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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. 29, 2019

Stand down, stand up: 1 FW starts Ready Airmen Program

The 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, leads the way in combat capability and lethality in current operations worldwide, and serves as America's premier air dominance wing, led by next generation Airmen, integrated with its mission partners, and ready to fly, fight, and win...anytime, anyplace. In order to operate at this capacity, the Ready Aircrew Program establishes the minimum number of live training events and simulator missions that aircrews must complete during the annual training cycle to maintain readiness. But that does not prepare against all enemies.

Dec. 16, 2019

Groceries for the holidays; taking care of JBLE families

Newport News Public Schools partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Food Lion Feeds organization to host a holiday food distribution at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2019.

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.

Dec. 4, 2019

Crud tournament

Friday, November 15, 2019 presented a momentous opportunity to honor Air Force Heritage, propel future tradition and create everlasting bonds across multiple Air Force specialties. On this day, more than sixty members of the Air Combat Command information warfare community (cyberspace, intelligence, and information operations) gathered at the Joint Base Langley- Eustis (JBLE) club for a good old-fashioned game of crud.

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.

Oct. 21, 2019

Steps to redemption: A Soldier’s ambition to cross the finish line

Racing through Washington D.C. on an unusually hot and humid autumn day, he spots mile-marker seven. Only three miles left to the finish line. He’s on his own amongst a horde of sweaty runners moving shoulder-to-shoulder, each trying to edge out the person next to them. He’s stranded, shuffling under a blanket of body heat as they charge down the course. In an instant, he’s down.

Oct. 9, 2019

Assistant Secretary of the Army visits JBLE

The Honorable Alex A. Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, meets with leadership at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 3, 2019. Beehler visited with JBLE’s senior leadership to discuss joint base operations, the Center for Army Analysis’ findings and recommendations, as well as the way forward to better serve the installation community’s needs.

Oct. 9, 2019

Congressman Scott visits JBLE

U.S. Army Col. Jenn Walkawicz, 733rd Mission Support Group commander, briefs Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 8, 2019. Scott visited Fort Eustis to learn about its mission and significance prior to touring various areas on post to include 3rd Port, 128th Aviation Brigade, the barracks and more.

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.