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March 22, 2023

633d Command Post awarded 2022 Post of the Year

U.S. Airmen from the 633d Air Base Wing Command Post, along with senior leadership, pose for a photo together at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Mar. 20, 2023. Command Post was awarded the Air Combat Command Post of the Year award and the 2022 United States Air Force Medium Command & Control Operations Node of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olivia Bithell)

Feb. 4, 2023

F-22 Safely Shoots Down Chinese Spy Balloon Off South Carolina Coast

A U.S. Air Force fighter safely shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a written statement. 

Jan. 10, 2023

Department of the Air Force releases policy on Military Parental Leave Program

Military Parental Leave for Airmen and Guardians will expand to 12 weeks after convalescent leave for birth parents and 12 weeks for non-birth parents, including adoptive parents and eligible foster parents, effective Dec. 27, 2022.

Jan. 9, 2023

Department of the Air Force outlines new Body Composition Program for Airmen, Guardians

Both the Air and Space Forces released the new Waist-to-Height Ratio BCP policy in January, with assessments to begin April 2023.

June 29, 2022

So Others May Live

“My entire job is based around the concept ‘so others may live’,” said Staff Sgt. Kennedy Houser, 633d Surgical Operations Squadron, sterile processing non-commissioned officer in charge. Houser was raised in Alabama and joined the Air Force in 2015. According to Houser, service, whether it be to her country or those in need, has always been a big part of her identity.

June 3, 2022

JBLE law enforcement train for domestic violence intervention

Domestic Violence Intervention Training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, delved deep into providing these advanced training strategies for civilian and military officers, May 23-28.

June 1, 2022

DAF Gaming delivers Gaming Expo, Esports Championship at FORCECON 2022

Air Force Services Center and the Department of the Air Force Gaming achieved two major firsts Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio – the first Department of Defense Armed Forces Esports Championship and the inaugural Air Force Gaming Minor League Championships.

May 19, 2022

JBLE 2022 Hurricane Season Readiness

One of the most significant natural disasters that Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia faces are hurricanes. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th each year. Now is the time for the JBLE community to ensure they’re hurricane prepared.

May 19, 2022

Joint Base NCO Corps strengthens “Core”

One way to strengthen a backbone is to strengthen one’s core. The U.S. Army Corps of non-commissioned Officers calls itself the “Backbone of the Army,” and May 2-5 newly promoted Army and Air Force non-commissioned officers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, engaged in just that, with a week of physical, mental and leadership enhancing activities culminating in a Joint U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army induction ceremony, a tradition celebrating newly promoted NCOs.

April 6, 2022

Air Force announces FY22 Aviation Bonus

This year’s AvB program builds upon previous years’ offers to decisively shape and retain the rated force by providing specific eligible pilots, RPA pilots, air battle managers and combat systems officers with monetary incentives in exchange for active-duty service commitments.