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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Brown, Center for Initial Military Training Army combat fitness test instructor, demonstrates the hand release push-up component of the ACFT at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 30, 2019. The goal of the ACFT is to improve soldier and unit readiness, reduce preventable injuries and transform the Army’s fitness culture.

By Tech. Sgt. Robert Hicks JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

The 733d Force Support Division Sustainment Services Flight is going the extra mile to ensure U.S. Army Soldiers have the tools available to prepare for the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). The ACFT is a six-event test that includes deadlifts, standing power throws, hand-release push-ups, a sprint-drag-carry event, leg tucks and a two-mile run. The test is ageand gender-neutral. It’s designed to provide Soldiers with a modern assessment of their physical fitness and help them maintain a high level of fitness while ensuring they are capable of handling physically demanding Soldier tasks. The FSD has installed nine turf lanes throughout Anderson Field

House and McClellan Fitness Center as well as hex bars, medicine balls, kettlebells and sleds for utilization. “The turf and other equipment benefits the Fort Eustis community by ensuring they are mission-ready and able to accomplish the requirements of the new ACFT,” said Kellie Jorgenson, 733d FSD fitness and sports fitness center director. “The ACFT is to be implemented in October of 2020 with many units already implementing practice tests prior to official start dates. The turf and additional equipment, as well as added strength and conditioning classes and deadlift clinics, will help prepare the Soldiers for this new requirement.” Tires, sandbags and other weighted items also can be used to train in the instance ACFT equipment is not readily available to use.

“It’s all about a mindset change,“ said Gen. Paul E. Funk II, Training and Doctrine Command commander. ”You don’t need to practice the test. What we want you to do is functional fitness. Work on your core. Work on your endurance. Work on muscle fatigue. All those things that make you much more fit.” The Anderson Field House is offering these free classes below:  The Starting strength - TuesdayThursday 6:30 -7:30 a.m.  Warfighter academy - Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Deadlifting clinics starting September 17th third Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. “These classes will assist Soldiers in learning proper movement mechanics to safely execute maneuvers See

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From strangers to family By Senior Airman Tristan Biese

633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Senior Airman Tristan Biese

Carissa Agnese, Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District planning department senior biologist, first met Dan Porter, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, while doing a site survey at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia, for a power generation plant. While Porter’s kidney wasn’t a match for Agnese, with help from the Paired Kidney Exchange he ended up donating his kidney to someone in Wisconsin and Agnese received a kidney from someone in Minnesota, totaling six pairs of donors and recipients.

Thinking she was just going to perform a regular biological site survey, Carissa never suspected that one hour would end up changing the rest of her life. Carissa Agnese, Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District planning department senior biologist, has what is called polycystic kidney disease. It’s a hereditary disease that grows cysts on the kidney, eating away at the tissue until they can’t function anymore. “I’m a single mother with an 11 year-old son, so being on dialysis for so long, really took up a lot of my time and took away from being a good mother,” said Carissa. “Meeting Dan, I really think there was some sort of intervention from above, because I would never have thought Dan would be a donor for me.” Carissa first met Dan Porter, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, while doing a site survey at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, for a power generation plant. See

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JBLE hosts tribal consultation tour By Mr. Erik Siegel

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

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Joint Base Langley-Eustis leadership give Native American chiefs a tour of the installation at JBLE, Virginia, Aug. 8. Prior to colonial settlement, the land that is now JBLE was occupied by Native Americans.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis leadership hosted members from four Native American groups as part of an initial tribal consultation, Aug. 7-8. The four Chiefs that visited represent the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, the Nansemond Indian Nation, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe and the Chickahominy Indian Tribe – Eastern Division; all tribes that have historic ties to the Hampton Roads area, including land that is now part of JBLE. “This visit provides us an opportunity to not only meet the local Tribal Chiefs but also show that we are keenly aware of the cultural

sites on JBLE, and make every effort to preserve these important sites,” said Col. Clinton Ross, commander, 633rd Air Base Wing. “It is important that we maintain an open dialogue, and know what issues are important to the Tribal Members. This is the first of what we hope will be many meetings between the Tribal Leaders and our JBLE team.” Federally recognized Native American tribes have a unique legal status as domestic or internal sovereign nations. The federal government, including the military, have the responsibility of consulting with tribes, which develops a formal government-to-government relationship. “People are often sur-

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Chief Robert Gray, Pamunkey Indian tribe, speaks with Joint Base LangleyEustis leadership during a Native American Tribal Consultation Visit at JBLE. Military installations throughout the U.S. conducted tribal consultations with Native American dignitaries. Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec

prised that we have sites that were occupied by Native peoples on the installation,” said Dr. Christopher L. McDaid, cultural resources manager for JBLEEustis. “This consultation meeting will help us be better stewards of those places by working with the descendants of the people that lived on this land for

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www.peninsulawarrior.com • Peninsula Warrior - Air Force • August 16, 2019 Sgt. Cody Jacobs, Sgt. Daniel Sivori, Sgt. Cesar Rodriguez, and Sgt. Samuel Ladd salute while laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, August 1, 2019. 74th Dive Detachment

74th Dive Detachment Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

By Capt. Max McDonnell 74TH DIVE DETACHMENT

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA.

