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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

Army spouse receives Patronus Rotae award

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November 5, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Dempsey attends Air Force-Army football game, research conference

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November 5, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Eustis star ‘rises’ to number one

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November 5, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

She shakily steps up to the microphone. The first notes of her rendition of country singer Sara Evans' song, "Real Fine Place to Start," are uneven and soft but she continues to sing. Her confidence rises and her voice becomes powerful as she finishes, and the crowd offers a standing ovation.

With three contestants left, the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community gathered at the Fort Eustis Club to enjoy the final night of the Operation Rising Star competition Nov. 1.

Sarah Hopkins, daughter of U.S. Army Reserve Master Sgt. Carroll Hopkins, 3rd Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division area leader, won the first-place prize of $500.
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First sergeants gear up for Operation Warmheart

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November 5, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The holidays are right around the corner, which means the Langley First Sergeants Council is gearing up for the holiday portion of Operation Warmheart.

Operation Warmheart is a year-round charity program led by the LFSC to assist Airmen who are having financial difficulties. The largest fundraising effort occurs during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, where families in need receive holiday food baskets.

"As a first sergeant, this time of year is very rewarding as our council comes together to provide assistance to families in need," Master Sgt. John Ritz, 1st Operations Support Squadron first sergeant.
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Sexual assault victims now entitled to their own lawyer

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November 5, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Victims of sexual assault now have the option to receive legal representation following a sexual assault.

During criminal proceedings, defendants have access to a lawyer and the state is also represented by their own prosecuting attorney, but the sexual assault victims have historically not had the benefit of a state-provided advocate as they move through the other complexities of the criminal justice system.

This is no longer the case.
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JBLE to celebrate America Recycles Day

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November 5, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

According to Askhrgreen.org, it takes one million years for glass bottles to decompose in a landfill. Ink and toner cartridges need 700 years to break down and plastic bottles require a century to disintegrate.

With the amount of time it takes for waste to decompose, why not take a few seconds to recycle?

That's why the nonprofit organization, Keep America Beautiful, established America Recycles Day in 1997. This event, celebrated annually on Nov.15, encourages Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
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JBLE team tackles mountainous Tough Mudder

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November 4, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last names of some of the personnel in this article have been withheld for operational security purposes.

A team of Service members from Joint Base Langley-Eustis took on the 12-mile Tough Mudder course at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, W.Va., Oct. 19 and 20.

U.S. Army Capt. Michael McCrory, Initial Military Training Center of Excellence aide-de-camp for the deputy commanding general, joined U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Roy and Senior Airman James from the 30th Intelligence Squadron, and Brian, 45th Intelligence Squadron, to tackle the 25-obstacle course together as a team.
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Diabetes: Not worth the gamble

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November 1, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

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Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and a third of them do not know it. It is the seventh leading cause of death by disease in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, twice as many women die each year from Diabetes Mellitus than from breast cancer. One out of every three children born after 2000 in the U.S. will be directly affected by diabetes.

Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic driven by sedentary lifestyles and increasing rates of obesity. Every five seconds a person develops diabetes, and every 10 seconds someone dies of it.
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Transportation museum hosts ‘historically’ haunted Halloween

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October 30, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

On a picturesque October evening at Fort Eustis, Service members, retirees and civilian personnel went home, settling in for their nightly activities.

However, on this particular evening at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum, droves of costumed children anxiously awaited a night of spooky adventures and Halloween treats.

More than 750 children, ages twelve and younger, weaved through the ghostly-lit historical exhibits during the museum's annual "Night at the Transportation Museum" event, Oct. 28.
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Answering the call: Langley Airmen ensure safety at CDC

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October 30, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

More than 40 Airmen from Langley Air Force Base volunteered to clean and make repairs at the Child Development Center, Oct. 26.

The CDC was in need of minor facility repairs and upgrades, but had limited personnel to complete projects. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Samantha Lyman, 633rd Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, said Langley volunteers were an effective solution.

"It would have been very costly to hire contractors, and CDC caretakers devote all of their time to children," said Lyman. "We requested volunteers and had more than 30 by the end of the day."
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733rd CED hosts archaeology open house

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October 29, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Airmen set sights at Eustis virtual firing range

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October 29, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Halloween-themed ‘Hearts Apart’ breakfast brings Air Force families together

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October 29, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Spending the holidays apart is one of the difficulties a family of a deployed Service member faces.

The Langley Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center gave families of deployed Service members an opportunity to spend time at a "not so scary" Halloween Breakfast Oct. 26 at the Crossbow Dining Facility.

The breakfast was the latest monthly "Hearts Apart" event, where families were encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes to create a fun, light-hearted environment.
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Lee Road and Sweeney Boulevard construction update

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October 29, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The first phase of the Lee Road construction project at Langley Air Force Base was completed, with the exception of the application of the final coat of asphalt.

The first phase included the tie-in of the eastern end of the new Lee Road expansion with Sweeney Boulevard.

The second phase, which includes the addition of a fifth lane to Sweeney Boulevard, is scheduled for completion Nov. 8.

Following this second phase, a traffic signal and new pop-up security barriers at the new intersection of Lee Road and Sweeney Boulevard will be installed with an estimated completion date of February 2014.
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Army leaders: Developing effective NCOs essential in complex world

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October 28, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As the Army looks toward the future, the most important aspect for the force is having noncommissioned officers who understand global challenges and can effectively lead, said Army leaders.

"My number-one priority is developing adaptive leaders for a complex environment," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

He spoke at a panel discussion on the future of Army leader development, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22.
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