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Oct. 24, 2019

The past meets the present: 1 FW hosts reunion tour

The Air Force lifestyle is sometimes full of traditions ranging from formal military ceremonies, to carrying small coins stamped with the unit’s insignia. As trivial as some traditions may seem, understanding where a unit has been is key to knowing where they’re going.

Oct. 23, 2019

Yorktown Day

Yorktown Day is an annual event which commemorates the siege at Yorktown in 1781 and the revolutionary victory that paved the way for America and freedom.

Oct. 18, 2019

Vaping: Let's clear the air

With the emergence of new health reports, electronic cigarettes and other vaping products have been called into question nationwide regarding their effects on the human body.

Oct. 15, 2019

Ballet Folklorico: an Airman’s culture expressed through dance

The colorful fabric drapes over her skin. Bountiful lace and ribbon ordains the dress, a timeless style reminiscent of her roots. It sways effortlessly with a simple movement of her wrist. To enhance the traditional design, she applies bold makeup to couple the dress’ vibrancy. As she retrieves a tube of vivid red lipstick from a small makeup bag, she comes face-to-face with the mirror. Her reflection creates a feeling of connectedness to her Mexican heritage.

Oct. 15, 2019

Airmen inspired to see beyond the stars with NASA visit

The NASA Langley Research Center has been a staple of the Hampton Roads, Virginia community for over 100 years and has directly impacted the daily lives of not just Americans but of the world with their research and development of new technology. Still, hidden in the forest terrain behind the protection of the Langley Air Force Base fence line, it’s hard to imagine what happens behind the scenes. Separated only by a small unmanned gate, visitors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and representatives from local government offices recently ventured next door to get a firsthand look for themselves.

Oct. 3, 2019

Radiology members train for the worst

Members from the 633rd Surgical Operations Squadron participated in radiology trauma training on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 26, 2019.

Sept. 25, 2019

JBLE observes POW/MIA Recognition Day

Joint Base Langley-Eustis observed POW/MIA Recognition Day with a 24-hour remembrance run September 19-20, 2019.

Sept. 11, 2019

NBC chamber: training the future trainers

Developing familiarity with the protective gear and training procedures enables the Airmen to be confident instructors to properly train service members on how to be prepared for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents they may face in a deployed environment.

Aug. 28, 2019

9th AF commander visits JBLE

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to tour various units around Langley to view operations first-hand, August 26-28, 2019.

Aug. 21, 2019

Stay in bounds: JBLE drone regulations

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) can be a vital asset for military personnel to gather information, but can create issues for an Air Force installation.