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A sense of belonging By Senior Airman Tristan Biese

633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Among history books, the United States of America is known as a melting pot and a place to seek the “American Dream”. At the age of 13, Valeria Melton and her family sought that out when they moved from Caracas, Venezuela to Lakeland, Florida. “When we moved here we had very little to nothing, but moving to the U.S. was really just a second chance at life,” said Melton, now a U.S. Army sergeant. For Melton, connecting with others was difficult. Being from another culture and country, certain things were different such as the TV shows she watched or the music she listened to growing up. Once she graduated from high school, Melton studied at the University of Florida and practiced as an emergency medical technician for two years. Melton was fascinated with the medical field and on Feb. 12, 2012, she entered the delayed entry program for the Army to be a combat medic. Six months later she left for basic training. “From personal experience, I know how important it can be to have someone who knows what they are doing and that they are doing it well,” she said. “In the

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U.S. Army Sgt. Valeria Melton, McDonald Army Health Center NCO in charge of internal medicine, re-classed to respiratory therapist after four years of being a combat medic. Melton uses a pinwheel to encourage children to blow hard into the Pulmonary Function Test machine when performs respiratory tests.

event that someone did get hurt, I wanted to be there and give them the best care possible.” Melton continued as a combat medic for four years until later re-classifying as a respiratory therapist. “[Being a respiratory therapist] allows more patient 

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U.S. Army Sgt. Valeria Melton, McDonald Army Health Center NCO in charge of internal medicine, trains Spc. Heaith Howe, McDonald Army Health Center radiology specialist, on how a Pulmonary Function Test machine works at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 5, 2019.

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Continued from2 interaction and [allows] more one on one interaction,” she said. “My little brother needed a respiratory therapist when he was little. So seeing how his respiratory therapist cared for him made it something I wanted to do for others.” Now at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Melton is the NCO in charge of internal medicine at the McDonald Army Health Clinic. It is the duty of an NCO to uphold their responsibilities, be technically competent, be a quality leader and trainer and maintain the wellbeing of Soldiers and their families. “You can’t expect your Soldiers to meet the standards if you don’t embody them,” she said. “You can’t just talk the talk. You have to be able to walk the walk.” While Melton may not have any Soldiers reporting to her, she still leads and mentors other Soldiers throughout the medical center. Whether they are having trouble with

work, need someone to vent to or need help with PT, Melton is willing to help. “It’s in the small things, like saying good morning and making sure they are ok,” she said. “The big stuff like leading troops is easy, you can learn that. But it’s in paying attention to the people that you’re with – I think that’s where it’s key.” According to Melton, mentoring and helping other Soldiers is a small way to give back to a military branch that has done so much for her. While she still had her Permanent Residence Card up until she enlisted and had much to learn about being a Soldier, the U.S. Army welcomed her with open arms. “The Army has given me a sense of belonging,” she said. “For me as an immigrant, it can get pretty hard sometimes to fit in somewhere. But in the Army you get people from everywhere and it doesn’t matter where you’re stationed – there is somebody there from somewhere else.”

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U.S. Army Sgt. Valeria Melton, McDonald Army Health Center NCO in charge of internal medicine, trains Spc. Heaith Howe, McDonald Army Health Center radiology specialist, on how to do an IV at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 5, 2019. Before enlisting Melton practiced as an emergency medical technician for two years.


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Veteran and family receive a helping hand By Senior Airman Derek Seifert 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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A veteran who now works as a contractor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, received a mortgage-free home from SunTrust Bank and the Military Warriors Support Foundation March 2, 2019. SunTrust Bank works with the MWSF in identifying service members in need of a fresh start in terms of finding a home and financial assistance. “Our teammates that have served or had family served are dedicated to veteran issues,” said Peter Mahoney, SunTrust Bank executive vice president. “We got together with MWSF, we put together this program where we take homes that have been foreclosed or repossessed, then we work with the MWSF to identify a wounded combat veteran who could use a start in a home with no mortgage.” Joshua Howe and his family was escorted by motorcade through their new neighborhood to the driveway, where they saw their new home for the first time. “It was hard to keep it together,” Howe said. “I’m not emotional to begin with but this was drawing me in. Just to see the support and the people who took their time to do something for someone they don’t know. For them

to show support and to know it will happen for future Soldiers and people who need that kind of help. It’s amazing.” Joshua Howe lived in San Diego before deciding to enlist in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. During his 11 years of service, he deployed to Iraq where he sustained injuries that caused vision loss in his right eye. Howe, as a Staff Sgt., would eventually be medically retired but continues to serve as a contractor helping prepare logistics for Soldiers who are deploying. When preparing for his separation from the Army, Howe was told to apply for the MWSF to receive assistance upon being discharged. Howe was later notified that he and his family would be receiving a home. “You sit at home and watch TV and see things like this happen, you just never believe it would happen to you,” Howe said. “A lot of people have troubles in their lives, and we are no different. We have suffered the loss of a child, my background and all my surgeries so this was beyond what I can express on what it means for my family, let alone for my kids’ future.”

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Joshua Howe, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt., receives the key to his new home in Newport News, Virginia, March 2, 2019. The home had been repossessed by SunTrust Bank and with the work of volunteers, fully renovated.

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Tina Vick, Newport News vice mayor, gives a speech at a home key transferring event in Newport News, Virginia, March 2, 2019. A motorcade of first responders escorted Joshua Howe and his family to their new home so they could see it for the first time.


