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June 5, 2019

Volunteers clean up the bay

More than 30 volunteers came together to support the Clean the Bay Day event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1.The event was a community outreach initiative designed to aid in the preservation of the base’s environment by removing harmful materials from JBLE’s bodies of water and shorelines.“The immediate impact of cleanup is making a

June 6, 2018

Trashing old habits, cleaning for a cause

According the Chesapeake Bay Program, the bay is the largest estuary in the U.S. with a watershed that spans more than 64,000 square miles. The watershed is home to an estimated 18 million people, and more than 3,600 species of plants and animals, including over 2,700 plant species, and 500 finfish and shellfish species.

June 14, 2017

Cleaning the bay, one oyster at a time

To help clean the Chesapeake Bay, students from Booker Elementary School teamed up with members of Joint Base Langley-Eustis to build an oyster reef on base, June 8, 2017. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, oyster reefs form a complex ecosystem, for filter feeders, like oysters, which contribute to the filtration capacity of the reef.

Nov. 16, 2016

JBLE prepared for sea level rise

One hundred years ago the National Advisory Council for Aeronautics identified the coastal area that is now Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia as ideal for conducting NACA, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy missions. Despite challenges caused by the sea level rise, the base’s location on the Chesapeake Bay remains an ideal location for conducting over-water flying missions.

Sept. 13, 2016

U.S. Armed Forces sail to remember 9/11

A crew completes the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The boating teams used this event as a friendly competition but also honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

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)