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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

Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided to Airmen and submitted to AFPC by April 4 for the QFRB and May 17 for the ERB.

The retention recommendation form, although common to the officer retention program, is new to enlisted members, said Will Brown, evaluation and recognition programs branch chief.
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Army Quartermaster School leadership visits Eustis

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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JTF-CS commander recognizes JBLE Airmen

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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1099th Trans. Co. returns home

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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MCAHC hosts WTU tour by JBLE commander

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

During a visit to McDonald Army Health Center Feb. 20, U.S. Air Force Col. John J. Allen Jr., 633rd Air Base Wing commander at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, met with key WTU staff and spoke with a few Soldiers in transition as he toured the WTU campus.

Escorted on his tour by U.S. Army Lt. Col. David A. Johnson Jr., MCAHC's deputy commander of administration, Allen expressed pleasure in meeting with the WTU staff, led by acting WTU commander Capt. Derek J. Strong and 1st Sgt. Jeffery C. Collins.
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597th Trans. Bde. hosts AAHM observance event

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February 28, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The 597th Transportation Brigade hosted an African-American History Month observance luncheon at Fort Eustis, Feb. 26.

The program included a poetry reading, dance routine and a musical selection. The guest speaker for the event was John Sibley Butler, professor of management and sociology at the University of Texas in Austin.

Butler spoke about the importance of the military mission and its impact on diversity and equality.

"Throughout our history, I believe we have been at the forefront of Civil Rights," explained Butler, who also served in the Army. "We were desegregated long before [the trial of] Brown vs. The Board of Education. We were more concerned with meeting the high standards necessary to defend our nation, and race doesn't play a factor in those standards."
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SECAF discusses current, future challenges with JBLE Airmen

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February 28, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Langley Air Force Base Feb. 27 to learn about the mission of Joint Base Langley-Eustis and to discuss the challenges facing the Air Force.

"This is my introduction to Air Combat Command," she said. "I have seen nothing but enormous energy from the Airmen here as they describe how excited they are to be a part of the mission."

James' visit comes just nine weeks after the Senate confirmed her as the 23rd secretary of the Air Force. Her arrival to the staff put her directly in the middle of the budget, resource and personnel issues, but James reassured Airmen that her top priority is, and will always be, the people of the Air Force.
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Telework provides more flexible work arrangements

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February 27, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Telework Awareness Week begins March 3-7, at Langley Air Force Base to promote and encourage workforce efficiency, emergency preparedness and quality of life to civilian employees.

The Air Force Telework Program, implemented by the Department of Defense in 2010, applies to civilian employees, including those subject to applicable collective bargaining agreements.

"Telework allows workplace flexibility," said Trish Whitaker, 633rd Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel chief. "It also enables the Air Force to maintain continuity of operations and reduce management costs while also improving employees' ability to balance their work and life commitments."
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SECDEF discusses budget, Afghanistan with JBLE

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February 26, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Service members at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Feb. 25, to discuss the U.S.'s future role in Afghanistan, impact of current budget proposals and future effects of sequestration on the Department of Defense.

En route to a two-day NATO defense ministers meeting, Hagel stopped at JBLE to discuss the recently-announced DOD recommendations for President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request.

After thanking more than 350 Soldiers, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen in attendance at both installations' town halls for their sacrifices, Hagel began by discussing the current and future posture in Afghanistan, and the climate surrounding the upcoming Afghan elections.
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CSAF: Taking care of Airmen, future roadmap key to AF success

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February 26, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Getting top performing Airmen promoted sooner, changing the enlisted performance report system, streamlining the enlisted and officer professional education programs and developing a roadmap for the Air Force for the next three decades were some of the topics discussed by the Air Force's top officer during the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, Feb. 20.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke to an audience of Airmen, members of industry and AFA, providing an update on Air Force issues that ranged from fiscal realities over the upcoming decades to come to aircraft and equipment modernization to issues affecting Airmen today and in the future.
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Army veteran helps hopeful military writers go to print

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February 26, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

A Soldier-turned-scribe conducted a writing workshop at the College of William and Mary, Feb. 22-23, the latest in an ongoing, no-cost series of seminars and workshops for veterans, active and reserve Service members, and military family members.

The seminars are part of the Veterans Writing Project, a nonprofit program based in Washington, D.C., and founded by veterans and family members.

Program founder and director Ron Capps parlayed 25 years of Army and Army Reserve combat experience, as well as a stint with the State Department, to write his own fiction and nonfiction works and inspire others to do the same.
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Langley nurse recognized by COMACC

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February 25, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Suicide prevention efforts rise

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February 25, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

According to Department of Defense records, military suicide rates began rising in 2005, plateaued in 2012 and began decreasing in 2013, due in part to the alleviation of stigma attached to behavioral health clinics, implementation of new methods of leadership training and increased access to treatment resources.

The DOD expanded suicide prevention training in the U.S. military, reaching into Service members' lives by requiring annual medical visits and making resiliency a common topic of discussion among Service members.
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JTF-CS conducts readiness exercise

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February 25, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Update: Route 105 Bridge construction: Fort Eustis travelers encouraged to find alternate route

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February 25, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Developments in the Route 105 Bridge and Fort Eustis Boulevard construction site are expected to affect traffic flow Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contractors have announced beam delivery to the Route 105 Bridge construction site, which will cause traffic to stop periodically as the beams are off-loaded and put into place.

Mark Junghans, 733rd Mission Services Division Emergency Management branch chief, recommended Fort Eustis personnel plan accordingly and seek alternate routes to alleviate traffic congestion and delays during this time.
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