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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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Eustis hosts Navy Craft Master Course

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

Fort Eustis hosted the U.S. Navy Craft Master Course which began six weeks ago.

During the course, 12 Sailors across the United States and Japan received in-depth training on how to run a Landing Craft Utility and crew. The responsibility level of a craft master as an enlisted member can compare to a captain on a ship, said Wayne Mills, Maritime Training Division craft master instructor.

"A craft master not only operates the LCU, but they must take care of their crew as well," said Mills. "Each person on the crew has their duty, but it is the craft master's job to make sure they are doing it."
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Republic of Korea TRANSCOM commander visits Fort Eustis

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Red light, green light, GO! Stop-and-go traffic on Sweeney to see improvements

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Drivers headed through the West Gate may have noticed some slower drive times with the completion of the Lee Road construction and the installation of a new traffic light.

"The primary purpose of the project was for safety and service," said Paul Baake, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron civil engineer. "Before, Lee Road came out in front of the active barriers, right after the gate, so there was a lot of traffic in that location; it provided a poor level of service and needed the improvement."
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JBLE celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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28th Annual Spring Bird Count

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Army designing next-generation protective mask

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

It's hot. Humidity is near 100 percent, and you're in full combat gear -- including chemical-biological protection. Between your helmet and mask, your entire head is covered, leaving a sensation of suffocating heat. Sweat pours as you run, climb and crawl through enemy territory. How can you get through it?

A fan blows soothing air across your face, under the tight-fitted mask.

Technology brings this relief to a Soldier through a powered air purifying respirator, which consists of a hose connected to the face mask from a blower unit and battery pack hanging off the hip or back. A typical respirator is heavy and cumbersome, adding to the weight of the equipment troops already carry.
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Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate 150 years

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

"Arlington at 150" is the theme for sesquicentennial celebrations at Arlington National Cemetery, slated to run from tomorrow to June 16.

The first event will begin at 9 a.m., tomorrow, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, the first military burial at Arlington. The location is Section 27, by the Ord and Weitzel Gate.

Christman died of rubella on May 11, 1864, just a year before the Civil War ended. His death from illness, not from battle wounds, was not uncommon during that time, when sanitary conditions and medical treatment were substandard compared to today.
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Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable readiness to be maintained, senior leaders told lawmakers.

"First, we are not advocating direct cuts to troops' pay," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Tuesday, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military compensation.

The general testified along with his counterparts from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
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Army Ten-Miler Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

This year the Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race Oct. 12, in the nation's capital.

The Army's annual 10-mile race is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the world.

Priority registration will open May 6 at 10 a.m. (EST) for U.S. Military service members and runners who have participated seven or more times. General registration will open May 20. Runners may register online at www.armytenmiler.com. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the race entry fee is $65. All proceeds benefit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for the military.
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Army aviation soaring high despite plummeting budget

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Army aviation's funding is down to bare bones, but its portfolios make up the largest portion of the Army's RDA budget, said the service's top research, development and acquisition official.

Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, spoke Monday, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel during the 2014 Mission Solutions Summit of the Army Aviation Association of America, known as Quad A.

Before explaining how the money will be spent, she provided a reality-check look at an important part of the budget.
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Accountability made easy with mobile support

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Events ranging from the catastrophic storms in the northeast to the tsunami in Japan have displaced many Airmen and civilians throughout the past few years resulting in numerous reasons to use the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System, or AFPAAS.

The Air Force uses AFPAAS to account, access, manage and monitor the recovery process for personnel and their families to include active-duty Airmen, selected Reserve members, Department of the Air Force personnel, non appropriated fund civilian employees, Air Force contractors assigned overseas and family members.
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CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee May 6.

The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs chairman, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, and the vice chairman, Navy Adm. James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld Jr.

Airmen have performed spectacularly well over a period that included numerous routine deployments and contingency responses, Welsh said.
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Rest and recuperation program affected by loss of imminent danger pay

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Defense officials are urging service members to fully understand the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, also known as R&R, when deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.

Starting June 1, nine countries in the theater of operations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will not receive imminent danger pay.

Due to a normal IDP recertification process completed in December 2013, service members who deploy on 365-day deployments or PCS to these nine countries after June 1, will no longer be eligible for the R&R program, according to a May 6 DoD letter, "Recertification of certain USCENTCOM land areas as chargeable R&R leave areas." The letter states those service members whose deployment started prior to June 1, remain eligible for the R&R program
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JTF-CS conducts Early Entry Command Post exercise

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


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Langley logistics Airman helps save Air Force assets

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

Equipment is important as it helps U.S. Air Force Airmen perform their daily mission. A group of 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, contributed their efforts to save millions worth of assets here as part of the Central Command Materiel Recovery Element team.

The CMRE team recovered Air Force Central Command assets at an estimated worth of $1.66 million by collecting and returning identified critical items located throughout Afghanistan to their original destination.
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