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Sept. 8, 2021

JBLE members participate in Red Flag Alaska 21-3

Members of the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, participated in Red Flag Alaska 21-3 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, from Aug. 12 - 27, 2021.

Sept. 2, 2021

KC-135 Stratotanker: A gas station in the skies

During Red Flag Alaska 21-3, fighter jets complete multiple sorties, practice tactical maneuvers, and multi-squadron simulated combat objectives. Spending numerous hours in the air at a time requires a hefty load of fuel to keep them airborne.

Aug. 27, 2021

Maintainers: Keeping the F-22 in the fight

When a car doesn’t run properly, it gets taken to a mechanic. When a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor needs a check, there isn’t time to send it to a shop. That’s where aircraft maintainers from the 1st Fighter Wing, 192nd Wing, and 1st Maintenance Squadron make their living.

Aug. 12, 2021

A legacy lives on

“A legacy of valor” — A segment of the Airman’s Creed that all members of the U.S. Air Force have recited time and time again. While short, this phrase carries a monumental weight that members of the Air Force strive to live up to day in and day out.

July 27, 2021

Observing the Legacy of the SMS Ostfriesland and Billy Mitchell’s vision

Just 71 miles from the shores of JBLE rests the sunken SMS Ostfriesland, a battleship surrendered by Germany to the Allied Powers after the peace brokerage of World War I.

July 26, 2021

The Adventure of a Lifetime

July 9, 2021

Historic 1st Fighter Wing receives new commander

Members of the 1st Fighter Wing welcomed their new commander today, July 9, 2021 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, during a change of command ceremony.

July 7, 2021

CSAF commemorates victory at Yorktown with French allies

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and French Air and Space Force Chief of Staff General Phillippe LaVigne, gathered at the Yorktown Victory Monument today to lay a commemorative wreath marking 240-years of the siege of Yorktown.

June 1, 2021

President Biden, first lady visit JBLE service members

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis to meet with Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors and honor the fallen before Memorial Day, May 28.

May 3, 2021

“Unity in Diversity” - JBLE celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Joint Base Langley-Eustis will celebrate Asian/Pacific American heritage throughout the month of May with a variety of virtual events and discussions.