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Dec. 19, 2019

Dec’ the Deployment

The holidays are a time for celebration and togetherness. However, they can quickly turn into a tough time for military families, especially if military members are deployed and have to spend time away from their families.

Dec. 13, 2019

Aircrew Flight Equipment: Putting the AFE in SAFE

The hum of lights and subtle creaking of sewing machine pedals fill the air of an otherwise silent room. Technicians, concentrated on expertly constructing each component of a parachute, apply their unique skill set and range of knowledge to ensure perfection with every stitch.

Dec. 11, 2019

Navigate this holiday season safely

As the holidays roll around, people become busy decorating, shopping or traveling and with the increased amount of activities, proper safety practices may be some of the last things on their minds. To encourage Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, personnel to recognize possible safety hazards that may affect them, the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety office has the following tips to keep their families safe and accountable this holiday season.

Nov. 20, 2019

Metals Technology Sparks Innovation

When fabricating ornate aircraft parts or repairing flightline support equipment, it is the mission and responsibility of the eight-Airmen metals technology flight to ensure aircraft readiness in a safe and timely manner.

Nov. 20, 2019

Major-General Joyce visits JBLE

Royal Canadian Air Force Major-General Derek Joyce, Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, tours the F-22 Raptor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2019. While touring the F-22, Joyce familiarized himself with the mission and capabilities of the aircraft as well as its weaponry. (U.S. Air Force

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.

Nov. 14, 2019

Fit to fight: one fighter wing at a time

As aviators know proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight. To ensure pilots are ready at a moment’s notice, the 1st Fighter Wing has embedded U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, a physical therapist with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron to help increase mission effectiveness.

Nov. 6, 2019

"First to the Fight": F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon train over Atlantic

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and U.S. Air Force T-38 Talons from the 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation of the Atlantic Ocean during training off the coast of Virginia, Oct. 30, 2019. The 1st Fighter Wing is home to the 94th Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Squadron and the 71st Fighter Training Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Oct. 24, 2019

The past meets the present: 1 FW hosts reunion tour

The Air Force lifestyle is sometimes full of traditions ranging from formal military ceremonies, to carrying small coins stamped with the unit’s insignia. As trivial as some traditions may seem, understanding where a unit has been is key to knowing where they’re going.

Sept. 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Order:

Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Order Update: As we continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian, our weather experts at JBLE are now anticipating a storm surge of 7 feet on Friday at 2 p.m. Col. Clinton Ross, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, has amended the evacuation order to include all dorm residents on Langley Air Force Base, effectively immediately. With this new change all dorm residents, Lighter-Than-Air housing, Heavier-Than-Air housing and all lodging facilities are required to evacuate to their safe haven location by 5 p.m. Sept. 5. The Safe Haven location shall not exceed 750 miles and should be located outside of the designated evacuation area, in a “safe” location. Per Diem entitlements that are paid to each evacuee are as follows; transportation and per diem en-route, Lodging and meals/incidental expenses at safe haven location. Lodging is paid for commercial quarters and must be documented by receipt and are mandatory for reimbursement. Please see the evacuation orders from your commands to get more of the per diem entitlements details.