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Nov. 7, 2017

94, 27 AMU Battle for 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Champions

The 27th and 94th Aircraft Maintenance Units each provided a three-man team that competed for the “3rd Quarter Top Weapons Load Crew” title at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Nov. 3, 2017.

Nov. 1, 2017

From aggressor to unmatched 5th gen aerial breacher

Air-to-air combat is fast paced and requires the right aircraft and a well-trained pilot. The pilot needs to have a fast reaction speed and the know-how to make the right decisions at the right time, which is why the some 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 pilots are selected to fly the very aircraft they oppose in their training mission, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor.

Oct. 24, 2017

F-22s complete flying training deployment

F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, completed a flying training deployment here from Oct. 8-19.While in the European theater, the F-22s forward deployed from the U.K. to Poland and Germany to maximize training opportunities, demonstrating steadfast commitment to NATO allies and deterring any actions that destabilize

Oct. 20, 2017

F-22 Raptors deploy to Europe

F-22 Raptor aircraft from the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia have deployed to Europe for a Flight Training Deployment (FTD) to conduct air training with other U.S. Europe-based aircraft and NATO Allies.

Oct. 12, 2017

Langley Raptors return home

Over 100 members assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing returned to Langley Air Force Base today after a 6 month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “I can’t be more proud of our Airmen,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jason T. Hinds, 1st FW Commander. “They did fantastic work operating and maintaining the F-22 for a prolonged period of combat operations. Well done.”

Aug. 30, 2017

Measure twice, cut once

Like an unsung hero, behind the scenes and out of sight the Metals Technology Flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis performs basic and major aircraft structural damage repairs as well as manufacture tools to support the 1st Fighter Wing’s mission. “Measure twice, cut once.” This is the moto each metal technician operates by, ensuring the precision of their craft meets the high standards required, as a simple mistake could cost a pilot or aircrew member their life.

July 26, 2017

633 ABW battles mosquitos: Calls in 757 Airlift Squadron

The 757th Airlift Squadron will conduct their mosquito aerial spray mission over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island on the night of August 1, 2017. In the event of inclement weather, spraying will occur on the alternate date, August 2, 2017.

June 29, 2017

Wash rack gives F-22 clean bill of health

In the proverb “For want of a nail,” a single nail missing eventually cost an army a war, symbolizing how not correcting a small issue can eventually lead to a castrophe. The 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's wash rack simple act of keeping the F-22 Raptor clean, in turn keeps it safe, combat capable and ready to answer the nation's call.

June 27, 2017

1st FW keeps Airmen, F-22s covered

While the 1st Fighter Wing is home to more than 1,300 Airmen and an abundance of aircraft reaching more than 12,000 flying hours each year, their top priority is the safety and well-being of those Airmen. With Airmen in mind, in April 2017, the 1st FW finished construction on 18 canvas-topped sun shelters. The shelters provide the maintainers, crew chiefs and ammunition Airmen protection from the sun. Also, they provide cover against the elements Virginia may throw their way to include rain, strong winds, hail, sleet and snow. No matter the weather conditions, the shelters help Airmen continue their work to keep the mission going.

June 23, 2017

1st FW welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Airmen and civilians from the 1st Fighter Wing welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 23. U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Hinds assumed command of the wing which is comprised of six squadrons with more than 1,300 members who employ and sustain worldwide rapid deployment of over 40 F-22 Raptor aircraft.