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  • JBLE hosts medical equipment summit

    The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office hosted the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging Summit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 4, 2019. Members from various U.S. Air Force major commands attended the summit to view demonstrations and capabilities that may boost efficiency in the Expeditionary Medical Systems field. Summit attendees, including members from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces and the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, examined modern medical shelter options in an effort to revitalize patient care in challenging environments.
  • Soldiers’ air defense capability defends skies

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th ADA Brigade, maintain and operate Patriot missile launchers here, in defense of Al Udeid’s skies, personnel and assets. Soldiers of the 1-43rd ADA Battalion can rapidly respond to a threat if needed and train regularly to ensure they are experts in operating these surface-to-air weapon systems.
  • Airmen and Soldiers build bombs together at combat shadow event

    Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron AMMO Flight taught Soldiers from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion how to assemble GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The 500-pound bombs will be added to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s built-up weapons stocks and will eventually be loaded onto F-16s for operational use. Nine Soldiers got hands-on experience building bombs alongside Airmen as part of the combat shadow program at Bagram Airfield Jan. 23.
  • Veterans share past service, why they continue to serve

    It is no secret that Joint Base Langley-Eustis has a large retiree community. Though they have left the service, many veterans choose to give back to the armed service community by volunteering their time at various on-base agencies. Some of these veterans sat down to share why they continue to serve today.
  • Army, Navy provide Tyndall much-needed support

    While Hurricane Michael created catastrophic devastation to most of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the relief efforts were an instant reminder of the symbiotic relationship between military branches. In the days following the storm, the Air Force came in droves to provide support with the Navy and Army not far behind. Engineers from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Mississippi, and the 46th Engineer Battalion, Ft. Polk, Louisiana, hit the ground running. They traveled in convoys bringing with them construction vehicles and equipment. Unable to bring everything they would need, they also planned to have contracted vehicles meet them at Tyndall.
  • Going home to give back

    U.S. Air Force Capt. John DeLaurentis, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing deputy director, plans and programs, visited Sherman Elementary in Roselle Park, New Jersey, May 30, 2018.
  • JBLE conducts aircraft crash exercise

    Units from Joint Base Langley-Eustis participated in an aircraft crash exercise here July 17. Emergency responders faced a simulated crash in which a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook experiencing electrical and mechanical failures was unable to reach the airfield and crashed into a boat near the installation’s 3rd Port.
  • 633rd MDSS tests new Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment

    The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office partnered with representatives from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to conduct an exercise testing new joint expeditionary collective protection tent systems at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20, 2018.
  • Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution

    Exercise ANGEL THUNDER, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4. The 2-week-long exercise will join personnel from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines as well as personnel from Canada, France, Italy, and Poland to conduct training to prepare to support survivors, referred to as isolated personnel, in a deployed environment.
  • Challenge accepted: U.S. service members compete for German badge

    Imagine treading water in full-duty uniform after swimming four laps, running sprints and holding a chin-up for more than a minute. These are only three of the six events Joint Base Langley-Eustis service members completed to earn the prestigious German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, one of the most sought after foreign awards approved to be worn on U.S. military uniforms.
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