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Oct. 8, 2019

Combining Partnerships with Recycled Material for Creative (and Sometimes Edible) Results

Across the Air Force, some installations are establishing organic gardens for a variety of reasons: to grow food, to beautify the installation, or to provide habitat and otherwise enhance natural resources.

May 1, 2019

JBLE celebrates Earth Week

Earth Day is an international holiday celebrated around the world April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection and the significance of preserving natural resources. JBLE recognized the occasion by sponsoring numerous conservation themed events on the installations from April 22 to April 26.

April 17, 2019

Langley AFB goes straw-free

With Earth Day right around the corner, Joint Base Langley-Eustis will celebrate by kicking off their straw-free campaign April 22, 2019.

March 19, 2019

World Water Day

World Water Day is March 22, 2019

Dec. 4, 2017

AF Installation Cyberattack Plans tested during national grid exercise

Recently, 32 Air Force installations and representatives from Headquarters Air Force took part in the two-day national Grid Security Exercise IV, or GridEx IV, to simulate a coordinated response to cyber and physical security threats to North America's electricity grid and other critical infrastructure.

July 26, 2017

633 ABW battles mosquitos: Calls in 757 Airlift Squadron

The 757th Airlift Squadron will conduct their mosquito aerial spray mission over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island on the night of August 1, 2017. In the event of inclement weather, spraying will occur on the alternate date, August 2, 2017.

June 7, 2017

Taking care of community: JBLE takes action annually at Clean the Bay Day

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dongpyo Yi, 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service supervisor, gathers trash during the 29th annual Clean the Bay Day at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 3, 2017. The volunteer’s efforts affect the Chesapeake Bay, part of which falls along Langley Air Force Base, Va.’s, shoreline, and is one of America’s

May 24, 2017

Last refuges for declining, rare, endangered species

“This area is perfect,” said Karen Terwilliger, a local environmental expert, as she pointed to a part of Langley Air Force Base’s shoreline that provides, not only a natural flood barrier, but a safe area for the Diamondback Terrapin Turtle, a declining species being surveyed at Langley AFB, to lay its eggs.

Jan. 14, 2017

AF boosts environment with plant relocation

Volunteers helped the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron relocate pollinator plants from the Bethel Park Pollinator Garden to the nature trail on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 6, 2017. Once an old dumping ground, the pollinator garden was installed at Bethel Park in 2014 in accordance with the National Public Lands Day project to help clean up the area. The garden plants provided food or habitat for pollinator organisms such as hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and occasionally small mammals. A grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation and the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program awarded funds to 633rd CES personnel to plant a garden, however, due to the location of the garden, it has been underutilized by the public and overgrown with weeds.