To pay their respects to America’s fallen, the 74th Dive Detachment visited Arlington National Cemetery August 1, 2019. Led by 74th Squad Leader, Staff Sgt. Brett Hyde, the team’s divers visited various historic sites within Arlington, culminating in the opportunity for four Soldiers to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Prior to becoming a diver, Staff Sgt. Hyde served his first assignment with the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) and went through a rigorous vetting process to become a tomb guard sentinel. After completing his tour at

the tomb Hyde stated, “the reason I became a diver was in search of a small close-knit group with the same sort of comradery I had at the tomb.” Hyde is the first and only known former tomb guard sentinel to transition to becoming a diver. The four Soldiers who had the opportunity to lay the wreath at the tomb all stated it was a moment they would remember for the rest of their careers. Sgt. Cody Jacobs, team leader, reflected, “I never had the opportunity to visit Arlington as a kid and it makes me proud to see our wreath paying respect to the tomb today.” The Army Divers have a surprisingly intertwined history with both Arlington National Cemetery and the POW/MIA re-

covery effort. Leading up to the Spanish-American war the USS Maine was sunk in the Havana harbor in 1898. In 1910 Congress appropriated funds to have Army Corps of Engineers Divers recover the warship. They built a cofferdam around the vessel and recovered the main mast that serves as the focal point of the memorial you see today at Arlington National Cemetery. Additionally, Army divers consistently support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to provide an accounting for our military’s personnel from past conflicts. This effort is primarily supported by the 7th Dive Detachment out of Hawaii; however, divers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis sometimes augment the effort.


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AI Task Force taking giant leaps forward By Gary Sheftick ARMY.MIL

PITTSBURGH

From their office overlooking a bay of autonomous vehicles and robotics, members of a small Army task force are collaborating with academic partners to develop artificial intelligence systems. The Army’s AI Task Force stood up less than a year ago through a partnership between Army Futures Command and Carnegie Mellon University, and members are already working on a number of cutting-edge applications to assist with tasks ranging from aircraft maintenance to talent management. While Task Force Director Brig. Gen. Matthew Easley has an administrative section near the Pentagon, the operational element of the task force is located at CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh, headed up by Col. Doug Matty, Army AI TF deputy director. “We were able to leverage existing relationships” between Carnegie Mellon and DOD through Army Research Lab, Matty said, to create an Army task force that could tap into the artificial intelligence “ecosystem.” CMU has a long history of working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, he explained, and NASA was one of the first agencies to fund projects at the university’s National Robotics Engineering Center. NREC Located along the Allegheny River about 2 miles from the main CMU campus, NREC is an integral part of the university’s Robotics Institute that boasts over 1,000 faculty and researchers. Five university staffers at NREC have formed an AI Hub to work directly with the Army task force and reach out to other universities and industry partners to link a network of researchers. The offices of five Army officers and two Army employees at NREC look down into a sprawling interior bay that includes some of the first fully autonomous cars and robots designed to clean up nuclear power-plant disasters. “While the Army AI Task Force didn’t necessarily sponsor that work, we’re benefiting from it,” Matty said. He explained that access to the sensors,

Gary Sheftick

Josh Cauvel, program manager for the Artificial Intelligence Hub at Carnegie Mellon University, points out characteristics of CHIMP, a humanoid robot at the National Robotics Engineering Center that won third place in a contest sponsored by DARPA in 2015. Part of Cauvel's job is to help the Army's AI Task Force collaborate with researchers at CMU and other universities.

different types of electro-mechanical devices and computing capabilities there enable the task force to quickly develop artificial intelligence for other applications. “We’re not starting from zero,” he said. RANGE OF PROJECTS Automated recognition --- the capability for a computer to identify military vehicles and systems in images --was one of the first projects that the task force tackled. NREC teams already were using electro-optical 360-degree camera sensors on robots, LiDAR light-detecting and ranging lasers, and other types of sensors. “That’s what’s allowing us to go so fast when it comes time to build out a new sensor package for automated recognition,” Matty said. “We’re able to put those systems together, because they’ve already solved those problems.” Since NREC built the first fully autonomous prototype in 2004, “you can imagine the advances in sensors, the advances in computation, the reduction in power usage, all of those types of things --- you can see how much more improved and enhanced those capabilities are. I think that’s really the key thing that we’re trying to leverage,” Matty said.

Maintenance for helicopters is another project that the task force is working on. Data scientists are developing an application that will recognize and alert flight crews when it’s time for different types of maintenance. TALENT MANAGEMENT The latest project for which the task force is developing an AI application for is talent management. Maj. Kevin Goulding, who has a master’s degree from CMU, is heading up the project. Goulding said he is “plugged into” the Army’s Talent Management Task Force in Arlington, Virginia, to develop an app that will assist branch managers when they make assignment decisions. He is creating an “optimization algorithm” that will “give a branch manager a better way to create a base assignment scheme,” using data about the education and experience Soldiers have acquired, Goulding said. He added that it’s definitely not going to replace branch managers. The goal is to “maximize happiness of both officer and organization,” he said. To that end, Goulding is building machine-learning models and typing computer code. He’s writing code, “not making new math,” Goulding pointed out, because he’s often tweaking algorithms that have already been developed.

