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Jan. 20, 2020

JBLE honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent advocate for civil rights and a beacon for minorities searching for equal protection under the law.

Jan. 8, 2020

JBLE 2019 year in review

The 2019 Year in Review features the highlights of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community. This feature showcases the hard work, dedication and heritage of the Airmen and Soldiers of JBLE.

Dec. 11, 2019

Navigate this holiday season safely

As the holidays roll around, people become busy decorating, shopping or traveling and with the increased amount of activities, proper safety practices may be some of the last things on their minds. To encourage Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, personnel to recognize possible safety hazards that may affect them, the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety office has the following tips to keep their families safe and accountable this holiday season.

Nov. 22, 2019

Uncovered: A son’s tie to a historic Airman’s legacy

A buzz of conversation fills the room, as people file in to take their seats. Amongst them, men and women wearing red jackets are scattered throughout the crowd, each ready to celebrate a new addition to their proud heritage. Both young and old gather to witness history in this small room in downtown Hampton, Virginia.

Nov. 13, 2019

Running for remembrance

The Airman continues his run, the sound of his breathing eclipsed by the insects surrounding the track. It’s two in the morning and the only light is from the lamp posts lining the track. He disappears after he passes each light until he reaches the next post. He and the four other Airmen have already been running for 17 hours, only nine more to go.

Nov. 1, 2019

Spiritual healing in our darkest hour

Members of the 633rd Air Base Wing Chaplain Team on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, volunteered with community members from Newport News, Virginia, to participate in Community Emergency Response Team training, October 19, 2019.

Oct. 30, 2019

Guiding through stages of a career

From professional development training to retraining assistance, the career assistance advisors of Joint Base Langley-Eustis have a plethora of resources to help Airmen throughout their career. “Career assistance advisor is a multifaceted position and there are two roles,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brent Likes, JBLE career assistance advisor. “The first role is we help people out with some personnel programs that might be difficult for them, like retraining or base of preference applications. The [second role] is professional development, like the first term Airmen center, NCO professional enhancement seminar and the senior NCO professional enhancement seminar.”

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. 8, 2019

Be prepared: The Great Southeast Shake Out

An earthquake could strike at any time. On Aug. 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the Piedmont region of Virginia at 1:51 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2019

Radiology members train for the worst

Members from the 633rd Surgical Operations Squadron participated in radiology trauma training on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 26, 2019.