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Volunteers clean up the bay PG. 8

Thunderbirds announce 2020 officer selections PG. 12

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HERITAGE FLIGHT HONORS LAST D-DAY CELEBRATION Senior Airman Tristan Biese JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight team conducted a flyover in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the last celebration at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, June 6, 2019. The four-ship formation included U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Lighting II Demonstration Team pilot, and Mr. Andrew

McKenna, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 Mustang pilot. “The Heritage Flight team gives people the chance to see a visual representation of Air Force air power,” said Lopez. “It shows the past, present and future in the aircraft that we fly. Flying in formation with the P-51 over Bedford is an honor to those who came before us and it’s truly humbling.” During the flyover the team performed the missing man formation. This formation is an aerial salute performed by aircraft at funerals or memorial events, typically in memory of a fallen pilot, a well-known

military service member or veteran, or a well-known political figure. “To be able to represent the Air Force and all the men and women of the Air Force is an incredible honor,” said Olson. “Thank you to all those that gave their lives on D-Day 75 years ago and the surviving members who are still out there. We hope to make you proud.” By showcasing the Airmen and combat advances made by the United States Air Force, the Heritage Flight team aims to educate and inform the American public on what the Air Force of tomorrow has to offer.

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GET READY U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nin Leclerec

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, Twenty-Fifth Air Force commander, passes the guidon to Col. Melissa A. Stone during the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Va., May 30.

Stone assumes command of 363d ISR Wing By Robert Mehal

363D ISR WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

The 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing conducted an assumption of command ceremony here, May 30. Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, Twenty-Fifth Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony where Col. Melissa A. Stone assumed command of the wing. During her comments to the audience, O’Brien stated over the past two years, the Airmen of the 363d ISR Wing have been absolutely outstanding and that she had every reason to expect they would maintain that momentum.

“That’s why I’m very excited to introduce the next commander of the 363d ISR Wing to you, Col. Melissa Stone. She’s exactly the right leader to continue the 363d's tradition of solving our toughest ISR problems,” O’Brien said. Stone received her commission through the United States Air Force Academy in May 1998, and most recently was the vice commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. A career intelligence officer, Stone has held operational assignments in signals intelligence, information operations, analysis and Distributed Common Ground System training, and has deployed in support of sev-

eral operations. Additionally, she has served congressional affairs roles for Air Force Space Command and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and completed a Legislative Fellowship on Capitol Hill. Stone also served as assistant director of operations for the White House Situation Room within the National Security Council, and commanded the 35th Intelligence Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. “My grandfather, then Col. John Dyas, commanded this very wing in the mid-1950s, when it was the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. I’m wearing his eagles today and am proud to continue this Air Force story,” Stone said. “Lions, I’m honored to be your leader and teammate, and can’t wait to continue your strong legacy.” Stone is now the third commander to lead the 363d ISR Wing.

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ACC rededicates Hyde building By Maj. Dennis Adezas

AIR COMBAT COMMAND/A6 JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Members of the Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, rededicated the Major General John P. Hyde building with his widow, Elizabeth Hyde, during a ceremony May 23, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Although Mrs. Hyde was present during the building dedication to her husband in 2003, Maj. Gen. Hyde’s name was not yet affixed, therefore this was the first time she saw his name on the building. In 1957, Maj. Gen. Hyde commissioned into the U.S.

Air Force and held many positions throughout the next 31 years of service to the nation including Tactical Communications Area commander at Langley Air Force Base. Maj. Gen. Hyde was known as a communications pioneer, leading Airmen and establishing policies which helped create the foundation for today’s ACC command and control systems. Now 16 years later, Col. Chad Raduege, ACC A6 director, decided to rededicate the building back to the Hyde family. “We honor the past in order to move forward into the future,” said Raduege. “The foundation that we build upon today is comprised of leg-

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U.S. Air Force Col. Chad Raduege, Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance director, talks about Elizabeth Hyde, Maj. Gen. John P. Hyde’s widow, at the Maj. Gen. John P. Hyde building rededication ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 23. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaylee Dubois

endary leaders that have gone before us. Seven former ACC Directors of Communication are in attendance to help us celebrate the legacy of Maj. Gen. Hyde. What a legacy, what a future.” With close family ties to the Hyde family, Raduege recalled several memories of

playing in the A6 office he now holds. Raduege’s father, retired Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, was Maj. Gen. Hyde’s executive officer. Along with Col. Raduege, his father and the senior enlisted advisor to Gen. Hyde, retired Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Coppa, shared memories

about their time serving alongside the major general. The Major General John P. Hyde building rededication came just before Memorial Day, in time for service members and their families to remember of all those who served before them and the sacrifices made.


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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec

Booker Elementary School students separate oysters into groups at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 3. To help clean the Chesapeake Bay, the school partnered

Students receive pearls of wisdom planting oysters By Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Students from Booker Elementary School arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to plant oysters June 3, 2019. In a continuing initiative to help clean the Chesapeake Bay, the school partnered with JBLE to build an oyster reef on base in June 2017, and have been adding new oysters every year. “We are planting them for oyster restoration,” said Karen Brace, Booker Elementary School science teacher. “The point is to hopefully increase the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay and restore it to where it once was.” One adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. In their former glory, the oysters in the bay could filter the entire bay, about 19 trillion gallons of water, in one week. Now, it would take the remaining oys-

ters more than a year. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation guided the school through much of the reef-building process and provides baby oysters, also known as spats, for them. The students involved learn the role of the oysters in the ecosystem as well as the impact and importance of water quality. “JBLE provides us a place to grow the oysters and bring the students to gain this experience,” Brace said. “It’s also very close to our school so the kids can connect [the experience] to where we live.” Through this endeavor, the student monitor the oysters’ growth. Brace picks the cage up every month and brings it back to the school where the students measure the oysters and document the progression on charts. “Our partnership with Booker Elementary School supports students in developing scientific reasoning and empower-

ing them to use their skills and abilities to improve the environment around them,” said Dawn Christian, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron water program manager. “We see the environment impacted all the time by human activity. Understanding their interactions with the environment will shape the way students think about their environment, ultimately, making it better.” Stories should only end with quotes if they’re super impactful. Something that packs a bunch or something you’ve never heard before that leaves you with a lasting information. This quote is good, but it’s just informational so not strong enough to close the story out. Individuals who wish to participate in future oyster growing at JBLE can sign up for a training opportunity scheduled for June 27 at Ft. Monroe. Details are provided here: http://chesapeake. cbf.org/site/Calendar? id=102034&view=Detail

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FEMALE AVIATORS HELP BRING IN NEW AGE OF FLIGHT EQUIPMENT By Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Female flight equipment is on its way through a major overhaul. The biggest change coming to the equipment, it is being designed with measurements from female aviators. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., held a Female Fitment Event June 4, where U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy female aviators gathered to have their measurements taken which will be used to design new prototypes for female flight equipment. “We wanted to bring together a large enough group of women to get our different sizing both in our uniforms, helmets and masks,” said Lt. Col. Shelly Mendieta, Headquarters United States Air Force plans and requirements officer. “When you go to a squadron to go to a fitment event, there’s usually only a couple of women, so to get a full spectrum of what is going to work for women aviators, we needed to bring them all together in one place.” In the past, flight equipment has been designed to the measurements of males because there are statistically more male aviators. This means more male measurements were used as opposed to their female counterparts. Department of Defense leadership hope to change that. “The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is committed to seeing us make progress and better integrate humans into the machine environment mix,” said Brig. Gen. Edward Vaughan,

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

A female aviator gets measurements while in a flight suit during a Female Fitment Event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 4. Traditionally, many flight suits female aviators had to wear were made to the measurements and specifications of their male counterparts.

United States Air Force directorate of readiness and training, assistant to the director. “What has happened over the years is that a lot of our data and information we use to design these systems have traditionally been based on men.” Female aviators using flight equipment designed to the specifications of males presents a problem for their combat effectiveness. When it comes to the mission, the tools that Airmen use play a big role in mission success. Vaughan explained that if flight equipment, from harness straps to flight suits, does not meet the needs of the human, as well as of the various machines used for our missions, then service

members are not going to be as effective and ready for combat. The information gathered from the event is going to be crucial in the development of not only female flight equipment, but female aviators as a whole across multiple branches. “The goal is to ensure that the equipment that we are developing is going to fit properly, so that we have a safe and ready force,” said Mendieta. “By measuring a spectrum of women at different stages in their career, we can ensure that we have better equipment.” Many officers participating in this event are hoping to be able to disseminate information to other bases regarding

female flight equipment. “When I look across the enterprise, this is an historic event and it’s important that we get this word out,” said Vaughan. “It’s not just the data that we are collecting and the fact that we are going to improve the equipment we use in combat, it’s also important to make people aware that this is one of the challenges that we are facing right now. It’s an Airmen challenge.” For many female aviators, this marks a monumental push to ensure they are in fact combat ready and their opinions are being heard. “Women have been flying in the Air Force for a very long time,” said Mendieta. “We have made progress but

this is the first time in my twenty-year career that we have had the kind of momentum that we have to get this right. We have the opportunity to get this right and we have to grab that and take it for all it’s worth.” The innovations and changes sought after for female flight equipment mark a new age for female aviators. “Our Air Force aviators should not have to be members of the Air Force Boy’s Club to be properly equipped for combat,” said Vaughan. With this new flight equipment being developed, female aviators can look forward to being provided with the equipment they need to carry out and complete their missions.


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JBLE hosts medical equipment summit

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

An Expeditionary Preventative Clinic Systems representative speaks to members from various U.S. Air Force major commands during the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging Summit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 4.

By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

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

Assorted medical equipment manufacturers demonstrated their modern capabilities to members from various Air Force major commands during the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging Summit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 4.

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

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sampson, Air Force Medical Operations Agency chief medical consultant, views a medical shelter facility with virtual reality goggles June 4.

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VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP THE BAY

Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day look for recyclable and non-recyclable materials around wooded areas at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1. The volunteer effort covered an estimated four miles of shoreline and lake boundary.

By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales 633D AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day dispose of trash from a body of water at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Va., June 1. Cleaning up the waterways helps to ensure a safer habitat for local marine life.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day look for recyclable and non-recyclable materials around wooded areas at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 1. The group of volunteers collected approximately 231 pounds of materials on base--more than half of which were recyclable.

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Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day dispose of trash from a body of water at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1. The team of volunteers were able to collect waste and recyclables from JBLE’s local waterways to include the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and Eustis Lake. Trash tossed along roadways collects into a storm drain at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1. A total of 31 volunteers came out to support the Clean the Bay Day to collect recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

A volunteer for the Clean the Bay Day picks up a plastic bag from a body of water at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 1. The volunteers who participated in the event helped to remove waste products from JBLE local waterways to include the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and Eustis Lake.

More than 30 volunteers came together to support the Clean the Bay Day event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 1. The event was a community outreach initiative designed to aid in the preservation of the base’s environment by removing harmful materials from JBLE’s bodies of water and shorelines. “The immediate impact of cleanup is making a safer habitat for animals and ensuring that the debris collected will not reach the Chesapeake Bay,” said Joanna Bateman, 733d Civil Engineer Division Environmental Element pollution prevention and planning branch chief. “Shoreline litter can be harmful to wildlife and a source of water pollution.” “Often times, items like plastic bags are mistaken for food by marine animals and can be deadly if ingested or can cause entanglement of wildlife,” added Bateman. “Litter can clog wetlands and reduce their effectiveness as buffers for natural runoff and as shelter for wildlife.” The team of volunteers were able to successfully collect more than 231 pounds of waste and recyclables from JBLE local waterways to include the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and Eustis Lake. “Recyclable materials were separated from trash and turned into the JBLE Solid Waste Recycling Center for recycling,” Bateman said. Some volunteers canoed through Eustis Lake to collect trash that couldn’t be reached from the shoreline. “There were twelve volunteers gathering trash via canoes in Eustis Lake,” Bateman added. “The primary volunteers for cleanup around Eustis Lake included members of the Fort Eustis Boy Scout Troop 45. This troop has supported cleanup efforts for numerous years.” The volunteer effort covered an estimated four miles of shoreline and lake boundary helping to preserve the environment for future generations. “[Fort Eustis] and surrounding cities and towns have a profound impact on the health of the Chesapeake Bay,” Bateman concluded. “Clean the Bay Day is an annual opportunity to come together as a community with one common goal aimed at achieving clean water in the tributaries, streams and rivers running into the Chesapeake Bay.” For more information regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities with the 733d CED Environmental Element, contact (757) 878-4123.


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VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP THE BAY

Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day look for recyclable and non-recyclable materials around wooded areas at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1. The volunteer effort covered an estimated four miles of shoreline and lake boundary.

By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales 633D AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day dispose of trash from a body of water at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Va., June 1. Cleaning up the waterways helps to ensure a safer habitat for local marine life.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day look for recyclable and non-recyclable materials around wooded areas at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 1. The group of volunteers collected approximately 231 pounds of materials on base--more than half of which were recyclable.

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Volunteers for the Clean the Bay Day dispose of trash from a body of water at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1. The team of volunteers were able to collect waste and recyclables from JBLE’s local waterways to include the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and Eustis Lake. Trash tossed along roadways collects into a storm drain at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 1. A total of 31 volunteers came out to support the Clean the Bay Day to collect recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

A volunteer for the Clean the Bay Day picks up a plastic bag from a body of water at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 1. The volunteers who participated in the event helped to remove waste products from JBLE local waterways to include the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and Eustis Lake.

More than 30 volunteers came together to support the Clean the Bay Day event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 1. The event was a community outreach initiative designed to aid in the preservation of the base’s environment by removing harmful materials from JBLE’s bodies of water and shorelines. “The immediate impact of cleanup is making a safer habitat for animals and ensuring that the debris collected will not reach the Chesapeake Bay,” said Joanna Bateman, 733d Civil Engineer Division Environmental Element pollution prevention and planning branch chief. “Shoreline litter can be harmful to wildlife and a source of water pollution.” “Often times, items like plastic bags are mistaken for food by marine animals and can be deadly if ingested or can cause entanglement of wildlife,” added Bateman. “Litter can clog wetlands and reduce their effectiveness as buffers for natural runoff and as shelter for wildlife.” The team of volunteers were able to successfully collect more than 231 pounds of waste and recyclables from JBLE local waterways to include the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and Eustis Lake. “Recyclable materials were separated from trash and turned into the JBLE Solid Waste Recycling Center for recycling,” Bateman said. Some volunteers canoed through Eustis Lake to collect trash that couldn’t be reached from the shoreline. “There were twelve volunteers gathering trash via canoes in Eustis Lake,” Bateman added. “The primary volunteers for cleanup around Eustis Lake included members of the Fort Eustis Boy Scout Troop 45. This troop has supported cleanup efforts for numerous years.” The volunteer effort covered an estimated four miles of shoreline and lake boundary helping to preserve the environment for future generations. “[Fort Eustis] and surrounding cities and towns have a profound impact on the health of the Chesapeake Bay,” Bateman concluded. “Clean the Bay Day is an annual opportunity to come together as a community with one common goal aimed at achieving clean water in the tributaries, streams and rivers running into the Chesapeake Bay.” For more information regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities with the 733d CED Environmental Element, contact (757) 878-4123.


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Army testing synthetic training environment platforms By Joe Lacdan ARMY.MIL

FORT MEADE, MD.

Soon Soldiers worldwide could have a wealth of training options at their home station or armory — on a virtual platform. The Army recently conducted user assessments of its “One World Terrain” technology, a key component of the Synthetic Training Environment that will allow Soldiers to train virtually in 3-D on battlefields around the world from home station or deployed locations. Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas, helped assess the 3-D terrain database, which will be used on the Army’s training simulation platforms. They also tested a new training management tool and training simulation software that will tie the different simulation platforms together to portray an evolving scenario for all users involved in mission rehearsals. Soldier feedback will help shape the development of the synthetic training environment, said members of the STE Cross-Functional Team. “From our perspective, we’re very encouraged on where we are and what we’ve been able to accomplish in the 18 months since the CFT has been formed,” said Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, director of the Synthetic Training Environment CFT, now headquartered near the University of Central Florida campus

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Soldiers use advanced training equipment during assessments at Fort Riley, Kansas. The Army is developing a synthetic training environment which will allow Soldiers to train in any location using virtual, 3-D terrain.

