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ARMY EDITION | 06.21.2019 | Vol. 09 | No. 24

JBLE celebrates the U.S. Army’s Birthday PG 4

Army announces expert soldier badge PG. 7

Joint Taskforce training operations PG. 8

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A company representative speaks to an event attendee about a product during the Tactical and Tech Day Expo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Expo attendees were able to discover the latest options in defense technology as well as network with representatives and learn about potential future career paths.

Tactical and Tech Day Expo: A network of possibilities By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal 633D AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS

The 93rd Signal Brigade partnered with National Conference Services Inc. to host the Tactical and Tech Day Expo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 12. The expo allowed companies to showcase their products by providing demonstrations using the latest technological options and services that can fulfill mission requirements through collaborative efforts with JBLE members who may utilize their services. “I think aside from the networking aspect, this was also an educational event,” said Katie Williams, NCSI events logistics manager. “You may not think you need something right now, but down the road you may remember a company

from this event and you will already have the contacts to get the products or services you need for your unit.” Various companies highlighted devices that could aid units with communications, electronic warfare, radar, signal monitoring and advanced structures in the field. While the event aimed to cultivate a network of mission-oriented partnerships, it also provided opportunities for individual members to develop professional relationships with potential future employers and discover future career options. “I think these events can have many networking aspects,” said U.S. Army Capt. Rodney Bolden, Army Futures Command, Futures and Concept Center operations officer. “Not only can we come out here and have face-to-face interac-

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U.S. Army Maj. Peter C. Mueller, Army Futures Command simulations and modeling officer, reads a flyer. Several local and nationwide companies showcased their products at the expo in an effort to market to tactical defense needs and collaborate with JBLE units.

tions with these companies, but these events could potentially help our Soldiers or Airmen if they decide to get out. They will already have those contacts to help network into their next career.” The Tactical and Tech Day Expo is a bi-annual event that is held every summer and winter. The next expo is scheduled for December of this year. For more information, visit www.federalevents.com/forteustis.

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633RD ABW WELCOMES NEW COMMANDER By Senior Airman Tristan Biese U.S. service members, Department of Defense civilian employees and local community leaders surrounding Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, welcomed the new 633rd Air Base Wing commander during a change of command ceremony June 20, 2019. Before assuming command, U.S. Air Force Col. Clinton Ross served as the Air Combat Command Director of Manpower, Personnel & Services. “It is an honor to accept the responsibility of serving as your commander,” said Ross. “Thank you to the 633d Air Base Wing and Joint Base Langley Eustis – I look forward to continuing a tradition of professionalism and excellence and working with you in the future.”

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, left, Ninth Air Force commander, presents the guidon for the 633rd Air Base Wing to the incoming commander, Col. Clinton Ross during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20. Before assuming command, Ross served as the Air Combat Command Director of Manpower, Personnel & Services.

The presiding official, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, provided greetings

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and leadership advice to Ross. “You owe the men and women of the 633rd Air Base

Wing two things--discipline and purpose,” said Franks. “You must ensure that we remain a discipline force at all

3 times…And you must always ensure your Airmen and Soldiers know their purpose….where they fit in the machine that makes the mission happen. ” As well as welcoming a new commander, JBLE Airmen also bid farewell to U.S. Air Force Col. Sean Tyler. “Two years ago on this stage I spoke about how excited I was to return to Hampton Roads for the third time in my career,” said Tyler. “I leave today with even stronger ties to the community and deeper feelings of appreciation for this area. It has been a true pleasure and honor to serve each and every one of you. I look forward to hearing of your continued successes in delivering Joint Base Installation Support.” After his two-years at JBLE Tyler will move on to serve at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


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U.S. Army Soldiers march in formation prior to a U.S. Army birthday celebration run at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 14. The run was held to honor 244 years since the establishment of the Army.

