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  • Swimming laps around the world

    She dives into the pool, as the cool water envelopes her body and she begins to feel weightless. She comes to the surface kicking and pulling, feeling the water begin to rush past her as she picks up speed until she’s at a full sprint… Preparation to be the fastest in the world has begun. “My mom threw me into a pool when I was a small child, and I’ve been swimming ever since,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Genevieve Miller, 17th Intelligence Squadron deputy flight commander. “But I've been swimming competitively since I was five or six on a club team.”
  • 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.
  • Saving lives since ‘72

    The black smoke swirled around the young fireman as he helped fight the growing flames that threatened to consume the home. Through the rolling darkness that consumed him, a hand passed back what looked like a dirty rag. This was 15-year-old Jeffrey Barbour’s first experience in a burning building after joining the Hampton Fire Department on July 10, 1972, following a long line of firefighting family members.
  • From strangers to family

    Thinking she was just going to perform a regular biological site survey, Carissa never suspected that one hour would end up changing the rest of her life. Carissa Agnese, Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District planning department senior biologist, has what is called polycystic kidney disease. It’s a hereditary disease that grows cysts on the kidney, eating away at the tissue until they can’t function anymore.
  • ACC rededicates Hyde building

    Members of the Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, rededicated the Major General John P. Hyde building with his widow, Elizabeth Hyde, during a ceremony May 23, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
  • Clearing the zone to save birds

    The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron began construction to install new drainage systems to more efficiently rid the airfield of water at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 2019. The Clear Zone Drainage Project is a collaborative effort involving multiple JBLE squadrons that aims to sustain and modernize JBLE while continuing to protect the local wildlife.
  • Siblings sworn to serve

    Family lineage unveiled a career path for a pair of siblings raised in a military household. Traveling from post to post, their father, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, set a precedence for service before self. With a family history tracing back to the American Revolution, military service became a Stahl tradition.
  • OAY Spotlight: Beaming leadership earns ACC award

    Every year the Outstanding Airmen of the Year awards are earned by service members who exemplify what it means to be a great Airman in the U.S. Air Force. This year U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Melissa Beam, Air Combat Command Air Force Specialty Manager, earns the Air Combat Command Senior Non-commissioned officer OAY award.
  • OAY Spotlight: First shirt makes major impression

    Air Combat Command recently presented awards for the Outstanding Airmen of the Year to recognize the best Airmen in ACC. One of the Airmen recognized was the ACC First Sergeant OAY, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Simorrah Majors, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance wing first sergeant.
  • ‘Ward’s Way:’ Airman finds hope, purpose during deployment

    When U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Katie Gar Ward received her deployment orders to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she said she had no idea what to expect.
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