Matty says the task force is looking to develop capabilities through a “scrum methodology” which he defines as “just a big old mess of pushing and pulling, but it’s really about moving the ball forward.” In his case, it’s about moving the frontier of technology forward. FUTURE PROJECTS The task force has been working closely with cross functional teams across Army Futures Command. “Even though we’re here in Pittsburgh and Futures Command is located in Austin, we proactively work to stay tight with our teammates,” Matty said. All eight of the command’s crossfunctional teams have visited Matty’s task force in Pittsburgh to identify technology gaps that artificial intelligence might be able to fill. From the Long Range Precision Fires CFT to the Synthetic Training Environment CFT, the task force has assessed their modernization initiatives for ways AI might help. The task force is always looking for “the next big question” it can help address, Matty said. Matty’s team also supports DOD’s Joint AI Center, and he said that’s stipulated in its charter. One of its goals is to “push algorithms forward to the tactical edge,” Matty said, to directly support operations. And the task force is not just creating artificial intelligence apps, but an entire “AI stack,” to include doctrine, organizations and training, he said. TECHNICAL TALENT “We kind of have a unique blend of technical expertise in the task force,” Matty said, adding that some the Army’s premiere data scientists and best data engineers are assigned. The task force also benefits from temporary expertise that Matty can find. Currently a civilian employee from the Army’s G-6 staff section, Taylor Cloyd, is with the task force in Pittsburgh for a few months. West Point faculty member Col. David Barnes is also in the middle of what he calls a “sort of sabbatical” with the task force. He teaches philosophy and English at the academy but is currently looking at ethical issues concerning artificial intelligence. See

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By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal 633D AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHMOND, VA.

Representatives from USAA partnered with the National Football League’s Washington Redskins to host USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6, 2019. During the 5th annual event armed forces members competed in football drills and met Redskins players who showed appreciation and support for their military service. “Most people don’t get a chance to come out and participate in something like this,” said Joel Vargas, USAA senior military affairs representative. “We wanted to invite our service members here to celebrate and enjoy the boot camp experience as well as build a fellowship with members from other branches of the service.” Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Vargas said he understands the importance of joint branch events and how joint environments can foster morale, unity and support for one another. “Every branch is unique in their own way,” Vargas continued. “We all have our own battle cries and mottos, but at the end of the day we all share a common thread and that is to serve our country. We hope all the members will leave here today with a strong understanding that this is one team, one fight.” While military branches can be considered one collective team, each branch selected members to compete in various football drills, including a 40-yard dash, a measured vertical jump, a three-cone shuttle, a receiving gauntlet and a quarterback arm challenge. Team Eustis member U.S. Army Pfc. Erin Williams, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) Headquarters and Headquarters Company transportation management coordinator, said she was excited to take part in such a special event and recognized the prospects the joint environment provided for her and her teammates. “The event was a really cool opportunity for us to learn real football drills, work with other branches and compete against one another,” Williams explained. “I think it’s important for us to get these chances to work with our fellow service members so we can see how they operate and maybe we can even learn different or better ways to do things in our own units. There is so much we can learn from each other.” Williams and her Team Eustis teammates took home 1st place bragging rights as well as tickets to the Salute the Service NFL game at FedExField where the Redskins will battle the Atlanta Falcons.

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SERVICE MEMBERS TRAIN LIKE THE REDSKINS

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U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Busquets, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawk instructor pilot, holds a football during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6. The 5th annual event gave Armed Forces members the opportunity to compete in football drills and meet Redskins players as a show of appreciation and support for their military service. Photos by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

The National Football League’s Washington Redskins players practice during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6.

The National Football League’s Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, signs memorabilia for service member. Redskins players spent time talking to service members as a show of appreciation and support for their military service.

U.S. Air Force Airman Collins Ombikhwa, 633rd Medical Group mental health technician, measures his vertical jump during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Bruce, 83rd Network Operations Squadron directory service technician, throws a football during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event. Competitors tested their skills during the quarterback arm challenge where they battled for throwing distance.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Repasi, U.S.C.G. Training Center Yorktown boatswain’s mate, catches a football. Each competitor ran through the receiving gauntlet, a timed obstacle that tests receiving accuracy.


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By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal 633D AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHMOND, VA.

Representatives from USAA partnered with the National Football League’s Washington Redskins to host USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6, 2019. During the 5th annual event armed forces members competed in football drills and met Redskins players who showed appreciation and support for their military service. “Most people don’t get a chance to come out and participate in something like this,” said Joel Vargas, USAA senior military affairs representative. “We wanted to invite our service members here to celebrate and enjoy the boot camp experience as well as build a fellowship with members from other branches of the service.” Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Vargas said he understands the importance of joint branch events and how joint environments can foster morale, unity and support for one another. “Every branch is unique in their own way,” Vargas continued. “We all have our own battle cries and mottos, but at the end of the day we all share a common thread and that is to serve our country. We hope all the members will leave here today with a strong understanding that this is one team, one fight.” While military branches can be considered one collective team, each branch selected members to compete in various football drills, including a 40-yard dash, a measured vertical jump, a three-cone shuttle, a receiving gauntlet and a quarterback arm challenge. Team Eustis member U.S. Army Pfc. Erin Williams, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) Headquarters and Headquarters Company transportation management coordinator, said she was excited to take part in such a special event and recognized the prospects the joint environment provided for her and her teammates. “The event was a really cool opportunity for us to learn real football drills, work with other branches and compete against one another,” Williams explained. “I think it’s important for us to get these chances to work with our fellow service members so we can see how they operate and maybe we can even learn different or better ways to do things in our own units. There is so much we can learn from each other.” Williams and her Team Eustis teammates took home 1st place bragging rights as well as tickets to the Salute the Service NFL game at FedExField where the Redskins will battle the Atlanta Falcons.

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SERVICE MEMBERS TRAIN LIKE THE REDSKINS

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U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Busquets, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawk instructor pilot, holds a football during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6. The 5th annual event gave Armed Forces members the opportunity to compete in football drills and meet Redskins players as a show of appreciation and support for their military service. Photos by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

The National Football League’s Washington Redskins players practice during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 6.

The National Football League’s Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, signs memorabilia for service member. Redskins players spent time talking to service members as a show of appreciation and support for their military service.

U.S. Air Force Airman Collins Ombikhwa, 633rd Medical Group mental health technician, measures his vertical jump during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Bruce, 83rd Network Operations Squadron directory service technician, throws a football during USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp event. Competitors tested their skills during the quarterback arm challenge where they battled for throwing distance.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Repasi, U.S.C.G. Training Center Yorktown boatswain’s mate, catches a football. Each competitor ran through the receiving gauntlet, a timed obstacle that tests receiving accuracy.


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Airmen innovation helps revamp dorm management By Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

“If Airmen have to submit a work order over the weekend, they can do so using the app and we will see it first thing Monday morning instead of them having to come down and file one before work on Monday.”

633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Airmen Dorm Leaders from the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron frequently process requests from Airmen in the dorms and deal with a high workload. Thanks to the team’s innovation, it seems they may have a solution for all the requests they receive. With some ingenuity and brain power, the ADLs developed a new phone application to facilitate inquiries. “We found it very beneficial to bridge the communication gap between leadership and the residents,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Byron Washington, 633rd CES unaccompanied housing superintendent. “The team came together and found a lot of different tools that will be very beneficial.” The JBLE Langley Dorm app, allows residents to submit requests ranging from work orders to helping repair damaged items in dorms to helping with their final out-processing. The ability to communicate directly with the ADLs at the residents’ fingertips increase the number of work orders by 75%. This increase in communication not only helps keep the infrastructure adequately maintained, but also ensures safety and security of our Airmen, said Washington. “The residents are putting in a lot more work orders because it’s easier for them to actually do so

Tech. Sgt. Chris Rundell U.S. Air Force photo

To make the app a reality, Innovation Funds were used which meant no cost to the unit. The Innovation Fund is reserved for ideas, like this one, which work to make the Air Force more efficient.

U.S. Air Force photo

The ability to communicate directly with the ADLs at the residents’ fingertips increase the number of work orders by 75%.

now,” said Tech. Sgt. Chris Rundell, 633rd CES ADL. “If Airmen have to submit a work order over the weekend, they can do so using the app and we will see it first thing Monday morning instead of them having to come down and file one before work on Monday.” To make the app a reality, Innovation Funds were used which meant no cost to the unit. The Innovation Fund is reserved for ideas, like this one, which work to make the Air Force more efficient. “We take all feedback seriously because we care about you, your families and our JBLE community,” said Col. Clinton Ross, 633rd Air Base Wing commander. “With your help we hope to make this the most sought-after assignment for our Airmen.” The JBLE Langley Dorm app is available to download for free to any members on Joint Base LangleyEustis.

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| Cutting-edge applications to assist with tasks ranging from aircraft maintenance to talent management Continued from7 In addition, the task force has a contracting specialist and acquisition officer who provide what Matty calls the “more traditional institutional expertise” of coordination and synchronization. They allow the task force to “rapidly engage” the academic and industrial community, he said. Ruben Cruz, contracts portfolio manager, draws up collaborative agreements with other universities. Nine universities currently have formal agreements with the task force, but Cruz said even more are collaborating informally. He also reaches out to small businesses. It used to be that acquisition and development was focused primarily on large “prime” contractors, Matty said. Now Futures Command is looking to engage with startups, small businesses and mid-level companies. “One of the things I do is I reach out to the 'technology incubators’out there,” Cruz said. “If there are certain businesses or people who we feel have innovative technology … we talk to them … and if it’s something that we’re interested in, then it’s my job to figure out how to bring them into the fold.” The key partner for this mechanism is AFC’s Army Applications Lab. AI HUB The university’s AI Hub is essentially a network of partner universities, as well as potential industry partners, Matty said, that the Army will look to leverage.

One of the jobs of the AI Hub staff is to facilitate smooth communications between universities and the Army, said Josh Cauvel, the hub’s program manager. “Army language doesn’t always translate into academic,” he said. Rob Toth, executive director of the AI Hub, said that although his direct staff is small, the entire faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon is behind the program. “It’s not only the academic research you see with professors and graduate students,” Matty said, but many of the academic partners also have federally-funded research and development centers, such as the MIT Lincoln Labs, Georgia Tech Research Institute and the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technology. Researchers at these organizations are working on projects that will make a difference, Cauvel said, and providing “synergy to leapfrog fields forward.” “There’s a real excitement and energy that’s coming with these projects,” Cauvel said, adding researchers are “pushing out beyond the bleeding edge.” Toth compared the AI Hub to the Apollo space program in the 1960s: “We’re bringing together the best and the brightest from around the country to put together something that doesn’t exist today.” He said the task force is looking for solutions to “hard problems” that nobody today has an answer to yet, and the results will ultimately be a “game-changer.”


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FITNESS

| Preparing for the new ACFT

FAMILY

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“She was part of the team that came up to do the environmental baseline study of the property that we’re considering,” Dan said. “During the first meeting there, she indicated that she just started dialysis.” After only knowing Carissa for just an hour, Dan offered to donate his kidney to her. “How could anybody just walk away from someone in need like that,” Dan asked. “I can’t save the world, but I can save this woman and give her a life back.” Once the decision was made they both started going through the screening process. The process included many tests such as CAT scans, an electrocardiogram, a nuclear stress test and many more. “For me the waiting was the worst, because I was getting impatient knowing what Carissa was going through in dialysis,” Dan said. “There were times Carissa was struggling, and I understood it and it hurt me.” However, later in the screening process they found out that the antibodies in Carissa’s blood were attack-

required for the new ACFT, as well as provide group exercise leaders more knowledge to better assist their units in identifying incorrect movement patterns and correcting or modifying,” Jorgenson said. Leadership as well as the 733d FSD stressed the importance of creating a prepared force and maintaining good relationships. “Although it is not an Army Morale Welfare and Recreation or Air Force support program, we recognized that as Holistic Health and Fitness and ACFT momentum grew, the customers’ demand for facilities, equipment and educated staff would as well,” said Donna Fontes, 733d FSD acting director. “If we understand what the ACFT space, equipment and support requirements are, we will be more prepared for what the customer wants. We are here to support the community we serve, therefore working closely to understand our mission partners’ needs is essential to meeting our goal to deliver exceptional MWR services and programs. A mutually supportive relationship is good for everyone.”

| A chance meeting saves lives

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ing Dan’s blood. Even though he was unable to donate his kidney to Carissa, their journey did not end there. The two of them discovered a program called the Paired Kidney Exchange. The program is for two or more individuals that have incompatible kidneys who then exchange kidneys with another incompatible pair. This allows for a recipient to receive a better matched kidney, all while helping others who would continue to wait for a matched donor. “Once you are going into the exchange to be matched, the typical time for a match is 11 months,” Dan said. “That’s the average – we were in the system being matched, six hours and 45 minutes later came a phone call that we had been matched.” Due to this program, Dan ended up donating his kidney to someone in Wisconsin and Carissa received a kidney from someone in Minnesota, totaling six pairs of donors and recipients. “When I found out that I had a match for my kidney, I didn’t know whether to cry or scream,” Carissa

said. “I was screaming at the top of my lungs, sitting in my car in the parking lot and I just couldn’t believe this was happening. It was truly a miracle.” The donors went into surgery in the morning to get their kidneys removed. A courier then took the kidney and transported it via commercial flight to the recipient. Later in the evening that same day the recipients went into surgery and accepted the kidney. “It was quite amazing to know that somebody right in my backyard… would be willing to step forward,” Carissa said. “That’s the humbling thing about this community here at Langley is everybody is just so open, giving, honest, and willing to help each other.” While Carissa wasn’t able to directly get her kidney from Dan, without his willingness to donate in the first place, she may have had to wait much longer for a kidney match. “I don’t even think the words ‘thank you’ is enough,” Carissa said. “Dan, you know you saved my life and I don’t think there’s ever going to be words that could ever describe what you’ve done for [my son and me].”

Aerial Mosquito Spraying to happen over Langley Air Force Base, Craney Island August 21 Stock photo

633rd ABW Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chandler Baker

U.S. Army Maj. Joseph Flores, Center for Initial Military Training Army combat fitness test instructor officer in charge, demonstrates the standing power throw component of the ACFT to members of the health and fitness industry at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 30. The ACFT will replace the current Army physical fitness test by October 2020.

The 757th Airlift Squadron will conduct aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island on the night of 21 August, 2019. The 757th AS flies U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airlift aircraft equipped with a Modular Aerial Spray System to complete their mission. These specially modified C-130s use global positioning and other accurate navigation systems to make

sure that the spaying occurs only over designated areas. In addition, a technician monitors operations of the spray rate and flow, under direction of a 757th AS entomologist, to ensure accurate delivery. The unit will apply Trumpet EC at a rate of less than 1 ounce per acre. The agent is disbursed out of spray bars under each wing in 30-micron droplets. The spray mission will begin after sunset to minimize impact to non-target

insects such as bees and to decrease exposure to personnel within the application area. The aircraft will make multiple spray passes. Although no insecticide applications will occur outside the target areas of Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island, the Pest Management department recommends that bee keepers adjacent to these areas cover their hives in the evening to help prevent any loss of bees. The insecticide being

used is safe for humans and pets, but those with allergies or respiratory concerns should remain indoors during aerial spraying operations. It is also recommended that small children remain indoors as their respiratory systems are not fully developed and are more susceptible to irritation. The visiting C-130 aircrews, from Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, will conduct the mission in accordance with the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Integrated Pest Management Plan and Air Force Instruction 32-1074, Aerial Application of Pesticides. For more information contact 633rd ABW Public Affairs at 764-5701, or email 633ABW.PA.Media@us.af.mil


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JBLE Community Commissary closure

The Fort Eustis Commissary will be closed Aug. 27 and 28 for a formal store inventory. For more information, call 878-1546.