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Three innovative ideas to support worldwide warfighter success are one step closer to reality today thanks to the first Air Force Innovation Rodeo, $650,000 in total seed money and a partnership with AFWERX and tech accelerator companies. During the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo, similar to the Air Force’s Spark Tank and national television’s Shark Tank, a panel of five senior Air Force leaders in the installation and mission support community watched eight presentations before selecting the three ideas they feel will increase the speed and agility of the Air Force while providing cost savings. The first Innovation Rodeo was very competitive, said Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander. “The teams got here because they all had great ideas,” Spacy said. “What had some rising to the top was a combination of applicability,

having thought through what it’s going to take to get to market and the ability to use funds available to cover that gap.” He said the Air Force would still invest in pitches that fell outside those parameters, just not through the Innovation Rodeo program. The winners are: First place – “What’s Up” App for base event announcements submitted by Col. Houston Cantwell, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, and presented by Cantwell and Yann Wollman, a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet. Spacy said the panel was so excited about the potential of the app that he is adding another $50,000 of seed money to bring the idea to fruition; giving the team a total of $250,000. Wollman said winning the rodeo was surreal. “I’m still so speechless. We are just following what our superintendent told us about innovation: go out there and break barriers. 

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Continued from5 This is a wonderful opportunity and we’re so grateful to be able to partner with AFIMSC,” Wollman said. “We’re ready to get together at the Academy and start prototyping and testing it out there and refining the idea.” Second place – Leverage existing Geospatial Information System AI learning for Facility Roof Inspections submitted by 2nd Lt. Alexander Bow of the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base-Lewis McChord, Washington; and Capt. Gregory Hege, Air Force Central Command, Al Udeid, Qatar. Hege is deployed, so Bow presented with 1st Lt. Tim Sobieski of the 627th Air Base Group, JB Lewis-McChord. Third place – See Something, Star Something App to allow crowdsourced feedback on contractors working for the Air Force submitted by Roger Westermeyer, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency enterprise sourcing support director at

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The pitch was presented by Lt. Col. Karen Landale and Maj. Tom Kellermann, 773rd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, who are stationed at JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The road to the Innovation Rodeo began just two months ago when AFIMSC partnered with AFWERX to create the center ’s first major innovation event since standing up a full-time innovation office in November. AFWERX, the Air Force’s primary innovation entity, allowed AFIMSC to use IdeaScale, an ideation software platform, for its “Call for Innovation” campaign. During the Jan. 1-31 event, Airmen were encouraged to submit ideas for crowdsourcing votes – up for good ideas or down for those having less merit. “Anyone with a vested interest in the installation and mission support area were allowed to log in, submit ideas and vote,” said Marc Vandeveer, AFIMSC chief innovation offi-

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cer. “And we received a great response.” When the call ended, Airmen had submitted 122 ideas and the top eight ideas advanced to the Innovation Rodeo. Through crowdsourcing and collaboration, the Innovation Rodeo approach is very different than previous ways of doing business, Vandeveer said. “It’s different because we have a dedicated budget to fund those AFWERX challenges,” Vandeveer said. “We’re not just going to let them stagnate.” AFIMSC wanted to break down barriers to new ideas and the Innovation Rodeo was born, he said. The Air Force has a service-wide innovation campaign, Spark Tank, but most of the ideas pitched are geared toward aircraft and the maintenance activities connected to them with only a few ideas related to mission support areas, he added. “We support installation and mission support Airmen as a headquarters so we wanted to do something targeted on those Airmen and decided to do our own Spark Tank and call it Innovation Rodeo,” Vandeveer said. The three winning teams of “intrapreneurs” will now take their winnings to run through the AFWERX process. They won’t just pitch their ideas and walk away; they are dedicated to seeing their ideas through from prototype to implementation and institutionalization across the Air Force, Vandeveer said. “Ultimately, if we don’t implement an idea, we’re not adding value to our organization and the Air Force,” he added. This year ’s rodeo competition may be over but that doesn’t mean idea collection stops. The time to submit new ideas isn’t just during big innovation events, Spacy said. “It’s tomorrow and the next day and the day after that … this is our commitment to the Air Force: to find innovation at the base level and get it to market,” he said. “We don’t want Airmen to wait for the next big challenge; we want them to find us now and bring us that innovation … don’t wait for next year.” “Innovation is where it’s at. The

Air Force, by design, is an innovative organization. What we’ve done is create the process and the opportunities for all these young minds to get those innovations – those things they think about – to reality,” Spacy said. The other five teams, whose ideas will continue to be explored for possible implementation, are: • Installation Access Control of the Future with Artificial Intelligence Facial Recognition submitted by Lt. Col. Carlos Hernandez, Air Force Security Forces Center at JB San Antonio-Lackland, and Lt. Col. Jeff Fisher, 31st Contracting Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy. Hernandez and Lt. Col. Jesse Goens of the 31st Security Forces Squadron at Aviano AB provided the pitch. • Virtual Visitor Control Center and Visitor Kiosk submitted and presented by 2nd Lt. D.J. Smith, 502nd Communications Squadron at JB San Antonio-Lackland; Steven Dews, 502nd SFS at JB San AntonioFort Sam Houston, Texas; Tech. Sgt. Brian Lawley, 802nd SFS at JB San Antonio-Lackland; and Senior Master Sgt. Alvin Arguello, AFSFC. • Supply Inventory Management System App submitted by Master Sgt. Nicole Haun with the 87th Mission Support Group at JB McGuireDix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, which was presented by Haun and JoyLab’s Jade Baranski, the chief executive officer, and Jerry Ramey, the chief technology officer. • Self-adjusting Wide Area Detection using Unmanned Ground and Aerial Vehicles, which was submitted and presented by John Shackell, AFSFC. • Emergency Airfield Lighting System Auxiliary Motor Upgrade, submitted and presented by Senior Airman Jordan Pitts, 319th CES, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. The judging panel included Spacy; Lorna Estep, AFIMSC executive director; Brig. Gen. Brian Bruckbauer, AFIMSC director of expeditionary support; Brig. Gen. Alice Trevino, commander of the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency; and Heidi Scheppers, deputy director of Air Force security forces. With the success of the inaugural Innovation Rodeo, AFIMSC will make it an annual event.


