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Nov. 29, 2022

Celebrating 633d ABW History

U.S. Air Force Ryan Collins, 633d Air Base Wing historian, explains the importance of remembering military history during the opening of the Heritage Hall at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2022. Collins with the help of other service members put together the Heritage Hall, which is a collection of historic artifacts and photos in order to celebrate and remember the accomplishments of the past. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith)

Feb. 5, 2020

Veterans Homecoming event Feb. 8

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia will host a Veterans Homecoming event at Fort Eustis, which will include food trucks, prizes and giveaways Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fort Eustis Commissary and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service parking lots. Early registration at Fort Eustis will begin at 8 a.m.

Dec. 30, 2019

Expanded access for qualified veterans and family members

The Defense Department has announced expanded commissary,Military Service Exchange and MWR access beginning Jan. 1, 2020, andestablished a standard for physical access to military installations.Veterans and primary family caregivers who are eligible and want to takeadvantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health IdentificationCard, or

Nov. 14, 2017

Soldiers visit retirement community, honor veterans

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis hosted a Veterans Day event at the Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community to recognize veterans and families, Nov. 11, 2017.

Aug. 2, 2017

JBLE recognizes 50th Anniversary Vietnam Commemoration

Joint Base Langley-Eustis commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during a luncheon at Fort Eustis, Va., July 27, 2017.

June 20, 2017

Problem solvers: Ombudsmen assists wounded, ill or injured find care

Established in 2007, the U.S. Army Medical Command Ombudsman Program has been helping service members and their families navigate through the medical needs after being wounded, ill or injured. Initially created by the U.S. Navy as a role filled by military spouses, MEDCOM ombudsmen have transitioned into a vital resource on installations by looking out for the morale and welfare of military families. Ombudsmen serve as neutral mediators, or resource consultants, that act as liaisons between the military or family member, MEDCOM and the Medical Treatment Facility commander, to communicate the needs and concerns of the patient.

June 14, 2017

Army, AF offer COOL education benefits to service members

To prepare service members for their future in the civilian job market, the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force launched the Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program in 2015. Through the COOL program, the military helps veterans compete for jobs in the civilian sector, decreasing the population of unemployed veterans. Through the program, enlisted service members can obtain certifications and licenses to not only enhance their current work performance, but enhance their likelihood of civilian employment after they leave the service.

April 26, 2017

History, heroes walk among us

Twelve members from the longest running military service organization in the United States, the Legion of Valor, toured Joint Base Langley-Eustis, April 21, 2017. Founded originally as the Medal of Honor Legion in 1890, the Legion of Valor was later chartered by an act of Congress in 1955, adding U.S. Air Force Cross recipients to the organization. Legion of Valor members are recipients of the nation’s highest recognition for heroism in combat, either receiving the Distinguished Service Cross and Navy Cross to the Congressional Medal of Honor or Air Force Cross, and are honored through the organization.

March 17, 2017

Connecting with veterans through unique therapy

Throughout her weekly meetings and tasks, Jamie Reed takes moments to stare at the foliage outside her office window. During those brief moments, Reed looks forward to the one day of the month when she can get her hands dirty working alongside service members and civilians to take care of garden plots at the Hampton Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s horticultural therapy garden. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., community members devote their time to maintaining the therapy gardens, as well as spending time cultivating relationships with veterans who use the gardens as a therapeutic source.

Dec. 21, 2016

Wreaths Across America honors fallen heroes

Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Paul Abney, USS Cole survivor, honors his lost crew mates while U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Hooper, USS James E. Williams information systems administrator, salutes during a National Wreaths Across America Remembrance ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, Va., Dec. 17, 2016. Referring to