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  • Langley firefighters rope way to preparedness

    Firefighters assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a Rescue Technician One Course, here, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 18, 2018. Instructors from the 312th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, taught 11 U.S. Air Force Airmen how to run emergencies during rescue operations over the course of 18 training days. This included both classroom and hands-on training.
  • Firefighters feel the heat during training

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in live-fire training exercises at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 19-20, 2018. The training tested the firefighter’s ability to communicate and work together to respond to mishaps in a timely manner. The firefighters train almost 20 hours a week to remain proficient in their skills.
  • 633 CES slices into Prime BEEF training

    The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron conducted Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force training here, July 19. The training focused on land navigation and individual movement techniques. “We have Prime BEEF Day every third Thursday of the month,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jon Colon, 633rd CES expeditionary engineer supervisor. “It’s important because it helps keep every Airman ready mentally and physically to go out to deployed locations, and be able to rely on what they learned to complete the contingency mission.” Airmen from all facets of the squadron work together to form a Prime BEEF team, which provides a full range of engineering support required to establish, operate, and maintain troops and contingency airbases.
  • SARM: Keeping warfighters on track

    U.S. Air Force F-22 pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis work closely with U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon pilots, who pose as adversary air, to improve their war-fighter capabilities. However, before pilots can perform their duties, they must sharpen their skills and ensure they have proper documentation before they fly. T-38 pilots assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron rely on a 3-person team, known as the squadron aviation resource managers, who ensure they are “good-to-go” when it comes to being legally qualified to fly.
  • Air Force mitigates online harassment, provides tips

    With the tap of a keyboard, people can post their immediate thoughts to social networking websites—whether it’s good, bad or ugly. Without time to “think it through”, users risk hurting their career and others with defamatory comments or by overstepping their boundaries when sending private messages.
  • Fitness for the fallen

    U.S. service members and their families participated in a Memorial Day Murph and Pararescue Workout event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 29, 2017. The event included a variety of exercises and aimed to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
  • National Police Week: Defenders remember fallen

    The 633rd Security Forces Squadron hosted a National Police Week opening ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, May 15, 2017. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Police Week memorializes law enforcement officers who laid-down their lives in service to the nation. In addition to the opening ceremony, 633rd SFS members will host various events, including a Defenders Challenge and Security Forces Demonstration to pay their respects to their fallen brothers and sisters.
  • Social bonding benefits AT17 success

    For the past three weeks, U.S. Air Force Airmen across Joint Base Langley-Eustis had the opportunity to interact with service members from both the French and Royal air force during Atlantic Trident 17. While the exercise was intended to share and develop training, tactics and procedures to enable interoperability, the Airmen from the U.S. Air Force, FAF and RAF found themselves gathering together off the flightline, to interact and learn more about each other.
  • Fuel facilities supplies the ‘goods’ on, off flightline

    Outfitted in white overalls, gloves, boots, earplugs and a face shield, two U.S. Air Force Airmen cautiously perform their duties while surrounded by a shroud of vapors. They are donned in gear meant to protect them from the very substance that helps to protect lives at high altitudes. The scene resembles that of a science fiction movie— moving in slow motion as the various sounds of the flightline are subconsciously replaced by the eerie sound of shallow breaths in a mask. At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the Airmen assigned to the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facility perform one of their many responsibilities, ensuring pilots have oxygen at high altitudes.