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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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Biomedical sciences education, commissioning program application windows open

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September 2, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Airmen interested in biomedical sciences education, or BSC, or commissioning opportunities may be eligible for one or all of the four Biomedical Sciences Corps programs now accepting applications.

Available BSC programs include the Army Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Training, the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences PhD Clinical Psychology Training Program, the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program and the Direct Accession Program.

Eligible active-duty Air Force officers and enlisted members may apply for any of the four programs. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members are eligible to apply for the PhD Clinical Psychology Program at USUHS.
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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

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September 2, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31.

Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on Amirli cutting off food, water, and medical supplies to thousands of Shia Turkomen living there. ISIL has since blocked many attempts by Iraqi security forces and the United Nations from delivering critical supplies to Amirli, threatening the remaining population.
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Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force

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September 2, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current times: the accelerating pace of change.

Thus, the Air Force's ability to continue to adapt and respond faster than the potential adversaries is the greatest challenge it faces during the next 30 years.
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9/11 memorial fire truck at Fort Eustis

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September 2, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Many of today's U.S. Service members joined the military after the 9/11 attacks. Several of them were in school during the attacks. At the time, some may not have fully understood what happened in New York City, Washington D.C, and Shanksville, Penn.

The Remembrance Rescue Project organization traveled to Fort Eustis, Virginia with the Fire Department of New York's Rescue 4 memorial fire truck, Aug. 26.

"We travel with this truck as an educational opportunity for those who were too young to grasp the events of 9/11, and how that forever changed the country as a whole," said David Topczynski, Newport News Fire Department firefighter medic. "A lot of today's Service members joined because of the attacks that day. We want to give them a reminder of why they serve, and give them hope and encouragement."
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Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

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September 2, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The White House announced today that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam.

It was also announced 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for actions in the Civil War during the Battle of Gettysburg.

President Barack Obama will award the medal to Adkins during a White House ceremony, Sept. 15. At the same ceremony, Dr. William Sloat of Enid, Oklahoma, will accept the medal on behalf of his brother Donald, who died in battle. Details on Cushing's award will be announced separately, according to the White House statement.
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Eustis hosts Women’s Equality Day ceremony

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

The 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) hosted a Women's Equality Day ceremony at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 22.

Women's Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26, and this year marked the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The event focused on how U.S. Service members, both male and female, can learn from women's sacrifices.

The ceremony featured a poem reading, biographies of women in history, a reading of the Women's Equality Day presidential proclamation and a speech by guest speaker, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, Army Reserve deputy chief of staff.
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Battle buddies, Wingmen, Warrior Olympics

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

The 2014 Joint Base Langley-Eustis Warrior Olympics is Sept. 12, with the opening ceremony beginning at 8 a.m. on the Langley Air Force Base parade field.

This base-wide sports day is a one-day event created to promote morale, teamwork and camaraderie among U.S. Air Force squadrons and U.S. Army battalions.

Active-duty Service members are highly-encouraged to attend, and civilians are welcome to participate.

Sporting and events will include soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight-lifting, relay races and more. The number of entries is limited for some sports, so Service members should register with an event sponsor. The event will also feature food, free-of-charge.
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Forget-me-not: Caring for families during deployments

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

When a U.S. Service member deploys, family members may feel as though they lost their connection to people and activities on base. To combat this, Joint Base Langley-Eustis provides programs and services for the families of deployed members so they remain involved in the military community.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dawn Chapman, 633rd Force Support Squadron Readiness noncommissioned officer, believes it is essential to keep in touch with deployed Service members' families.

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1st OSS: Ensuring effective airfield environment, equipment

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


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Republic of Singapore Air Force leader visits JBLE

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


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Eustis experiences ‘day in the fast lane’ with NASCAR driver

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August 22, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 128th Aviation Brigade and 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), along with members of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community experienced a day in the fast lane during a visit from NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick at Fort Eustis, Aug. 20.

Harvick stopped at Fort Eustis to learn about the installation's different missions, as well as to thank Soldiers for their service. His visit included tours of the 128th Avn. Bde., and 3rd Port, as well as stops at the 7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.) Resolute Dining Facility and the Fort Eustis Exchange.
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SFS to turn away motorcyclists without proper PPE

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August 20, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Editor's note: The 633rd Air Base Wing Safety Office contributed to this article.

As of Aug. 18, Joint Base Langley-Eustis security forces at both base points of entry began turning away motorcyclists who are not equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

The 633rd Air Base Wing Safety Office offered a list of requirements outlined in Air Force Instruction 91-207, The U.S. Air Force Traffic Safety Program, and Department of Defense Instruction 6055.04, DOD Traffic Safety Program. The following list of standards apply to all military personnel at any time, on or off a DOD installation; all DOD civilian personnel in a duty status, on or off a DOD installation; all persons in or on a government-owned, leased or rented motor vehicle; and all persons any time on an Air Force installation, including all leased, owned or privatized property and housing areas.
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733rd CED engineers at work

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August 20, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Troop Training Project: JBLE Airmen to place F-15 on display

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August 20, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As a result of a generous donation made by the 1st Fighter Wing Association, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron personnel are able to execute critical deployment training at home station, while adding a piece of 1st FW heritage to Langley Air Force Base.

Plans to showcase a retired F-15 Eagle once flown at Langley are in the final stages, and the project is scheduled to begin in late August with completion and dedication scheduled for early November.

The placement of the Eagle, adjacent to the West Gate entrance, will remind Langley Airmen and visitors of the 1st FW's proud legacy and stellar combat record.
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JTF-CS , 7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.) partner during JLOTS training exercise

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August 19, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Its five o'clock in the morning and the sun has not yet broken the horizon. The only sound that can be heard at Fort Eustis' 3rd Port is the U.S. Army Vessel Hobkirk being loaded with Joint Task Force Civil Support vehicles.

The partnership between JTF-CS and the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) was substantiated during the annual Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise, Aug. 14.

The exercise involved loading and unloading ships without the benefit of a fixed port facility, and evaluated how equipment and supplies are moved ashore when port facilities are nonexistent, damaged or too primitive for ships to off-load their cargo at a pier.
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