JBLE CELEBRATES THE U.S. ARMY'S BIRTHDAY By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

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U.S. Army Soldiers run in formation during a U.S. Army birthday celebration run at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 14. This year’s birthday celebration is unique because it recognizes the accomplishments of the Army from D-Day to today. A U.S. Army Soldier stands at parade rest prior to a U.S. Army birthday celebration run at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 14. The Army was originally established in 1775 under the command of General George Washington.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William A. Hall, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, spoke to base personnel prior to the U.S. Army birthday celebration run at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 14. This year’s birthday theme is "America's Army: Honoring the Call to Service from D-Day to Today.”

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William A. Hall, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, along with the youngest Soldier available on post, cut a piece of cake prior to a U.S. Army birthday celebration run at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 14. Cake-cutting is a long-held tradition where the oldest service member and the youngest service member cut a piece of cake to celebrate the birthday of their respective branch of service.


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Left to right: U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command; Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist, Ninth Air Force outgoing commander; and Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, Ninth AF incoming commander, await the ceremonial portion of a change of command, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 13.

Ninth AF change of command highlights joint capabilities By Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick

NINTH AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks took command of Ninth Air Force June 13 from Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist during a change of command ceremony. Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presided over the ceremony. “In the past year, Ninth Air Force reached initial operational capability as a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters, offering a new capability for joint leaders,” Holmes said. “They continue to support Air Combat Command, the Air Force at large and our joint partners, and they’ll provide an operational warfighting component ready to deliver strategic combat airpower. “Your efforts have enabled us to continue to exploit and control air, space and cyber and have helped us to get after the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s priority of developing joint leaders and teams,” Holmes continued. Holmes emphasized Zobrist’s efforts as a leader, paving the way for Ninth AF to become what it is today. “[General Zobrist], you’ve worked tirelessly for your people, and your dedication is always noticed,” he explained. “Your leadership as a Ninth

Air Force commander has been incredible, and your work for your Airmen has empowered and equipped a generation of Airmen to carry out their current missions and ensure dominance in future joint fights.” Additionally, Holmes expressed how Franks’ leadership and joint experiences will complement Ninth AF as it continues toward full operational capability as a JTF-capable headquarters. “General Franks is at the pinnacle of experience in the HH-60 and CSAR [combat search and rescue] world … he’s been a leader at every level,” Holmes stressed. “All of that, combined with his recent assignment, has set him up for success here as the Ninth Air Force commander. “Your foresight, leadership and intricate understanding of the joint environment has resulted in serious improvements and excellence everywhere you go. I know this trend will continue as you take command of Ninth Air Force and lead this NAF [numbered air force] into an exciting future,” he continued. Franks, a graduate of the University of New Orleans ROTC program, previously served as the deputy commander for Operations and Intelligence at Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and the commander of 9th Air Expeditionary Task ForceLevant in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, before taking command of Ninth AF.

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www.peninsulawarrior.com • Peninsula Warrior - Army • June 21, 2019 A member of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps plays the trumpet during the “Music Under the Stars”; concert series at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 13. The band performs in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of General George Washington's Continental Army and use instruments similar to ones used during the American Revolution.

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Music Under the Stars kicks off 87th season By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

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The “Music Under the Stars” concert series kicked off its 87th season with performances to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 13, 2019. The free concert, hosted by U.S. Army Music, was the first of four shows that are scheduled to run through the end of August. JBLE members, their families and Department of Defense ID card holders are welcomed to attend shows during the abridged 2019 concert season. This is the longest running concert series in Hampton Roads since its establishment in 1932 at the now-decommissioned Fort Monroe.

“Music Under the Stars” upcoming concerts: June 27: “Salute to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day” July 18: “The 380th Army Band Concert and Jazz Band” Aug. 29: “Season Finale – 1812 Overture” For more information on upcoming events, visit https://www.facebook.com/TRADOCBand/.

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 James Landrum, 392nd Army Band commander, conducts band members. Concert attendees were treated to a variety of songs, including a performance by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps to celebrate the Army’s 244th birthday.

U.S Army Maj. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy chief of staff, plays guitar. Benenati played a medley of popular songs with support from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command band, Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band, the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band and the 208th Army Band.


