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Dec. 11, 2018

Veterans share past service, why they continue to serve

It is no secret that Joint Base Langley-Eustis has a large retiree community. Though they have left the service, many veterans choose to give back to the armed service community by volunteering their time at various on-base agencies. Some of these veterans sat down to share why they continue to serve today.

Oct. 19, 2018

Langley firefighters rope way to preparedness

Firefighters assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a Rescue Technician One Course, here, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 18, 2018.

Sept. 21, 2018

Firefighters feel the heat during training

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in live-fire training exercises at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 19-20, 2018.

July 24, 2018

633 CES slices into Prime BEEF training

The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron conducted Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force training here, July 19.

Dec. 20, 2017

The mystery of disappearing standards

After five years, my time had finally come. In my career field, the opportunity to go back to technical training was a blessing—after all public affairs and the art of communication is constantly evolving. As I entered the hallways of the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, Maryland, it was as though I’d entered a time capsule. In it were two types of U.S. Air Force Airmen—first term and prior service.

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.

June 7, 2017

Think before you type: Say 'no' to online harassment

With the tap of a keyboard, people can post their immediate thoughts to social networking websites—whether it’s good, bad or ugly. Without time to “think it through”, users risk hurting their career and others with defamatory comments or by overstepping their boundaries when sending private messages.

May 31, 2017

Fitness for the fallen

U.S. service members and their families participated in a Memorial Day Murph and Pararescue Workout event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 29, 2017. The event included a variety of exercises and aimed to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 31, 2017

Hurricane season: Don't be scared, be prepared

With the hurricane season fast approaching, it is important to prepare ahead of time. Although the season, begins on June 1, 2017 and ends November 30, 2017, storms can occur outside of the projected season.

May 16, 2017

National Police Week: Defenders remember fallen

The 633rd Security Forces Squadron hosted a National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, May 15, 2017. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Police Week memorializes law enforcement officers who laid-down their lives in service to the nation. In addition to the opening ceremony, 633rd SFS members will host various events, including a Defenders Challenge and Security Forces Demonstration to pay their respects to their fallen brothers and sisters.