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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors form the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing participate in a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019. Both wings partnered with 633rd Air Base Wing during the Phase 1 exercise to showcase their readiness and deployability of the F-22s.

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing, with the support of the 633rd Air Base Wing, took part in a total force exercise at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019. The Phase I exercise showcased the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors’ readiness and ability to deploy. “It takes the combined effort of the 633rd ABW, the 192nd Wing, and the 1st FW to deploy a fighter squadron on short-notice,” said Col. Jason Hinds 1st FW commander. “I’m thankful to all those who participated in the planning and execution of the Phase I exercise.” With their slogan of ‘ready to deploy, ready to employ,’ the exercise tested the Wing’s ability to generate aircraft and get them to the fight. Once there, the Raptors were regenerated and reconfigured for war, flying sorties from the deployed location. “For the normal AEF cycles or to go to Red Flag or any of those exercises we have months

to plan,” said Col. David Seitz, 1st Maintenance Group commander. “This one was not like that at all [this was accomplished in a week]. Our Airmen crushed it! It was amazing to watch.” As part of the exercise, the Raptors staged an “Elephant Walk,” testing the squadrons’ ability to launch large formations of aircraft at a moments’ notice. “These exercises are extremely important with the influx of new Airman that have not had the experience,” said Staff Sgt. Eric Talman, 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. “This gives them a chance to see from beginning to end, the process and importance of our mission.” According to Seitz, the timeline expectations were clearly exceeded. He said he is extremely proud of the Airmen and NCOs. “Our senior NCOs are some of the best on earth,” Seitz said. “They showed their ability to make decisions, take charge of tough problems and fix any-

thing we threw at them.” The combined efforts of the wings included processing Airmen for deployment, building bombs and getting them transported, building tents, configuring jets for flight to a deployed location and reconfiguring the jets with the deployed assets for war. “Our jets were really healthy,” said Senior Airman Miguel Vaquera, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionic systems journeyman. “We’ve been focusing more on minor maintenance issues that could evolve into a bigger problem later on. So when an exercise like this or a real world situation comes around, we’re ready.” According to Vaquera, these exercises bring about a sense of urgency. It allows them to work in a higher tempo similar to those of a deployed location where every second counts. “We know that with the F-22 we’re going to be called, especially in a high-end fight against near peer competitors, they’re going to call Langley and we need to be ready,” Seitz said.

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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron check technical orders under an F-22 Raptor during a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ethan Ornelas, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, loads munitions into an F-22 Raptor.

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The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight refuels a U.S. Air Raptor while another F-22 takes off.


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Senior Airman Tristan Biese

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing, participate in a total force exercise at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019. Both wings partnered with 633rd Air Base Wing during the Phase 1 exercise to showcase their readiness and deployability of the F-22s.

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors form the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing participate in a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019. Both wings partnered with 633rd Air Base Wing during the Phase 1 exercise to showcase their readiness and deployability of the F-22s.

Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron check technical orders under an F-22 Raptor.

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U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 633rd Civil Engineering Squadron build a tent during a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 25, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight prepare inert GBU-32s during a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019. nition.


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Goldfein, Wright outline keys to strong leadership, its role in Air Force excellence By Charles Pope

SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS ORLANDO, FLA.

Judging by the conversations and hardware on display, cutting edge technology – virtual reality, 5th generation equipment, hypersonic weapons, cyber capabilities – was the dominant theme at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando. But in his keynote address March 1, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein focused on something else and something decidedly old school – leadership, a quality that he suggested is even more important to the Air Force’s future and its continued excellence than shiny equipment. “We must recognize that the culture of the United States Air Force has to be big tent culture,” Goldfein said during a 40-minute appearance alongside Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright before more than 1,000 Airmen of all ranks on the final day of the Air Force Association gathering. In often-personal terms, both leaders paid tribute to leaders that shaped their careers and help each correct his course. Goldfein noted that “bold and inspiring” leadership and embracing diversity has never been more important or necessary given the demands placed on today’s Air Force. “It is not about being politically correct,” Goldfein said. “It’s a warfighting imperative.” For Wright, the major influence came early in his career from Master Sgt. Joe Wimbush, whose guidance pro-

vided clarity of purpose and thought as well as direction. “He was very tough but he was fair and he treated me like his son,” Wright said. “… There was always a teaching moment, an opportunity that he allowed me to grow. Everything that I am today as a professional, as a man and everything that I’m not is because of Joe Wimbush.” Goldfein touched on a similar theme but also stressed that good leaders recognize diversity and the attributes it brings to the Air Force. “Think about what we do; we do leaflets to nukes and everything in between,” Goldfein said by way of making a larger point about the value of diversity within the Air Force and why leaders must adapt to the difference. “We operate from 65 feet below the surface to the outer reaches of space and everywhere in between. “That kid has to see himself in the United States Air Force and our culture has to be inclusive of that. … They have to see themselves in us. So to me, celebration of diversity and making sure we see the flesh colored Band-Aid is not about being politically correct. It’s a warfighting imperative.” As he has before, Goldfein illustrated the point with a story about a conversation about a flesh-colored BandAid with an African-American senior enlisted leader. The chief handed him the Band-Aid and said there was a problem. Goldfein was confused, failing to make the connection until the Airman put the Band-Aid on and highlighted the fact that there was only one choice and one color.

