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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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Local veterans reveal Vietnam War 50th Anniversary flag

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November 13, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As part of the worldwide commemoration by the Defense Commissary Agency, the Langley Air Force Base commissary held a flag revealing ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Nov. 9.

The ceremony was held to recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of the Service members who have served in the Vietnam War and also present a new Department of Defense sponsored Vietnam War 50th anniversary flag.

In attendance were Vietnam veterans from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 824 and other retired Service members.
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‘Street Smart’ sticks to Soldiers

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November 13, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

This past Veterans Day, many families remembered those veterans who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Some even laid flowers near gravestones, grieving for a Service member close to them.

According to the Department of the Army, more than 80 Soldiers who died last year might still be here today if only they had given up their keys after a few drinks, or even just wore a seatbelt.

For Soldiers at Fort Eustis, a paramedic team from Miami showed them what happens in an automobile accident Nov. 7 inside Jacobs Theater, and why they should think twice about their safety -- and the safety of others -- when they get behind the wheel.
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Women’s Health doctor brings 3-D technology to Langley

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November 13, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

A Women's Health doctor at Langley Air Force Base is transforming the way medical procedures are performed.

With new cutting-edge technology and 3-D tools, U.S. Air Force Dr. (Maj.) Arthur Greenwood, 633rd Medical Operation Squadron Women's Health staff obstetrician-gynecologist, hopes to provide better services while leading the way for new medical procedures.

Traditionally, hysterectomies are performed through multiple incisions on the abdomen. Greenwood performs both traditional and single-incision hysterectomies as needed. By using the single-incision method, Greenwood only needs to make a single incision in the patient's navel.
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CSAF launches new initiative to improve communication with Airmen

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November 13, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As part of a series of recent efforts to enhance communication with Airmen, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III released the first of a new video series called "Airman to Airman."

With all the issues facing the department over the last year, Welsh said the videos serve as an opportunity to inform Airmen on the challenges ahead, but more importantly, to help them understand the logic behind certain decisions.

"This is about keeping you informed about what the Air Force's position is on certain issues and challenges," Welsh said. "We must do better at communicating these issues with our Airmen. They need to ... understand the reasons decisions are being made."
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Army surgeon general honored by French government

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November 13, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award was presented Nov. 12 to U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho by Frederic Dore, the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of France, during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The award recognized Horoho for her exceptional career accomplishments and sustained dedication and commitment to giving new momentum to the French-American medical cooperation. As a result of her efforts, the two countries enjoy collaboration on medical research and development and work closely together to improve battlefield medicine.
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Results from Army, university tests could improve auto, aviation industry standards

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November 13, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Results from a recent study that looked at how battlefield-born vibrations, like those from blasts and heavy armored vehicles, are leading research scientists to rethink military vehicle testing and evaluation methods that could also improve automotive and aviation industry standards.

A group of Army and University of Maryland researchers and engineers have developed reliability tests to better capture unforeseen failures in ground and air vehicle designs before the military adopts systems and components.
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Services spotlight: Langley Outdoor Recreation

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November 12, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Airmen honor fallen Soldier during wreath-laying ceremony

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November 12, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Langley 5K benefits CFC

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November 12, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Obama, Hagel pledge support for US veterans

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November 12, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

President Barack Obama commemorated Veterans Day Nov. 11 in Washington at Arlington National Cemetery, calling the holiday a reminder of the nation's "sacred obligation" to those who have "fought for our freedom and stood sentry for our security" throughout America's history.

The United States must never forget those who have stood apart, volunteering their service and putting their lives on the line "so the ret of us might live in a country and a world that is safer, freer and more just," he said.
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Triple Play: Langley Youth Programs improves mind, body, soul

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November 6, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The whirring of blenders all but drowned out the laughter and sound of children running and playing inside the Bethel Manor Youth Center in Yorktown, Nov. 5. A small group gathered around the mixers, eager to learn how the oranges, apples and bananas would combine into healthy smoothies and quench the thirst of their friends inside the nearby gymnasium.

"Can we eat these?" one boy asked, holding a peeled orange above his head.

The instructor nodded his head and smiled as the boy dropped the fruit into the blender. This exercise was not just about preparing a snack; it was designed to introduce children to the first phase of the Langley Air Force Base Youth Program's Triple Play experience - the "mind," which concentrates on incorporating healthy living and active learning into the everyday lives of participants.
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Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

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November 6, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Bevoir, Va., Nov. 1.

Experts from PEO Soldier briefed Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno on a new generation fused thermal and night vision goggles, more accurate laser targeting systems, improved body armor and innovative devices to provide Soldiers electrical power in the field.

PEO Soldier is responsible for the small arms, equipment and clothing worn or used by the individual Soldier.
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White House honors energy-saving veterans for innovations

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November 6, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As Veterans Day nears, 12 military veterans were honored for their achievements in advancing clean energy and climate security at a White House event Nov. 5.

The celebration honored these "champions of change," who perform "extraordinary work" to advance clean energy and increase climate resilience and preparedness in their communities, White House officials said in a statement. Following military duty, the statement continued, the 12 veterans continued to use their specialized skills and experiences to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy, made communities more resilient to climate change effects and improved national energy security.
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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

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November 6, 2013 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department's longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5.

In the keynote address before the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Global Security Forum, Hagel said a needed realignment of missions and resources is being undertaken across the department that will require significant change across every aspect of the enterprise.
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Services spotlight: Langley Auto Skills Shop

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


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