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Feb. 4, 2023

F-22 Safely Shoots Down Chinese Spy Balloon Off South Carolina Coast

A U.S. Air Force fighter safely shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a written statement. 

Jan. 23, 2023

1st Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Year Competition

The 1st Maintenance Group hosted the 2022 Weapons Loading Competition of the Year at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 13, 2023. The competition tests Airmen’s ability to rapidly and efficiently load munitions onto an aircraft before takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olivia Bithell)

Jan. 18, 2023

Demonstrating Air Power around the clock

U.S. Air Force Capt. Samuel “RaZZ” Larson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, practices different maneuvers while training for the upcoming 2023 airshow season, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 6, 2023. In addition to showcasing elite skills, airshows are put on in hopes to excite and engage the local community.

Dec. 30, 2022

JBLE Airman killed in motorcycle crash

An active-duty Airman assigned to the 1st Munitions Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, was killed during an off-base motorcycle accident in Newport News, Virginia, Dec. 28, 2022.

Dec. 14, 2022

Under Secretary of the Air Force visits JBLE

Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones made her first visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 13, 2022, to observe the missions of four Air Combat Command wings and multiple units.

Oct. 31, 2022

1st FW CBRN Exercise: Ready, Set, Reload!

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Spotswood, right, Tech Sgt. Zachary Warners, middle, and Tech. Sgt. Ambrose Kun, all 192d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems craftsmen, carry a missile in preparation to load an F-22 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 11, 2022. These Airmen were a part of a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercise, demonstrating their capability to load, troubleshoot and repair aircraft armament systems, while under threat of simulated chemical warfare and attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith)

Sept. 27, 2022


Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visits Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 23, 2022.

Sept. 27, 2022

JBLE Pilots conquer Water Survival Training

U.S. Air Force Airmen pose for a group photo on the Langley Marina at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 15, 2022. Airmen participated in a Water Survival Training Course taught to maintain currency in their flight training requirements and were taught by survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith)

Sept. 20, 2022

JBLE participates in the Norfolk Tides

The Air Force Appreciation Night baseball game is hosted annually by the Norfolk Tides to show support for Airmen worldwide and help strengthen the longstanding relationship between Joint Base Langley-Eustis and the community.

July 27, 2022

A Day at Red Flag with AGE

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Malley, 1st Maintainer Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic, gives a quick tour of a day during Red Flag 22-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 14, 2022. Participants in the exercise conduct training missions that allow Airmen to test and perfect Agile Combat Employment operating concepts for how the U.S. combat forces will fight in a modern, contested environment. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Chloe Shanes)