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Golfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speak during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 1, 2019. During their remarks Goldfein and Wright highlighted the importance of inspirational and courageous leadership.

The point, Goldfein said, was that good leaders understand “what they do not see” or know and are open to those who bring those “blind spots” into view. “The first thing we do as leaders is acknowledge we all have blinders on,” he said. “And there are certain things we are not going to be able to see in our organization. Once we acknowledge that we have to acknowledge there are flesh-colored Band Aids in every squadron. “The only way we can see them is to surround ourselves and build our teams in ways that others can point them out to us,” he said. Often the insight comes from enlisted Airmen. “I’m a firm believer that no officer in the United States Air Force becomes successful at the very senior ranks without being raised by a great NCO,” Goldfein said. Both Goldfein and Wright emphasized the real-world importance of leadership that is strong yet adaptable and open to change when warranted. They also acknowledged the benefits of missteps and stumbles. Goldfein mentioned “my six years at the Academy” to illustrate how he had trouble adapting, left the Academy but re-

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives remarks during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 1, 2019. During their remarks Goldfein and Wright highlighted the importance of inspirational and courageous leadership.

turned after biking across the U.S. to reset his perspectives. When asked what he thinks when hearing stories of Airmen who make mistakes, Wright says his answer is always the same: “Good on you! That’s how you learn. We must allow for that.” Goldfein agreed, and like Wright, he said strong leaders have instinctive ability to allow room for individual quirks while at the same time combining the “parts” into a cohesive, effective whole.

“The command team’s role in achieving the mission is the most important role you play as a leader,” Goldfein said. “You must organize, train, and equip Airmen to be ready to fight. It’s your moral obligation to get it right to field a ready fighting formation. As leaders you’re also responsible for doing everything we can to accomplish the mission; it may not always be glamorous but it’s required nonetheless.”


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AFRL introduces new sharable supercomputing capability for classified research By Bryan Ripple

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Air Force Research Laboratory and Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program officials hosted a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 26 to unveil the first-ever shared classified Department of Defense high performance computing capability at the AFRL DoD Supercomputing Resource Center at Area B. The ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated a significant milestone in the deployment of an overall shared classified computing capability at AFRL.

A big part of that capability is four state-of-the-art HPE SGI 8600 supercomputers, including one named “Mustang,” an unclassified supercomputer named in honor of the P-51 Mustang aircraft flown by the famous Tuskegee Airmen. The three other systems, Voodoo, Shadow and Spectre, named after the F-101 supersonic jet fighter, MC-130P Combat Shadow, and AC-130H gunship, respectively, support higher classification levels that impact critical DoD research areas and address increasing demand across the Defense Department. This increased demand for shared, higher classification

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Members assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Department of Defense leadership cut the ribbon for a new DoD super computer capability located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2019. This was the first-ever shared classified DoD high performance computing capability.

supercomputing was the reason for the groundbreaking portion of the ceremony. An additional 7,000 square feet of classified space, specifically designed to support supercomputers is being added with construction already in progress. “This creates an environment for Air Force, Army, and Navy researchers to quickly respond to our nation’s most pressing and

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Members assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Leadership participate in a ground breaking ceremony for the first-ever shared Above-Secret Department of Defense super computer facility at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2019.

complex challenges, while also accelerating new capabilities to the warfighter at lower level costs to the taxpayer,” said Jeff Graham, AFRL DoD Supercomputing Resource Center director. AFRL has leveraged the power of high-performance computing to accelerate research efforts for years while bringing new technologies to bear on critical mission areas. Computing needs are changing and must be secure to prevent adversaries from leveraging DoD knowledge and expertise. “AFRL has been at the forefront of the effort to establish this capability for the DoD,” Graham said. “It shows our commitment to advancing computational tools being used to support the warfighter. The ability to share supercomputers at higher classification levels will allow programs to get their supercomputing work done quickly while maintaining necessary security. Programs will not need to spend their budget and waste time constructing their own secure computer

facilities, and buying and accrediting smaller computers for short-term work. This new capability will save billions for the DoD while providing additional access to state-of-the-art computing.” The AFRL Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center, created in 1994, is one of four sites included in the congressionally funded High-Performance Computing Modernization Program. Today, the DoD HPCMP supports world-class capabilities at AFRL and three other DSRC sites by funding high-performance computers, highspeed networking, multipetabyte archival mass storage, and customer support. “Let’s recognize that this whole effort is really about one purpose – providing the necessary tools for scientists and engineers so that they, in turn, can continue to do world-class research and develop the best systems for our warfighters,” said Kelly Dalton, AFRL DoD Supercomputing Resource Center technical director.


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ARSENAL AIMS TO INSPIRE MORE WOMEN TO ENTER ENGINEERING By Audra Calloway PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.

