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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.

Oct. 2, 2019

Swimming laps around the world

She dives into the pool, as the cool water envelopes her body and she begins to feel weightless. She comes to the surface kicking and pulling, feeling the water begin to rush past her as she picks up speed until she’s at a full sprint… Preparation to be the fastest in the world has begun. “My mom threw me into a pool when I was a small child, and I’ve been swimming ever since,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Genevieve Miller, 17th Intelligence Squadron deputy flight commander. “But I've been swimming competitively since I was five or six on a club team.”

Oct. 2, 2019

Langley Speedway hosts Military Appreciation Night

(Left to right) U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Greg Peterson, 633rd Air Base Wing command chief, and Col. Clinton Ross, 633rd ABW commander, welcomes and thanks the crowd for attending the Military Appreciation Night at Larry King Law's Langley Speedway, Hampton, Virginia, Sept. 28, 2019. More than 5,000 people filled the stands to watch drivers

Oct. 2, 2019

JBLE fosters community engagement with Deployed Family Fall Fest

The Deployed Family Fall Fest was held at the Bethel Manor Youth Center in Hampton, Virginia, Sept. 28, 2019. The event brought together families whose loved one has been recently or is currently deployed for fun activities, games, food and more.

Oct. 1, 2019

JBLE celebrates diversity with Hispanic Heritage kick-off celebration

Two Hispanic Hertiage kick-off events took place here to celebrate the installation's rich diversity. Fort Eustis kicked off the first event at the Fort Eustis Club, Sept. 25, 2019. Following Fort Eustis' event, Langley Air Force Base launched its event Sept. 26, 2019 at the Langley Community Commons. Both events featured music, food, dance demonstrations and more.

Sept. 25, 2019

Shhh!! Keep it down, it’s hunting season

Most people believe the hunting season starts with the first day of deer season; however, hunting starts well before.In the Commonwealth of Virginia, as with 39 other states, citizens interested in hunting are now required to attend a Hunters Safety Course and obtain a certificate of completion before purchasing a hunting license.To purchase a

Sept. 18, 2019

Conservation law enforcement patrols, protects JBLE

Rivers, creeks and estuaries trace the landscape of Fort Eustis and it’s up to a select few to patrol the 27 miles worth of shoreline in order to protect the installation.

Sept. 18, 2019

JBLE hosts 38th Annual Mulberry Island Half Marathon/5k

The 38th Annual Mulberry Island Half Marathon/5K occured Sept. 14, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The route started on Lee Boulevard and ran along the James River and historic sites on the installation such as the Matthew Jones.