in Orlando. The synthetic training environment will blend a combination of live, virtual and constructive training together seamlessly, Gervais said. The Army expects to award contracts next month to further develop STE platforms, she said. Army Futures Command will use the Other Transaction Authority, or OTA, to expedite acquisition and fielding of the technologies, she said. The idea is for One World Terrain to be used by all the different training simulation platforms, including reconfigurable collective trainers currently in development, she explained. Over the past year, her team has been assessing prototypes for aircraft, armored vehicles and infantry weapons systems trainers. In April, Soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado, tested a platform for aviation training called the Reconfigurable Virtual

Collective Trainer-Air, or RVCT-A. M2 Bradley and Stryker crews have been testing another prototype -- the Reconfigurable Virtual Collective TrainerGround, or RVCT-G, at Fort Riley, Kansas. In addition to replicating the range of the Army’s ground vehicles, the RVCT-G also supports dismounted Soldier training. Putting the platforms together in a synthetic training environment will give Soldiers a realistic, composite training environment where exercises can be performed at any installation or training range, she said. The CFT hopes to rapidly expand the Army’s virtual training simulations capabilities from company to battalion levels and even up to Army component commands. Soldiers have been giving CFT members feedback on how the systems meet their needs and

what aspects of the training needs improvement. “We want to make sure

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that we’re providing a capability that Soldiers will see as value added in the execution of their mission,” Gervais said. “To me, the most exciting part is they are now taking ownership of this. Once those Soldiers on the ground and the units and the leaders on the ground know it’s value added to their mission, they are going to use this.” The One World Terrain prototype is a database that will bring a 3-D representation of global training scenarios for each of the service’s simulation trainers. It will be accessible across the U.S. military’s training platforms. Gervais said the Army expects to meet initial operating capability requirements by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 and full operational capability sometime in fiscal 2023.

By the time the service achieves FOC for One World Terrain, it plans to also support training in the synthetic training environment across each of its six warfighting functions: mission command, movement and maneuvering, intelligence, fires, sustainment and protection. Gervais said that four to five installations will use the STE capability in fiscal 2021 and then it will expand. Three Army divisions and 24 Marine Corps battalions already have begun using the One World Terrain capability. The Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, has used OWT as well as one third of U.S. Special Forces units. The 7th Special Forces Group from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, used One World Terrain while flying drones at the NTC.

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THUNDERBIRDS ANNOUNCE 2020 OFFICER SELECTIONS Nellis Air Force Base PRESS RELEASE

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV.

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2020 demonstration season. Maj. Trevor Aldridge, 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 2, the team’s Left Wing Pilot. He will fly as close as 3 feet from the No. 1 jet during flight formations, demonstrating the teamwork and precision of America’s Air Force. Aldridge will replace Maj. Will Graeff.

Capt. Zane Taylor, 8th Fighter Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., has been selected as Thunderbird No. 4, the team’s Slot Pilot. He will fly just aft of the No. 1 jet and between the two wingmen. Taylor will replace Maj. Whit Collins. Capt. Kyle Oliver, 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base LangleyEustis, VA, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 6, the team’s Opposing Solo Pilot. The solo pilots perform maneuvers that showcase the maximum capabilities of the F-16 aircraft. Capt. Michelle Curran, the current Opposing Solo Pilot, will transition to the Lead Solo position in 2020. Maj. Kevin DiFalco, 31st Operational Support Squadron, Aviano

Air Base, Italy, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 7, the team’s operations officer. His duties will include air space coordination, ground communication with the pilots in the air and safety observation. DiFalco will replace Maj. Eric Gorney. Capt. Katherine Moorkamp, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 10, the team’s executive officer. Her responsibilities will include leading an executive support staff responsible for Thunderbirds budget, training and force support actions for the commander. Moorkamp will replace Capt. Lauren Venturini. Capt. Remoshay Nelson, 8th

Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 12, the team’s public affairs officer. She will assume the team’s extensive media relations, community relations and public relations programs. Nelson will replace Maj. Ray Geoffroy. “This year ’s applicant pool featured some of the very finest Air Force leaders who showcased a remarkable level of skill and motivation. This was an incredibly difficult choice, but I’m confident we chose the right team to carry on the Thunderbird mission and showcase America’s Air Force.” Lt. Col. John Caldwell said. The 12 officer positions on the team are two-year tours of duty. By design, the position openings are staggered, allowing the squadron to maintain continuity of experience and leadership. In 2021, Thunderbird Nos. 1, 3, 6, 8 and 11 will be replaced.

JBLE kicks off Summer Safety Campaign By Senior Airman Tristan Biese 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

As the summer months begin and individuals start to enjoy the warm weather, the U.S. Air Force designated Memorial Day to Labor Day as the Air Force Summer Safety campaign. With June also kicking off National Safety Month, it is important for individuals to understand the increased risks that come with the change in weather. “While your personal safety is paramount, this is also a readiness issue,” said former Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. “Over the past decade, preventable accidents on and off-duty have tragically claimed 16 Airmen lives on average per year during the summer months. Additionally, last summer our team suffered 797 accidents that took us away from work for at least one day and added up to a total cost in readiness of over 32 man-years.” As summer unfolds there will be

“Plan for the unexpected, make wise choices, and avoid unnecessary risks.” Heather Wilson, former Secretary of the Air Force more sunshine and with more sunshine comes hotter climates. During the very hot, humid days, it is important to stay hydrated and limit extraneous outdoor activities. It is also important to identify symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion that may occur during the summer. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention heavy sweating, tiredness, fainting, confusion, dizziness, nausea and muscle cramps are just a few signs. While summer is a time for hot weather, it is also a time for travel, and with that comes safety precautions while operating a vehicle. According to the 633rd Air Base Wing Safety office, most vehicle accidents occur due to speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, attempting to drive or op-

erate a vehicle beyond responsible ability and being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. “As you execute our Air Force mission or participate in summer activities with your family and friends, please use what you have learned about risk management,” said Wilson. “Plan for the unexpected, make wise choices, and avoid unnecessary risks.” Risk management is a way of measuring the possible risks of activities, evaluating the safest way of performing the activity and then making a planned decision before acting. “Our vision and goal of all campaigns is to get the word out to personnel in an effective way,” said Mark White, 633rd ABW occupational safety manager. “Principles of safety are essentially the same today as they were many years ago. We plan to increase our use of technology and risk management to drive the safety message.” For more information contact the safety office at 757-764-5057.


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JBLE Community 633d ABW Change of Command There will be a change of command ceremony held at 9:33 a.m., June 20, at the 94 AMU hangar, bldg. 791. Come and give Col. Sean Tyler a memorable sendoff and help us welcome the 633 ABW’s new commander, Col. Ross.

1st Fighter Wing Change of Command There will be a change of command ceremony held at 9 a.m., June 21, at the 94 AMU hangar, bldg. 791. Come and give Col. Jason Hinds a memorable sendoff and welcome the new 1st FW commander Col. David Lopez.

Vacation Bible School Registration for Vacation Bible School is set to begin May 26 at the Regimental Memorial Chapel. Those who wish to register can do so my stopping into the chapel Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, contact Mrs. Vaul, director of religious education, RMC, at 757-878-4316 or verna.j.vaul.civ@mail.mil.

Change of Command

Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com to the event to interact with industry partners and experience hands-on demonstrations of the latest emerging technology.

are held 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5-7 pm at the Fort Eustis Soldier Support Center, 650 Monroe Ave, Rm 106. Call 878-5579 to register.

Tuskegee Airmen

Summary Court Officer

Come and listen to one of the last living Tuskegee Airman during a June 12, 11:30 am lecture by Sgt./Dr. Harry Quinton, which is part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series held in the Transportation Museum. The lecture will explore his experiences during WWII while he was assigned to the 477th Bombardment Group, as well as the many accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airman despite racial tensions of the time.

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.

Now Hiring! JBLE Exchange

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

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Exchange has immediate job openings to include retail positions in the main store express, as well as jobs at food facilities in the food court. 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.

Army’s 244th Birthday Celebration

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Major will relinquish command of the 36th Intelligence Squadron to Lieutenant Colonel Patrick S. Smith at 10:36 a.m., June 7, at the Virginia Ballroom, Bayview Commonwealth Center. The ceremony will be officiated by Colonel Mack W. Curry, II, Commander, 363d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group.

Fort Eustis will conduct a cake cutting ceremony and 2.2 mile run starting and ending at the Training and Doctrine Command, bldg. 950, parking lot, at 6:15 a.m., June 14. This is to help celebrate the Army’s wonderful 244th birthday and is open to service members and civilian employees. For more information, call (757) 878-6808.

