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July 14, 2017

JBLE participates in aircraft exercise

As Joint Base Langley-Eustis service members pay their respects to the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy, in their tragic loss on July 10, 2017, real-world and exercise incidents are used as reminders to our service members that accidents or incidents are a reality in military life and it is why service members need to be ready to respond at any time.

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 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.

May 24, 2017

New missile pushes F-22 ahead of fight

In today’s war against ISIS, being accurate and effective are both key components in keeping Americans and their allies safe. To accommodate this the F-22 recently switched from AIM-9M to AIM-9X munitions, for a good reason, as the AIM-9M is an older missile, dating back to the Vietnam War, and has many countermeasures today.

April 19, 2017

ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17: Leveraging fifth-gen capabilities

The 1st Fighter Wing is on its second week of ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17, an exercise at at Joint Base Langley-Eustis focusing on leveraging fifth-generation fighter capabilities with partnering nations.

July 25, 2016

AF commanders aim to ensure a smooth take-off for F-35A

Wing commanders from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II units met at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, July 20-21 to discuss integration of the two aircraft. The conference focused on joint training, maintenance techniques, manpower and strategies to develop successful integration the F-35A as a part of the joint team of fighter aircraft.