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The 633d Air Base Wing is composed of two groups that provide installation support to over 9,000 military and civilian personnel including Headquarters Air Combat Command and three operational wings. The Wing provides mission-ready expeditionary Airmen to combatant commanders in support of joint and combined operations worldwide. The activation of the 633 ABW as the new host unit for Langley Air Force Base, Va. Jan. 7, 2010, was the first step toward Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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Langley Air Force Base News

WANTED – Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

CID agents are sworn federal officers, responsible for investigating felony-level crime where there is an Army nexus. Agents in the field routinely conduct protective-service operations for the Department of Defense senior leadership, counter-narcotic operations, develop criminal intelligence, and work with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies worldwide to solve serious crime.
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Performance Triad app now available

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

Members of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the Performance Triad Team at the Office of the Surgeon General and the Combined Arms Support Center Sustainment Center of Excellence Mobile, or SCoEMobile, team recently released the first version of the Performance Triad app for global distribution. This app provides specific educational resources for squad leaders, Soldiers, spouses, civilians, healthcare workers, pre-retirees, and retirees on how to optimize their performance and enhance their health.
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CSA taps captains for talent-management ideas

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Army wants to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time -- especially with shrinking budgets and manpower and an uncertain global security environment -- but does it do that very well?

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno asked a group of captains how they think those talent-management efforts are working and what improvements, if any, are needed.

Better interaction between the Soldier and his or her branch manager is necessary and the process needs more transparency, said Capt. Paul Lushenko, noting this has been a perennial and festering problem.
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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization today.

The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years.

"I will work to ensure the world's best Air Force is the most capable at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Everyone knows our economy is still not where it should be; we have a responsibility to ensure that every dollar adds value to the taxpayers and our national defense."
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ISR Agency becomes part of newest Numbered Air Force

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency is being realigned from Headquarters Air Force as a Field Operating Agency to become part of a new operational Numbered Air Force, or NAF, under Air Combat Command, or ACC, officials said July 11.

"The primary focus of this realignment is to establish an ISR NAF (25th Air Force) to enable closer synchronization and integration of Air Force ISR activities and effects," said Lt. Gen. Bob Otto, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. "We do this by combining ISR aircraft, PED (production, exploitation and dissemination), targeting and analysis under a single NAF focused on operational mission execution, employment, deployment, and readiness issues."
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Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 11.

The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs; increase efficiencies; eliminate redundant activities; improve effectiveness and business processes; and will help meet the Defense Department's directive to reduce costs and staff levels by at least 20 percent.

The new AFIMSC will report to Air Force Materiel Command. Air Force officials announced Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as the AFMC special assistant to the commander. She is charged with developing the strategy and implementation plans for this new center.
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Roll Call: One Air Force

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody released the latest installment of Roll Call, explaining to Airmen the importance of being "One Air Force" that encompasses active, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen.

"The dynamic may seem different," Cody said. "It may look different and in some cases feel different, but one thing that will and must never change is our ability to accomplish the mission as a team. One Air Force. One Team."

He explained changes coming to the structure of the Air Force, particularly in integrating the four components of Airmen.
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Why is there used furniture behind the Exchange pharmacy?

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July 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

"Ask the JBLE Commander" is a forum for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community to ask questions, provide feedback and voice concerns about Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis directly to Col. John J. Allen, Jr., the 633rd Air Base Wing commander.

Question:

There is used furniture behind the Exchange pharmacy. It continues to get rained on and more keeps getting piled up. In the past, items like that went immediately for resale/auction. I also observed an old pine tree in the parking lot, behind the commissary that has old limbs that were not removed and have now piled up, in turn collecting trash. The tree should be pruned properly.
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Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

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July 10, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments.

Comments will be accepted until August 25. Please submit written comments to: U.S. Army Environmental Command, ATTN: SPEA Public Comments, 2450 Connell Road (Building 2264), Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7664; or by email to usarmy.jbsa.aec.nepa@mail.mil
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How is it fair to raise Outdoor Recreation fees?

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July 9, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

"Ask the JBLE Commander" is a forum for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community to ask questions, provide feedback and voice concerns about Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis directly to Col. John J. Allen, Jr., the 633rd Air Base Wing commander.

Question:

I currently store my camper at the Outdoor Recreation RV Storage Lot. As of April 2014 the cost has went from $30 a month to $40 a month. For an extra $10 a month there is no added protection given within the fenced in area, the grass is continually unkept and water drainage is inadequate. My thought is the cost went up to support other FSS business as the cost to run the storage lot is minimum. My question how is it fair to raise my cost to cover other FSS facilities that are losing money?
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New school directory guides parents of special-needs kids

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July 9, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

A permanent-change-of-station move prompts its own challenges, but family members with special-needs children face another complexity when looking for the right schools at their new home, a Defense Department official said here July 2.

Ed Tyner, acting deputy director of DOD's special needs program, told DoD News that service members and their families can find a comprehensive tool in the newly updated Education Directory for Children with Special Needs, which addresses opportunities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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ACAP transforms to provide transition services for all Soldiers

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July 9, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Army Career and Alumni Program has transformed into the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program in preparation for full implementation of the Transition Soldier for Life Cycle program, Oct. 1.

The Soldier for Life concept is the U.S. Army's holistic approach to a Soldier's military career life cycle, and aims to care for Soldiers beginning with their initial entry, through their military service, reintegration and transition.

An aspect of that program, the Transition SLC, aims to retain quality Soldiers in the Army, develop career readiness skills and prepare Soldiers to achieve career readiness standards prior to transition from active duty, said Reba Gordon, Fort Eustis Soldier for Life transition services manager.
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July 7 – Pulse on AF force management

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July 8, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Featured in this force management update are details regarding civilian force management program expansions and ongoing officer early retirement and enlisted retention boards.

Civilian force management - voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) /voluntary separation incentive pay (VSIP)
The Air Force Personnel Center recently concluded the survey period for VERA/VSIP round 3, in which 29 installations participated, with 248 employees applying for VERA/VSIP. Of those applications, 91 applications were viable based on the criteria that VSIP can only be approved if the loss will prevent an involuntary separation within their competitive area.
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Soldiers experience ‘Happy Hour’ of safety education

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July 8, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan presented his "Happy Hour" show, "Comedy is the Cure," inside Fort Eustis' Jacobs Theater, July 2, to communicate the importance of safe, smart decision-making.

"Happy Hour" is a touring risk-reduction and prevention training program that uses comedy as a means to communicate safety messages. The show at Fort Eustis was sponsored by the Army Substance Abuse Program, and opened with 30 minutes of stand-up comedy, followed by McGrenahan's personal testimony of high-risk drinking, sexual assault prevention, DUI reduction and suicide prevention.
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In loving memory of Senior Airman James Prine

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July 8, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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