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May 26, 2021

Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.

May 12, 2021

AGILE FLAG 21-2: Airpower from anywhere

U.S. Air Force Airmen and Space Force Guardians from across the country recently came together to participate in Air Combat Command’s Agile Flag 21-2 experiment at Naval Outlying Landing Field Choctaw, Florida, April 26 to May 7, 2021.The exercise, aimed at testing a host unit’s mission generation, command and control, and base operating

March 12, 2021

JBLE Airmen Deploy to Support FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

More than 80 Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, are in Greensboro, North Carolina and Houston, Texas, aiding state-run, federally supported community vaccination centers.

Feb. 26, 2021

Black History Month: A story of overcoming and becoming

Adversity presents itself in many forms --observances such as Black History Month celebrate the cultural and political contributions African Americans have made towards a fully inclusive society.

Feb. 22, 2021

Senior Airman Derek O. Rodriguez

Lt. Dominick Nigra, Langley, is detailed as the Summary Courts Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Senior Airman Derek O. Rodriguez.

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. 8, 2020

Langley Youth Programs assist children in the virtual learning domain

Navigating the murky waters of the virtual learning environment, while being a full-time working parent, is a challenge many active-duty military members are facing due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Langley Youth Program seeks to mitigate obstacles for service members by adapting its services to accommodate parents whose children are enrolled in an online school curriculum.

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.

Sept. 9, 2020

JBLE Airman honored with 12 OAY award

Many Airmen in the U.S. Air Force work hard, day-in and day-out, fulfilling the mission and striving for excellence. Sometimes, that work culminates in recognition and those members are honored with awards for the efforts they put into their job. An Airman at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, had the pleasure of receiving such an honor.