Picatinny Arsenal employees hosted their annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event on Feb. 21 that was attended by almost 80 female students from 22 area schools. The event has been held on the third Thursday of February for the last seven years at Picatinny to coincide with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, and also during National Engineer’s Week. “Tonight is for you to explore what it’s like to be an engineer or a scientist, and the thrill of discovery and making things,” said John Hedderich, director of the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center. Even though many attendees may not know what occupation they will eventually enter, he said that was fine. “You’re the future of this nation. Here at Picatinny, we serve the flag of liberty by devoting our careers to making equipment for our Soldiers, our sailors, and Marines,” Hedderich said. "And they’re here to defend this nation, and we help them do that. “And you’re going to make the world a better place because of what you’ll end up doing. We’re just trying to help you make that decision.” Students had the opportunity to speak with female scientists and engineers at 18 unique stations. Engineers were available to discuss engineering topics related to the Department of Defense mission area that is

predominant at Picatinny Arsenal: the development of the armaments and ammunition used by U.S. military personnel. Salome Kufuor and Eesha Gudoor, both freshmen at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, and teammates on a Technical Student Association (TSA) team, attended the event. TSA is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “I thought the biotechnology was really interesting,” Gudoor said of one of her favorite stations, the biomedical engineering station. “We actually did a TSA project together and it was focused on biotechnology, and this (station) was about prosthetics and pharmaceuticals and I found that interesting.” The biomedical station provided an overview of biomedical fields and how they support our Soldiers. “There were also a couple of activities, like building the most sturdy building for 30 marbles, and that was cool,” she added. The marble activity, which is meant to explain systems engineering design to the attendees, allowed them think of different ways to solve problems, and to explore different strategies in building a suspended structure that can hold a cup filled with marbles. Other examples of STEM disciplines included chemistry, virtual reality, engineering, acoustics, optics, nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, and analysis

Army names 362nd TRS instructor best of quarter By Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard

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Nithya Nalluri (left) and Stephanie Andrade, students of Hunterdon Central Regional High School, examine the intricate mechanics of 3D printing during an Introduce a Girl to Engineering event at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Feb. 21.

related to experimentation. “We really enjoy giving students an opportunity to see what STEM is in the real world, outside of the classroom,” said Shahram Dabiri, STEM Manager for the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal. “The value of a STEM education and subsequent STEM careers can be difficult to find relevant at times. This evening, they could see how their problem-solving skills can produce tangible results that solve real problems for Soldiers.” “I’m really interested in engineering, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk with people and learn more about the engineering principles and what I want to go into,” said Erin Fitzgerald, a senior at Montclair High School. Fitzgerald plans to major in either mechanical or industrial engineering in college. She said she appreciates the opportunity to discuss different engineering genres and to talk with engineers about what to expect from engineering courses in college.

“I just think you get to learn more about what you’re interested in,” Fitzgerald said of the event. "I’ve also met a lot of people here who aren’t going into engineering but wanted to expose themselves more to the engineering world. I actually think that’s great. “And it also promotes women in STEM, so that’s great in itself,” she added. Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration. The CCDC Armaments Center is an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command within U.S. Army Futures Command. As the primary center for the advancement of armaments technology and engineering innovation, the CCDC Armaments center provides technology for over 90 percent of the Army’s lethality with a focus on advanced weapons, ammunition and fire control systems.

Tech. Sgt. Casey Andersen, 362nd Training Squadron Detachment 1 UH-60 helicopter maintenance course instructor, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia was recently recognized as Distinguished Instructor of the Quarter for the Army’s 128th Aviation Brigade, the best out of more than 500 instructors. Along with the noteworthy accomplishment came an Army Achievement Medal, a special honor for an Airman. “I got to where I am through the support of others,” Andersen said. “That’s what has helped me to rise to this point.” Andersen was eligible to compete in the Army awards program as an instructor for a combined Air Force/Army course. Andersen said he enjoys working alongside the Army and has the opportunity to influence both Airmen and Soldiers. “The Army does things differently than the Air Force,” he said. “Some things they do better, some things we do better. It’s the combined strengths that makes for great training.” 362nd TRS Detachment 1’s mission is to train Airmen and Soldiers on the basics of helicopter maintenance fundamentals, such as removing and installing subsystems. “The best part of this job is passing my knowledge on and seeing the students improve,” he said.


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JBLE Community Volunteer of the Year nominations

Fort Eustis Volunteer of the Year nominations will be accepted until March 8. Nomination packets can be delivered electronically and are available for pick-up at the Army Community Service office, 650 Monroe Avenue. The awards will be presented at the Volunteer Recognition and Award ceremony at 1:30 p.m., April 12, at the Fort Eustis Club. For more information or to request a nomination packet, contact Roger Bullis at (757) 878-3173 or roger.k.bullis.civ@mail.mil.

Commander’s Gold for Community Service nominations Fort Eustis Commander’s Gold for Community Service nominations will be accepted until March. 8. Nomination packets can be delivered electronically and are available for pick-up at the Army Community Service office, 650 Monroe Avenue. The award is presented to a Fort Eustis military unit or organization that provides community service to the installation or local community. The awards will be presented at the Volunteer Recognition and Award ceremony at 1:30 p.m., April 12, at the Fort Eustis Club. For more information or to request a nomination packet, contact Roger Bullis at (757) 878-3173 or roger.k.bullis.civ@mail.mil.

Free job fair

Joint Base Langley-Eustis will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 14, at the Fort Eustis Club, 2123 Pershing Avenue. The job fair is open to active duty members, veterans, Guard and Reserve members, U.S. Coast Guard members, retires and military spouses. To pre-register, visit https://www/eventbrite.com/e/jble-fair-fort-eustismarch-14-2019-tickets-49130644079.

3-Point shoot-out

The 733rd Force Support Division will host a basketball 3-point shoot-out at 7 a.m., March 15, at McClellan Fitness Center. To sign up, visit Anderson Field House or McClellan Fitness Center.

