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Jan. 29, 2020

Eyes on it: optometry clinic ensures mission readiness

From annual eye exams to extracting debris from eyes, the Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, optometry clinic sees it all. Depending on real-world situations such as emergency patients or deployment requirements, personnel at the clinic may see between 30 to 50 patients a day. Serving not only Airman, but Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen as well, the optometry staff work diligently to ensure each patient is fit to fight.

Jan. 14, 2020

SERE-ious training

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments in the world. Along with teaching water survival courses, SERE specialists at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, train aircrew personnel on an array of skills from making a basic shelter to escaping an active pursuant.

Dec. 13, 2019

U.S. Air Force Heritage of America band

Members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America band perform a holiday concert at the Christopher Newport University Ferguson Center, Newport News, Virginia, Dec. 5, 2019.

Nov. 20, 2019

Playing cyberspace

At times the most effective approach to fixing a problem is coming up with a creative solution. For the U.S. Air Force finding the solution to some of those problems requires the input and ideas of countless Airmen.

Nov. 5, 2019

Defense Daily reporter visits JBLE for FAM Flight

Vivienne Machi, Defense Daily reporter, and 1st Lt. Josh Burdge, 71st Fighter Training Squadron pilot, walk toward T-38A Talons during a familiarization flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 31, 2019. Machi experienced firsthand how 1st FW pilots train at JBLE.

Oct. 23, 2019

Yorktown Day

Yorktown Day is an annual event which commemorates the siege at Yorktown in 1781 and the revolutionary victory that paved the way for America and freedom.

Oct. 15, 2019

Airmen inspired to see beyond the stars with NASA visit

The NASA Langley Research Center has been a staple of the Hampton Roads, Virginia community for over 100 years and has directly impacted the daily lives of not just Americans but of the world with their research and development of new technology. Still, hidden in the forest terrain behind the protection of the Langley Air Force Base fence line, it’s hard to imagine what happens behind the scenes. Separated only by a small unmanned gate, visitors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and representatives from local government offices recently ventured next door to get a firsthand look for themselves.

March 1, 2017

AFE: One stitch between life, death

“When someone’s life is in your hands, you have to be cognizant that their life depends on you...You only get one chance.” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Wineman, 1st Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, eluding to what could happen to a pilot if technicians, like him, did not do their job correctly.