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TRADOC rocks the holidays PG 8

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JBLE Toys for Tots 2019 PG. 11

Groceries for the holidays; taking care of JBLE families PG. 12

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Volunteers pose with the Epp family in front of their newly decorated tree during Dec’ the Deployment in Hampton, Virginia, Dec. 11. Dec’ the Deployment attempts to bring a bigger sense of family when deployments temporarily separate a loved one from their family during the holiday season.

Dec’ the Deployment By A1C Marcus M. Bullock

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

The holidays are a time for celebration and togetherness. However, they can quickly turn into a tough time for military families, especially if military members are deployed and have to spend time away from their families. Through the Dec’ the Deployment initiative, volunteers go to the houses of deployed families and help them decorate for the holiday season. Katelyn Tinsley, founder and lead designer for Dec’ the Deployment, developed this initiative from her own experiences of being away from her deployed military spouse during the holiday season. “When my husband deployed, I didn’t put up a Christmas tree because I didn’t have the energy, I had a one year old and was pregnant with my second child,” said Tinsley. “If that’s what I was going through, then there are other families going

through the same thing and that’s where Dec’ The Deployment came from.” In the instance of Brooke Epp, military spouse and Air Force veteran, this became especially helpful after she injured her back and was no longer able to decorate her house without help from the volunteers. “We would not have been able to get the decorations down if we didn’t have help this year,” said Epp. “They are putting the decorations together and making it look beautiful and I know my kids are going to be happy because we wouldn’t have a tree or be putting up lights without the volunteers.” Not only do the volunteers help these families decorate, but they can help to mitigate feelings of loneliness from being away from military family members. “You can feel isolated and alone a lot of the time,” said Tinsley. “Dec’ the Deployment is a huge community building initiative to galvanize support for families who need it the most

and help bring families together.” This initiative not only uses the families’ ornaments when decorating, but they also create decorations that they bring and use at the homes. According to Tinsley, many decorations they bring families are actually created specifically for Dec’ the Deployment decorating. Many of the items brought are repurposed and turned into ornaments that families can cherish for holiday seasons to come. Dec’ the Deployment tries to bring to a bigger sense of family when deployments may temporarily separate a loved one from their family during the holiday season. “Some people are away from their family with their kids in a new place and just need some holiday cheer,” said Epp. “Just having these people here wearing their Christmas sweaters and smiling, who are willing to help, brings a lot of joy to our family.” During the holiday season, military members separated from their families can rest a little easier knowing that Dec’ the Deployment and its volunteers are helping their family get through the season with some holiday cheer.

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DMS: Without supply, F-22s don’t fly By Senior Airman Alexandra Singer

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

The decentralized materiel support team (DMS), is the liaison between the flightline and the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron. Without DMS, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor would not be able to fly. The quick supply runs that DMS coordinates to and from the flightline from the 733 LRS are key to mission

readiness not only for Langley, but Air Combat Command as a whole. F-22s need parts for repairs, modifications and any other issues that may arise on a daily basis. “DMS is what gets the aircraft off the ground in correlation with the maintainers,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sanyah Williams, DMS technician. “How fast we move is how fast the aircraft goes up.” A unique concept of the 16-person team is the fact that they have two

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vides support for a wide range of teams that operate and maintain the F-22s. About six months ago, during a rapid deployment, DMS played a key role in prepping the F-22s for flight and had only days to do so. “We are the direct line of support to ensure the F-22s are combatready,” Williams said. During downrange operations, F-22s still require upkeep and maintenance, which DMS can support by finding parts for the F-22s in the Area of Responsibility. According to Guerreiro, timeliness is important when deployed. Not only did DMS send out some personnel to deploy with the aircraft, but they ensured each Raptor had special kits with all the parts it might need in the event of an unexpected repair or needed maintenance to secure air dominance. “Our actions directly influence how quickly the mission can be executed downrange,” Guerreiro said. A certain number of aircraft must be prepared to fly at any moment’s notice whether deployed or at home station, and without DMS, that might not be possible.


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HOLIDAY CARD LANE 2019

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Senior Airman Derek Seifert

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 331st Transportation Company, 11th Trans. Battalion, 7th Trans. Brigade (Expeditionary), pose after winning the Holiday Card Lane competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The theme for 2019 was “Holidays Around the World”.

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan is set to perform the duties as the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness and is expected to assume responsibilities Dec. 27, succeeding James Stewart. Donovan transitions after serving as the under secretary of the Air Force for more than two years, during which he was the acting secretary for five months. “It is the honor of a lifetime to work with and represent the dedicated and innovative Airmen who are protecting U.S. interests around the world,” Donovan said.