Base munitions stockpile inventory

The 1st Maintenance Squadron munitions systems flight will conduct a 100% inventory of the base munitions stockpile from March 15-22. Flight line operations may be impacted on March 16 only. The rest of the inventory will be conducted the following week with minimal impact to outside agency operations.

Mary Matthews Scholarship Fund

The Langley Chief’s Group is accepting applications for the Mary Matthews Scholarship Fund. Four active duty Airmen stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, E-6 and below, will be awarded the $300 scholarship. Applications must be received by March 21. Recipients will be presented the scholarships on April 19. For applications and more information, contact CMSgt. Clifford Lawton at clifford.lawton@us.af.mil or (757) 225-7245, or CMSgt. Clar-

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A Musical Tribute

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" will pay tribute to the post-9/11 veteran on Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm at the Ferguson Center for the Arts. Come out and enjoy an evening of music that captures the fighting determination, patriotism, and esprit de corps found in today's Army. Featuring music from the soundtrack that has kept us going since 2001. Free tickets are required and are available through the Ferguson Center Box Office at www.fergusoncenter.org or call 757-594-8752.

Honoring military women free event

The Denbigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host the “Circle of Sisterhood: Honoring Military Women” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 23, at the American Legion Post 368, 368 American Legion Drive, Newport News, VA, 23608. The event is free for women veterans and women who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. The event will offer health screenings, manicures, massage therapy and gift card giveaways. To attend the event, register at Eventbrite.com.

Satellite Pharmacy relocation

The 633rd Medical Support Squadron Satellite Pharmacy will be open for prescription pick-ups only on March 28. The satellite pharmacy will be closed March 29 and will reopen at 8 a.m., April 1, at their new location: 57 Cedar Avenue, Langley Air Force Base (across from the Post Office). The new pharmacy will have a drive-thru available for prescription pick-up only.

“It’s On JBLE” Newsletter

Looking for fun things to do and see? Visit www.jbleforcesupport.com home page scroll to view our Spring issue of the “It’s On JBLE” newsletter. That’s not all; Oh Snap! It’s on our APP – Search: JBLE FSS MWR to receive daily push notifications on the latest and greatest happenings.

JBLE Tax Assistance Centers

The Langley Tax Assistance Center will operate from Jan. 28 to April 15, at 450 Weyland Road (Building 1027). Tax filing preparation, electronic filing capability and general tax advice will be available to active duty members, dependents and retirees. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (757) 778-0045. The Fort Eustis Tax Assistance Center will operate from Jan. 28 to April 15, at Bldg. 2733 on Madison Avenue. Tax filing preparation, electronic filing capability and general tax advice will be available to active duty members, dependents and retirees. Walk-in consultations are available on a first come, first serve basis. Priority services will be given to E-4 ranks and below from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. For more information, call (757) 878-2478 or (757) 878-2343.

New Tax Law changes

Previously, only spouses of service members who are residents of the same state could avoid being taxed in the state of the service member’s duty station. Example: A Florida-domiciled Airman and his Florida-domiciled spouse move to Virginia due to PCS, where the spouse starts working. In this case, the wages from the spouse’s new job in Virginia is sourced to Florida, their original state of domicile. Their income is not subject to Virginia income tax or withholding. With the new tax amendment to Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018, spouses of a service member are able to choose the same state of residence as the service member for state and local tax purposes. Example: A Florida-domiciled Airman and his California-domiciled spouse move to Virginia due to PCS, where the spouse starts working. In this case, the spouse elects to have the same residence of the Airman (Florida) for tax purposes. Now the wages from the spouse’s new job in Virginia is not taxable by Virginia. As there is no guidance from the IRS for volunteers, filing returns for spouses who would like to elect to use the same state of residence as the service member for the state and local taxes is out of scope for the Tax Center volunteers. If you have any questions, please call the Tax Center at (757) 778-0045.

New community health clinic in Williamsburg The McDonald Army Health Clinic is scheduled to open a community-based medical clinic in Spring of 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The clinic will provide family practice, laboratory, pediatrics, physical therapy and pharmacy services to TRICARE beneficiaries that reside in Williamsburg and the surrounding communities. For more information or to be placed on the enrollment waiting list, call (757) 314-7777 or (757) 314-7748.

JBLE Retiree Council

The JBLE Retiree council will meet every third Wednesday each month in the Army Community Service conference room, building 650, on Fort Eustis. Retirees and those who are approaching retirement from all military branches are invited to attend the free meetings. Members can stay connected with their community and local events, as well as learn more about investments, benefits and other military-related information. For more information or to join, contact (757) 878-5884, (757) 2187118, or torrence0512@gmail.com.

Marquee requests

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Green Dot trainers needed

The Green Dot training program is looking for motivated JBLE personnel interested in becoming certified Green Dot trainers. Enlisted members (E-5 and up), officers and DoD/NAF civilians can apply to join a team of trainers responsible for conducting sexual assault and suicide training. Applicants must be approved by their leadership, must be comfortable with public speaking, must have flexible availability (no long deployments or PCS’ing) and must be comfortable speaking about issues of interpersonal violence and suicide. For more information or to apply, contact Pamela Adams at (757) 764-5433 or pamela.adams@us.af.mil.

Free Guitar Lessons

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band guitarist Tech. Sgt. Daniel Santos is conducting free beginner and intermediate guitar lessons. Lessons are open to military members, civilian personnel, veterans and retirees. Members must bring their own guitar and smartphone. Space is limited. To sign up, go to https://www.milsuite.mil/book/people/daniel.b.santos2/blog/2018/08/13/ free-guitar-lesson. For more information, call (757) 7596405.

