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July 9, 2019

Whistle Stop benefits JBLE community

The Whistle Stop thrift store offers a multitude of services for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia community. The thrift store not only provides affordable goods to its customers, it also supports programs that benefits installation members and their families.

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 20, 2019

633rd ABW welcomes new commander

U.S. service members, Department of Defense civilian employees and local community leaders surrounding Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, welcomed the new 633rd Air Base Wing commander during a change of command ceremony June 20, 2019. Before assuming command, U.S. Air Force Col. Clinton Ross served as the Air Combat Command Director of Manpower, Personnel & Services.

June 18, 2019

Soldiers, Airmen participate in Joint Task Force training operations

Members from 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade and the 921st Contingency Response Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, participated in a training operation to prepare for Exercise Turbo Distribution. The exercise requires members of both the U.S. Air Force and Army to work together to move cargo swiftly while tracking its location accurately.

June 10, 2019

Giving Old Glory a voice

Standing at a wooden podium, dress blues pressed and hands resting on the script in front of her, retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Deborah Rothwell took a deep breath. “I am the flag of the United States of America,” she started. Her head held high, she emphasized each word with a flourish of her hands. “My name is Old Glory.”

June 6, 2019

Heritage Flight honors last D-Day celebration

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight team conducted a flyover in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the last celebration at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, June 6, 2019. The four-ship formation included U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot, and Mr. Andrew McKenna, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 Mustang pilot.

May 30, 2019

Stone assumes command of 363d ISR Wing

The 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing conducted an assumption of command ceremony here, May 30.

May 30, 2019

Tidewater transitions to Defense Health Agency

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 29, 2019, to discuss changes for the military hospitals and clinics across the country. As part of the Military Health System’s transformation starting Oct. 1, 2019, the Defense Health Agency is assuming control of all Tidewater-area military hospitals and clinics including Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, McDonald Army Health Center and the U.S. Air Force Langley Hospital at JBLE.

May 21, 2019

Retiree Appreciation Day celebrated at JBLE

The Fort Eustis Retirement Services Office, in conjunction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, held the annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Fort Eustis Main Exchange, May 18.The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Retiree Appreciation Day is the event specifically for all military retirees, and their families, living in the Hampton Roads

May 21, 2019

New MCAHC clinic opens closer to home

When scheduling appointments to visit their medical providers, TRICARE beneficiaries residing in Williamsburg won’t have to travel too far from home to receive healthcare.As a community-based primary care clinic and extension of Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ McDonald Army Health Center, the new Williamsburg Medical Home is now open for enrolled