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TRADOC ROCKS THE HOLIDAYS Senior Airman Tristan Biese

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patricia Conyers, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band vocalist, sings a holiday song during a concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The theme of the concert was Holiday Rock with TRADOC.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Hosay, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band guitarist, sings along during the TRADOC band holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The concert was a free annual event open to the public.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Kerr, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band saxophonist, plays the saxophone during their holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The TRADOC Band has performed holiday concerts as a tradition for the past 89 years.

Students from the 128 Aviation Brigade students applaud during the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. Across the Army there are more than 100 bands that perform to increase morale, recruiting efforts and promoting the Army’s mission. JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

U.S. Army Spc. John Watson, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band bass guitarist, plays the bass during a holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The band serves as an outreach asset for the TRADOC by performing numerous concerts in support of local, regional and national events.

Senior Airman Tristan Biese

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs during their holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The band performed traditional holiday songs with a Rock or modern twist.

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performed during their holiday concert at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 12. The band performed traditional holiday songs with a Rock or modern twist.


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BAKIN’ AIRMEN’S HOLIDAYS BETTER

Senior Airman Tristan Biese

Kristi Ross, wife of Col. Clinton Ross, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, prepares a cookie bag for Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 12. The cookies were donated by families, schools and other organizations around JBLE as a way to spread holiday cheer.

Shilae Kingery and Marie Gibbs prepare cookie bags for Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 12. The Langley Spouses Club bagged cookies for Airmen living in the dorms for the holidays.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Trandell, 633rd Comptroller Squadron first sergeant, hands a bag of cookies to Airman 1st Class Olivia McKinsey, 633rd Air Base Wing Judge Advocate military justice paralegal, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 13. As a tradition, every year the Langley Spouses Club puts together cookie bags for JBLE Airmen during the holiday season.


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JBLE TOYS FOR TOTS 2019

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade collect and count donated toys during the Toys for Tots event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 11. The 597th Trans. Bde. donated a total of 537 toys to the 2019 campaign.

SENIOR AIRMAN DEREK SEIFERT

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade prepare to ruck march their donated toys to the USO at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 11. Toys for Tots is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve tradition that began in 1947 by Maj. Bill Hendricks and his wife to support children in need.

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade ruck march toys to the USO during the Toys for Tots campaign at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 11. The Fort Eustis community donated more than 10,000 toys during the 2019 Toys for Tots campaign.

U.S. Army Soldiers run during the holiday 5K at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 13. The holiday run marked the end of the Toys for Tots campaign, which is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserves program to support children in need.

U.S. Army Col. Jenn Walkawicz, 733rd Mission Support Group commander, gives a streamer to Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 222nd Aviation Battalion, 1st Avn. Regiment, 128th Avn. Brigade, for donating the most toys during the Toys for Tots campaign at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 13. More than 2,000 Soldiers participated in the installation holiday 5K.


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Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

An event volunteer pushes a participant’s grocery cart during a holiday food distribution at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 11. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Food Lion Feeds organization provided groceries to more than 960 JBLE community members, which included meat products, fresh vegetables, baby formula, fruit, bread, pasta and canned goods.

Groceries for the holidays; taking care of JBLE families By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS

Newport News Public Schools partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Food Lion Feeds organization to host a holiday food distribution at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 11. The organizations supported JBLE military members and their families by

providing free groceries to them during the holiday season. “We’re coming up on the winter break where kids will be home for two weeks and, let’s face it, a lot of our families are dependent upon the breakfast and lunch that the children receive at school,” said Amelia Hunt, General Stanford Elementary School principal. “So if this helps to bridge that gap a little bit, then we are all for it.”

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Food Lion Feeds organization provided groceries to more than 960 JBLE community members, which included meat products, fresh vegetables, baby formula, fruit, bread, pasta and canned goods. U.S. Army Pfc. Daniel Smith, 331st Transportation Company, 11th Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade allied trade specialist, attended the event with his wife, Mya Smith, and their child. “It feels great to know that the community cares about [service members],” Smith said. “It means a lot that they’re out here giving military members food. We got excellent quality groceries and I really liked that they gave us baby formula, especially since we have a 7week-old baby.” Event organizers conducted a back-to-

school food distribution in August of this year, Hunt explained. She said participants gave such positive feedback that the organizations decided to host a second distribution for the holiday season. The holiday distribution more than doubled the first distribution, which aided more than 400 JBLE families, Hunt added. “I hope the JBLE service members see that we appreciate the sacrifices they make,” Hunt said. “I would like to think that an event like this sends the message that the Virginia peninsula area is a community that cares about our service members. There are so many great things the military brings to the area, I think this was just a small way the community could give back to our service members who give so much.”


