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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.

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.