Bioenvironmental Engineering new location

Bioenvironmental Engineering moved to building 90, 74 Nealy Ave., behind the Dental Clinic. The primary office phone numbers are now 764-7069 and 764-7760. As a reminder, gas mask fit test appointments are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Appointments are scheduled by unit deployment managers by phone or SharePoint (https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/12645/ Lists/Calendar/calendar.aspx). UDMs may also call to determine if deploying members have a current fit test in the electronic database. Walk-ins are accepted for short-notice deployments and permanent change of station. Regular respiratory protection fit testing, including N-95 fit testing, is accomplished on a walk-in basis Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

OCP’s are coming to JBLE

Langley Air Force Base will begin selling OCP’s August 5 at clothing issue on base. Hours for August 5-10 will be from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., for Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be restrictions in place for all phases of the rollout including two sets maximum purchase per airmen and purchases are only authorized to airmen assigned to Langley. Airmen will need to bring their orders to clothing issue to show proof of their assignment to allow for purchase. Airmen can print their orders from virtual MPF.

Women’s Equality Day Presentation

The Women’s Equality Day Team will be hosting a Women’s Equality Day Presentation from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., August 28, 2019, at Quesada Hall. A panel will be held to celebrate and highlight accomplished women from many diverse backgrounds throughout the “7 Cities” sharing stories of triumph, struggle, and activism further fueling our future with breakthroughs in all aspects of life.

2019 JBLE AF Ball

Come celebrate 72 years of Air Power at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis “Marvelous” 72d Air Force Ball at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Sept. 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. Social hour begin at 5 p.m. and daycare is available. Get your tickets at www.jble2019afball.com.

Airmen & Family Readiness Center Upcoming Events Plan My Move: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., 21 August (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) This is a PCS preparation seminar for active duty and family members. Mandatory for E1 – E4 PCS’ing for the first time and all ranks PCS’ing OCONUS for the first time. This briefing also serves as a remote tour pre-deployment briefing. Family members are encouraged to attend. Virtual MPF

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Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com out-processing tasks will be cleared after completion. Please call 764-3990 to register. Newcomers Orientation: 7:30 a.m. – noon, 13 & 27 August (Bayview Commonwealth Center, 350 Clarke Avenue, Virginia Ballroom) The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host the Langley Newcomers Orientation Briefing from 0730 – 1200. The orientation is part of the Relocation Program which provides service members, civilians and their families with valuable information to assist them during PCS moves. Uniform of the day is mandatory for all military members. Free childcare may be provided upon availability. For more information, call 764-3990. Interviewing Techniques: 9 a.m. – noon, 15 August (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) Learn valuable interviewing techniques and how to dress for success to enhance your job search efforts and ensure results. Please call 764-3990 to register. Target Audience: All Job Seekers w/DoD ID Card. Marketing Yourself for a Second Career: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 19 August (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) Targets the needs of transitioning members. Briefing includes civilian job market strategies, employer perceptions, and strengthening resumes. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all Job Seekers w/DoD ID Card. Federal Employment Workshop: 9:30 a.m. – noon, 21 August (Bateman Library, 42 Ash Avenue) Learn the fundamentals of applying for federal jobs and strategies for online applications. Please call 764-3990 to register. Target Audience: All Job Seekers w/DoD ID Card. Facing Challenges of Divorce: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., 22 August (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) Learn coping strategies, reality of divorce, how children are affected, and helpful tips. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. Heart Link AF 101 for Spouses: 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 23 August (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) the goal of Heart Link is to enhance mission readiness and empower spouses. Participants will gain knowledge about the Air Force mission, culture, agencies, and programs. Lunch is complimentary and free child care is provided on a space available basis. Budgeting 101: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 23 August (Bateman Library, 42 Ash Avenue) This class is designed to help learners develop financial goals and complete a flexible spending plan. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. Credit Management 101:10:30 a.m. – noon, 23 August (Bateman Library, 42 Ash Avenue) Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to establish and maintain good credit and determine a safe debt load. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. Creating Healthy Relationships: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., 28 August (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) Explore factors that contribute to and enhance healthy relationships. Topics include: relationship stressors related to military career, setting reasonable expectations and effective communication. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. Blended Family Workshop: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 29 August

(A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100) Understanding blended family issues, common complaints from adults and kids, stages of adjustment, characteristics of a successfully blended family household rules and discipline, establishing new traditions, and recommendations. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders.

Spaatz Drive Closure

Spaatz Drive, located north of the Hospital, between the Base Exchange and the north entrance to the Hospital, will be closed for 45 days, starting August 14. Both lanes will be blocked to install new electrical vaults and underground conduit, to support the Hospital Addition and Central Utility Plant construction. For additional information, contact Base Civil Engineers Project Manager, Paul Burgener, at Paul.Burgener@us.af.mil or 757-225-9565.

JBLE National Preparedness Day/Armed Services Blood Drive Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be hosting a national preparedness day and blood drive from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., September 6, at the BX/Commissary parking lot. Come out and ask emergency managers questions about your family’s preparedness and support our Airmen downrange and hospital patients by giving the gift of life.

Fit for Two

The 633rd FSS will be offering a Fit for Two (prenatal/ postpartum) Fitness Program offered to civilian and active duty mothers who are currently pregnant or have given birth. Feel free to bring your children and workout with great people wanting to maintain and get back to Air Force fitness standards. Prenatal fitness classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at the Shellbank Fitness Center. Postpartum fitness classes will be offered 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at the Shellbank Fitness Center. There will also be a fitness and nutrition brief offered the fourth Friday of every month at the Shellbank Fitness Center. Contact the Shellbank Fitness Center at 225-8165 for more info.

