military is made by few Americans. The reasons that turns the decision into action vary – whether it’s wanting to travel, education opportunities or healthcare stability. A young Harrold Helderman was among those who made that decision to enlist. While working long hours on a railroad with little pay, he knew it wasn’t the work he wanted to do for long.

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, 2016

WWII veteran visits Langley

A World War II veteran and her family visited the 36th Intelligence Squadron and the 497th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group at Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 8, 2016. Jeanne Benedict, former U.S. Navy Specialist 2nd Class and former member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service served as a cartographer in WWII for 22 months.

Sept. 21, 2016

POW/MIA Recognition Day: Remembering our heroes

Aug. 10, 2016

Veterans bring laughter to Eustis

Members of Joint Base Langley-Eustis attend an Armed Services Arts Partnership comedy show at Fort Eustis, Va., August 5, 2016. The Armed Services Arts Partnership hosts a variety of arts classes for veterans who are struggling with issues ranging from post traumatic stress disorder to depression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha