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Oct. 14, 2022

Breast Cancer early detection is key to saving lives

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women in the U.S, making early detection critical for determining a patient’s treatment plan. For personnel and beneficiaries at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, scheduling an appointment with the 633d Mammography Clinic could be a lifesaving step in early detection.

Sept. 29, 2022

ACC Chief reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month importance

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the history and remarkable contributions that people of different cultures and backgrounds have made across the nation.

Sept. 15, 2022

Airmen step up to lead 633d MDG clinic

Airmen assigned to the 633d Medical Group rose to the challenge of low manning and in the process became effective leaders. The Airmen of the Optometry Clinic were thrown into leadership positions and succeeded in making the clinic thrive during a time where there were no non-commissioned officers.

June 23, 2021

Building a family through faith and resiliency

Life was great for Lt Col. Brian Campbell, 633d Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, and his wife Katherine. They had been married for a few years, enjoyed being a couple, doing fun things together and had just found out they were pregnant with their first child.

March 8, 2021

This is not who I am: a chaplain's story

“I need you to come see me this afternoon.” Nine words no one wants to hear from their company commander.

Feb. 10, 2021

Fort Eustis firing range re-opens for private weapons

The 733d Mission Support Group recently reopened the privately-owned firearm range on Fort Eustis, giving members of Joint Base Langley-Eustis a chance to fire their weapons on base.

Dec. 8, 2020

Airmen of the 363rd ISRW take a leap of faith

Sitting on the small bench within the aircraft, surrounded by instructors and first-time jumpers, reality starts to set in. The aircraft elevates, getting colder and colder as we increase in altitude, causing the hair on my arms to stand up. As I look around at all the first-time jumpers, they all have the same expression; the expression that they too are coming to grips with the impending jump. We reach the necessary height and the red light by the door turns from red to green. The instructor taps my shoulder, letting me know that it’s time to stand up; it’s time to jump.

Sept. 24, 2020

With a heavy heart: Fort Eustis Soldier wins Military Citizen of the Year

So strong were the virtues that Ferrin displayed, even his leadership took notice. This is why they nominated him to become Military Citizen of the Year.

Feb. 19, 2020

Making a come-back; road to resiliency

Sweat drops begin to form as the sun beats harshly down, no one seems to notice the rising temperatures or the sand blowing to and fro as coffin after coffin draped with flags is carried by… “A scream rings out and I jump up throwing punches. It was another recurring dream. I am the one screaming. I walk out of my bedroom, pop the lid off a bottle of alcohol and start drinking. I just want to get away from it all for a couple minutes. I don’t want to think about it.”

Sept. 25, 2019

BHOP: the one-stop shop

There’s a worldwide epidemic haunting our U.S. Air Force Airmen, causing significant grief and hardship.