2018 Langley AFB Water Quality Report

The 633d AMDS Bioenvironmental Engineering has generated the 2018 Langley AFB Water Quality Report. The report has been approved by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water (VDH-ODW) in accordance with (IAW) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40, Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) for Waterworks Regulations Title 12, Chapter 590 (12VAC5-590), and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 48-144, 21 October 2014, Drinking Water Surveillance Program. For more information, visit our website www.jble.af.mil.

Initiation of the Separation Process

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JBLE Community Continued from13 Medical Readiness (IMR) via the Air Force Portal to begin your Separation Health Physical Exam (SHPE) process. Click the SHPE tab, follow the instructions in the SHPE box and complete/generate the form 2807 and email directly to the SHPE Coordinator, Ms. Sabrena Tucker. For any questions, please call 764-9520.

Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com Sports Physicals as the summer approaches. The Pediatrics and Family Health Clinics are teaming up to provide parents and families more School and Sports Physical appointment times throughout the summer. Designated School and Sports Physical appointments will be available for eligible students, ages 4 – 18 years of age starting 17 June and ending 27 September.

Now Hiring! JBLE Exchange Electronics Eligible for Back-to-School Layaway The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Exchange has immediate at the JB Langley Eustis Exchange for Limited job openings to include retail positions in the main store Time express, as well as jobs at food facilities in the food court. To help military families stay on budget while preparing for the school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is expanding its layaway program to include computers, tablets and more from July 1 to Aug. 31. Laptops, desktops, iPads, notebook computers, tablets and other electronics that support educational excellence are not usually eligible for the Exchange layaway program, but Soldiers and their families can enjoy the expanded program before the school year. A $3 service fee and a 15% deposit are required to place these and other items on layaway, and the items must be picked up by Aug. 31. Shoppers can visit the JB Langley Eustis Exchange for more information.

JBLE Stop the Bleed Campaign

Stop the Bleed is a program designed to teach the public proper bleeding control techniques before the arrival of first responders, increasing a victim’s chances of survival. In the coming weeks, Bleeding Control Kits will be dispersed throughout JBLE and placed in public automatic external defibrillator (AED) cabinets. For more information, or to schedule life-saving bleeding control training for your work center, contact MSgt Bryan Senecal from Langley Fire and Emergency Services @ 764-4222 or bryan.senecal@us.af.mil

Disability Claims Application

AMVETS representative is available at the SFL-TAP Center (bldg 705 Washington Blvd, Room 71) every Monday and Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm to assist transitioning Soldiers with VA Disability Claims. Contact Mr. Timothy Allen, timothy.allen3@va.gov or (336) 618-1466 to schedule your appointment. No walk-in service is available.

JBLE PT Pacer Program

AD members that excel on their PT test (run) can volunteer to be a qualified pacer for runners needing extra motivation during the run portion of their PT test. Volunteer pacers will be available on a list at the Fitness Centers and FAC. Mock PT test with a pacer prior to official PT test is also an option. For more information on the program, please see attached and/or contact SSgt Alyson Silidker at the ACC Fitness Center, 764-5791. Thank you for your time and have a beautiful day!

Sports Physical Announcement

The 633d Medical Group is preparing for School and

The Exchange offers benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave for regular full-time and part-time associates. Those interested in applying for the job opportunities can visit ApplyMyExchange.com or contact the local Human Resources office at 757-887-2742 ext. 2. In order to keep these appointments running smoothly for all of our participants, please be sure to accomplish the following prior to arrival to School/Sports Physical visits: a. Obtain the Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form from the clinic or online at: http:// www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/58/2016/12/ MCH-213G-032014.pdf b. If there are specific sports physical forms for your school, please obtain them from the school. Otherwise, obtain the generic form online at: http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/ athletics/documents/VHSLphysical.pdf c. Fill out all appropriate information required on the forms prior to the appointment (typically this is the first page labeled “Health Information Form”). d. Remember to bring any prescribed eyewear. e. Ensure your child is dressed in loose fitting clothes and easy to remove footwear. f. Bring any immunization records that you have for the child. g. To book the appointment please call 757-225-7630, option 1.

OSI Foreign Travel Brief

The Office of Special Investigations will be hosting foreign travel briefs at 8 a.m., every Thursday (except Holidays & Wing Down Days), at the 633rd Air Base Wing Security Forces training room at 175 Sweeney Blvd, bldg. 775, rm 210. For more information, call 757-764-7972.

Running Club

The JBLE Running Club will begin holding running workouts every Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. The duration of the workout will vary week-to-week, but will usually be 3045 minutes. The club will meet at the F-15 next to the Armistead gate (outside bldg. 330), and run the flight line with different workouts each week. Wear appropriate clothing for running and bring water!

Home Buying and Selling Seminar

Come and learn about the home buying or selling process. Home Buying seminars are held the second Tuesday of each month, 6-9 pm and Home Selling seminars are

held second Wednesday of each month, 6-9 pm. Seminars are at JBLE-Langley Housing Office (Bldg 65), 11 Burrell Street. Must register no later than two days in advance. Call 764-5048 to register.

Summary Court Officer

1LT Adam Gabriel, 53rd MCB Fort Eustis, is detailed as the Summary Court Marshal Officer to secure make proper disposition of the personal effects pertaining to Sergeant Taje Revelle. Any person having knowledge of money or property due to the deceased or has claims against the deceased estate, please contact 1LT Gabriel at (630) 441-8808.

