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Oct. 23, 2019

Seasonal Storage: parking RVs and Boats for the winter

Now that it is officially fall, many outdoor enthusiasts are beginning to look for a spot to park their recreational vehicle (RV), camper or boat until the next camping and boating season. The 633rd Security Forces Squadron has additional safety concerns presented by abandoned vehicles on the installation.

Sept. 18, 2019

Conservation law enforcement patrols, protects JBLE

Rivers, creeks and estuaries trace the landscape of Fort Eustis and it’s up to a select few to patrol the 27 miles worth of shoreline in order to protect the installation.

April 8, 2019

Air, land, sea: boating on land

When it comes to watercraft, not many think of the U.S. Army. However, the Army has a fleet of more than 130 watercraft and every one of their watercraft operators has been through a course at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The U.S. Army Transportation School, Maritime & Intermodal Training Department here has various watercraft simulations used for training such as the Full Mission Bridge, the Small Craft Bridge, the Expeditionary Fast Transport Simulator and the Vessel Defense Simulator.

March 12, 2019

Water safety for life

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will host a free boater’s safety class at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Fort Eustis Outdoor Recreation Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16, 2019. All active duty personnel and family, retirees and civilian employees with a Department of Defense identification card above the age of 14 are welcome to attend the class.

Aug. 29, 2018

633rd SFS Airmen take to the BOAT

Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron participated in maritime boat patrol training at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Aug. 13-17, 2018.

July 19, 2017

U.S. Army partners with community school program

Fourteen young adults from the Ready 2 Work program visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis to learn about U.S. Army career opportunities, July 14, 2017. Ready 2 Work is a six-week work program, hosted by VersAbility Resources and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. The program teaches students how to write resumes, conduct job interviews and research about career opportunities available to them.

June 29, 2017

Army quartermaster: A vessel’s living compass

After months at sea, the ocean starts to resemble the desert, but watching the sun rise and fall over the open ocean provides as much direction to him as he does for the ship. For U.S. Army Spc. Miguel Ruelas Trejo’s, 335th Transportation Detachment, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) quartermaster, the sunrise and sunset are his favorite things about working aboard the General Frank S. Besson-class logistics support vessel. “When you are out there and you don’t see land for a while, everywhere you look, 360-degrees, you see the same thing: the sky, clouds, the horizon and water,” said Ruelas Trejo. “That’s the view day in and day out.”

Sept. 7, 2016

Security Forces patrols Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shawn McNamara, 633rd Security Forces Squadron boat patrolman, demonstrates a man overboard drill during a routine patrol in the Back River, Va., Aug. 17, 2016. SFS must train and stay vigilant for any situation that may happen out on patrol. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)