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TOP STORIES OF 2019: ESB, RE-UP BONUSES By Sean Kimmons

ARMY NEWS SERVICE FORT MEADE, MD.

This past year, the Army approved standards for the Army Combat Fitness Test, introduced a new proficiency badge and altered how it promotes Soldiers. The Army also began the groundwork to better manage its talent, while a leadership shuffle brought in new top brass. Below is a list of some of the biggest stories that impacted the force in 2019:

Expert Soldier Badge On the Army’s birthday in June, senior leaders introduced a new proficiency badge. The Expert Soldier Badge is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge, but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. To qualify for the ESB test, Soldiers must pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, qualify as an “expert” on the M4/M16 rifle and be recommended by their chain of command. The test consists of another ACFT, day and night land navigation, individual testing stations, and culminates with a 12-mile foot march. The first 11 Soldiers to earn the badge were honored by senior leaders in October during the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. The badge looks exactly like the Combat Action Badge, minus the wreath. It displays the same M9 bayonet knife and M67 frag grenade inlaid against a solid, gray rectangular bar.

Merit-based promotions The Army officially started its first major overhaul to its enlisted centralized promotion board in 50 years, as it looks to deliver “the right person, at the right job, at the right time,” according to G-1 officials. The effort centers on a transition from time-based to merit-based policies and practices. Intended for active-duty Soldiers and those serving

in an Active Guard Reserve capacity, the change ensures the best-qualified Soldier will be the first one eligible for promotion. It will take three to four years to implement an improved merit-based promotion system, officials said. The Army also released results from its first officer merit promotion board in October. Army Human Resources Command conducted the board for prospective majors by incorporating a new initiative from the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. It allowed promotion selection boards to recommend officers of particular merit to be placed higher on the promotion list. In the future, merit-based promotions will apply to officers being considered for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel in select categories to be determined by the secretary of the Army, officials said.

UCMJ changes A host of changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice became effective Jan. 1, modernizing definitions for many offenses, adjusting maximum penalties, standardizing courtmartial panels, creating new computer-crime laws, and much more. The changes strike a balance between protecting the rights of the accused and empowering commanders to effect good order and discipline, a military justice official said. Among them were stiffer penalties for recruiters, drill sergeants and others in “positions of special trust” convicted of abusing their authority over recruits or trainees. Many of the changes came about after a review by the Military Justice Review Group, consisting of military and criminal justice experts whose report made recommendations to Congress.

Army Combat Fitness Test In the fall, officials announced changes to the ACFT before all Soldiers will be required to take it next October. Official testing standards, each one

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tailored to a Soldier’s military occu- announcements grams to answer questions from Submit Eustis Community to pw@militarynews.com pational specialty, were revealed in those interested in learning about the September. The new test also became service. a graduation requirement for all new While on the team, Soldiers still Soldiers and officers. conduct physical training, weapons The arm-extension pushup replaced qualification and other responsibilithe hand-release pushup as one of ties that come with being a Soldier. the six events in the test, which is set They will also need to maintain certito replace the current Army Physical fications in their military occupaFitness Test that has been around tional specialty. since 1980. The changes came after roughly Re-up bonuses 17,000 Soldiers from over 60 battalThe Army announced this year ions took the test during its initial lump-sum bonuses up to $81,000 – implementation phase. the highest amount in more than five In May, Army senior leaders ap- years – in an effort to entice Soldiers proved the development of alternate to reenlist in some of the most in-deassessments for selected Soldiers with mand careers. permanent profiles. Instead of the 2In addition to critical fields, the fall mile run, a Soldier can do a 5,000-me- announcement offered a wide range ter row, 15,000-meter stationary bike of cash options for Soldiers re-upping ride or a 1,000-meter swim. Each for longer commitments, or reclassifyevent will be completed in a set time, ing into needed fields. targeted at 25 minutes or less. The payouts were based on critical skills and selective retention. The SeParental leave lective Retention Bonus program is Parents of newborn infants received designed to incentivize Soldiers to more good news earlier this year maintain their current military occuwhen the Army doubled the amount pational specialty or reclassify into of parental leave given to fathers and another MOS based on demands for other secondary caregivers, as well as the individual jobs. provided more flexibility to mothers. The directive increased parental Tackling housing issues leave from 10 to 21 days for Soldiers Earlier this year, Army senior leadwho are designated secondary care- ers placed housing as the No. 1 prigivers of infants. The new policy ority for quality of life, following made the Army’s parental leave com- complaints of health concerns inside parable to that of other services and homes and mismanagement of housin compliance with the 2017 National ing contractors. Defense Authorization Act. In the past 10 months, the Army Mothers can also now be granted identified governance flaws, initiated six weeks of convalescent leave di- commander-driven town halls and rectly after giving birth and can be created 24-hour helplines to hear granted another six weeks of leave as feedback directly from families, leadprimary caregiver to bond with their ers said. infant anytime up to a year after Backing these efforts, housing operbirth. ations have now been assigned to the commander of Army Materiel ComEsports mand, Gen. Gus Perna, who has deleA new Army esports team hit the gated authority to slash incentive fees ground running this year, with thou- for housing contractors. sands of Soldiers applying for a The Army has over 86,000 privachance to be a part of it. tized homes. Of those, one-third need One of Army Recruiting Com- to be rebuilt and another one-third mand’s outreach efforts – which also need minor repairs. includes a functional fitness team – About $1.1 billion in budget rethe esports team represents the Army quests to improve housing is curin competitions and events across the rently awaiting approval by Concountry. gress. An overall analysis of the Team members are not recruiters Army’s privatized housing requirebut they do link up with recruiters ments is also underway, leaders said, during events. They also receive a and is slated to be completed by the crash course on Army enlistment pro- spring.


