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March 5, 2020

Raptor bird bath: contract gives time back to the mission

The 1st Fighter Wing is responsible for one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptors and the Airmen of the 1st Maintenance Group are responsible for maintaining them. However, in order to keep the aircraft mission ready, they must be washed regularly, taking time away from maintainers’ primary duties.

Feb. 10, 2020

COMACC tours 1st Fighter Wing and 633rd Air Base Wing

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presents a coin to Staff Sgt. Thomas Watt, 27th Fighter Squadron avionics systems craftsman, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 6, 2020. Over the course of two days, Holmes toured the 1st FW and the 633rd Air Base Wing in order to familiarize himself with their missions and

Jan. 29, 2020

Eyes on it: optometry clinic ensures mission readiness

From annual eye exams to extracting debris from eyes, the Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, optometry clinic sees it all. Depending on real-world situations such as emergency patients or deployment requirements, personnel at the clinic may see between 30 to 50 patients a day. Serving not only Airman, but Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen as well, the optometry staff work diligently to ensure each patient is fit to fight.

Jan. 28, 2020

Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.

Dec. 29, 2019

Stand down, stand up: 1 FW starts Ready Airmen Program

The 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, leads the way in combat capability and lethality in current operations worldwide, and serves as America's premier air dominance wing, led by next generation Airmen, integrated with its mission partners, and ready to fly, fight, and win...anytime, anyplace. In order to operate at this capacity, the Ready Aircrew Program establishes the minimum number of live training events and simulator missions that aircrews must complete during the annual training cycle to maintain readiness. But that does not prepare against all enemies.

Dec. 18, 2019

TRADOC rocks the holidays

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs during their holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12, 2019. The band performed traditional holiday songs with a Rock or modern twist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)

Dec. 18, 2019

Bakin’ Airmen’s holidays better

Kristi Ross, wife of Col. Clinton Ross, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, prepares a cookie bag for Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12, 2019. The cookies were donated by families, schools and other organizations around JBLE as a way to spread holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)

Dec. 11, 2019

Navigate this holiday season safely

As the holidays roll around, people become busy decorating, shopping or traveling and with the increased amount of activities, proper safety practices may be some of the last things on their minds. To encourage Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, personnel to recognize possible safety hazards that may affect them, the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety office has the following tips to keep their families safe and accountable this holiday season.

Nov. 25, 2019

JBLE welcome new chiefs

The Langley Chiefs Group presented promotion line numbers to U.S. Air Force senior master sergeants at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 22, 2019. Across the Air Force, 530 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,529.

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.