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  • Airmen come together for Combat Archer exercise

    The 325th Fighter Wing is approaching the conclusion of Combat Archer 19-8 that was conducted in conjunction with the on-going Checkered Flag 19-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6-17, 2019. Combat Archer, also known as the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program, is the Department of Defense’s largest air-to-air live-fire evaluation exercise.
  • 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.
  • Getting right for readiness

    The 633rd Medical Group implemented a new program that incorporates individual medical readiness requirements into the First-Term Airmen Course curriculum at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The Medical Right Start Program, initially launched in July 2018, aims to reduce overdue IMR statuses throughout the medical group, enabling Airmen to focus on the JBLE mission.
  • FLOTUS visits JBLE

    First Lady Melania Trump visited with a U.S. Air Force Airman at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12, 2018. Trump recognized and thanked family members for their support of U.S. service members. While at the base the 1st Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Hinds, gave the first lady a tour of the F-22 Raptor Hinds briefed Trump on the F-22’s capabilities through its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics. After Trump’s visit to JBLE, she flew to the USS George H.W. Bush to meet U.S. Navy Sailors.
  • JBLE commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Joint Base Langley-Eustis commemorated POW/MIA Recognition Day with a 24-hour run from Sept. 20-21, 2018. The guest speaker, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William “Blister” Townsley shared his story during the opening ceremony about being shot down while flying a Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster during the Vietnam War.
  • Va. National Guard Airmen prep communications gear for crisis

    A hurricane threatens to hit Virginia and Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond. Mission command centers are set up and task forces are assigned in various regions throughout the commonwealth before the storm makes landfall.
  • Defenders compete to represent ACC

    Nine U.S. Air Force Security Forces Airmen competed during Air Combat Command’s Defender Challenge team selection here, August 20-24, 2018. Of the nine Airmen, six were selected to represent ACC at the 2018 Air Force Defender Challenge. After a 14-year hiatus, Security Forces teams from Air Force major commands, Great Britain and Germany will compete at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 10-13.
  • AF band member offers resiliency with free guitar lessons

    In line with the Comprehensive Airman Fitness model, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright says resiliency initiatives are a top priority for the Air Force. “A focus on resiliency ensures Airmen and their families are fully equipped with the necessary tools, support system and mentality to persevere through difficult situations while taking care of the mission, themselves and their families,” Wright said. For people looking to learn guitar without a huge investment, a Joint Base Langley-Eustis Airman may have an answer teaching free guitar lessons to help promote resiliency.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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