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JBLE Community Langley AFB Hospital’s North entrance closing Due to construction, Langley AFB Hospital’s North entrance (located across from the flight line) will be closed until further notice beginning Dec. 2. All patients and staff must use the South entrances (Emergency Room/water side) for all appointments. Please leave an extra 15 minutes of travel time in case of any delays due to the construction. A shuttle will be provided with pick-up and dropoff locations on the North and South sides as indicated on the map. Thank you for your patience as we improve our Medical Group!

Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges will expand to all Veterans with service-connected disabilities, Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, Veterans who are former prisoners of war and primary family caregivers for Veterans who are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. In all, 4.1 million Americans will be eligible for the new benefit. This new privilege was specified in the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018, included in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019.The Department of Defense officially announced the expansion Nov. 13.

Tax Center Volunteers Needed

If you are a military member or civilian personnel, the tax center needs your help. The tax center is looking for volunteers to assist during the upcoming tax season 8 a.m. – noon, Jan. 27 – April 20, at the Langley Education Center. Training will be required for those who volunteer Jan. 6 – 10, in Bldg. 768 Rm. 114. The deadline to sign-up to be a volunteer is Dec. 29. For more information, contact Capt. Kobres or SrA Fairhurst at 764-3277.

Retiree Council Meeting

Free Gift Wrapping

Volunteer groups are partnering with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to provide gift wrapping services for shoppers this season November 11 through December 24. The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Exchanges will provide wrapping paper, ribbon, tape. For more information, contact Sabrina Jennings, jenningss@aafes.com.

JBLE Retiree Council will meet every 3rd Wednesday at 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. each month in the Army Community Service conference room, building 650, on Fort Eustis. There is no membership fee to join or to attend the meetings. Retirees and those approaching retirement from all military branches are invited to attend. 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 or (757) 218-7118, or torrence0512@gmail.com.

JBLE Family Child Care Programs

The JB Langley Eustis Exchange will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1.

The MPF is rolling out an initiative to improve the availability of CAC ID card services! Starting Monday, 21 October, the ID card office will be open by appointment from 1630-1900. The appointments will be booked via the MILSUITE application (exactly the same way as a PT test), and be available in 30 min increments. The only customers we will be servicing during these appointments will be CAC card holders (no Dependents). Please utilize the link above to sign up for an appointment. Walk in customers will be seen as time allows. Basic ID card reminders: For all new CAC cards, members require 2 forms of ID. Driver’s licenses need to be current and not expired (despite the issuing state law). Please ensure for lost/stolen cards, the member has a letter from the Security Forces desk, and 2 forms of ID. For any member not in uniform, the member must still meet all AFI 36-2903 grooming standards. Shaving waivers will be accepted if presented at the time of appointment.

Did You Know…New Transition Assistance Program Curriculum & Requirements

There are new requirements/changes coming to the Congressionally Mandated Transition Assistance Program (TAP) beginning 1 October 2019. Members who have completed the Pre-separation Counseling and signed the e-form by 30 September 2019 are grandfathered in the FY19 curriculum. If the e-form is not signed by 30 September 2019, service members must re-accomplish the Pre-separation Counseling and complete applicable new requirements (FY20 curriculum). For a detailed explanation of what those requirements are, per individual, please call the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC), 764-3990/94 for guidance.