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Army announces Expert Soldier Badge By U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Public Affairs JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS

In conjunction with the U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. “The ESB will be an important component of increasing Soldier lethality and overall readiness to help achieve the vision for the Army of 2028,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. “The EIB and EFMB have supported the Infantry and medical fields with distinction, ensuring their Soldiers maintain critical skills, while recognizing the very best among them. The ESB will achieve the same for the rest of the Army.” The Army will implement the ESB in early fiscal year 2020, with the standards and regulation to be finalized by September 2019. Earning the badge will test a Soldier’s proficiency in physical fitness, marksmanship, land navigation and other critical skills, and demonstrates a mastery of the art of soldiering. The ESB training and testing will be extremely challenging, mission-focused, and conducted under realistic conditions. Those in the Infantry, Special Forces, and Medical career management fields are not eligible for the ESB. “Like the EIB and EFMB, the ESB test will be a superb venue for individual training in units and the badge will recognize a Soldier’s mastery,” said Gen. Stephen J. Townsend,

commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “And it will be just as tough to earn as the EIB and EFMB because the Soldier will have to demonstrate fitness, weapons proficiency, navigation and warrior task skill at the expert level.” Standards for the ESB are still being refined but they will not be adjusted for age, gender or any other criteria. The test will share about 80 percent of the same warrior tasks as the EIB and EFMB, and is designed so it can be administered alongside and together with them. Brigade commanders will decide if and when to schedule the test so it best fits their training schedules. Under the ESB test process, Soldiers will demonstrate mastery of individual skills through different evaluations over a five-day period. The standards for the ESB place candidates under varying degrees of stress that test their physical and mental abilities as they execute critical tasks to an established set of standards. To qualify to take the ESB test, Soldiers must pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, qualify as “Expert” on the M4/M16 rifle and be recommended by their chain of command. The test itself consists of another ACFT, day and night land navigation, individual testing stations, and culminates with a 12-mile foot march. ESB test stations include warrior tasks laid out in the ESB regulation and may also include five additional tasks selected by the brigade commander from the unit’s mission essential task list. Example tasks include:  React to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack  Construct Individual Fighting Positions  Search an Individual in a Tactical Environment  Employ Progressive Levels of Individual Force  Mark CBRN-Contaminated Areas “We worked tirelessly on the ESB to ensure we got it right,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Edward W. Mitchell, Center for Initial Military Training Command. “We wanted to provide

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Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) and the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks

commanders the opportunity to recognize their top Soldiers who have met the highest standard of performance in physical fitness, warfighting tasks and readiness.” Each ESB task will be evaluated on a “go” or “no-go” basis. Pass rates during the ESB pilot testing were similar to that of the EIB and EFMB. “The ESB is all about increasing the readiness of our Army. It will provide commanders outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities the opportunity to recognize Soldiers who best demonstrate excel-

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Leon Waldron, aerial port team member with the 921st Contingency Response Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, guides a forklift operator. Members from the Army and Air Force trained together to achieve unity and operation efficiency for their upcoming evaluation, Exercise Turbo Distribution.

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U.S. Army Soldiers with the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, loosen straps that are used to secure cargo onto a pallet.. Each pallet of cargo must be tracked using a Portal Deployment Kit and must be moved to its next location in a timely manner.

Soldiers, Airmen participate in Joint Task Force training operations By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

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Members from the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade and the 921st Contingency Response Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, participated in a training operation to prepare for Exercise Turbo Distribution. The exercise requires members of both the U.S. Air Force and Army to work together to move cargo swiftly while tracking its location accurately.

U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Martin and Pfc. Daxton Hesse, motor transport operators with the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, exit a simulated airfield. The members who participated in the training operation are preparing for Exercise Turbo Distribution. The exercise requires members of both the U.S. Air Force and Army to work together to move cargo swiftly while tracking its location accurately.

U.S Army Pfc. Justin Martin, motor transport operator assigned to the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, guides Pfc. Daxton Hesse, motor transport operator with the 689th RPOE, 832nd Trans. Btn., 597th Trans. Bde. Martin and Daxton are required to move cargo quickly to ensure mission success.

