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New Army combat fitness test PG. 4 Dining facility reopens, airmen finances impacted PG. 2 DoD personnel assist in thai cave rescue PG. 3

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Crossbow Dining Facility reopening, impacts on Airmen finances

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Dyamon Abrahams, (left), and Chelsi Knott, 633rd Force Support Squadron services journeyman, read paperwork in the Crossbow Dining Facility.

By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal

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Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Crossbow Dining Facility is scheduled to reopen Aug. 1, 2018, after a six-month long closure for building renovations. Upgrades valued at more than $1.1 million focused on including new floors, ceilings, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, a locker room, restrooms, and an office equipped with workstations for facility employees. The reopening also prompts significant financial changes for Airmen living in the base dorms. Effective Aug. 1, Airmen who have been receiving Basic Allowance for Subsistence and BAS-type two due to the dining facility closure will no longer be eligible for those allowances. The deductions will

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be reflected on the Leave and Earnings Statement for Aug. 30. “Airmen need to know that they are going to see a drastic decrease on their Aug. 15 paycheck,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rasheem Cephas, 633rd Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight chief. “This is especially critical for Airmen who were assigned to JBLE during the dining facility closure. They have only seen paychecks with the extra al-

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The Crossbow Dining Facility renovations are approaching completion at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 10. The facility is scheduled to resume operations Aug. 1 after a six-month long closure to upgrade structure and equipment for an improved work environment.

lowances so they will have to readjust and budget for that.” According to the 633rd CPTS finance office, Airmen with pay adjustment concerns should talk to their supervisors and First Sergeants as a first step toward resolving the issue. The finance customer service office is also available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday for appointments and walk-ins or assistance over the phone. “Pay adjustments like this are not like turning a light switch on and off,” said Cephas. “It’s not something we control at base-level, but we are making a point to remain updated with the dining facility management, dorm management, and squadron First Sergeants to work for the smoothest transition for our Airmen.” While the Crossbow renovations may cause finance issues for some Airmen, the project came as a relief for those who work in the dining facility. The major renovations, such as the HVAC system, will allow dining facility employees’ to work

comfortably and more efficiently. “These upgrades are going to improve the work environment for those who work in the kitchen,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Charles Boyce, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service superintendent. “I think most people only care about what they see in the front of the house operations and don’t consider what the day-to-day quality is like for the back of the house workers. We need to take care of those Airmen too.” Once the dining facility operations are resumed, it is important for Airmen to be aware of paycheck amounts and follow-up on any discrepancies. “The best thing Airmen can do is pay close attention to their LES’ and make sure their allowances have been properly adjusted,” said Cephas. “If they are still receiving BAS allowances without any deductions on Aug. 30, they need to bring that to our attention. It’s better to catch the mistake as early as possible.”

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DOD personnel assist in Thai cave rescue operations to save stranded boys, soccer coach By Lisa Ferdinando DOD NEWS

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Defense Department personnel continue to assist in the rescue operations in Thailand to evacuate the remaining four boys and their coach from a flooded cave system, the director of defense press operations said today. The DOD effort consists of 42 deployed military personnel and one member from the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group Thailand, Army Col. Rob Manning told reporters at the Pentagon. “Coordination and interaction with Thai military, Thai government, and other multinational civilians and government entities remains extremely positive and effective,” he said. U.S. personnel have staged equipment and prepared the first three chambers of the cave system for safe passage, he said. They are assisting in transporting the evacuees through the final chambers of the cave system, and are providing medical personnel and other technical assistance to the rescue efforts, he added.

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“We continue to fully support the multinational rescue effort and pray for the safe return of the remaining members of the team,” Manning said. The soccer team and their coach entered the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand on June 23 and were trapped by floodwaters. Eight boys have been rescued so far. Manning paid tribute to former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kunan, who died after delivering oxygen tanks in the cave. “The death of the former Thai Navy SEAL illustrates the difficulty of this rescue,” Manning said. “His sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

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July 13, 2018 Sgt. Bruna Galarza demonstrates the deadlift event during a pilot for the Army combat fitness test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army physical fitness test. U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons

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Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980. Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it. “The Army Combat Fitness Test will ignite a generational, cultural change in Army fitness and become a cornerstone of individual Soldier combat readiness,” said Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commander of the Army’s Center of Initial Military Training. “It will reduce attrition and it will reduce musculoskeletal injuries and actually save, in the long run, the Army a heck of a lot of money.” At least six years of significant research went into the test’s development as researchers looked at what Soldiers must do fitness-wise for combat. “Throughout that research and testing, the goal was to provide our leaders with a tough, realistic, field-expedient assessment of the physical component of their Soldiers’ individual readiness,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. “The ACFT is scientifically-validated and will help better prepare our Soldiers to deploy, fight, and win on any future battlefield.” Roughly 2,000 Soldiers have already taken the test, previously called the Army Combat Readiness Test. They also provided feedback as part of the Army Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command pilots that began last year at several installations. “The current PT test is only a 40 percent predictor of success for performing in combat and executing warrior tasks and battle drills,” Frost said. “This test is approxi-

mately an 80 percent predictor of performing based on fighting position or vehicle. Leg tuck: Similar to a pullup, Soldiers lift their our ability to test the physical components of combat legs up and down to touch their knees/thighs to their fitness.” elbows as many times as they can. This exercise strengthens the core muscles since it doubles the SIX EVENTS While the ACFT still keeps the 2-mile run as its final amount of force required compared to a traditional event, it introduces five others to provide a broad mea- situp. 2-mile run: Same event as on the current test. In surement of a Soldier’s physical fitness. The events are the ACFT, run scores are expected to be a bit slower completed in order and can take anywhere from 45 to 55 due to all of the other strenuous activity. minutes for a Soldier to finish. Strength deadlift: With a proposed weight range The ACFT gauges Soldiers on the 10 components of 120 to 420 pounds, the deadlift event is similar to of physical fitness: muscular strength and endurance, the one found in the Occupational Physical Assesspower, speed, agility, aerobic endurance, balance, flexment Test, or OPAT, which is given to new recruits to ibility, coordination and reaction time. The current test assess lower-body strength before they are placed into only measures two: muscular and aerobic endurance. a best-fit career field. The ACFT will require Soldiers to perform a three-repetition maximum deadlift (only one TEST SCORING in OPAT) and the weights will be increased. The event The vast majority of policies with the APFT will likely replicates picking up ammunition boxes, a wounded be carried over to the new test. battle buddy, supplies or other heavy equipment. Scoring could be similar with 100 points for each event Standing power throw: Soldiers toss a 10-pound for a maximum of 600. Minimum scores, however, may ball backward as far as possible to test muscular explo- change depending on a Soldier’s military occupational sive power that may be needed to lift themselves or a specialty. Soldiers in more physically demanding jobs fellow Soldier up over an obstacle or to move rapidly may see tougher minimums, similar to how OPAT evalacross uneven terrain. uates new recruits. Hand-release pushups: In this event, Soldiers “The more physically challenging your MOS, the start in the prone position and do a traditional pushup, more you’ll be required to do at the minimum levels,” but when at the down position they release their hands said Michael McGurk, director of research and analysis and arms from contact with the ground and then reset at CIMT. to do another pushup. This allows for additional upper Another difference is that there are no alternate events body muscles to be exercised. planned for this test, he said. Sprint/drag/carry: As they dash 25 meters Soldiers will still get adequate time to rehabilitate from five times up and down a lane, Soldiers will perform an injury. But under a new “deploy-or-be-removed” sprints, drag a sled weighing 90 pounds, and then policy, Defense Secretary James Mattis said in February hand-carry two 40-pound kettlebell weights. This can that troops who are non-deployable for more than 12 simulate pulling a battle buddy out of harm’s way, mov- months will be processed for administrative separation ing quickly to take cover, or carrying ammunition to a » See FITNESS | 10


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JBLE upgrades flightline By Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

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

The Brownie Pad on the Langley Air Force Base flightline, is receiving a 48,000-square-yard upgrade, as part of an $11 million, three-phase project. The three phases consists of repairs to Flight Line road, the T-38 Talon ramp and the refurbishment of Brownie Pad, which will adopt the moniker East Ramp, upon completion of the 10-month construction in October 2018. “Once the East Ramp is complete and open, it will increase aircraft capacity by 35 percent,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Woods, 1st Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of airfield management operations. “That 35 percent will

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give airfield operations a higher flexibility for exercises like the trilateral multinational exercise and open more parking spaces for other operations to use.” According to Woods, Airmen would complete four to five Foreign Object Debris checks a day because pieces of the old concrete would blow onto the taxi ways where aircraft can be damaged. To help battle future FOD issues and save airfield management time with less inspections, plans were made to ensure the sturdiness and longevity of the new ramp. According to Kevin Armstrong, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron construction inspector, the new ramp will have a 12inch base of cement-stabilized soil, which is better for the environment; 12-inches of crushed concrete recycled from the old pad; and a top layer of 13-inch-thick concrete slab. Even though the concrete slab was the biggest part of the project, additional upgrades were also made to the ramp. “About 2,500 linear feet of storm water pipes were installed to replace the 100-year-old piping; drainage was added to allow proper water mitigation; 92 grounded tie-downs were added for air-

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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing taxis past the slip form paver at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 29. The brownie pad on the Langley Air Force Base flightline, is receiving a 48,000-square-yard upgrade, as part of an $11 million, three-phase project and will be called the “East Ramp,” upon completion of the 10-month construction in October.

craft safety; and 8,000 feet of striping were made to mark all the new aircraft parking spots,” Armstrong said. Once completed, the newly developed infrastructure will help JBLE improve mission capabilities on the flightline. “This project fixes safety hazards for the

flightline, allowing airfield management and maintenance to better support and provide a safe environment for our pilots and aircraft,” Woods said. “This project will also de-conflict the flightline traffic, allowing for better mobility and space for national security operations.”

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With 10 years active duty and another 10 in the Air Force Reserve as an aerial gunner, Master Sgt. Pete Pavenski saw a lot of action. He performed duties in the back of a combat-search-and-rescue helicopter, saving the lives of an untold amount of injured servicemembers. But the missions got to him. He took his own life Sept. 18, 2017.

He then pulled the trigger and shot himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I heard, what I saw and what I continue to relive in my head daily is why I have PTSD. It never goes away.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pete got rid of his pain, but now everyone has pain,â&#x20AC;? said Stacey, referring to the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anyone else to have to die.â&#x20AC;? Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death also came as a shock to his squadron members, a very tight-knit group of helicopter aircrew personnel. Known as the unit jokester, no one saw Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suicide coming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had no idea and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what was unnerving for us,â&#x20AC;? said Chief Master Sgt. Randolph Wells, 301st RQS chief enlisted manager. The chief recalls one particular mission that really got to Pete when he and his crew were ďŹ&#x201A;ying in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;hotly contestedâ&#x20AC;? Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While on the ground performing casualty evacuations, bullets from an enemy sniper entered the cabin area narrowly missing him.â&#x20AC;? Stacey hails her husband as a hero. As a veteran herself, she describes being an Air Force spouse as â&#x20AC;&#x153;way more difďŹ cultâ&#x20AC;? than serving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have to function in everyday life and worry about your spouse; when they call from afar you have to be upbeat. You have to put that face on for them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he came back, I started to notice the irritability. I noticed the isolation. He was always tired. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to play his guitar anymore. There was a little more drinking than normal. And he woke up with nightmares, just agitated, irritable,â&#x20AC;? Stacey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though it was difďŹ cult for me, living with it as the spouse, I was not going to be a statistic. Meaning, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to divorce him. I was going to stick Âť See PTSD | 11


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Air Force selects 8,416 in 18E6/technical sergeant promotion cycle; list posts July 19 By Kat Bailey

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Air Force ofďŹ cials have selected 8,416 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 27,555 eligible for a selection rate of 30.54 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Forceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Personnel Center website Enlisted Promotions page, the Air Force Portal and myPers July 19 at 8 a.m. CDT. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices on the

virtual Military Personnel Flight via the Air Forceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Personnel Center secure applications page. Those selected for technical sergeant will be promoted beginning Aug. 1, according to their promotion sequence number. Commanders will receive notice of their selects from their senior raterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agent starting July 12, with the intent to notify their selects no earlier than one day before the public release. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit the AFPC public website.

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Members of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Soccer Club warm up before a scrimmage against the Lionsbridge Football Club at Riverview Park, Newport News, Virginia, July 8, 2018. The JBLE Soccer Club is preparing to attend the 2018 Defender’s Cup Tournament in San Antonio, Texas during Labor Day Weekend.

