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June 20, 2017

SARM: Keeping warfighters on track

U.S. Air Force F-22 pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis work closely with U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon pilots, who pose as adversary air, to improve their war-fighter capabilities. However, before pilots can perform their duties, they must sharpen their skills and ensure they have proper documentation before they fly. T-38 pilots assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron rely on a 3-person team, known as the squadron aviation resource managers, who ensure they are “good-to-go” when it comes to being legally qualified to fly.

April 20, 2017

‘Piering’ into future: Construction to improve fuel operations

Construction preparations for a new pier, which is used to receive jet fuel, began April 3, 2017. The project, which is overseen by the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Facilities, is expected to be completed in 18 months.

April 12, 2017

Fuel facilities supplies the ‘goods’ on, off flightline

Outfitted in white overalls, gloves, boots, earplugs and a face shield, two U.S. Air Force Airmen cautiously perform their duties while surrounded by a shroud of vapors. They are donned in gear meant to protect them from the very substance that helps to protect lives at high altitudes. The scene resembles that of a science fiction movie— moving in slow motion as the various sounds of the flightline are subconsciously replaced by the eerie sound of shallow breaths in a mask. At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the Airmen assigned to the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facility perform one of their many responsibilities, ensuring pilots have oxygen at high altitudes.

March 15, 2017

633 CES cartographers: mapping mission success

Standing in a field under the warm, afternoon sun, a U.S. Air Force Airman breaks his gaze as he squints one eye before looking into a device which resembles an oversized Polaroid camera. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Mundt, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, was beginning to perform an optical site survey, one of the many duties of the 633rd CES mapping section. The camera he looked through is actually a Total Station, a surveying device used by engineer Airmen during the cartography, or map making process.

Jan. 30, 2017

New menu soars at Eaglewood Grille

The Grille at the Eaglewood Golf Course debuted its new menu at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 23, 2017. The Eaglewood Grille is one of many non-appropriated funded facilities receiving an overhaul to improve its daily operations.

Dec. 14, 2016

Use caution; keep watch at crosswalks

In order to minimize the hazards associated with sharing the roadways, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, pedestrians and motorists should exercise caution when using or approaching crosswalks. According to the 633rd Security Forces Squadron, military personnel who fail to yield to pedestrians using crosswalks on JBLE will be issued an armed forces traffic ticket, while civilian personnel will receive a U. S. District Court violation notice. Furthermore, four points will be added to the on-base driving records for both military and civilians. Four points will also be added to the off-base driving records of civilians, in addition to a $200 fine.

Dec. 7, 2016

Christmas Bird Count evaluates bird population health

The holidays have a variety of meaning for personnel serving on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. However, for one group, the holidays have a less traditional association.For members of the Hampton Roads Bird Club and volunteers from JBLE, the holiday season is a time for the annual Christmas Bird Count.The Christmas Bird Count is an annual bird

Oct. 5, 2016

JBLE celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, the 93rd Signal Brigade hosted an observance at Wylie Theater on Sept. 22, 2016, here. According to the Library of Congress, NHHM was initially observed as National Hispanic Heritage Week in September 1968. The commemorative week included September 15 and 16, and also celebrated the independence anniversaries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Aug. 10, 2016

AFOSI monthly Fraud Bulletin: Tax scams

This is a monthly installment Air Force Office of Special Investigations provides to inform and educate the U.S. Air Force and Joint Base Langley-Eustis community regarding fraud. Each month, the newsletter will contain information regarding a specific fraud topic and what you can do to identify and help stop fraud. In 2016, AFOSI units received multiple reports of U.S. Air Force members receiving intimidating phone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents or employees.