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www.peninsulawarrior.com • Peninsula Warrior - Army • July 12, 2019 U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Oliver, 27th Fighter Squadron pilot, stands in front of an F-22 Raptor at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, June 26, 2019. Oliver was selected to be the 2020 Thunderbird 6 opposing solo pilot.

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JBLE OFFICERS SELECTED FOR THUNDERBIRDS By Airman 1st Class Sarah Dowe

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

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron based out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has an extremely selective process for its members. Two U.S. Air Force Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis were selected through the exclusive process to fill slot number 6 as opposing solo pilot and no. 10, the team’s executive officer.

Slot No. 6 “The most impactful time I saw them fly was between my junior and senior years of high school at Dayton in 2005,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle “Gumbo” Oliver, 27th Fighter Squadron pilot. “That was the day I decided that flying fast jets was not a phase I was going to outgrow, it was something that I

was going to dedicate myself to and a passion I was going to pursue.” Oliver was selected in June 2019 to be the new Thunderbird 6, the team’s opposing solo pilot. “I think I’ve worked toward the dream of becoming a Thunderbird honestly my entire life,” Oliver said. “Since joining the Air Force, I’ve worked to become the most tactically credible fighter pilot that I could be, and then worked toward the dream of becoming a Thunderbird in the last couple of years.” On the Tuesday before Memorial Day, he received the call that he had been selected to join the Thunderbird team. Honored and humbled, Oliver said his mom showed incredible support. “She was over the moon and maybe even more excited than I was when I gave her the call after I had hung up with the commander,” he said. Oliver will now get to represent the F-22 Raptor fighter jet community as a Thunderbird.

“I am incredibly humbled to get to represent not just the F-22 community but the fighter community as a whole,” he said. “And in the greater scheme of things the 685,000 total force Airmen all across the world.” Oliver will now be flying the F-16, which has one engine, versus the F-22, which has two. “I love the phenomenal capabilities of the F-22, the unique aspects that it brings to the fight, so of course I’m going to miss flying the Raptor,” he said. “The F-16 however is a very capable combat fighter, even though it only has one engine, it has a really, really big one so I think it’s going to be more than enough to get the job done.” Being a Thunderbird will give Oliver a chance to perform the stunt flying that he enjoys. “I absolutely love flying upside down,” Oliver said. “It is one of the very unique things about fighter aviation that makes this job cool.” According to Oliver, the sneak pass is one of the coolest maneuvers in the show and the one that he is the most excited about. See

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Whistle Stop benefits JBLE community By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

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

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A cashier checks out a customer at the Whistle Stop at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 27, 2019. The store carries a wide variety of items to include furniture, clothing, electronics, houseware, sporting goods, military uniforms, boots, patches and more.

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The Whistle Stop thrift store offers a multitude of services for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia community. The thrift store not only provides affordable goods to its customers, it also supports programs that benefits installation members and their families. “We are overseen by the Fort Eustis Spouses Club,” said Brianne Ingwersen, Whistle Stop manager. “The majority of our profits go to

scholarship programs and community outreach programs.” The store offers a large selection of inventory in an attempt to support any need a customer may have. “We carry a wide variety of items to include furniture, clothing, electronics, houseware, sporting goods, military uniforms, boots, patches, everything that you need,” Ingwersen said. Ingwersen explained how the Whistle Stop is understanding of unique financial situa-

tions and wants to support its customers during their time of need. “We even offer financial relief to members who are going through difficult times,” Ingwersen said. “Prices are negotiable and we are happy to help out the community.” The store’s hours are as follows: • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Every first Saturday of the month: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is available See

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New Air Force Officer Promotion system By Airman 1st Class Sarah Dowe

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

Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, gave a presentation about the suggested new promotion system for officers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 9, 2019. “I think it’s great that Gen. Kelly spent the time to go out to the different bases to present the concept that they are trying to implement into the Air Force,” said Maj. Douglas Oh, Air Combat Command Inspector General executive officer. “Rather than having it come

out and then telling everyone to figure it out.” During the presentation Kelly talked about the importance of gathering input from people around the Air Force. “I think it’s a great way for people to anonymously present their concerns, comments and questions to the general without identifying themselves so they can be a little more candid,” Oh said. “It was great that the briefing itself was short and that he opened it up for questions, which afforded more time for them to be answered.” Kelly spoke about the differences the new promotion system would bring and how it

would impact the current system. “Right now I’m unsure, I think with every change comes uncertainty, but I think if it is executed well the concept will go fine,” Oh added. “I think it will work great actually because it will provide these different specialties to have a chance to say what’s important to their development.” During the presentation Kelly explained that the Air Force is moving away from a one-size-fits-all promotion system and toward a more tailored system that fits the individual career fields. People are able to forward comments and concerns about the new promotion system through their chain of command until the end of July.

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U.S. Air Force officers listen to a presentation about the new suggested officer promotion system at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 9. Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, gave the presentation.

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ARMY RETENTION HITS GOAL FIVE MONTHS EARLY Army News Service FORT MEADE, MD.

For the fourth year in a row, the regular Army’s retention rate is over 80 percent after it recently hit its targeted goal five months early this year. At least 82 precent of eligible Soldiers have already reenlisted in fiscal year 2019 as historical highs among reenlistments continue, according to the senior Army career counselor. “Retention rates being so high tells us many things, mainly that Soldiers are happy with their jobs and serving their country,” Sgt. Maj. Mark Thompson said. “We understand that Soldiers ‘talk with their feet.’ If they’re happy, they stay. If they’re unhappy, they leave.

The great news is, Soldiers are choosing to stay in record numbers.” The regular Army’s fiscal 2019 retention mission was 50,515 Soldiers, but now at least 50,910 Soldiers of the assigned mission have been retained. Thompson believes it is the fastest the Army has made its retention mission. In fiscal 2018, the Army accomplished the highest reenlistment rate in its history by achieving a 92 precent rate without lowering any standard. The momentum is attributed to a variety of factors. Career counselors and leadership engagement have continued from last fiscal year to the current one, allowing the Army to achieve its mission ahead of schedule. In addition, the Army has offered a variety of in-

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Col. Michelle M.T. Letcher, commander of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, administers the oath of reenlistment to 53 Soldiers during a mass reenlistment ceremony in Kusel, Germany. More than 80 percent of eligible Soldiers have already reenlisted in fiscal year 2019, surpassing the Army's targeted goal five months early.

centives and bonuses for Soldiers eligible for reenlistment, Thompson said. The Army has also expanded assignment options by increasing stabilization and duty stations of choice

for Soldiers. These options, along with an emphasis on the quality of life for Soldiers and their families, have assisted with the increased retention rates. In addition to location options, educa-

tional benefits are a big factor for retention. “Families are taken care of through a variety of options such as transferring the GI See

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www.peninsulawarrior.com • Peninsula Warrior - Army • July 12, 2019 Comedian John Stewart receives a thank you gift from Gen. Richard Clarke, commander U.S. Special Operations Command, and competing team captains during the closing ceremony of the 2019 DoD Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla. The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and expose them to adaptive sports. Approximately 300 athletes are participating in 13 adaptive sport competitions June 21-30. The athletes represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Denmark will also compete. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ethan T Miller

The 2019 DoD Warrior Games conclude, next stop: San Antonio By Joseph Jones ARMY.MIL

TAMPA, FLA.

In the Amalie arena on the evening of June 30, hundreds of supporters, fans, and the families of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competing in the Department of Defense 2019 Warrior Games anxiously awaited the Department of Defense Warrior Games closing ceremony to begin. For most, the commence-

ment of the closing ceremonies is bittersweet. For some, like the participating athletes, it marks the triumphant milestone of a mission accomplished. Each participant in the 2019 DoD Warrior Games has had to overcome some form of extraordinary adversity, conquer their own specific challenges, and in many cases recover from what they may have been told was unrecoverable. For these brave athletes, the commencement of Warrior Games signifies defying all

odds, no matter how insurmountable they may have seemed to be in the past. To properly close out the Warrior Games, actor, comedian, producer, and activist Jon Stewart, returned to host the closing ceremony. Stewart gave a heartfelt dedication to recently deceased 9/11 responder, activist, and former Marine Lou Alvarez as he told the Warrior Games athletes how much their dedication inspires others. “As I watch you all together, the camaraderie, the teamwork, the

family that you form, it inspires me and it reminds me of my friend Lou Alvarez, and my friend Ray Pfeifer and what they fought for, and I will always have your back, and I will always have their backs, because I know you guys will always have my back and have your communities backs,” Steward remarked. U.S. Army General Richard D. Clarke, Commanding General, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill, Air Force Base, also spoke at the closing