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or referred to the disability evaluation system. “Generally speaking, somebody who has a long-term permanent profile that precludes taking a fitness test may not be retainable for duty in the Army,” McGurk said. As part of its culture change, the Army is building a Holistic Health and Fitness System to produce healthier and fitter Soldiers. The new test is one piece of the system, in addition to the OPAT, the improvement of fitness centers, and healthier options at chow halls. Army researchers studied foreign militaries that have rolled out similar holistic programs and found them to be highly successful. The Australian army, for instance, introduced it to their basic training and saw a roughly 30 percent reduction in injuries. “Do I know we’re going to have a 25-30 percent reduction? No, but I certainly hope we will,” McGurk said. “We think [the test is] well worth it and it’s the right thing to do for Soldiers in any case.” Feedback from Soldiers so far has also been overwhelmingly positive. “As we all know, physical fitness training can become rather monotonous if people train the same way,” McGurk said. “So, a lot of them saw this as a great change and how it required them to use different muscles.” While some Soldiers may disagree with replacing the current test, Mc-

Gurk said that fitness has come a long way from 40 years ago when the APFT was first developed. “In 1980, running shoes were relatively a new invention,” he said. “The Army was still running in boots for the PT test back then. Change is difficult, but we’re an Army that adapts well to change.”

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In early June, senior leaders outlined what the Army should focus on over the next decade to retain overmatch against potential adversaries. The 2028 vision statement, signed by the Army’s secretary and chief of staff, calls for modernized equipment, particularly the development of autonomous systems. It also stresses the need for physically fit and mentally tough Soldiers to fight and win in high-intensity conflict. “Technology is going to be dominant and we need a lot of things that we’re looking at through modernization,” Frost said. “In the end, you still need the United States Army Soldier to be able to seize and hold terrain.” The ACFT is a foundational method, leaders believe, that the Army can use to start a new era of fitness and obtain Soldier overmatch in combat. “The current leadership ... has really coalesced and understands the importance of fitness itself and the importance of the PT test to drive that change in culture,” Frost said. “They’ve made the decision and we’re ready to execute.” Pfc. Alex Colliver, foreground, pulls a 90-pound sled 50 meters that simulates the strength needed in pulling someone out of harm’s way. U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons

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through it, thick and thin. But it became a statistic in another way,” she said. Now Stacey’s mission is to get the resources out about PTSD and to “talk about it.” For Stacey, PTSD came with myriad symptoms, one of them being nightmares that continued to haunt her until relief finally came in the form of a 67-pound service dog named Memphis Belle who rests at her feet while she talks nervously in a soft voice that reveals her fragility. Midnight Sun Service Dogs in Alaska learned about Stacey’s difficulties through Pete’s squadron, the 301st Rescue Squadron, and gifted her the jet black Labradoodle two months ago. They train and place service dogs with wounded military members and veterans and pride themselves on specializing in PTSD therapy dogs. Now when Stacey experiences nightmares, Memphis Belle’s training kicks in and Stacey finds herself face-toface with a wet nose and tongue nudging her awake. Memphis Belle is trained to detect when her handler is struggling with difficult emotions that erupt unforeseen. Stacey explains that Memphis Belle can also detect her uneasiness with crowds, another one of her symptoms, and shields Stacey by leaning against her legs to let her know ‘she’s got this.’ Not only does Memphis Belle protect her from potentially stressful situations, but she soothes her when she detects Stacey’s emotions heightening by placing her heart-shaped velvety football-sized head on Stacey’s lap. “Suicide does not discriminate,” said Stacey pointing to the recent news of celebrity suicides, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. “PTSD sucks. Suicide is real.” She explained that you have to have a support system. When she gets to a tipping point, she has a list of loved

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Infantry Soldiers could receive another eight weeks of training, stretching the instruction from 14 weeks to 22 weeks, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said during a forum at the Pentagon, June 25. The extended training will kick off in a pilot program beginning in July and ending in December, Dailey said. Following the pilot, it is expected that the redesigned One Station Unit Training, or OSUT,

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ones she calls. “I called my mom to tell her I didn’t want to be here anymore. We talk through it. I’m still here. If my mom doesn’t answer the phone, I call someone else.” Stacey says her life is not about that one single moment. “When you feel like life is so hard and you’re ready to end your pain, realize that there are a lot of people who love you and you are putting it all on the people who love and care about you.” “If I can talk about it (suicide) and get other people on board, they might have the knowledge, the know how to get themselves out of it.” She explains that the color teal is for PTSD awareness; and the color purple represents suicide. “Not all wounds are visible,” she emphasizes, but the colors help make them easier to see. “As difficult as it is to talk about it, we have to deal with it.” She said she’s working on her grief. “Time is the hard part, being alone. You have to find reasons to laugh. It doesn’t mean you ever forget.” Since Memphis Belle came into the picture she gets out more. Her new furry companion with gray bushy eyebrows is a welcome sight. “She’s a big dog, she needs exercise. I have to play with her, take her out. She makes me laugh. She’s perfect.” Not only does Memphis Belle help Stacey, but Stacey regularly sees a therapist at the local Veterans Administration, takes medication and leans on her tight circle of friends and family for support. “My focus is my purpose,” she said deliberately. She wants those who are hurting and may be contemplating suicide to have access to the resources and she wants them to know they are not alone. She said PTSD does not have to mean suicide. “The epidemic has to stop.”

