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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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Combined Arms Center commander: Army’s future depends on training, education

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

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown said training and educating Soldiers will be the keys to the Army's future.

Brown, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, delivered the keynote speech at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum. The forum was held Wednesday and Thursday, here.

The forum provided industry representatives with an opportunity to understand the Army's future needs so industry can provide the Army with the right tools to train and educate Soldiers. The event was hosted by the Combined Arms Center-Training, Fort Leavenworth.
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11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.) holds COR

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


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President Requests $58.6 Billion for Overseas Contingencies

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

President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request for overseas contingency operations is significantly less than last year, but still provides the resources needed to protect the United States and its interests, Defense Department officials said.

The request calls for $58.6 billion for the Defense Department in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2014.

"This is nearly $21 billion less than last year's OCO request, representing a 26 percent reduction in OCO funding as our nation concludes 13 years of war and our mission in Afghanistan transitions to a training, advisory, and assistance role post-2014," Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a written statement issued yesterday.
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Eustis prepares for emergency during active shooter exercise

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

A man in a green uniform stalks the halls of an elementary school, weapon in hand, as police sirens are heard approaching in the distance.

That was the scene portrayed during Fort Eustis' active shooter exercise June 27, which was conducted to practice and evaluate installation emergency management procedures.

The exercise took place at General Stanford Elementary School, which is a Newport News public school located on the post. The scenario involved an active shooter making his way inside the school and injuring role-players who acted as teachers and students, while Fort Eustis and local first responders rushed to the scene.
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Joint communications interoperability critical to warfighters

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

Napoleon Bonaparte once said that "the secret of war lies in the communications."

This is as true today as it was two centuries ago.

The Army, along with its sister services, allies and first responders from across the country tested those lines of communications during a month-long Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise, or JUICE, which ends today.

Leading the Army's portion is U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, located here, the communications hub of JUICE.
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52nd Theater Gateway deploys to Southwest Asia

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


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271st MCT returns from Afghanistan

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


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Soldier Show ‘stands strong’ at Eustis

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June 24, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The U.S. Army is known for loyalty, honor, courage and integrity -values that each and every Soldier must possess to "Stand Strong" and help create a more resilient force.

That was the encompassing message portrayed to the more than 250 Fort Eustis Service members, civilians and families who attended the afternoon performance of the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show held at Jacobs Theater, June 23.

The Soldier Show is the Army's Broadway-style touring entertainment troupe, and the shows at Fort Eustis were just two of 56 scheduled performances for the 2014 season. The performances included tributes to 9/11, the Army Birthday and Gold Star families who lost family members during conflicts.
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Obama: Investment in Veterans Produces Tomorrow’s Leaders

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June 23, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The promise of a better tomorrow made to U.S. military veterans of World War II seven decades ago with the signing of the original GI Bill is the same promise the nation is keeping with its newest veterans and their families through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, President Barack Obama said in an opinion piece published today on the website of the Military Times.

And, such investment in today's military veterans will produce the leaders America needs tomorrow, the president observed in his op-ed.
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Army training, technology evolving

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June 23, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Army is evolving its current Integrated Training Environment into a single synthetic training environment that combines constructive, gaming and virtual systems to provide challenging exercises efficiently at the point of need.

Army officials discussed the Future Holistic Training Environment -- Live/Synthetic at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, held Wednesday and Thursday, here. At the forum, Army officials discussed future capabilities, and training and education gaps with defense industry representatives.
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1-222nd Avn. Reg. hosts change of command

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June 23, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

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June 23, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, Wednesday, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, here.

The Army Green team won two out of three sets to win the overall game against the Air Force team. It was a close match throughout, with each team winning a set by only two points, and the final set going into overtime with a final score of 17-15. The Army also won the bronze medal for sitting volleyball, with the Army Black team beating the Marines team in both of their sets.
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Inter-American SOS candidate applications due in July

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June 23, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Active-duty captains proficient in the Spanish language may be eligible to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

"The ISOS program is designed to develop dynamic Airmen ready to lead air, space, and cyberspace power in an expeditionary war-fighting environment," said 1st Lt. Kyle Seifert, the AFPC force development support chief. "Students practice leadership and managerial skills, using lessons on leadership, military ethics, Air Force core values and human rights."
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203rd REDHORSE squadron lends hands to Langley

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June 23, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

A street sweeper used to clean the roads on Langley Air Force Base breaks down. The large piece of equipment is transported to the 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop and vehicle maintainers must begin rebuilding the truck's hopper - the holding tank for the road debris.

A task typically thought to be daunting now requires less manpower and less heavy manual lifting the installation of a five-ton power hoist. The Virginia Beach, Virginia-based 203rd Rapid Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer will be at Langley until June 27, 2014 to complete the project.
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Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

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

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army.

This authorization results in the opening of about 33,000 positions in units that were once closed to women, said Col. Linda Sheimo, chief of the Command Programs and Policy Division at the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1.

The 30-day congressional notification required by law before implanting this change in policy was completed April 7, 2014.
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