Electronics Recycling Drive

The 192nd Medical Group is hosting an on-going electronics recycling drive to help raise funds for moral events. Items such as empty inkjet cartridges, cell phones & accessories, GPS devices, calculators, ebook readers, iPods/MP3 players, digital & video cameras, PDAs, iPads/tablets and video game consoles can be dropped at 159 Sweeney Blvd, Bldg. 764, Room 109. The following items cannot be accepted: printers, computers, laptops, laserjet cartridges, keyboards, monitors and cords or cables without their respective devices. For more information, call (757) 764-0127.

633 ABW/EO Hours

The Fort Eustis and Langley Equal Opportunity Offices will operate under normal customer service hours from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The offices will close daily from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (757) 764-5877/5878 or (757) 878-4797/0022.

710th Combat Operations Squadron vacancies

The 710th Combat Operations Squadron at JBLE and 710 COS Det 1, Shaw AFB are recruiting for the following officer Air Force Specialty Codes: 11F, 11B, 11M, 12F, 12B, 13B and 14N. These AFSCs will fill positions within Air Operations Center Master Air Attack Plan teams and other AOC planning cells. Enlisted vacancies include Intel, Air Traffic Control Command and Control Battle Management. These AFSCs are eligible to receive up to $500 travel stipends for monthly Unit Training Assembly weekends. For inquiries email 710cos.workflow@us.af.mil or call 757-225-1955.

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Weekly Live Fire Schedule

Ranges, training areas, and associated facilities are Off Limits to personnel not engaged in scheduled firing, operations, or inspections/recons unless clearance is obtained in person from Range Control Fire Desk (Bldg. 2432 Mulberry Island Road) or a designated Range Control Technician. All personnel are required to check in and out with range control before going into or departing any Range or Training area. Range schedule until March 8: DATE....... RANGES....... TIMES March 8, 2019 BTRAC, R1 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 9, 2019 POF R3 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10, 2019 POF R3 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11, 2019 BTRAC, R1 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 12, 2019 BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 13, 2019 BTRAC, R1 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 14, 2019 BTRAC, R1 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 15, 2019 BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic

The Langley Hospital will provide a Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic starting Feb. 12, 2018. Patients who cannot get an appointment with their provider right away and do not want to wait at the ER can check in at the Family Health front desk to be seen by a clinical pharmacist on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Service is available to all active duty and Department of Defense beneficiaries 18 to 70 years of age who are enrolled to Langley Hospital. Patients who are on flying status or Personal Reliability Program, are immunocompromised or have symptoms over 10 days cannot be seen at the Cough and Cold clinic. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Ashely Dixson at 7648995.

Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA gate) changes

Security Forces personnel will no longer man the Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA Gate). Personnel will still have their credentials checked by guards at the main NASA gate, however, their credentials will not be checked again at the Durand Entry Control Facility. NASA guards will still man their side of the Durand Entry Control Facility and will only allow CAC holders (no dependent ID cards) to enter NASA property. Additionally, no commercial vehicles are allowed access to NASA property. The Durand Entry Control Facility hours are from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Worship hours for Catholic and Protestant services Bethel Chapel: Saturday Catholic Reconciliation at 3:30 p.m. Saturday Catholic Mass at 5 p.m. Sunday Protestant Community Service at 9 a.m. Sunday Catholic Mass at 11 a.m. Langley Main Chapel: Sunday Catholic Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday Protestant Gospel Service at 11 a.m.

Catholic Daily Mass (Mon-Thurs) at 12 p.m. For more information call 764-7847

Manpower shortage impacts 633rd Medical Group services The 633rd Medical Group strives to provide Trusted Care to all they serve, while supporting many deployed and home-station missions. Due to contract vacancies and multiple provider deployments/permanent changes of station during the coming months, it will take longer to receive appointments and have messages returned. In light of these staffing concerns, TRICARE will temporarily enroll only Active Duty service members and their family members. This action is being taken to ensure patients receive the care they deserve within the established standards. There will be no enrollment changes or action taken to any patients who are already enrolled at the 633rd Medical Group, regardless of category. For questions regarding TRICARE benefits, or for enrollment assistance to locate the best medical facility to meet healthcare needs, contact the TRICARE Information line at 1800-TRICARE or 1-800-874-2273.

JBLE Family Child Care Program

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Family Child Care Program is looking for child care providers interested in a professional, portable career that will allow them to stay at home and run a home-based business. The program is available for children ages two weeks to 12 years old. Child care providers must be at least 18 years old, be able to read and speak English, be in good health, and willing to undergo a background check. The FCC will provide training and materials to get your business started. For more information, call Fort Eustis at 878-5584/5726 or Langley Air Force Base 764-3585/2835

Life lessons over lunch workplace study

Join the new Life Lessons over Lunch the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the 633rd Mission Support Group Conference Room. The Langley Chapel offers this marketplace initiative where participants meet on a regular basis to view a DVD message over lunch, providing a unique opportunity for participants to enter an environment in the workplace where they can consider relevant insights around personal and professional challenges. The principles are presented from a biblical perspective but are non-denominational and open to all active-duty service members and lunch provided is free. For more information, contact the Langley Chapel at 633abw.hc@us.af.mil.

