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Aug. 25, 2020

Hurricane preparedness during COVID-19: plan now and stay informed

While the JBLE community continues to follow COVID-19 guidelines aimed at reducing transmission of the virus, families should also be prepared for the hurricane season and other potential severe weather threats.Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project an above-normal hurricane season, which runs through November

Aug. 20, 2020

Fifteenth Air Force activates, consolidates ACC’s conventional forces

Fifteenth Air Force activated Aug. 20, integrating wings and direct reporting units from 12th Air Force and Ninth Air Force to form a new numbered air force responsible for generating and presenting Air Combat Command’s conventional forces.ACC’s conventional capabilities include fighter, remotely piloted aircraft, command and control, and rescue

Aug. 10, 2020

633 ABW Airman wins Arthur J. Myers Food Service Excellence Award

While dining facility personnel are often overlooked as heroes in the U.S. Air Force story, one outstanding Airman shows how commitment to her craft earned her an Air Force-level award.

Aug. 6, 2020

Thunderbirds visit JBLE in preparation for CSAF flyover

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds visited JBLE-Langley to prepare for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 6 in Washington D.C.

June 22, 2020

Farewell: A walk to remember

U.S. Army Col. Jenn Walkawicz, 733d Mission Support Group Commander, recapped the last two years of her leadership as her change of command approaches.“When I first arrived I had no idea what I was getting into,” Walkawicz said. “I am an Army officer commanding an Air Force group on an Air Force-led joint base that supports predominantly Army

June 12, 2020

Airmen use innovation to help during COVID-19

Two U.S. Air Force 1st Fighter Wing Airmen use the 1st FW innovation lab to help wing personnel continue the mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab provides resources to research and create masks that could then be distributed to personnel to help fight the spread of the virus.

April 16, 2020

Contracting from home

Many uniformed personnel and Department of Defense civilians are mandated to stay home to help combat the continuing spread of COVID-19; but with that being said, the mission must still go on. For U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Megan Rowlett, 633rd Contracting Squadron contract specialist, her mission didn’t stop when she needed to sign her first ever contract as a warranted contracting officer from her own kitchen.

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. 19, 2020

Making a come-back; road to resiliency

Sweat drops begin to form as the sun beats harshly down, no one seems to notice the rising temperatures or the sand blowing to and fro as coffin after coffin draped with flags is carried by… “A scream rings out and I jump up throwing punches. It was another recurring dream. I am the one screaming. I walk out of my bedroom, pop the lid off a bottle of alcohol and start drinking. I just want to get away from it all for a couple minutes. I don’t want to think about it.”

Feb. 18, 2020

Innovating in virtual reality

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 547th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis Feb. 12, 2020, to showcase their virtual reality system. The 547th IS uses the VR system primarily for training aircrew and intelligence personnel through software that provides equipment familiarization, aircraft recognition and an overview of Red Flag exercise operations.