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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

JTF-CS visits Chesapeake Emergency Response Team

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


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JBLE hosts Canadian Air Cadets, strengthens international bonds

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

U.S. Service members from Joint Base Langley-Eustis hosted more than 100 Royal Canadian Air Cadets from the 180th Mosquito Squadron, 173rd Tiger Squadron and the 342nd Bedford Lions Squadron March 12 and 13.

The tours on each installation showed the Canadian units the U.S. military mission, teaching the cadets about international partnerships. The tours also upheld the Canadian Air Cadet Program mission to bring the military ethos to youth and develop citizenship, said Jonathon Levy, 180th Mosquito Squadron civilian instructor and administration officer.
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Armistead Gate, Lee Road closure

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

Due to the third phase of the Lee Road construction project at Langley Air Force Base, the Armistead Gate is scheduled to close March 14-16.

Beginning 7 p.m. on March 14, the gate will close to both in and outbound traffic. Individuals must use other base entrances to access Langley. In addition to the gate closure, Lee Road will also shut down.

The gate and road will reopen at 11:59 p.m. on March 16. 

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Eustis holds national prayer breakfast

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March 11, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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New nutrition: MCAHC tips on health

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March 11, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

In the Department of Defense Total Force Fitness diagram, nutrition represents one of the eight main concepts of fitness.

National Nutrition Month takes place during March, and Service members looking to improve their nutritional fitness have options to change their habits in healthy, easy-to-manage ways, said Mary Rewinski, McDonald Army Health Center dietician.

"Our culture has evolved into this fast-paced, fast-food society in the past decade, and that level of nutritional mismanagement has shown through," explained Rewinski. "However, it isn't too late to change, and there are multiple ways to do so."
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633rd ABW Safety offers mandatory motorcycle safety courses

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March 11, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As the snow begins to melt and temperatures rise, motorcyclists can look forward to brushing the dust off their bikes and hitting the roads. First, however, they must brush up on safety.

Beginning March 18, the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety Office will offer multiple motorcycle safety courses on Tuesdays throughout the Spring and Summer months. The Experienced Riders course, or BRC-2, will be held at the Fort Eustis Motorcycle Training Range, and the Military Sport Bike Riders Course, or MSRC, will be held at the 633rd ABW Safety classroom, building 705, at Fort Eustis.
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Langley captain helps save local family

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March 11, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

On the evening of Feb. 11, 2014, a family was driving to their home in Suffolk, Va., when the driver, London Dubois, lost control of the vehicle and plummeted into a retention pond. A nearby resident scrambled toward the vehicle desperate to help the family trapped within.

Fortunately, a U.S Air Force doctor was walking nearby, and sprang into action.

The doctor, Capt. William Brooks, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron emergency medicine physician from Langley Air Force Base, Va., assisted in recovery actions at the scene of the crash, providing CPR to a young girl.
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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

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March 10, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Air Force officials released force structure changes today resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President's Budget announced March 4.

To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years.

"The FY15PB request favors a smaller and more capable force - putting a premium on rapidly deployable, self-sustaining platforms that can defeat more technologically advanced adversaries," said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, at a fiscal 15 budget preview on Feb. 24.
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New apps provide Airmen mobile medical education and tools

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March 10, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Two free mobile applications produced by the Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, or CEMM, are now available for Airmen and all military health system beneficiaries.

The CEMM Virtual Medical Center app and a pregnancy app called "My Pregnancy A to Z Journal" are available for free download from the iTunes store as well as the Android Market.

"These applications were built to provide the ease and speed of information to patients so they can have these resources at their fingertips," said Lt. Col. Constance Smith, the CEMM director.
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TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at JBLE

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March 10, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

As part of a plan to end administrative walk-in services for 189 service centers, TRICARE will close their offices at Joint Base Langley-Eustis April 1.

Although the Langley and Eustis facilities will stop accepting walk-ins, beneficiaries can accomplish administrative tasks online or by phone, explained Austin Camacho, TRICARE Benefit Information and Outreach Branch chief.

"Beneficiaries can get answers and enrollment assistance by calling their regional managed care support contractor," said Camacho. "Anything they can do at a TRICARE Service Center can be done online, over the phone or the mobile app."
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SEAC interacts with Langley Airmen

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March 8, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Langley Air Force Base, March 7, 2014.

Battaglia, who serves as the principle advisor to the CJCS on all joint and combined total force matters, made the trip to learn about Langley Airmen and their mission.

Battaglia's visit began by meeting with Airmen and their spouses for breakfast at the Crossbow Dining Facility, where he discussed teamwork and how it applied in the military and marriage.
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Installation commander visits ACS, CDCs

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March 7, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

U.S. Air Force Col. John J. Allen Jr., Joint Base Langley-Eustis installation commander, met with Army Community Services, Child Development Centers and lodging staff during a visit to Fort Eustis Mar. 6.

During his visit, Allen discussed budget and other support concerns with Soldier and Family Readiness employees, visited the Pershing and Madison Child Development Centers and the General Smalls Inn.

"There are so many great people delivering vital service to Soldiers and Airmen on this joint base," said Allen. "One of the most important things that I do is get out to where they work, and hear directly from them how we're doing delivering support to our mission partners."
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DOD removes 20 areas from imminent danger pay list

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March 7, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The Department of Defense has removed 20 areas from its list of locations that qualify for imminent danger pay starting June 1, in a move that is expected to affect approximately 50,000 Service members.

DOD officials announced in January that service members in the 20 areas would no longer receive the additional imminent danger rate of $225 per month.

As of June 1, the following areas are no longer eligible for imminent danger pay:

· The nine land areas of East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Oman, Rwanda, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
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Defense budget request squares priorities, resources

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

The fiscal year 2015 defense budget request works to square priorities with resources, Defense Department officials said while calling for a 1 percent pay raise for the military.

President Barack Obama's defense topline request presented to Congress today is set at $496 billion - a number agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act last year.

The request supports the defense strategic guidance and begins the recovery from the damage caused by last year's budget sequester. Officials said the fiscal 2015 budget is designed to protect capabilities supporting the three department priorities: defending the homeland, building global defense and winning wars decisively.
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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

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March 4, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided to Airmen and submitted to AFPC by April 4 for the QFRB and May 17 for the ERB.

The retention recommendation form, although common to the officer retention program, is new to enlisted members, said Will Brown, evaluation and recognition programs branch chief.
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