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“We want to make our Soldiers more capable; we want to give those units receiving those young men and women a better product, and we owe the young men and women coming to the Army the best training we possibly can [give them],” he said. Dailey said extending the training is neiwould start in 2019, he added. ther new nor urgent. “We’ve been looking OSUT is a training program in which re- at it for a long time,” he said of the addicruits remain with the same unit through- tional eight-week instruction. out Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Army training pro- BALANCING REQUIREMENTS grams are conducted this way, including “We know we can get a better product if those for Infantry, M1 Abrams crew, com- we make it long. If we kept people in basic bat engineers, cavalry scouts, and military training for a year, we could make an even police. better product. This is a balance between The goal of the extended training is to requirements, resources and readiness and improve Infantry readiness, lethality and time. So, there’s no urgency driving this proficiency before the soldiers arrive at other than the fact that we know that we their first duty station, Dailey explained. can do better,” the SMA said.

The Army has packed a lot into basic training, and it needs to be extended, he added. “We can do better, and the nature of the complex environment we live in is really what’s driving us to give our units a more capable product in the end,” Dailey said. Extending OSUT involves increasing readiness and thus preparing for the future, he said. “The pilot program is the first step toward achieving our vision of the Army of 2028,” adding to increased lethality, he added. Some areas of concentration in the 22week OSUT pilot include additional weapons and vehicle maintenance training and extended field training exercises, he said. Extending training in other combat arms is dependent upon the results of the Infantry pilot program, the SMA said.


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Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive

Joint Base Langley-Eustis will host a bone marrow recruitment drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 30-31, 2018, at the Fort Eustis Reserve Center, bldg. 1034 at 1034 24th Fishing at Browns Lake St. All DoD Id card holders, between the ages of 18 and Catch and release fishing is allowed at Brown’s Lake on 60 who are in general good health, are eligible. For more Fort Eustis, but only from the pier. Patrons are not permitinformation, call (757) 225-3926 or (757) 764-0690. ted to launch boats or kayaks off the shorelines to fish on the lake, as doing so would cause disturbance of the lake sediment. The primary Land Use Control on the site is no School Physical Days The 633rd Medical Group will host school physical days disturbance of the lake sediment. For additional informafrom 7:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., August 8 and 22, 2018, at tion, call (757) 826-7379. the Pediatric and Family Health Clinic at the U.S. Air Force Langley Hospital. Every year, the 633rd MDG hosts two 2018 Career Fair dedicated school physical days during the summer to The Military Events Council of the Virginia Peninsula help ensure enrolled pediatric patients are able to obtain Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2018 Career Fair at required exams for Virginia school enrollment and sports the Newport News Marriott at City Center from 9 a.m. to participation. To book an appointment, call 1-866-6452 p.m., July 18, 2018. The event is open to active-duty and 4584. retired military members, reservists, DoD civilian personnel, dependents and veterans. Event attendees must register online at www.VAPeninsulaChamber.com. For more Langley Exchange hours Effective July 2, the Langley Exchange will adjust the information, call (757) 325-8162. Monday through Friday hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., due to decline in sales and foot traffic in the facilSummer Faith Festival ity. The new schedule will mirror the commissary closing The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Summer Faith Festival time, maximizing workforce during operating hours. will be held at the Bethel Manor Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 20, 2018. The event is free for all military families and will include a magic show, water bounce houses, 633 ABW/EO Intakes and Closure Due to workload and manning for Fort Eustis equal opfood and games. For more information, call (757) 764portunity personnel, intakes will be made by appointment 7847. only until further notice. An intake package will be in the front lobby and provided as a resource for information. Clean the bay The Langley EO office will still accept and process walkJoint Base Langley-Eustis will host the rescheduled ins as available. The Joint Base Langley-Eustis EO offices Clean the Bay Day from 9 a.m. to noon, July 21, 2018, at will close on Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more inforLangley Air Force Base. To sign up, contact Sherry Johnmation, call (757) 764-5877/5878 or (757) 878-4797/0022. son at 764-1130.