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

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas J. Newton (center), cargo specialist with the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, gives instruction regarding proper hand signals when guiding a vehicle to U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Luke Moses (left) and Senior Airman Leon Waldron (right), aerial port team members with the 921st Contingency Response Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 14. Members from the Army and Air Force train together to practice for Exercise Turbo Distribution. The exercise tests its participants’ ability to operate as a Joint Task Force in a timely manner.

U.S. Army Pfc. Daxton Hesse, motor transport operator with the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element, 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, looks into his rear view mirror prior to reverse. Daxton participated in a Joint Task Force training operation in preparation for Exercise Turbo Distribution.


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

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment, 128th Aviation Brigade, compete in a bubble soccer tournament at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 15. The Advanced Individual Training Showdown was the first of its kind and was used to boost morale within the training units. Its purpose was to refresh the Soldiers' enthusiasm, so they can be prepared to train for their Military Occupational Speciality

Soldiers compete in AIT Showdown By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales

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The 733rd Mission Support Group, Force Support Division hosted the first Advanced Individual Training Showdown at Murphy Field at Joint Base Langley-Eustis June 15. “The purpose of the event was for Soldiers to unwind from their normal weekly tasks,” said Staff Sgt. Joseph Chavira, drill sergeant for Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment, 128th Aviation Brigade. “[This event] builds morale and esprit

de corps throughout the battalion.” The event featured three main events; a drill and ceremony competition, a mascot competition and a bubble soccer tournament. “We found out this was happening mid to late May, so they have been practicing for weeks, perfecting their craft and making sure everything looks crisp,” Chavira said. Six companies within the 1-222nd Avn. Rgt. competed in the AIT Showdown. Soldiers volunteered to participate in the event to represent their assigned company. “[AIT students] showed that they care about their company-that they want their company to succeed,” Chavira exclaimed. The event served as a tool to boost

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment, 128th Aviation Brigade, dresses as a knight during an Advanced Individual Training Showdown at Joint Base LangleyEustis, June 15. Some AIT students dressed as their company's mascot to boost morale for their assigned units

morale throughout the AIT units. With the Soldiers’ replenished enthusiasm, they are prepared to fulfill the

demanding training requirements to learn their future Military Occupational Specialties.


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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Watkins, 633rd Security Forces Installation Entry Controller, competes in the 2019 Alpha Warrior Regional Championship at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 15. The 633rd Force Support Squadron hosts fitness competitions such as the Alpha Warrior Championship to boost morale and esprit de corps while encouraging service members to remain fit to fight at all times.

JBLE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL ALPHA WARRIOR CHAMPIONSHIP By Airman 1st Class Sarah Dowe 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS

The 633rd Force Support Squadron hosted the third annual Alpha Warrior Regional Championship at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 15. Competitors from JBLE, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and Dover AFB, Delaware; were registered for the

competition. “This is the North East regional competition,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Tarone, 633rd FSS Air Combat Command Gym assistant manager. “Along with the other bases, it is a great opportunity to get our top athletes and Air Force-wide top athletes to compete.” The top male competitor was 1st Lt. John Novotny, 423rd Mobility Training Squadron deputy flight commander air advisor at JBMDL.

The top female competitor was 1st Lt. Nicole Mitchell, 83rd Network Operations Squadron assistant and director of operations at JBLE. “It’s great to be back here for the third year in a row,” Mitchell said. “There’s always good competitors. I’m happy to win, I always challenge myself to do better than I did last time, and doing it with people who are also enthusiasts in Alpha Warrior is awesome.” Family and friends cheered on the athletes as they com-

pleted the course which included; broken bars, core hammer power slam, battle rope double wave, devil ladder, rope climb. “It’s an opportunity for the whole community to come out here and watch our best athletes,” Tarone said. Tarone explained how the Air Force Alpha Warrior program is designed to enhance and challenge the four domains of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF), physical, mental, spiritual and social and that conquering the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig has the potential to challenge even the fittest of individuals by challenging the physical and

mental strengths that help us become more resilient Airmen and better prepared to be fit to fight. Tarone also explained how Alpha Warrior is an opportunity for friendly competition and building camaraderie with fellow competitors. “I would just say go out and try it, you’re only going against yourself,” Mitchell said. “Practice makes perfect and that’s all anyone can ever do.” The finalists will next compete in the Super Regionals in Charleston, South Carolina in July, 2019. For more information about Alpha Warrior, contact the 633rd FSS at 225-8165.


