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June 20, 2017

SARM: Keeping warfighters on track

U.S. Air Force F-22 pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis work closely with U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon pilots, who pose as adversary air, to improve their war-fighter capabilities. However, before pilots can perform their duties, they must sharpen their skills and ensure they have proper documentation before they fly. T-38 pilots assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron rely on a 3-person team, known as the squadron aviation resource managers, who ensure they are “good-to-go” when it comes to being legally qualified to fly.

May 23, 2017

Norfolk Tides honor service members

U.S. Air Force Col. Caroline Miller, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, and other U.S. military leaders from installations across Hampton Roads salute during the National Anthem before the Norfolk Tides’ Armed Forces Night game at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va., May 20, 2017. The event honored service members past and present and ended with a post-game

April 20, 2017

‘Piering’ into future: Construction to improve fuel operations

Construction preparations for a new pier, which is used to receive jet fuel, began April 3, 2017. The project, which is overseen by the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Facilities, is expected to be completed in 18 months.

April 12, 2017

Fuel facilities supplies the ‘goods’ on, off flightline

Outfitted in white overalls, gloves, boots, earplugs and a face shield, two U.S. Air Force Airmen cautiously perform their duties while surrounded by a shroud of vapors. They are donned in gear meant to protect them from the very substance that helps to protect lives at high altitudes. The scene resembles that of a science fiction movie— moving in slow motion as the various sounds of the flightline are subconsciously replaced by the eerie sound of shallow breaths in a mask. At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the Airmen assigned to the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facility perform one of their many responsibilities, ensuring pilots have oxygen at high altitudes.

March 15, 2017

633 CES cartographers: mapping mission success

Standing in a field under the warm, afternoon sun, a U.S. Air Force Airman breaks his gaze as he squints one eye before looking into a device which resembles an oversized Polaroid camera. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Mundt, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, was beginning to perform an optical site survey, one of the many duties of the 633rd CES mapping section. The camera he looked through is actually a Total Station, a surveying device used by engineer Airmen during the cartography, or map making process.

Nov. 9, 2016

First step toward educational goals

When it comes to transitioning from military to civilian life or improving one’s current career, there are steps that can be made that many don’t know about. The two education centers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia have the resources to point individuals in the right direction.

Oct. 5, 2016

Army provides support to family overcoming tragedy

As Paul Bredlau got out of his vehicle, he turned his ball cap around and thought to himself, “Suck it up. I have to find the facts.” Walking down the road, Paul and one of his son’s friends from his unit found the tire tracks. The tracks led them to the levy that caused U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Bredlau’s vehicle to flip and impact a tree, which took his life instantly. Paul dug through the grass and debris to find anything that was left.

Sept. 28, 2016

Eustis opens Powers Hall

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, Center for Initial Military Training commander, addresses the crowd during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Powers Hall on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 26, 2016. The building is home to Training and Doctrine Command G-2 Operational Training Support Center and named after Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Leo

Sept. 20, 2016

Cargo specialist simulate port procedures

U.S. Army Spc. Vincent Seen, 56th Transportation Battalion 567th Inland Cargo Transportation Company cargo specialist, waits for directions while unloading cargo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 8, 2016. The company simulated being stationed at a port in Italy, where they received shipments via sea and air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman

Sept. 14, 2016

Jacobs Conference Center holds open house

A photo of the newly renovated Jacobs Conference Center at Fort Eustis, Va., Sept. 7, 2016. The center received a $1 million structural renovation and $2 million equipment upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Derek Seifert)