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Jan. 31, 2018

71st FTS trains over Atlantic Ocean

The 71st Fighter Training Squadron, also referred to as the Ironmen, is one of three flying squadrons assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron's mission is to provide professional adversary air support to enhance the 1st Fighter Wing's F-22 combat capability.

Jan. 17, 2018

AOP breathes life into F-22 mission

An aircraft is vital to the Air Force’s mission but it can’t do much without a pilot. The pilot is the brain of the aircraft and just like the human body, if the brain isn’t functioning correctly the body can’t work properly.

Jan. 3, 2018

JBLE 2017 Year in Photos

This 2017 Year in Photos features Airmen and Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and readiness to support America. This yearly feature showcases the hard work and dedication of the men and women of JBLE, shown this past year.

Dec. 4, 2017

JBLE Fire Department makes leap in technology

Fire suppression on Langley Air Force Base has taken a step up in technology with the newest fire truck, which joined the 11 “big truck” vehicle fleet at the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department, during Fall 2017.

Nov. 28, 2017

Leaders celebrate thanksgiving, serve meals to Team JBLE

U.S. Air Force Col. Sean Tyler, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, serves Thanksgiving lunch at the Crossbow Dining Facility on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Nov. 23, 2017. Installation leaders served hot meals to Airmen and Soldiers who were unable to go home for the holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

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.”