Summary Court Disposition

1st Lt Elizabeth M. Hill, 633d Medical Support Squadron, Langley AFB, is detailed as the Summary Courts Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Senior Airman Devaughn D. Weston. Anyone having knowledge of money or property due to the deceased or has claims against the deceased, contact 1st Lt Elizabeth hill at 757-764-9591 or elizabeth.m.hill54.mil@mail.mil

Toastmasters Club

The Old Point Toastmasters Club will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the Fort Eustis Soldier Support Center, 650 Monroe Ave, Rm 106, to help attendees become better speakers, leaders, or just improve their conversation skills. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, visit https://oldpointcomfort.toastmastersclubs.org or call 878-2204/ 2977.

Alpha Warrior fitness class

The 633rd Force Support Squadron gym staff will host a free “at your own pace” Alpha Warrior class from 11:3012:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, at the ACC gym Alpha Warrior rig. The class will teach attendees to exercise the entire body in full body circuit training by hitting every component of fitness for all levels of athletes and to also teach and encourage fitness. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Earl White at earl.white.3@us.af.mil or Tony Arroyo at victor.arroyo@us.af.mil.

JBLE Retiree Council

The JBLE Retiree council will meet every third Wednesday each month at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., 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) 8785884, (757) 218-7118, or torrence0512@gmail.com.

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JBLE Community Continued from14 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.

Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic

Dependent and Retiree patients between the ages of 18 to 70 who are enrolled to USAF Langley Hospital can be seen at the 633 MDG Pharmacist Cough and Cold Walk-in Clinic. Patients should check in at the Family Health Clinic front desk and ask to be seen at the "Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic." Clinical Pharmacists will evaluate and, if needed, prescribe medications. Patients with the following symptoms cannot be seen in the Cough and Cold Clinic: patients having any symptoms of severe illness/disease such as shortness of breath/wheezing, active asthma attack, chest pain, coughing up blood, etc. Cough and Cold Clinic walk-in times are 8 to 10 AM and 1 to 3 PM Monday-Friday.

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.

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 1-800-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 pro-

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Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com fessional, 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.

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.

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.

Live Fire Schedule for 5-19 August 2019

IAW ASA Regulation 350-1 (http://www.eustis.army.mil/Pubs/Chap3/ TCFE%20Reg%20350-1.pdf) and Range Safety Brief, OIC / RSO Certification Block of instruction: The Range Safety OIC/RSO Certification brief is conducted every Friday at Range Operations (Bldg. 2432 Mulberry Island Road). Start time is 0900. A Commander’s certification Memorandum is required. Ranges, Training Areas, and associated facilities are Off Limits to personnel not engaged in Scheduled firing, training/recons, or inspections unless clearance is obtained in person from Range Operations. For hunting and private owned weapons range requirements contact Outdoor Recreation at 757-878-2391. There is tree cutting and construction in progress vicinity TA 20, 21 and 28. Expect large commercial trucks and use caution in these areas. DATE.... RANGES.... TIMES.... 5 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3,R5.... 0700-2200 6 Aug.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 7 Aug.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 8 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3.... 0700-2200 9 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2 MAITENANCE R3, R4 R5, R6.... 0700-2200 10 Aug.... POF R3.... 0900-1300 10 Aug.... WILDLIFE HABITAT WORK R1.... 0600-1400 11 Aug.... POF R3.... 0900-1300 12 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5.... 0700-2200

13 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5, R6.... 0700-2200 14 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5, R6.... 0700-2200 15 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5.... 0700-2200 16 Aug.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3.... 0700-2200 17 Aug.... NO LIVE FIRE TRAINING SCHEDULED -------------18 Aug.... NO LIVE FIRE TRAINING SCHEDULED -------------19 Aug.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 DATE.... MOUT/ UOS SITE.... TIMES CLOSED TO ALL TRAINING.... TA 20, TA 21 AND 21 MOUT -------------TRAINING SCHEDULED 12-16 AUG.... TA 28 UOS.... 0700-1530

Worship hours for JBLE services

LANGLEY SERVICES Main Chapel:  Sunday Catholic Mass at 9 a.m.  Sunday Protestant Gospel Service at 11 a.m.  Monday-Thursday Catholic Mass at 12 p.m. Bethel Chapel:  Sunday Protestant Community Service at 9 a.m.  Sunday Catholic Mass at 11 a.m.  Saturday Catholic Reconciliation at 3:30 p.m.  Saturday Catholic Mass at 5 p.m. Additional/special services call 757-764-7847 or visit https://www.facebook.com/JBLELangleyChapel. FORT EUSTIS SERVICES Regimental Memorial Chapel:  Sunday Catholic Reconciliation at 8:15 a.m.  Sunday Roman Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Sunday Traditional Protestant Christian Service at 11 a.m.  Sunday Latter Day Saints Worship at 10 a.m. (RMC Annex)  Monday-Friday Roman Catholic Mass at 11:45 a.m. Chapel NeXt, Wylie Theater, Bldg. 705 (entrance closes to Express Mart):  Sunday Contemporary Christian Service at 10 a.m. Cultural Center, Bldg. 2751:  Islamic Daily Prayer, Monday - Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  JUM'AH Prayer, Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (Islamic Prayer Room) Additional/Special services, call 757-878-1450/1316 or visit www.facebook.com/RegimentalMemorialChapel or https://www.facebook.com/ChapelNextFortEustis.

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