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Oct. 17, 2018

JBLE supports Tyndall AFB recovery efforts

The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron small air terminal supported Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida recovery efforts out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 17, 2018. The 733rd LRS Airmen are loading an HC130J Combat King II from the 71st Rescue Squadron from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, as part of an ongoing effort in support of recovery operations.

Oct. 17, 2018

The State of the 1st Fighter Wing

“First to the Fight!” You may have seen the slogan flashed on the sortie board outside the wing headquarters building, or you may have seen it at the bottom of an email. Our motto represents more than just our unit’s number or designation. It encapsulates our wing’s noble, century-old heritage, forged by the scores of maintainers and aviators who wore our unit colors before us. And it points to our role today sustaining their legacy of air power dominance.

Oct. 2, 2018

JBLE celebrates Oktoberfest

U.S. Service members celebrate Oktoberfest Sept. 28, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Sept. 26, 2018

JBLE commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

Joint Base Langley-Eustis commemorated POW/MIA Recognition Day with a 24-hour run from Sept. 20-21, 2018. The guest speaker, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William “Blister” Townsley shared his story during the opening ceremony about being shot down while flying a Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster during the Vietnam War.

Sept. 25, 2018

633rd Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps work to increase Airmen resiliency

At select bases across the U.S. Air Force, Task Force True North is embedding medical, mental health, and chaplain personnel directly into high stress units.

Sept. 12, 2018

JBLE relocates vessels, aircraft in advance of Florence

Joint Base Langley-Eustis evacuated vessels and aircraft in advance of Hurricane Florence, Sept. 11, 2018, to avoid possible impacts from the storm.

Sept. 5, 2018

30th IS takes softball championship

The 30th Intelligence Squadron softball team played the 633rd Force support Squadron for the intramural softball championship here, Aug. 30, 2018. After nine innings, the 30 IS emerged victorious with a score of 26 to 7.

Aug. 29, 2018

If you ain’t ammo, you ain’t … in the fammoly

As the radar-evading, fifth generation fighter supercruises through the sky, the pilot secures the enemy in his sights; he presses the button and the munitions bay opens, followed by the deafening sound of silence. “Without ‘ammo’ the Air Force would just be an expensive flying club,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Brown, 1st Maintenance Squadron munitions storage crew chief. “I’m not saying we are the sole part of getting the F-22 in the air and taking out bad guys, but I’d say we play a crucial part.”

Aug. 28, 2018

Defenders compete to represent ACC

Nine U.S. Air Force Security Forces Airmen competed during Air Combat Command’s Defender Challenge team selection here, August 20-24, 2018. Of the nine Airmen, six were selected to represent ACC at the 2018 Air Force Defender Challenge. After a 14-year hiatus, Security Forces teams from Air Force major commands, Great Britain and Germany will compete at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 10-13.

Aug. 14, 2018

VTAC drives new technology to vehicle management

More than 320 people attended the Vehicle Transformation and Acquisition Council conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 6-10, 2018. Hosted by Langley Air Force Base’s 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron, vehicle fleet managers across the U.S. Air Force came to JBLE to partake in the annual VTAC conference.