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Disability Claims Application

The Williamsburg Players will be giving away 100 free tickets as a part of their Community Tickets Share program, to active duty military personnel, for their live performance of the hysterical musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, for shows on June 7 at 8p.m., June 8 at 2 p.m., and June 13 at 8 p.m., at the theatre located at 200 Hubbard Lane in Williamsburg. To order tickets, complete the form at http://williamsburgplayers.org/wp/tickets/communityshare.php Tickets can be picked up at the box office the night of the chosen performance. For any questions, contact marketing@williamsburgplayers.org

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.

Tech Expo The 480th ISR Wing will be hosting the Langley Air Force Base Tech Expo 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 11, at the Community Commons. The Tech Expo helps connect government and industry to collaborate on fulfilling mission requirements and to discover technology solutions. Come

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Running Club The JBLE Running Club will begin holding running workouts every Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. The duration of the workout will vary week-to-week, but will usually be 30-45 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 Learn and ask questions about the process, requirements and Virginia state laws and procedures. Sessions

Summary Court Disposition

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 ❯❯ See

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JBLE Community Continued from13 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) 218-7118, or torrence0512@gmail.com.

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.

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

Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com 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.

Live Fire Schedule for 3-17 June 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... 3 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2... 0700-2200 4 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 MAINTENANCE R5... 07002200 5 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2, R5... 0700-2200 6 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R4... 0700-2200 7 Jun... BTRAC, R1 MAINTENANCE R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 *8 Jun... NO FIRING EVENT SCHEDULED -------------*9 Jun... NO FIRING EVENT SCHEDULED -------------10 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2... 0700-2200 11 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2, R5... 0700-2200 12 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3... 0700-2200 13 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R4... 0700-2200 14 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R4... 0700-2200 15 Jun... POF R3... 0900-1300 15 Jun... WILDLIFE HABITAT R1... 0600-1400 16 Jun... POF R3... 0900-1300 17 Jun... BTRAC, R1... 0700-2200 DATE... MOUT/ UOS SITE... TIMES CLOSED TO ALL TRAINING... TA 20, TA 21 AND 21

MOUT -------------UNIT TRAINING 13 JUN... TA 28 UOS... 0800-1300

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) ■ Ramadan Worship services at Ft. Eustis Cultural Center ■ 6 April 6 p.m. Ramadan Orientation ■ 6 May – 4 June 5:00 a.m. Daily Faijr Prayer ■ 6 May – 3 June 9:30 – 11 p.m. Daily Isha/Taraweeh Prayer ■ 11 May Sunset Iftar Meal ■ 18 May Sunset Iftar Meal ■ 25 May Sunset Iftar Meal ■ 1 June Sunset Iftar Meal Additional/Special services, call 757-878-1450/1316 or visit www.facebook.com/RegimentalMemorialChapel or https://www.facebook.com/ChapelNextFortEustis.

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 ❯❯ See

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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.

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.

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Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com 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: Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. ■ Appointments: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. ■ CAC Only Hours: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday: 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.

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 walkin 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.

MPS Customer Service hours of operation The Langley MPS Customer Service changed the servicing process of customers and the hours of operation due to a large increase of the servicing population. ■ Hours of operation: Monday – Tuesday & Thursday Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ■ Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. ■ CAC Only Hours: Monday – Tuesday & Thursday - Friday 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, no CAC only hours Personnel who need dependent ID cards should complete a DD Form 1172-2 and have it available for family members to be seen after 9:30 a.m. (during the walk-in hours or appointment time). ■ Appointments: Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Appointments are for issuing ID cards, DEERs transactions, citizenship applications, SGLI/FSGLI and any other actions done by the MPS Customer Service (except Passport/Visa applications and Awards and Decorations sections). The appointment system allows everyone the opportunity to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, visit the following link: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ building.aspx?BuildingId=573. For more information, call 764-2270.

JBLE Base Operating Status Hotline In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies impacting base, JBLE personnel are strongly encouraged to check the most up-to-date base operation status using the many JBLE social media options. Check the status on the JBLE website at www.jble.af.mil, on Twitter by following @JBLEstatus, on the free JBLE smartphone application (available in Google Play and the Apple App store), and on the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Facebook page. In addition, the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Base Operating Status hotline features updated information of the installation's operating status. The hotline number has recently changed to 764-7550. Please update records.


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