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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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Service members, community lay wreaths on Memorial Day

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May 29, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

U.S. Military personnel and Joint-Base Langley-Eustis community members honored fallen veterans at the Hampton National Cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 26

"This is our way of saying 'Thank you' to fallen Service members," said John Gately, Hampton Military Affairs Committee chairman. "The placing of wreaths beside gravestones signifies our continuous commitment as American citizens to honor and remember the sacrifices made by generations of fallen heroes in defense of our American way of life."
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Service members ‘ride out’ for wounded veterans

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

More than 100 Service members, civilians and retirees participated in a Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Safety Ride at Fort Eustis, May 21. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command coordinated the ride to show support for wounded veterans from the surrounding community. The riders began at TRADOC headquarters, drove through Williamsburg and ended at a Hampton Roads Harley Davison shop where the Virginia Wounded Warrior chapter greeted them.

U.S. Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Derek Briggs, TRADOC force structure training and mobilization chaplain and event co-organizer, felt the event timing was significant as Memorial Day was approaching.
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Goodbye spring, welcome critical days of summer

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

As the summer months rapidly approach, U.S. Service members may anticipate leaving work to enjoy the warm weather. In order to have a successful and injury-free summer, Service members must be aware that with the new season comes a heightened need for safety for not only themselves, but their wingmen as well.

May 25 through Sept. 4 has been designated the Critical Days of Summer by the U.S. Air Force and Army. The campaign was developed to ensure Service members stay safe and recognize the risks of the summer months while on and off-duty.
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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

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

The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

This action involves approximately 1,300 positions.

In the January 2013 memorandum rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the Secretary of the Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed the services and U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command to work together in a deliberate, measured and responsible way to assign women to closed positions.
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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

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

All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 "Commander's Responsibilities" May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide.

AFI 1-2 is a six-page document that details the general's priorities and expectations for those officers who hold command positions. Topics range from conduct and responsibilities to Welsh's overall intent.
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Langley Airman receives Yorktown Patriot award

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

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nikara Brown, 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store assistant noncommissioned officer in charge, received the Yorktown Patriot Award from the Comte De Grasse Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in a ceremony at Fort Eustis, May 22.

The Yorktown Patriot Award, which commemorates the 1781 victory at Yorktown, is given annually to active duty female military personnel who have served in line with the NSDAR values of "God, Country and Home."
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Transportation Corps pays tribute to fallen Soldiers

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

The U.S. Army Transportation Corps paid tribute to 47 fallen Soldiers during a Memorial Wall Rededication Ceremony at Fort Eustis, May 21.

The Memorial Wall is located in the Transportation Corps Regimental Chapel at Fort Eustis, and is inscribed with 1,972 names of Army transporters who gave their lives in the defense of freedom in conflicts ranging from the Vietnam War to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

"Scores of transporters have served our nation and allies in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War, and continue to do so today in contingencies and operations around the globe. We gather together this morning as veterans and Soldiers to pay tribute to our comrades and all those who have gone before us," said U.S. Army Col. Nancy Grandy, Army Transportation School assistant commandant, who gave opening remarks. "America will always honor the achievements of gallantry, strong character and service of these transporters. The Memorial Wall w
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Raptor showcases skills above Langley

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

The 1st Fighter Wing hosted an F-22 Raptor aerial demonstration for local media agencies and civic leaders at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, May 21.

The event gave attendees an opportunity to look at the processes and planning required to run an aerial demonstration and to learn more about the capabilities of Langley's F-22's and the Airmen who support them. In addition, the event teased the demonstration team's involvement in the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show from May 30 to June 1.
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Eustis Drug Demand Reduction office holds S.A.L.T.

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

The Fort Eustis Drug Demand Reduction Office hosted the Save-a-Life Tour, or S.A.L.T. on May 19, 21 and 22.

The S.A.L.T is a driving safety program geared toward high schools, colleges and military installations, and includes video presentations, a speaker and driving simulators.

"[Our goal is to] impact them from a different perspective," said Andrew Tipton, S.A.L.T manager. "We don't want to kill them with [slide presentations], so we engage them with graphic videos and simulations."
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Eustis hosts multi-agency marine firefighting school

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

Approximately 115 firefighters from more than 10 local, national and international agencies took part in the 23rd Annual Hampton Roads Marine Firefighting School maritime incident response exercise at Fort Eustis, May 16.

The exercise was the culmination of hands-on and practical training the students learned during the five-day school, which started May 12. Prior to the incident exercise, students gained classroom knowledge at the Norfolk Fire Training Center and practiced live burns and de-watering techniques at various local training areas and on different vessels.
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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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