Air Force Reserve hosts Palace Front-Palace Chase informational sessions The Air Force Reserve will host Palace Front-Palace Chase informational sessions the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m., in the 633rd Force Support Squadron auditorium, building 15 in Wing B, room 203. Palace Front is available to Airmen within 180 days of their  See JBLE | 15


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JBLE Community projected separation date. Palace Chase is reserved for Airmen over 180 days from separation who are interested in separating from Active Duty early. For more information, call 751-4825 or 846-7532.

Fort Eustis’ Groninger Library encourages reading

Fort Eustis’ Groninger Library has implemented an ongoing Reading Program entitled "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" and "1000 Books from 1st -5th grades." For every 100 books read, children can take their reading log to the library to receive a prize. After reading 1000 books, children will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, contact the library at 878-5017 or visit www.groningerlibrary.com.

Army Emergency Relief available online

Soldiers, military retirees and family members can now request financial assistance through Army Emergency Relief’s redesigned website at https://www.aerhq.org. Applications can be submitted 24 hours a day via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The redesigned site allows for easier navigation and authorized patrons can access their accounts, apply for scholarships, donate and utilize the new loan calculator. For more information, call at 8785570.

Company Grade Officer Council welcomes members

The Company Grade Officer Council will meet at 4:45 p.m., at the Bayview Commonwealth Center every third Thursday of the month and is open to all Company Grade Officers. The council has an opening for a U.S. Army officer on the council board. Join the council for professional development, social events and fun. For more information, call 764-9954.

Langley 5/6 club hosts monthly meetings

The Langley 5/6 club will meet at 11:30 a.m., at the Bayview Commonwealth Center every second Wednesday of every month. A guest speaker will visit the club every month to discuss various topics. Along with being a networking tool, the group meets to brainstorm fundraising opportunities and membership drives. For more information, call 764-0507.

Air Force Reserve Technician recruiting

If you are looking to join the Air Force Reserve or to fill a General Schedule job, both can be done as an Air Reserve Technician. For information, contact Tech. Sgt. Erin Debourg, regional ART recruiter, at erin.debourg@us.af.mil or (910) 237-8848.

Wylie Theater Chapel Next Sunday services

Join Chapel Next at the Wylie Theater from 10-11:30 a.m., on Sundays for contemporary Christian worship. For more information, call 878-2257.

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Trespass Notice

The Langley small arms firing range, adjacent area and the bullet impact area to the rear of the range are off-limits to all personnel. The firing range maintains 24-hour operations, seven days a week and is not open for the use of privately owned weapons. Due to gunfire, trespassing in this area is illegal and dangerous. For more information, contact Combat Arms at 764-4785 or 574-4785.

633rd Force Support Squadron RAPIDS/ DEERS location information

Langley Air Force Base 45 Nealy Ave, Wing A, Suite 114 Hampton, VA 23665 757-764-2270 Customer Service Office's customer service hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CAC priority from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.) and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. The Awards and Decorations Office's customer service hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed between 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requests and documents can be e-mailed to 633 FSS/ FSMPS Decorations Support at 633mss.dpmpe.decsupport@us.af.mil. The Official Passport Office is by appointment only. Walk-ins are accepted from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., for Passport pickups and cancellations only. Fort Eustis 650 Monroe Ave, Room 123 Ft Eustis, VA 23604 757-878-0948 Customer Service Office's customer service hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CAC priority from 8 to 9:30 a.m.). Walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. All appointments are made online only. Please visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ default.aspx to make an appointment. Please visit http://www.cac.mil/Portals/53/Documents/ required_docs.pdf for information on identification and documentation requirements for ID card Issuance/Renewal and DEERS enrollments.

Other RAPIDS/DEERS Locations:

Please visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/ for locations and information on other RAPIDS/DEERS sites in the area. For service capability and hours of operation call ahead.

JBLE CAC/ID Customer Service Hours: LANGLEY - Walk-in Hours: Mo. – Fri.: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Appointments: Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. - CAC Only Hours: Mon. – Tues., Thur. – Fri.: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Commercial: 765-2270 Fax: 764-4683

45 Nealy Ave, Bldg. 15 Wing A, Suite 114, Hampton, VA 23665

EUSTIS - Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Appointments: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. - CAC Only Hours: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday: 8 – 9:30 a.m. Commercial: 878-0948 Fax: 878-0942 650 Monroe Ave, Room 123, Fort Eustis, VA 23604 Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can do so by accessing the RAPIDS Site Locator at the following links: Langley: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=573. Eustis: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=228. Additionally, there are several ID Card Issuance Offices located across the Hampton Roads Region. Use the following link to search for locations nearest you. https://rapidsppointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/default.aspx. Sponsors who need dependent ID cards reissued may complete in advance the DD Form 1172-2 and have it available for family members to be seen at an appointment or during walk-in hours.

Do you know your Special Victims’ Counsel at JBLE? The Special Victims’ Counsel at Joint Base Langley Eustis provides confidential legal advice and assistance, advocates the voice and choice for sexual assault victims and protects the rights and privacy interests of SAV, among other services. For more information or to reach the SVU, contact them at 225-1629.

Langley Toastmasters meeting

The Langley Toastmasters meet at the Commu¬nity Commons every sec¬ond and fourth Wednesday of the month at noon. For additional information, call at 2255610, or 225-7377.

Military Tuition Assistance briefing

Prior to the first use of Military Tuition Assistance and after not using MilTA for one year or more, service members are required to attend an initial and refresher MilTA briefing to ensure rules, roles and user responsibilities are clearly understood. The briefings are conducted ona walk-in basis in room 123 at the Education Center every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Thursday at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Education Center at 764-2962 or 633fss.fsde.eo@us.af.mil.


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