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Dec. 11, 2020

Langley Spouses Club spread holiday cheer to junior Airmen

Volunteers from the Langley Spouses Club packaged cookie trays at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 9, 2020. Over 500 trays were distributed to junior Airmen across the base.

Dec. 8, 2020

Airmen of the 363rd ISRW take a leap of faith

Sitting on the small bench within the aircraft, surrounded by instructors and first-time jumpers, reality starts to set in. The aircraft elevates, getting colder and colder as we increase in altitude, causing the hair on my arms to stand up. As I look around at all the first-time jumpers, they all have the same expression; the expression that they too are coming to grips with the impending jump. We reach the necessary height and the red light by the door turns from red to green. The instructor taps my shoulder, letting me know that it’s time to stand up; it’s time to jump.

Dec. 3, 2020

Air Force aviation history begins with the 1st Fighter Wing

The 1st Fighter Wing is the cornerstone of Air Force aviation history —the wing traces its lineage back to the formation of the 1st Pursuit Group in 1918, and has the honor of being the oldest wing in the Air Force.

Oct. 1, 2020

JBLE Raptors shine at Military Basketball Association

The Military Basketball Association recognized two members of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Raptors for their distinguished performance during the 2019-2020 basketball season at the Shellbank Fitness Center, Sept. 24, 2020.

Aug. 25, 2020

Hurricane preparedness during COVID-19: plan now and stay informed

While the JBLE community continues to follow COVID-19 guidelines aimed at reducing transmission of the virus, families should also be prepared for the hurricane season and other potential severe weather threats.Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project an above-normal hurricane season, which runs through November

Aug. 13, 2020

Hey, that suit looks cool!

Researchers from Headquarters Air Combat Command’s science and technology department are exploring new and innovative ways to keep Airmen safe while working on the flightline. A recent study conducted with the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis may provide new opportunities to keep Airmen cool as U.S. Air Force F-22 maintainers continue to endure extreme weather conditions to support America’s air superiority around the globe.

June 24, 2020

McDonald introduces pagers for long wait times

The McDonald Army Health Center pharmacy introduced 60 restaurant style pagers to better help with long lines and wait times June 15, 2020. The pagers expand the pharmacy’s threshold for the number of patients it can serve on a daily basis. The inside lobby holds 12 patients and up to six can be at the windows at any given time, along with 60 patients with pagers.

June 12, 2020

Airmen use innovation to help during COVID-19

Two U.S. Air Force 1st Fighter Wing Airmen use the 1st FW innovation lab to help wing personnel continue the mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab provides resources to research and create masks that could then be distributed to personnel to help fight the spread of the virus.

April 23, 2020

The goal to ‘Mask an Airman’

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. - Wearing a mask has become part of everyday life for many people. When mask wear became mandatory in certain locations across the installation, not everyone was able to access them including many Airmen in the dorms.

April 16, 2020

Contracting from home

Many uniformed personnel and Department of Defense civilians are mandated to stay home to help combat the continuing spread of COVID-19; but with that being said, the mission must still go on. For U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Megan Rowlett, 633rd Contracting Squadron contract specialist, her mission didn’t stop when she needed to sign her first ever contract as a warranted contracting officer from her own kitchen.