ceremony. “I believe not only has Warrior Games saved our warriors lives, but it has saved families and strengthened our families. To all of our families, thank you very much. Our athletes, you have inspired us, we watched you in hundreds of competitions, we watched you get knocked down, we watched you get back up, we watched you laugh, we watched you cry, these were some incredible games,” said Clarke. “It has been an absolute honor for SOCOM to sponsor these games, so thank you,” Clarke added. The coveted “Heart of the Team” Award goes to one member on each team whose teammates collec-


www.peninsulawarrior.com • Peninsula Warrior - Army • July 12, 2019 tively felt best embodied the spirit of the DoD Warrior Games. Each team votes internally to select the recipient of the award. Prior to the presentation of this accolade during the closing ceremony, the chosen recipient is unaware that their teammates have selected them to receive the honor. The 2019 recipient of the “Heart of the Team” Award for Team Army was U.S. Army retired Staff Sgt. Matthew Lammers of Fairmont, North Carolina. Members of Team Army also collected 2 of 3 coveted “Ultimate Champion” medals. To earn the Ultimate Champion title, athletes must compete in their respective functional classifications in eight sporting events. There are two slots allotted to each service branch for the prestigious honor. Ultimate Champion athletes earn points based on their individual results in the events. The Ultimate Champion is the athlete who earned the most points in the eight sporting events. Retired Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, of

Williamston, South Carolina, was awarded the Bronze Ultimate Champion medal, and Capt. Casey Turner, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was awarded the Silver Ultimate Champion medal. Also revealed during the closing ceremony, followed by a concert from multi-platinum singer Sara Evans, was the official announcement of the hosting destination of the upcoming 2020 DoD Warrior Games: San Antonio, Texas. The 2019 DoD Warrior Games were held from June 21-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida. The athletes who participated in the competition are comprised of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U. S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands, and the Danish Armed Forces also competed in this year’s DoD Warrior Games.

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www.peninsulawarrior.com • Peninsula Warrior - Army • July 12, 2019 U.S. Army Col. Jennifer S. Walkawicz, 733rd Mission Support Group commander, cuts a ribbon during the grand opening of the Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions mobile treatment facility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 8.

National Football League player Daron Payne, Washington Redskins defensive tackle, and Fort Eustis personnel hold up a football jersey during the grand opening of the Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions mobile treatment facility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 8. Payne received the jersey as a token of appreciation for his efforts to help celebrate the grand opening.

The new dental treatment facility is temporarily located next to Anderson Field House and will remain open until construction of the DOCS permanent location at the Fort Eustis Main Exchange is complete. National Football League player Daron Payne takes a photo with Army and Air Force Exchange Services employees during the grand opening of the Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions mobile treatment facility at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, July 8, 2019. The Washington Redskins defensive tackle traveled to Fort Eustis to help celebrate the grand opening and sign autographs for patrons.

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Caden, 5, son of Amara Camarata, Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions office manager, sits in a dental chair during the grand opening of the DOCS mobile treatment facility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 8, 2019. The new DOCS facility will provide dental treatment for military dependents and retirees which will allow Fort Eustis’ Tignor Dental Clinic to focus on treatment for active duty members. Photos by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

New mobile dental facility grand opening By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

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

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions hosted a grand opening celebration for a new mobile dental treatment facility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 8, 2018. Members from AAFES and DOCS partnered to provide additional dental care options for military dependents and retirees in an effort to help ease client traffic at Fort Eustis’ Tignor Dental Clinic. The new treatment facility is equipped with three laboratories, an X-ray room and a sterilization room. While the mobile unit is temporarily located next to Anderson Field House, construction for a permanent facility at Fort Eustis’ Main Exchange is set to begin in the coming weeks. For more information or to book an appointment, call (757) 297-0148 or visit www.docsdental.health.


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ACC commander holds NAF integration town hall

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, hosts a town hall meeting to discuss the future 24th and 25th Air Force merger at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, Texas, July 8, 2019. Holmes discussed the purpose and plan of the information warfare numbered Air Force and fielded several questions from attendees.

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Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, held a town hall July 8 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to discuss the strategic importance of integrating the 24th and 25th Air Forces to form the first information warfare numbered Air Force. “There’s a lot of opportunity to make up new ways to do business and to create new things in the Air Force,” Holmes said. “We have the right people to be able to do that in the wings and in the headquarters here.” ACC announced the plans for this reorganization in April of this year as a way to better integrate cyber effects, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, electronic

warfare operations and information operations. The synergy among cyber, ISR, EW and IO will increase unity of effort across these capabilities, resulting in new and improved options for combatant commanders. Holmes broke down what major changes will be taking place as the new NAF moves toward initial operating capacity. He said there will be many moving pieces and obstacles to work through, but he remains confident in the team. “I thought it was important for me to get down here and have a chance to talk to you a little bit and to have a chance to take your questions,” Holmes said. Holmes began the town hall by explaining why ACC made this decision based on the

“We’re combining to bring the power of our intelligence apparatus, which is thinking about how do we pull large realms of data together from all sources around the world, analyze that and get it out to decision makers along with the cyber and information tools that we’ve had in 24th Air Force and how can we pull those together to make it more than the sum of those parts.” Gen. Mike Holmes

viewpoint of the National Defense Strategy. “The fundamental things I carry from that are that we’re returning to a world where great power competition is our primary task,” Holmes said. He spoke about the changes that have taken place regarding the direction of the Air Force during his years of service, eventually circling back to peer adversaries and regional conflicts while still defending against violent extremists. “I was in the Air Force that fought rogue nations and regional conflicts, and I was in the Air Force that focused on violent extremists,” Holmes said. “We’re going to have to keep doing all three of those things while we try to focus our resources on that biggest threat.” Holmes went into detail over the strategies and over-compassing views regarding cer-

tain revisionists powers, ultimately stating it is an on-going challenge in which the Air Force is already preparing to overcome. The general explained that while the readiness of conventional warfare is being worked across the services, it is time to offer unconventional options to national decision makers. “That’s the ‘why’ of what we’re doing to change our force, so we’re making changes at the headquarters level,” Holmes said. “We’re combining to bring the power of our intelligence apparatus, which is thinking about how do we pull large realms of data together from all sources around the world, analyze that and get it out to decision makers along with the cyber and information tools that we’ve had in 24th Air Force and how can we pull those together to make it more than the sum of those parts.”


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Donovan stresses ‘Digital Air Force’s’ importance and necessity By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs AF.MIL

ARLINGTON, VA.

Acting Air Force Secretary Matthew P. Donovan is driving a new “Digital Air Force” initiative, emphasizing reforms that harness the integrated strengths of a connected network of weapons, sensors and analytic tools. “Our advantage in future battles depends on our ability to fuse vast amounts of data to accelerate our decision cycle to guarantee the success of any mission. Victory in combat will depend on us becoming a Digital Air Force,” Donovan said. As outlined in a July white paper, the Digital Air Force initiative encompasses comprehensive changes to how the force gathers, uses and shares data. According to Donovan, “The Air Force must control and manipulate massive volumes of information to outthink and out-maneuver its opponents. The Digital Air Force initiative will ensure all Airmen have uninterrupted access to the data they need, where and when they need it.” “My goal is to eliminate the time Airmen spend building PowerPoint slides to display information needed to make a decision,” Donovan said. “We should create or have tools to hook into comprehensive data streams to provide real-time information for rapid, datadriven decisions rather than solely relying on their personal experiences, intuition and interpretation.” The Digital Air Force initiative calls for three connected elements of reform. The Air

“The Digital Air Force initiative will ensure all Airmen have uninterrupted access to the data they need, where and when they need it.” Air Force Secretary Matthew P. Donovan Force must develop a modernized information technology infrastructure to serve as a common backbone for data and information flow. It must institute data standards that allow the diverse elements of the Air Force to share data and use artificial intelligence platforms. And the Air Force must adopt agile business practices to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Bill Marion, the Air Force’s deputy chief information officer, is aggressively leveraging innovative commercial solutions to transform cloud, mobile, data, AI and network performance. These enterprise IT services will allow Air Force “cyber professionals the freedom to focus on warfighter tasks, cyber operations and connecting information to our tactical and strategic ends, while providing all Airmen with an enhanced, 21st century user experience.” The Air Force also recognizes that Airmen must share data in the face of adversary cyber threats. “Besides our laser-focus on driving the enterprise IT services with greater agility and scale, we’re also ensuring that the cyber security practices are

‘baked in’ and that Airmen are empowered to leverage a global enterprise of data and services,” Marion said. The Digital Air Force must also use standardized policies and software protocols to ensure the free exchange of data between platforms. Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force’s chief data officer, is working to design and enforce these standards. “We are charged with harnessing the power of data for timely decision-making and mission success. With new data management practices, we will improve readiness, increase mission effectiveness, reduce the total cost of operations, improve cybersecurity and make rapid, accurate, data-driven decisions,” she said. Senior Air Force leaders are equally committed to modernizing day-to-day business operations. According to Rich Lombardi, the deputy under secretary of the Air Force for management, “the Digital Air Force requires improved business operations via application rationalization, system consolidation, enterprise optimization and continuous process improvement. These efforts will allow us to continuously identify cost-savings opportunities to directly fund digital transformation efforts.” Ultimately, the Digital Air Force initiative aims to harness the power of the digital era. “We must move beyond antiquated processes, systems and mindsets,” the white paper concludes. “We will pursue new ways to leverage technology and institute a culture of innovation and informed risk-taking.”

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| Higher Army retenion rates

Continued from5 Bill (benefits) to qualifying dependents, which equates to four years of college,” Thompson said. “These benefits can also be split between children. For example, two years of benefits can be split between two children. That is a significant amount of money depending on where the child or spouse goes to school.” To transfer benefits, Soldiers must have completed at least six years of qualifying service and agree to serve four more years. More than 15,000 regular Army Soldiers take advantage of this incentive on a yearly basis. “Retention bonuses are also a big perk with many bonuses ranging from a thousand to $72,000 depending on the career field,” he said. "The financial gap is broken down based off the Soldier’s (military occupational specialty), but also skill and grade. “Basically whatever their job is, or the job they’re going to reclassify or retrain into, ... factors into their retention bonus.” Retention bonuses are also based on the needs of the Army. Mid- to seniorgrade noncommissioned officers are often more vital due to experience and knowledge; however, depending on MOS, initiallevel Soldiers may be offered a larger bonus upon reenlistment. Some of the highest bonuses are in the intelligence career field and can range from $17,000 for a private first class to $72,000 for a staff sergeant or sergeant first class. Special Forces and cyber oper-

ations may offer larger bonuses. “Cyber operations specialists (have) become increasingly vital to the Army mission,” Thompson said. “We know certain skills can transfer to the civilian marketplace, so we offer them incentives to stay in the Army. Like any company, we must remain competitive to ensure we keep the most talented Soldier serving in the right job, in the right place.” Retention numbers are based on Soldiers who are eligible to reenlist which requires passing physical training scores and not being flagged for adverse actions. On any given year, Thompson said, roughly 70 percent of Soldiers within a reenlistment window meet this criteria. “We have maintained a high standard for our Soldiers,” he said. “But we wouldn’t have been able to close the retention gap early without our highquality career counselors at all levels working with Soldiers every day. Career counselors have their 'finger to the pulse’of the organizations they represent by knowing what the Soldiers’needs are and how to educate them on the Army’s benefits.” Counselors help Soldiers see the value of the Army and their service within it, Thompson added. They also counsel them to determine their eligibility and future career options. Thompson said, “Hitting goals five months early is indicative of the hard work by career counselors and how they listen to Soldiers and help them understand the benefits of continued service.”


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Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

Shoes line the shelves at the Whistle Stop at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 27, 2019. The thrift store not only provides affordable goods to its customers, it also supports programs that benefit installation members and their families.

for consignment Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “For consignment, people can bring in their items, we price it for them and sell it for them,” Ingwersen said. “We keep a small portion of the profit to support our community outreach programs and the rest goes to the seller.” The thrift store also offers volunteer opportunities to its community members. “We appreciate all the help we can get,” Ingwersen remarked. “We need people to aid with everyday chores

such as cleaning, pricing and helping customers carry items out to their car. We have a lot of elderly customers so it is nice to have the extra help.” The Whistle Stop team members encourages JBLE to see how the store can benefit their household. “We are open to the public,” Ingwersen noted. “Anyone who can get on base can shop here. Come out and see what you can find at an affordable price.” For more information about the Whistle Stop contact (757) 887-0190 or stop by the store located in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation building at 671 Lee Blvd. Fort Eustis, Virginia.

THUNDERBIRDS

U.S. Air Force Capt. Katherine Moorkamp, Air Combat Command senior leader management assistant chief, poses for a photo at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, June 28, 2019. Moorkamp was selected to be the 2020 Thunderbird 10 executive officer.

| JBLE officers join the extremely selective air demonstration squadron Continued from2 “You get to fly just shy of the speed of sound within a couple hundred feet of the ground and not get in trouble for it,” Oliver said. “It’s the ultimate Tom Cruise [moment].” Oliver explained some of the other maneuvers that he is looking forward to including the line break loop and the calypso pass. He is also looking forward to making the Armed Forces more accessible to the public and showing the importance of what of what the Air Force does on a daily basis, which is to fly, fight and win in air space and cyberspace.

Slot No. 10 Capt. Katherine “Hammer” Moorkamp, Air Combat Command senior leader management assistant chief, was selected in May 2019 to the Thunderbird 10 executive officer position. Early in the year, the call went out to the 38 force sup-

port officers across the Air Force to see if they were interested in applying for the position. After an extensive selection process, four finalists were selected to go to the Waco Air Show, Texas, to do in-person interviews with the team. Moorkamp received the call to notify her of her selection a few short weeks later. Being able to talk to people who are excited about joining the Air Force someday and what they can offer to the Air Force or to society is what Moorkamp said she is the most excited about. During the interview portion of the application process, Moorkamp was able to visit a local high school. “It’s exciting to see that in kids’ faces like, ‘oh man that’s really cool maybe this is something for me,’ so that’s what I’m most excited about-meeting people and helping them,” Moorkamp said. Moorkamp gave credit to her family and friends for giving support along the way with her Air Force career and

Airman 1st Class Sarah Dowe

with the application process to the Thunderbirds team. “My parents raised me to work hard and take pride in everything that I do,” Moorkamp said. “The work ethic that they instilled from a very early age mostly by their example, showed me that anything is possible if you work hard enough, and I’m

very thankful for that.” Moorkamp said she likes to say, ‘you don’t get anywhere worth going on your own.’ “A lot of people have helped me become the person that I am both in the Air Force and out of the Air Force,” Moorkamp said. “It’s all the same thing, you’re just trying to be a good human being,

whether that’s in the uniform or not, but I couldn’t do it without the people around me, that’s for sure.” According to Moorkamp, spending over 200 days a year during this two year position as TDY is going to be an exciting opportunity for her to travel and further her career in the United States Air Force.


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JBLE Community NASA Main Gate

The NASA main gate will be reduced to one lane July 8-14. Those who frequent the NASA Gate are asked to use the Armistead or the Wythe Creek Gate (hours: Monday-Friday(excluding federal holidays) from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) until the construction project is complete. To ensure the safety of all center personnel, please remain vigilant near the construction area and thank you for your understanding.

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.

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Disability Claims Application

AMVETS representative is available at the SFL-TAP Cen-

Household Chemical Collection and Computer ter (bldg 705 Washington Blvd, Room 71) every Monday and Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm to assist transitioning SolRecycling Day Hampton will be having a Household Chemical Collection and Computer Recycling Day from 8 a.m. – noon, July 20, at the Coliseum parking lot on Coliseum Drive. This is the perfect opportunity for personnel living in base housing and anybody off base living in Williamsburg/James City County, York County, Hampton, or Poquoson to turn in any chemicals and computer related items without charge. This does not apply to personnel that live in Newport News or on Ft Eustis.

Community Events Council

The 633 ABW Community Events Council will host a meeting from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., July 25, at The Langley Club. The Community Events Council provides a formalized means for installation leadership to facilitate the flow of command and community information to military members, spouses, and civilians.

CGOC Golf Tournament

diers 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

Airmen and Family readiness Center upcom- Sports Physicals as the summer approaches. The PediatThe CGOC will be hosting a golf tournament starting at ing events rics and Family Health Clinics are teaming up to provide

7 a.m., July 19, at the Eaglewood Golf Course. Each player must pay a $50 registration fee. Registration as well as the registration fee must be handed in by July 12. Contact Grant Kiekhaefer at 262-573-5646, grant.kiekhaefer@us.af.mil or email langleygolf@gmail.com for more information about the event.

Invisible Wounds and Lunch Round Table Talk

The local Wounded Warrior will be hosting an Invisible Wounds and Lunch Round Table Talk from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., July 15, at the Chapel Annex on Langley. This talk is open to all ID cardholders with base access who are currently or have previously been afflicted by Invisible Wounds. For more information, contact SSgt Sims at (757) 764-4360 or patrick.sims.1@us.af.mil.

