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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 veteran earns Bronze Star after 50 years

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

After 50 years, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Harold Campbell, former 117th Aviation Company, 140th Transportation Detachment commander, received the Bronze Star April 24 at Fort Eustis for his leadership and perseverance during his deployment to Vietnam from Aug. 15, 1963 to May 1, 1964.

Representative Robert Whitman, Virginia First Congressional District representative, and Maj. Gen. Kevin Magnum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence commanding general, presented the Bronze Star to Campbell in a ceremony at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum.
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U.S. Airmen train Netherlands Royal Air Force firefighter

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

U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron shared working knowledge on methods of combating fires to Netherlands Royal Air Force Sgt. Maj. Rene Van Noordeme at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 23.

Noordeme is currently assigned to NATO Headquarters in Norfolk. Throughout his two and a half year assignment, Noordeme traveled the Hampton Roads area to tour various fire department facilities.

Noordeme toured the Langley AFB facility, where he studied vehicle features and watched Airmen don fire protection gear. Airmen also demonstrated a simulated downed-aircraft response to an aircraft fuel-pit fire using a mock metal airplane frame.
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Langley Airman brings physical therapy capabilities to deployed personnel

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

A physical therapist from Langley Air Force Base deployed to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia helped the wing begin offering its first physical therapy services to personnel in April.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Bueche, a physical therapist deployed from the 633rd Medical Group, and Staff Sgt. Zach Faasse, physical therapy technician, arrived on location, set up their office and saw patients at the clinic within one week.

"We've been working on filling out the necessary forms to get the equipment and supplies needed to launch our clinic," said Faasse. Since we're the first ones here, we didn't come to a fully-functional clinic with scheduled patients. Our patient load is ramping up and in two weeks it should be a lot different, and should be dominated by patient care."
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USAPFS brings MFT course to Eustis

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

For the past four weeks, 50 U.S. Army Soldiers could be seen in the early morning hours across Fort Eustis, performing exercises and stretches as part of the Army Physical Readiness Training Master Fitness Trainers Course, in hopes of becoming master fitness trainers.

Mobile training teams from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School, Fort Jackson, S.C., travel to various installations to train drill sergeants, Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeants and other cadre to conduct PRT activities.
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‘Fighting First’ toasts legendary Doolittle Raiders on anniversary of raid

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


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Security Forces Squadrons swap Service members between Langley, Eustis

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

Joint basing is not an exact science -- each unit overcomes challenges in unique ways. To give personnel a better understanding of the joint base concept, the 633rd and 733rd Security Forces Squadrons at Joint Base Langley-Eustis exchanged Soldiers and Airmen for one week each month, allowing them to shadow Service members from the opposite branch.

"The exchange program was initially developed as an informal method to give both Airmen and Soldiers exposure to the Army and Air Force cultures, respectively," said U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Michael King, 733rd SFS provost sergeant major. "It has evolved to show our young Soldiers and Airmen a broader range of Law Enforcement skills used by both the Army and Air Force."
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Home, sweet home: 94th Fighter Squadron returns to Langley AFB

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

Friends and family turned out in force the evening of April 18 at Langley Air Force Base to welcome home Airmen with the 94th Fighter Squadron from a four-month deployment to Kadena Air Base in Japan.

While deployments are a fact of military life, U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Huyck, 1st Fighter Wing commander, said this particular deployment was a little unusual.

"Deploying a full Theater Security Package like this is something unique for the last couple of years," he said. "Usually in the Air Force we deploy as smaller groups, but doing it this way allows us to become tighter as a squadron and it really reinforces the 'fight like you train, train like you fight' mentality. I couldn't be prouder of them. They did outstanding work integrating with both local forces and Japanese forces."
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Ship-to-shore transportation troops take on tide at JLOTS

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

On March 27, 1964 at 5:36 p.m., a 9.2-magnitude earthquake shook the Prince William Sound region of Alaska. It was the second-largest earthquake ever recorded in the world.

