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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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Fort Eustis hosts Retiree Appreciation event

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

Booths and tables full of information lined the main corridor at the Exchange as retirees, active-duty troops, volunteers and families gathered for the Retiree Appreciation Day event at Fort Eustis, Virginia, May 17.

The annual event hosted by the Fort Eustis Retiree Council, featured activities throughout the day including Exchange and commissary specials, mini case-lot sales and Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation discounts.

"Our retiree community members are very important to us so we want to honor and thank them for their service," said Carla Platteborze, Retiree Council chairmwoman. "We want to remind them that although they're retired, they are still an integral part of our community and we still care about them."
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SHARP pilot program instructors teach certification course at Eustis

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

A Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention certification course was held at Fort Eustis, May 5-16, as part of the U.S. Army's qualification requirements for sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates.

The SHARP 80-hour certification course was the first class taught by graduates of the 16-week SHARP schoolhouse pilot program. The Army launched the program at Fort Belvoir in January as a means to better equip trainers, coordinators and victim advocates from across the Army.
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JTF-CS trains to respond during Exercise Sudden Response 14

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

No one can foretell when a disaster may strike, but Joint Task Force Civil Support at Fort Eustis, Va., stays prepared to respond to domestic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

During Exercise Sudden Response 14, approximately 200 Service members, Department of Defense civilians and civilian contractors deployed to Camp Dawson from May 12-16 in response to a simulated nuclear incident in Arlington, Va. The exercise is an annual command post exercise for JTF-CS to test procedures and collaborative efforts while activating the Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF) allocated forces.
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7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.) holds annual ’4×36′ run

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May 16, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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JBLE law enforcement honors fallen during National Police Week

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May 16, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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128th Avn. Bde. opens Warriors’ Café

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May 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The 733rd Logistics Readiness Division opened the Warriors' Café in May, 2013 to meet the needs of the around-the-clock operations of the 128th Aviation Brigade's Advanced Individual Training students.

The facility employs 115 contract workers operating on a 24-hour schedule to accommodate the continuous training schedule of the 128th Avn. Bde.

"The school has three different shifts for the U.S. Army Soldiers in training, so we have to make sure we can feed all three shifts," said Delsa Green, 733rd LRD installation food program manager. "Fortunately, the school has a steady headcount so there's no added stress of worrying about having enough food to feed an unknown number of Soldiers each day."
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Eustis hosts Navy Craft Master Course

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May 14, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Fort Eustis hosted the U.S. Navy Craft Master Course which began six weeks ago.

During the course, 12 Sailors across the United States and Japan received in-depth training on how to run a Landing Craft Utility and crew. The responsibility level of a craft master as an enlisted member can compare to a captain on a ship, said Wayne Mills, Maritime Training Division craft master instructor.

"A craft master not only operates the LCU, but they must take care of their crew as well," said Mills. "Each person on the crew has their duty, but it is the craft master's job to make sure they are doing it."
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Republic of Korea TRANSCOM commander visits Fort Eustis

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Red light, green light, GO! Stop-and-go traffic on Sweeney to see improvements

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Drivers headed through the West Gate may have noticed some slower drive times with the completion of the Lee Road construction and the installation of a new traffic light.

"The primary purpose of the project was for safety and service," said Paul Baake, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron civil engineer. "Before, Lee Road came out in front of the active barriers, right after the gate, so there was a lot of traffic in that location; it provided a poor level of service and needed the improvement."
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JBLE celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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28th Annual Spring Bird Count

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May 13, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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Army designing next-generation protective mask

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

It's hot. Humidity is near 100 percent, and you're in full combat gear -- including chemical-biological protection. Between your helmet and mask, your entire head is covered, leaving a sensation of suffocating heat. Sweat pours as you run, climb and crawl through enemy territory. How can you get through it?

A fan blows soothing air across your face, under the tight-fitted mask.

Technology brings this relief to a Soldier through a powered air purifying respirator, which consists of a hose connected to the face mask from a blower unit and battery pack hanging off the hip or back. A typical respirator is heavy and cumbersome, adding to the weight of the equipment troops already carry.
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Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate 150 years

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

"Arlington at 150" is the theme for sesquicentennial celebrations at Arlington National Cemetery, slated to run from tomorrow to June 16.

The first event will begin at 9 a.m., tomorrow, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, the first military burial at Arlington. The location is Section 27, by the Ord and Weitzel Gate.

Christman died of rubella on May 11, 1864, just a year before the Civil War ended. His death from illness, not from battle wounds, was not uncommon during that time, when sanitary conditions and medical treatment were substandard compared to today.
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Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable readiness to be maintained, senior leaders told lawmakers.

"First, we are not advocating direct cuts to troops' pay," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Tuesday, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military compensation.

The general testified along with his counterparts from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
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Army Ten-Miler Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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May 12, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

This year the Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race Oct. 12, in the nation's capital.

The Army's annual 10-mile race is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the world.

Priority registration will open May 6 at 10 a.m. (EST) for U.S. Military service members and runners who have participated seven or more times. General registration will open May 20. Runners may register online at www.armytenmiler.com. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the race entry fee is $65. All proceeds benefit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for the military.
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