128th Aviation Change of Command

There will be a change of command ceremony held at 8 a.m., July 16, on the 1-222d Skymaster Field at Fort Eustis. Come and give Col. Rick Zampelli a memorable sendoff and help us welcome the incoming commander, Col. Bryan Morgan.

Summer Festival

Langley Protestant Chapel and Airmen and Family Readiness Center will be hosting their annual Summer Fest. This free event will be held at Bethel Manor Chapel on July 19th, 6-8 p.m. and is open to all ID card holders. There will be water bounce houses, food and beverages, games and a walk around magician. Additionally, the Airmen and Family Readiness Center will have a VIP tent for all deployed family members or those recently effected by a deployment. This will be a fun-filled extravaganza you won’t want to miss! For more info, call the Chapel at 757764-7847 or the Airmen and Family Readiness Center at

• Newcomer Orientation Briefing - The A&FRC will host the Langley Newcomers Orientation Briefing from 7:30 a.m. – noon, July 16 and 30, at the Bayview Commonwealth Center. For more information, call (757) 764-3990. • Bundles for Babies – The A&FRC will host a bundles for babies event from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., July 17, in the A&FRC classroom, 45 Nealy Ave, B Wing, Room 101. Eligible participants will receive an AAFES gift card. For more information and to register, please call 764-3990. • Recovering from Divorce – The A&FRC will be hosting a recovering from divorce class from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., July 18, in the A&FRC classroom, 45 Nealy Ave, B Wing, Room 101. To register, please call 764-3990. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. • Social Media Workshop – There will be a social media workshop held from 9:30 a.m. - noon, July 24, at the Bateman Library. To register for the workshop, please call 764-3990. • From CoupleHood to ParentHood – There will be a from CoupleHood to ParentHood workshop from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., July 31, in the A&FRC classroom, 45 Nealy Ave, B Wing, Room 100. This workshop will be open to all DoD ID cardholders. To register, please call 764-3990.

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

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

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. 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. See

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SI Foreign Travel Brief

The Office of Special Investigations will be hosting foreign travel briefs at 8 a.m., every Thursday, 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 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

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.

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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) 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 light of these staffing concerns, TRICARE will temporarily enroll only Active Duty service members and their family members. This action is being taken to ensure patients receive the care they deserve within the established standards. There will be no enrollment changes or action taken to any patients who are already enrolled at the 633rd Medical Group, regardless of category. For questions regarding TRICARE benefits, or for enrollment assistance to locate the best medical facility to meet healthcare needs, contact the TRICARE Information line at 1800-TRICARE or 1-800-874-2273.

JBLE Family Child Care Program

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

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 8-22 July 2019

IAW ASA Regulation 350-1 (http://www.eustis.army.mil/Pubs/Chap3/ TCFE%20Reg%20350-1.pdf) and Range Safety Brief, See

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JBLE Community Continued from14 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. Bold -changes to previous week schedule DATE... RANGES... TIMES... 8 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R5, R6, R3... 0700-2200 9 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R5... 0700-2200 10 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R5... 0700-2200 11 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R4, R5... 0700-2200 12 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5... 0700-2200 *13 Jul... POF R3... 0900-1300 *13 Jul...WILDLIFE HABITAT R1... 0600-1400 *14 Jul... POF R3... 0900-1300 15 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R5... 0700-2200 16 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5... 0700-2200 17 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5... 0700-2200 18 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5... 0700-2200 19 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R5 MAINTENTANCE R2, R3... 0700-2200 20 Jul... NO FIRING EVENT SCHEDULED --------------21 Jul... NO FIRING EVENT SCHEDULED --------------22 Jul... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5... 0700-2200 DATE... MOUT/ UOS SITE... TIMES CLOSED TO ALL TRAINING... TA 20, TA 21 AND 21 MOUT -------------UNIT TRAINING SCHEDULED 13-22 Jul... TA 28 UOS... 0001-2359

Worship hours for JBLE services

Langley services Main Chapel:  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)

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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.

633rd Force Support Squadron RAPIDS/ DEERS location information

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

Other RAPIDS/DEERS Locations:

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

JBLE CAC/ID Customer Service Hours: LANGLEY

 Walk-in Hours: 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

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 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.

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 on a walk-in basis in room 123 at the Education Center every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Thursday at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Education Center at 764-2962 or 633fss.fsde.eo@us.af.mil.

MPF Customer Service hours of operation

The Langley MPF 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.


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Vol. 9 | No. 27