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Legally blind man runs toward a bright future Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

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The track is empty except for one man, making his way around. The faint sounds of the cars passing by are broken by the steady sounds of his running shoes hitting against the track with every step he takes. He wipes away the beads of sweat that have formed on his forehead. Settling into his pace, he can see the hard work paying off, even though his eyes can’t fully capture the world around him. The life of Michael Davis, Air Combat Command contract specialist, has been shaped by events that have left him legally blind since a very young age. Before he was born, his mother was in a serious car accident in New York that totaled her car and caused her to lose amniotic fluid. By the time Davis was five months old, he was already having cataract surgery which left him with congenital glaucoma. Now at 34 years old, he has had over 23 different surgeries. However, Davis does not want people to see him as merely a legally blind man. “Many times, they don’t understand that blind people are able to contribute valuable things too--blind people and deaf people across the board,” said Davis. “We all have our own strengths and that’s how I look at it.” Ever since a young age, those who have come across Davis seem to have seen his value based upon his weaknesses, even though he is capable of so much more. “When I was in school, even for projects, I was not picked to work with other kids. They didn’t want to work with me because of my disabili-

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Michael Davis, UNIT contract specialist, runs on the track at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 3. Davis who is legally blind has run 16 marathons and has even participated in the Boston Marathon.

ty,” said Davis. “Now, I get to make sure people with disabilities are included in races and if I can lend them my legs and my heart, that’s what I am going to do.” Now for some of Davis’ races, he helps push the wheelchairs of individuals who have disabilities that prevent them from running the race themselves. Davis has been able to run in numerous marathons over the course of his life through the help of a guide runner. A guide runner stays by Davis’ side while giving him verbal directions throughout the various races Davis participates in. Davis has earned a reputation for running marathons, even receiving an invitation to the prestigious Boston Marathon. It was not just any year he ran this race however. Davis ran in 2013, when two homemade bombs were detonated near the finish line of the marathon. “I was about half a mile away and

that was my first Boston [Marathon], and then security said the race was over,” said Davis. “It was a good thing that I stopped because I was supposed to finish when the bombs went off.” Thankfully, Davis was able to leave the event unscathed. Running has helped Davis to realize many things in his life. With his job as a contracting specialist, he says it’s very similar to running a marathon. “It’s more of a marathon, you’ve got to go at your own pace and solve problems in your own time,” said Davis. “Sometimes, especially with legal, you can’t rush things. If you want to do it the right way, you have to have some thoroughness to it.” Davis said he could attribute thoroughness to many of his accomplishments. Davis has battled through his disability to become a man who says he has found a loving wife. He is an avid marathon runner. Has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is

working to obtain a master’s degree in business administration. A member of the Blind Lion’s Club and the National Federation of the Blind, all while working as a contracting specialist who helps to maintain milliondollar programs across the country and in Europe. Davis has a lot of accomplishments to list on his resume and believes in not allowing others, or his disability, define who or what he can achieve. “I just try to tell people to look past the front page because there’s always more to someone’s story than that,” said Davis. “Nothing can define who you are except the choices you make and the kind of person that you are.” Davis says he is looking forward to the future, especially receiving his master’s degree in 2021 from William and Mary. After his federal career, he wants to get involved in Disability Services and help other disabled individuals get opportunities because people are more than their disabilities.


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4th of July concerts—USAF Heritage of Ameri- Joint Base Langley-Eustis who is currently enrolled in trance Health Form from the clinic or online at: http:// or planning to pursue higher education programs. www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/58/ ca Band

There will be no less than 5 opportunities to see your USAF Heritage of America Band in performance over the July 4th holiday.  On June 27, the Concert Band will perform as part of Ft. Monroe’s “Music by the Bay” series at 7:00 p.m.  On July 3, the Full Spectrum rock band will perform as part of the Port Warwick Summer Concert Series in Newport News at 6:00 p.m.  Also on July 3, the Blue Aces rock band will perform as part of the Busch Gardens Independence Day concerts, Williamsburg, at 4:00 p.m.  On July 4, Full Spectrum will perform for “Stars in the Sky” at Victory Landing Park in Newport News at 7:00 p.m.  On July 5, the Blue Aces will perform at the “Fifth at the Fort” event, to be held on Ft. Monroe at 6:00 p.m. Please come join us for one or all five of these family-friendly musical celebrations of our nation’s birthday! For more information, please visit us online at www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil.

