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Sept. 9, 2020

JBLE Airman honored with 12 OAY award

Many Airmen in the U.S. Air Force work hard, day-in and day-out, fulfilling the mission and striving for excellence. Sometimes, that work culminates in recognition and those members are honored with awards for the efforts they put into their job. An Airman at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, had the pleasure of receiving such an honor.

Aug. 20, 2020

Fifteenth Air Force activates, consolidates ACC’s conventional forces

Fifteenth Air Force activated Aug. 20, integrating wings and direct reporting units from 12th Air Force and Ninth Air Force to form a new numbered air force responsible for generating and presenting Air Combat Command’s conventional forces.ACC’s conventional capabilities include fighter, remotely piloted aircraft, command and control, and rescue

Aug. 13, 2020

Hey, that suit looks cool!

Researchers from Headquarters Air Combat Command’s science and technology department are exploring new and innovative ways to keep Airmen safe while working on the flightline. A recent study conducted with the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis may provide new opportunities to keep Airmen cool as U.S. Air Force F-22 maintainers continue to endure extreme weather conditions to support America’s air superiority around the globe.

Aug. 3, 2020

U.S. Air Force reactivates 1st Munitions Squadron

The U.S. Air Force is reactivating the 1st Munitions Squadron within the 1st Fighter Wing, July 31, 2020 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

July 19, 2020

SECAF visits JBLE

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett learned firsthand how Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, stays mission-ready through the capabilities of Airmen and assets at JBLE.

June 12, 2020

Airmen use innovation to help during COVID-19

Two U.S. Air Force 1st Fighter Wing Airmen use the 1st FW innovation lab to help wing personnel continue the mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab provides resources to research and create masks that could then be distributed to personnel to help fight the spread of the virus.

April 26, 2020

Chaplains alter methods to remain connected

The 1st Fighter Wing Chaplain Office provided lunch for 1FW members at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 22, 2020.

April 13, 2020

Be Ready, stay ready: First to the fight

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, the Department of Defense now faces new challenges for providing America with its fighting force. For the Air Force this means developing a new norm for its fighter wings. Not only must they mitigate exposure for their work forces, but they still have a requirement to accomplish their primary mission to provide lethal airpower anytime, anywhere.

March 5, 2020

Raptor bird bath: contract gives time back to the mission

The 1st Fighter Wing is responsible for one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptors and the Airmen of the 1st Maintenance Group are responsible for maintaining them. However, in order to keep the aircraft mission ready, they must be washed regularly, taking time away from maintainers’ primary duties.

March 3, 2020

Spark Tank 2020: Funding the future of the Air Force

The U.S. Air Force innovation program, AFWERX, hosted the third annual Spark Tank competition during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 26-28, 2020.