The Fort Eustis-based 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) hosted a Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise in Anchorage on the 50th anniversary of what is now known as the "Great Alaskan Earthquake." From March 16 to April 14, a joint task force consisting of U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel demonstrated the ability to rapidly deploy in support of the local and state authorities during the JLOTS portion of the large-scale Alaska Shield 14 exercise.
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CAC-T to host Training and Education 2025 Industry Forum June 18-19 at Fort Eustis

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

The Combined Arms Center -- Training (CAC-T) will host a Training and Education 2025 Industry Forum June 18-19 to inform industry partners of Army training and education gaps, and discuss training and education capabilities for the Army of 2025 and beyond.

On June 18, the Industry Forum will take place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1737 Jackson Ave. on Fort Eustis, and will feature a speech and panel presentations. The second day's event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the same location and will offer industry representatives an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Training and Doctrine Command capability managers for training.
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‘Live synthetic’ Army’s next generation of simulation

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April 21, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

U.S. Army Soldiers from a brigade combat team are at a combat training site doing a routine live-fire exercise. Well, maybe not so routine.

Suddenly enemy jets pop out of the clouds streaking toward them. The Soldiers scramble for cover as missiles rain down.

They hear the explosions from the missiles impacting all around them, see the flames and debris and smell the smoke.

But this is where it gets a little bit eerie.

Those enemy jets are being piloted a thousand miles away by fellow brigade combat team, or BCT, Soldiers, some in aircraft simulators and others on computer gaming stations.
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ACC completes AFNET migration

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April 21, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

During these fiscally challenging times, saving money is at the top of the Air Force's priority list.

With the recent Air Force network (AFNET) migration, the Air Force is doing just that. The goal of the migration is to collapse base, major command, field operating agency, direct reporting unit and GSU networks, e-mail, and directory services into a single, standardized and centrally managed Active Directory (AD) structure.

"The migration will reduce cost and system complexity through consolidation of network systems," said Todd Haller, Air Combat Command AFNET Migration Lead. "Centralized management of email accounts and the reduction of other servers at the bases will also yield a proportional manpower savings."
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JTF-CS prepares for ‘Sudden Response’

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April 21, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Fort Eustis honors volunteers in annual ceremony

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April 21, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Army Volunteer Corps recognized Fort Eustis community members for their commitment to serve during an award ceremony at Fort Eustis, April 16.

Volunteers in eight different categories took home awards, and others were recognized for their contribution to the overall Fort Eustis mission. The volunteer activities mentioned included Boy Scout troop leaders, food drive coordinators, school board representatives and more.

"Our volunteers make a difference in how we run our installation," said U.S. Army Col. William Galbraith, 733rd Mission Support Group commander. "Youth service programs, family support groups and other keystone programs would not exist without your help."
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New deployable kennels for military working dogs mitigate temperature extremes

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April 21, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

In Afghanistan, summer temperatures soar to 120 degrees and winter temperatures dip into the teens.

Mix in some blinding sandstorms and one can appreciate the importance of adequate military shelter not only for Soldiers, but also for military working dogs.

To keep the working dogs healthier and more comfortable during deployments, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers from Picatinny and Rock Island are developing kennels for environments with temperature extremes, said Project Officer Frank Altamura, who is with the Program Executive Office for Ammunition.
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Soldiers have options to explore before Army restructure

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April 21, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The U.S. Army is restructuring from 510,000 active duty Soldiers to 490,000 in a number of ways. Natural attrition through End Term of Service dates is one, but there are also programs to make sure quality Soldiers stay in.

"We may have Soldiers that are qualified to re-enlist, they meet that basic eligibility that we look for, but now we have to go a little deeper. And, even though they may be qualified, are they the 'best' qualified for continuous service?" said Sgt. Maj. Russell Paradis, Fort Sill command career counselor.
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