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Nov. 20, 2019

Major-General Joyce visits JBLE

Royal Canadian Air Force Major-General Derek Joyce, Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, tours the F-22 Raptor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2019. While touring the F-22, Joyce familiarized himself with the mission and capabilities of the aircraft as well as its weaponry. (U.S. Air Force

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.

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.

Nov. 14, 2019

Fit to fight: one fighter wing at a time

As aviators know proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight. To ensure pilots are ready at a moment’s notice, the 1st Fighter Wing has embedded U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, a physical therapist with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron to help increase mission effectiveness.

Nov. 13, 2019

IPPD team suits up for disaster

During IPPD training Nov. 5-7, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Airmen from the 633rd MDG learned how to quickly handle an emergency situation involving a mass contaminated event.

Oct. 30, 2019

Guiding through stages of a career

From professional development training to retraining assistance, the career assistance advisors of Joint Base Langley-Eustis have a plethora of resources to help Airmen throughout their career. “Career assistance advisor is a multifaceted position and there are two roles,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brent Likes, JBLE career assistance advisor. “The first role is we help people out with some personnel programs that might be difficult for them, like retraining or base of preference applications. The [second role] is professional development, like the first term Airmen center, NCO professional enhancement seminar and the senior NCO professional enhancement seminar.”

Oct. 23, 2019

Fit to fight: train the trainer

A U.S. Air Force Physical Training Leader from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, grips the bars of the Battle Rig at the Air Combat Command gym at JBLE Oct. 17, 2019. The PTL’s were trained on how to use the Rig properly so they can train others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sarah Dowe)

Oct. 16, 2019

Embodying excellence: an Airman’s service to community

The U.S. Air Force core value of excellence in all we do explains that Airmen must strive for continual self-improvement and in doing so, propel the Air Force to achieve greater accomplishments for not only themselves, but their community as well. Senior Airman Charles Essel expresses this through the time he spends helping his community. Whether it’s volunteering at the USO, bringing meals to people through Meals on Wheels, organizing blood drives or helping at juvenile centers, Essel does his best to help people in need.

Oct. 16, 2019

JBLE participates in CBRN exercise

The Fort Eustis Fire Department and the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management flight participated in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear exercise to enhance their skills to work together as a team. The exercise included donning protective gear, identifying an unknown substance, going through a denomination station and more.

Oct. 15, 2019

Ballet Folklorico: an Airman’s culture expressed through dance

The colorful fabric drapes over her skin. Bountiful lace and ribbon ordains the dress, a timeless style reminiscent of her roots. It sways effortlessly with a simple movement of her wrist. To enhance the traditional design, she applies bold makeup to couple the dress’ vibrancy. As she retrieves a tube of vivid red lipstick from a small makeup bag, she comes face-to-face with the mirror. Her reflection creates a feeling of connectedness to her Mexican heritage.