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Jan. 6, 2022

Fuels Airman Drives Innovation Through 3-D Printing

It is hard to predict how the coronavirus pandemic might negatively affect readiness. But thanks to the innovation and problem-solving experience of SrA Houston Sasser, 633d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels training supervisor, and two of his wingmen, they were able to present an idea and produce a product to get the mission back on track.

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.

March 3, 2020

Spark Tank 2020: Funding the future of the Air Force

The U.S. Air Force innovation program, AFWERX, hosted the third annual Spark Tank competition during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 26-28, 2020.

Dec. 13, 2019

Aircrew Flight Equipment: Putting the AFE in SAFE

The hum of lights and subtle creaking of sewing machine pedals fill the air of an otherwise silent room. Technicians, concentrated on expertly constructing each component of a parachute, apply their unique skill set and range of knowledge to ensure perfection with every stitch.

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.

June 19, 2018

Airman innovates site to save money

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis launched a system April 2 to move assets from unit to unit, saving the U.S. Air Force money and reducing cluttered storage areas.

Sept. 29, 2017

Governor teams with military children to improve community

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe paid a visit to General Stanford Elementary School students at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 29, 2017.

Aug. 11, 2017

SECAF visits ISR Airmen in Virginia

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited 25th Air Force Airmen during her trip to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2017.

Feb. 28, 2017

Third Port: pivotal point for Army transportation

Crisp air whips around at the mouth of Skiffes Creek on the James River, as a small tug boat glides along the black water, easing to a halt alongside a pier. U.S. Army Soldiers jump out of the watercraft and begin throwing ropes to each other, securing the boat to the pier at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 22, 2017. This 40-acre pier complex, known as Third Port, houses U.S. Army vessels in a deep-water port, providing safe harbor for the watercraft fleet. Although mostly used for training personnel in vessel operations and cargo loading, Third Port is an operational pier for the U.S. Army to train in deployment readiness and recovery.

Feb. 21, 2017

Langley 1 of 4 AFBs to test bio-based grease

The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, was chosen to participate in a 12-month long experimental testing of a new bio-based grease to lessen JBLE’s impact on the environment. The 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron and the representatives from the Defense Logistics Agency briefed the vehicle management flight about the impact of the bio-based grease on the three vehicles chosen to test the grease, Jan. 31, 2017. Members of the 441st VSCOS will also partner with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, NASA and the Kennedy Space Center to test the bio-based grease in their vehicles.