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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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JBLE Service members Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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


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Community Leadership Service visits Eustis

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

Members of the Williamsburg Area Chamber and Tourism Alliance Community Leadership Service program toured Fort Eustis, April 1. Fort Eustis personnel gave participants a unique perspective of the installation's missions, units and role in the Hampton Roads community.

Visitors received a presentation on the many missions performed by various units on the installation, including the Simulations Center, the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) waterborne operations at 3rd Port, the 128th Aviation Brigade helicopter maintenance facility and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters.
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Fort Eustis welcomes ‘Gold Star’ families

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


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SecArmy: Tracking ‘insider threats’ challenging

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

The Army has done "a great deal since the tragedies at Fort Hood in 2009" to track the "insider threat but something happened, something went wrong, and we need to know what that was," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers April 3.

McHugh was responding to questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee, regarding the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, April 2, which left four dead, including the alleged gunman, Spc. Ivan Antonio Lopez, who committed suicide, and 16 others injured, three critically.
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SecArmy implores: ‘Take back your Army’ from sexual predators

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

"Take back your Army from those who harm or assault our Soldiers. Take back your Army from those who ignore the values and who stain our honor. Take back our Army from those who fail to lead," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

The stain to which he referred is sexual assault and harassment.

The secretary, along with U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.
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Latest ‘Virtual Battle Space’ release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

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

The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more real as well.

Using new human dimensioning modeling within Virtual Battle Space 3, known as VBS3, Soldiers using the training will put in personal characteristics, including their own height, weight, Army Physical Fitness Test scores and even their weapons qualifications scores, "so then the avatar will only be as capable as the individual Soldier," said Robert Munsey, an analyst with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager -- Virtual & Gaming.
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Installation weapons policies ‘strike a balance’ of public safety, personal rights

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

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Recent mass shootings and spree killings - most recently, the case of a U.S. Army specialist who killed four, including himself, and wounded 16 people at Fort Hood, Texas - have fanned the flames of the national dialogue about gun ownership, sparking new debate between highly-polarized ideological opponents as to the necessity and safety of owning firearms.
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Air Force launches new program to capture innovative ideas

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

Air Force officials announced the creation of a new program April 4, designed to harness Airmen's innovation.

Airmen Powered by Innovation, or API, will replace three existing Air Force "good idea" programs - the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, and Best Practices programs - and expand the role of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century.

"API will consolidate the benefits of each program and simplify the process for submitting ideas, making it easier for our Airmen at the lowest levels to effect change across the entire Air Force," said David Tillotson, the Air Force deputy chief management officer.
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Planetary protection: JBLE plans Earth Week events, celebration

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

This year marks the 44th annual observance of Earth Day, and Joint Base Langley-Eustis personnel hope to continue protecting the planet with the help of the community.

This year, JBLE's Earth Week observance focuses on sustainability. "Sustainability means a commitment to environmental protection and conservation," said Mike Mallozzi, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron pollution prevention manager. "We hope to show [the community] Earth Week and sustainability is not once a year - it involves continual improvement and protection of the natural environment around us."
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JBLE celebrates dedication to safety, welfare of children

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


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AF updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists

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

Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in fiscal 2014.

Officers from 33 Air Force specialty codes by year group and enlisted Airmen from seven AFSCs by grade are now eligible to apply for voluntary force management programs, such as voluntary separation pay, limited active-duty service commitment waivers and more, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 3. In addition, officers in 70 AFSCs by year group and enlisted members in 178 AFSCs by grade are no longer eligible to apply for voluntary programs, and they will not meet an involuntary board in FY14.
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Commanders to nominate Airmen for developmental special duties

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April 3, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Developmental special duties are positions within the U.S. Air Force designed to create and progress Airmen through the leadership of other Airmen. Commanders will nominate qualified Airmen to fill critical positions and provide a developing career path for fellow Airmen. The Air Force has identified 10 specific developmental special duty assignments as part of an effort to drive Airmen into positions that positively impact the Air Force.

"Originally, with special duty assignments, people were able to go to Equal Plus and submit their packages," explained Master Sgt. Samantha Lyman, 633rd Air Base Wing career assistance advisor. "Now the Air Force has identified these 10 special duties that are unique to leadership roles, and they need the highest quality of Airmen to fill the positions."
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PGA Junior League Golf: JBLE juniors tee off

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April 1, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson didn't become legends overnight - all three began golfing well before playing professionally.

At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the personnel at both Eaglewood and The Pines golf courses hope to see similar legends rise up, one swing at a time.
 
JBLE will participate in the third annual Professional Golfers' Association of America's Junior League Golf season, where JBLE juniors, ages 13 and under, have an opportunity to hone their skills, meet new friends and have a good time, according to Andy Weissinger, JBLE golf general manager.
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Women warriors: Eustis WHM celebration

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April 1, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine

Joint Base Langley-Eustis hosted the 2014 Women's History Month Commemoration at Fort Eustis, March 28.

The event focused on the role of women in the U.S. Army's history, and how Service members, both male and female, can learn from women's sacrifices.

The commemoration featured music from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, two video presentations and two guest speakers.
 
"Although this [commemoration] focuses on women, the real focus is on [Service members]," said retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones, former command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve and guest speaker. "In this military, gender is not an issue. Everyone has the potential to succeed here, and women and men got us here together."
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7th Trans. Bde. (Ex.) Soldiers perform JLOTS training in Alaska

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March 31, 2014 in Langley Air Force Base, Virginia by clevine


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