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Aug. 28, 2019

9th AF commander visits JBLE

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to tour various units around Langley to view operations first-hand, August 26-28, 2019.

Aug. 21, 2019

Inspiring the next generation

The Langley Research Center, Virginia, celebrate NASA Youth Day Aug. 13, 2019. A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon was displayed for children and their families by Capt. Stephen Tesauro, 71st Fighter Squadron T-38 mission commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec)

Aug. 7, 2019

FTX trains Airmen for deployed environment

While at Quantico, the 633rd SFS members, known as defenders, sharpened their skills while conducting day and night reconnaissance operations, establishing a forward operating base, and clearing villages to acquire a specific target.

Aug. 7, 2019

On the road again: out-processing effectively

Personnel from the 633rd Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight recently hosted the 2019 MPF Roadshow at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 31, 2019.

July 31, 2019

Dedicated to the Raptor

The 106 degree Fahrenheit heat beats down on the Nellis Air Force Base flightline where crew chiefs work tirelessly to complete the mission of Red Flag 19-3. Out of the more than 20 units from across the U.S. Armed Forces and Australian Air Force that attended the exercise, the crew chiefs from the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked to ensure that eight of the 1st Fighter Wing’s F-22 Raptors were prepared to complete their mission.

July 24, 2019

Giving F-22 Raptor its senses

Utilizing human instict with ever-evolving avionics technology, the F-22 Raptor, performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century fight. With the combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, and advanced situational awareness technology, the F-22 Raptor airframe allows the pilot to track, identify, shoot and neutralize threats before being detected.

July 17, 2019

JBLE’s Fuels Management Flight earns American Petroleum Institute Award

The 733d Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight was presented the American Petroleum Institute Award at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 10, 2019.

July 15, 2019

1st FW takes charge at Red Flag

The 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, air crew and support personnel from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 10 in support of Red Flag 19-3. Red Flag is an air combat training exercise that begins July 15, 2019 and will conclude Aug. 2, 2019. The exercise is designed to train units on realistic combat-like situations with U.S. and allied forces in a controlled environment.

July 2, 2019

Air, land, sea: ROBD hypoxia training

When flying an aircraft, situational awareness is key for a pilot to have. However, breathing is also important for a pilot. To help pilots learn how their body is feeling and reacting to the lower amounts of oxygen at higher altitudes, the 1st Operations Group Aerospace and Operational Physiology team uses the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device, which is designed to induce hypoxia symptoms.

June 26, 2019

A visible war on invisible wounds

As the Airman speaks, the tears well up in her eyes until the weight brings them rolling down her cheeks. She can’t hold her tears back, but she won’t keep quiet; every tear is a memory and every word a liberating breath. Every sob is met with a comforting hand on the shoulder and a ‘we are with you, let it out,’ as the group surrounding her knows those feelings all too well.