OSI 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.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at the Regimental Memorial Chapel will be held 9 a.m. – noon, June 24-28. Those who to wish to register can stop by the chapel, Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, contact Mrs. Vaul, director of religious education, RMC, at 757-878-4316 or verna.j.vaul@mail.mil.

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.

CMSgt Grant S. Williams Sr. Enlisted Scholarship Award The Langley Chiefs Group and Tuskegee Airmen Tidewater Chapter is proud to manage the CMSgt Grant S. Williams Sr. Enlisted Scholarship Award to reward regular active duty Air Force (ADAF) enlisted members (E-1 through E-6) or a high school senior dependent of an ADAF enlisted member stationed at

The scholarship amount is $1,000.00 and recipients will be required to attend the Tuskegee Airmen – Tidewater Chapter Scholarship Gala on 3 Aug 19. Applications are available by contacting any member of the Langley Chiefs Group and must be received by 1 Jul 19. For more information, please contact CMSgt Cliff Lawton at clifford.lawton@us.af.mil or (757) 2257245.

Disability Claims Application

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

TSgt Release Committee Volunteers

The TSgt Release Committee is looking for a primary and backup emcee, photographer, and national anthem singer for the TSgt release party. Auditions for emcee and national anthem singer will occur on 25 June 2019. If you would like to audition please contact TSgt Stubbs, Erik (erik.stubbs@us.af.mil) and TSgt Fort, Katherine (katherine.fort@us.af.mil) for more information. The first two photographers to email the POCs will be the primary and backup photographers.

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

2016/12/MCH-213G-032014.pdf b. If there are specific sports physical forms for your school, please obtain them from the school. Otherwise, obtain the generic form online at: http:// sbo.nn.k12.va.us/athletics/documents/VHSLphysical.pdf c. Fill out all appropriate information required on the forms prior to the appointment (typically this is the first page labeled “Health Information Form”). d. Remember to bring any prescribed eyewear. e. Ensure your child is dressed in loose fitting clothes and easy to remove footwear. f. Bring any immunization records that you have for the child. g. To book the appointment please call 757-2257630, option 1.

Gaming Club Event

The Langley Gaming Club will be hosting a game night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., every other Wednesday at the Bateman Library. The club is providing free pizza and drinks, June 26, 2019. Don’t miss out on that one! Spread the word!

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

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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 757-7649591 or elizabeth.m.hill54.mil@mail.mil

macists 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 The Old Point Toastmasters Club will meet the first

Toastmasters Club

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 11:30-12:30 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 Phar-

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 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

JBLE Family Child Care Program

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Family Child Care Program is looking for child care providers interested in a 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 17 June-1 July 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 757-8782391. 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 17 Jun... BTRAC, R1... 0700-2200 18 Jun... BTRAC, R1... 0700-2200 19 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3... 0700-2200 20 Jun... BTRAC, R1... 0700-2200 21 Jun... BTRAC, R1 MAINTENANCE R2, R3, R5, R6 0700-2200 22 Jun... No live fire event scheduled -------------23 Jun... No live fire event scheduled -------------24 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2... 0700-2200 25 Jun... BTRAC, R1... 0700-2200 26 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2... 0700-2200 27 Jun... BTRAC, R1, R2... 0700-2200 28 Jun... BTRAC, R1 MAINTENANCE R2, R3, R4, R5, R6... 0700-2200 29 Jun... POF R3 WILDLIFE HABITAT WORK... R1... 0900-1300 0600-1400 30 Jun... POF R3... 0900-1300 See

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Worship hours for JBLE services

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

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, 8a.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

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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 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. 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. 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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