New Employee Assistance Program Phone JBLE 2019 Chapel Holiday Schedule  Fort Eustis Number and Website What has changed is how to access the program: New Number: 1-866-580-9078 New Web Address: www. AFPC.af.mil/EAP

Expanded Army & Air Force Shopping Privileges

CAC ID Services

JBLE Family Child Care Programs are currently recruiting fun loving self-motivated individuals to provide licensed child care in their homes.  Infants 4 weeks to 24 months  Expanded Child Care Programs  Children with special needs  All ages (4weeks to 12 years old) for all shifts including swing shift, night shift, and weekend care Romona Butler– FCC | Chief Joanne Reddick- FCC Chief 501 Madison Avenue -Fort Eustis | 117 Burrell Loop Langley 757-878-5584/5726 | 757-764-3585 FCC Hours of Operation– Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special Holiday Services: Catholic Dec. 13- 5p.m. Regimental Memorial Chapel (RMC)Advent Penance Service Dec. 20- 5 p.m. RMC- Advent Penance Service Dec. 24- 5 p.m. RMC- Christmas Eve Mass Dec. 25- 10 a.m. RMC- Christmas Day mass Dec. 31- 6 p.m. RMC- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Vigil Mass Protestant Dec. 22- 11 a.m. RMC- Combined Service (Chapel Next and Traditional) Dec. 29- 11 a.m. RMC- Combined Service (Chapel Next and Traditional) Dec. 15- 12:15 p.m. RMC- Birthday Party for Jesus Dec. 24- 7 p.m. RMC- Christmas Eve Combined Candlelight Service  Langley Air Force Base Special Holiday Services: See

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Continued from14 Catholic Nov. 28- 9 a.m. Bethel Chapel- Mass of Thanksgiving Day Dec. 3- 7 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Advent Penance Service Dec. 6- 5 p.m. Bethel Chapel- First Friday Adoration & Confession Dec. 6- 6 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Mass of First Friday Dec. 9- 12 p.m. Langley Chapel- Mass of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 9- 6 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Mass of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 24- 4 p.m. Langley Chapel- Vigil Mass of Christmas Eve Dec. 24- 4 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Vigil Mass of Christmas Eve for Children Dec. 24- 7 p.m. Langley Chapel- Vigil Mass of Christmas Eve Dec. 24- 10 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Vigil Mass of Christmas Eve Dec. 25- 10 a.m. Bethel Chapel- Mass of Christmas Day Dec. 31- 5 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Vigil mass of Mary, Mother of God Jan. 1- 10 a.m. Langley Chapel- Mass of Mary, Mother of God Protestant Dec. 24- 7 p.m. Bethel Chapel- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 31- 10 p.m. Langley Chapel- Gospel Watch Night Service

Weekly Live Fire Schedule for 9-23 Dec 2019

Attention Fort Eustis Community: Please do not enter any range, training area or facility unless you have signed in at Range Operations and received authorization to enter. Entering training areas without proper authorization during hunting season could result in serious injury or death. Range Operations is located on, Mulberry Island Road, Building 2432, JBLE Range Operations can be reached at (757) 878-4412. Hunters: If military training, government work or other non-hunting activity occurs around you; make yourself seen and heard, vacate the area, and contact SFS Game Warden immediately @

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Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com (757)-878-4556 / 4557. Effective 9 December 2019 through 28 February 2020 Range 3 is closed for target system upgrade. IAW ASA Regulation 350-1, the Range Safety OIC/RSO Certification brief is conducted every Friday at Range Operations (Bldg. 2432 Mulberry Island Rd). Start time is 0900. A Commander’s certification Memorandum is required. For hunting and private owned firearms range requirements contact Outdoor Recreation at 757-878-2391. There is construction in progress vicinity TA 20, 21 and 28. Expect large commercial trucks and use caution. For scheduled training in TA 28 and UOS all vehicles/personnel must enter at TA-19. DATE... RANGES... TIMES 9 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 10 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 11 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 12 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 13 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 *14 Dec 2019... NO LIVE FIRE EVENT SCHEDULED *15 Dec 2019... NO LIVE FIRE EVENT SCHEDULED 16 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 17 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 18 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 19 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 20 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1, ENVIROMENTAL ASSESSMENT R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 21 Dec 2019... NO LIVE FIRE EVENT SCHEDULED 22 Dec 2019... NO LIVE FIRE EVENT SCHEDULED 23 Dec 2019... BTRAC, R1 MAINTENANCE R3 THROUGH 28 FEB2020... 0700-2200 DATE... MOUT/ UOS SITE... TIMES CLOSED TO ALL TRAINING... TA 20, TA 21 -------------TA-28 AND UOS 9-13, 16-23 DEC 19 TA 28... UOS 00012359

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Vol. 9 | No. 50