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  • Be Ready, stay ready: First to the fight

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, the Department of Defense now faces new challenges for providing America with its fighting force. For the Air Force this means developing a new norm for its fighter wings. Not only must they mitigate exposure for their work forces, but they still have a requirement to accomplish their primary mission to provide lethal airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Raptor bird bath: contract gives time back to the mission

    The 1st Fighter Wing is responsible for one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptors and the Airmen of the 1st Maintenance Group are responsible for maintaining them. However, in order to keep the aircraft mission ready, they must be washed regularly, taking time away from maintainers’ primary duties.
  • Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

    As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.
  • Fit to fight: one fighter wing at a time

    As aviators know proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight. To ensure pilots are ready at a moment’s notice, the 1st Fighter Wing has embedded U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, a physical therapist with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron to help increase mission effectiveness.
  • "First to the Fight": F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon train over Atlantic

    U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and U.S. Air Force T-38 Talons from the 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation of the Atlantic Ocean during training off the coast of Virginia, Oct. 30, 2019. The 1st Fighter Wing is home to the 94th Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Squadron and the 71st Fighter Training Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
  • Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Order:

    Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Order: Due to projected storm surge, potential partial power shutdown and anticipated flooding of low-lying areas of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Col. Clinton Ross, 633rd Air Base Wing commander is issuing a mandatory evacuation to the nearest “safe” available accommodations for those residents’ on Langley Air Force Base, living in Lighter-Than-Air, Heavier-than-Air housing and lodging effective immediately.
  • 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.
  • Dedicated to the Raptor

    The 106 degree Fahrenheit heat beats down on the Nellis Air Force Base flightline where crew chiefs work tirelessly to complete the mission of Red Flag 19-3. Out of the more than 20 units from across the U.S. Armed Forces and Australian Air Force that attended the exercise, the crew chiefs from the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked to ensure that eight of the 1st Fighter Wing’s F-22 Raptors were prepared to complete their mission.
  • F-22 in Europe

    Photo essay -- F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England on Oct. 5, 2018. The Raptors will train with U.S. allies and partners as a demonstration of U.S. commitment to European regional security.
  • Raptor Demo zooms across Canada

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21-22.
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