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  • Salute to Service event gives service members NFL experience

    For the fourth year, the Washington Redskins and a private sponsor hosted a National Football League boot camp for service members as part of their Salute to Service military appreciation event. Members from all branches of service were invited to participate in the camp, held at Bon Secours Washington Redskins’ Training Center in Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 2, 2017.
  • Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history

    In the early 20th century the military was a different experience for some. Among those members was U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten, a Tuskegee Airman, who was drafted at the age of 18 in 1945. Cotten, an air operations specialist, was stationed at Lockbourne Army Air Field, the U.S. military went through a lot of changes. In 1947 the U.S. Air Force became its own military branch and in 1948 the U.S. military became desegregated; after which Cotton became the first African-American to be assigned to Langley Air Force Base.
  • Atlantic Trident 2017 leverages fifth-gen capabilities

    The 1st Fighter Wing is on its second week of Atlantic Trident 2017, an exercise at at Joint Base Langley-Eustis focusing on leveraging fifth-generation fighter capabilities with partnering nations.
  • Gen. Mike Holmes takes command of ACC

    Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.
  • JBLE welcomes President Trump

    President Donald J. Trump greeted a crowd of service members, their families and friends as he made his first official visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis and the Tidewater military community, March 2.
  • Scholarship program provides assistance to military children

    Beginning Dec. 13, 2016 military families who shop at commissaries and have college-aged children can add an additional item to their to-do lists – drop off a Scholarships for Military Children application. Administered by the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Defense Commissary Agency, the Scholarships for Military Children program offers $2,000 grants to those who enroll or plan to enroll full-time at a community college or a four-year college or university. According to Annette Roberts, Langley Air Force Base Commissary assistant store director, the program was created in 2001, and to date, more than 15 million in scholarship grants have been awarded from a group of over 85,000 applicants.
  • Express Scripts Pharmacy Network Changing for TRICARE Beneficiaries

    Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) today announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On Dec. 1, 2016, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the network. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day. The new network will have more than 57,000 locations nationwide, and ensures TRICARE beneficiaries have timely access to retail pharmacies in their community.
  • It’s not your fault, help is always here

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it’s the time of the year to bring awareness to this serious issue and to educate the community on the resources that are available for those affected. Do you know someone in your life that has been affected by domestic violence? If you have a friend, a family member or co-worker you probably do.
  • JBLE celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

    To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, the 93rd Signal Brigade hosted an observance at Wylie Theater on Sept. 22, 2016, here. According to the Library of Congress, NHHM was initially observed as National Hispanic Heritage Week in September 1968. The commemorative week included September 15 and 16, and also celebrated the independence anniversaries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
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