Celebrating 100 years

Fort Eustis will recognize its 100th anniversary with a two-day event consisting of an open house, a concert and a Legacy Fighting Association (LFA) mixed martial arts fight July 27-28, 2018. All events are open to the public. Legacy Fighting Association Mixed Martial Arts fight will be broadcast live from Felker Army Airfield, Fort Eustis. Undercard fights start at 7 p.m., July 27, 2018. The LFA Welterweight World Championship fight features Nakashima versus Stewart. Ticket information can be found at www.JBLE.af.mil/FortEustis100Years. The free Open House will be at 11a.m., July 28, 2018, at Murphey Field. The events include a performance by the Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team, carnival rides, bounce house, face painting, tattoos, a petting zoo, mechanical bull, corn hole, laser tag, food trucks,

build a foundation for a career in dentistry. Volunteers will learn about dental instruments and equipment, oral anatomy, physiology, radiology, front-desk and reception duties, and will learn how to work chairside, hand-in-hand with dentists in all dental disciplines. The program is open to military family members and retirees ages 18 and up. Volunteers selected for the program will work full-time from 6:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Upon completion of this program, volunteers will receive an official American Red Cross Volunteer certificate of training. Although the certificate will not certify participants as dental assistants, it does create unique opportunities for graduates to work in the local community as civilian dental assistants. Applications are now available at the Red Cross Volunteer Office inside the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Hospital. All applicants must undergo a background check. For more information, contact Judy Theodosakis at (757)225-4060, or Robert Baldwin at (757)764-6384.

710th Combat Operations Squadron vacancies

The 710th Combat Operations Squadron currently has 11 officer (rated officers, 14NX) and 11 enlisted (intel, 1C5X1) Reserve Air Force Security Code vacancies at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Rated officer vacancies are also available at Shaw Air Force Base. The 710th COS is one of the Air Force Reserve Command’s two Air Operations Center augmentation units. Some AFSCs are eligible for a $300 travel stipend. For inquiries, email 710COS. Workflow@us.af.mil or call 757-225-1955.

New Langley Legal Assistance Office

Langley Legal Assistance services moved May 21, 2018, to 45 Nealy Ave., Bldg. 15, Suite 115. All legal assistance services on Langley Air Force Base will now be conveniently located in the Mission Support Group Building, next to the ID Card Section and other support services. For notary services, powers of attorney or to file a claim, walk in hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m., to 4:30p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. Wills, estate planning and other consultations are by appointment. To schedule an appointment or to obtain more information call (757) 225-6107 or visit http://www.jble.af.mil/Units/Air-Force/Langley-Law. Note that Fort Eustis Legal Assistance services have Airman and Family Readiness Center tem- not changed (http://www.jble.af.mil/Fort-Eustis-Legal-Asporary location sistance). Also, you may stop by the Langley Law Center Effective June 13, the Airman and Family Readiness at 33 Sweeney Blvd, Bldg. 331 for directions to either of Center will temporarily move to the Community Com- our JBLE Legal Assistance locations. mons while renovations are underway at the Nealy Ave. location. The center should be fully operational from the Hampton Roads Transit Route 118 Community Commons by June 18. The AFRC hours of operation will remain the same: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is changing course Effective May 20th, Hampton Roads Transit Route 118 Monday to Friday. For more information, contact the will no longer enter Langley Air Force Base to drop off and AFRC at 764-3990 or 764-3994. pick up passengers. This will impact people who work on base and this decision was not made lightly or without Red Cross Volunteer Dental research by Hampton Roads. For more information, visit Assistant Program gohrt.com or call (757) 222-6100. The 633rd Dental Squadron has launched its Red Cross Volunteer Dental Assistant Program. This six-month pro» See JBLE | 13 gram provides volunteers with the requisite training to


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Department of Defense beneficiaries 18 to 70 years of age who are enrolled to Langley Hospital. Patients who Tricare Prime Suffolk opens summer 2018 are on flying status or Personal Reliability Program, are Tricare Prime Suffolk will open a Family Practice and Peimmunocompromised or have symptoms over 10 days diatric Clinic in summer 2018 at 7021 Harbour View Drive, cannot be seen at the Cough and Cold clinic. For more inSuffolk, Virginia. The clinic will open seven days a week formation, contact Tech. Sgt. Ashely Dixson at 764-8995. for active duty, retirees and family members, with pharmacy pick-up available. Members can remain enrolled at their current location while waiting for the new clinic to Pharmacy hours expanded Effective immediately, the hours of operation for the open. To be placed on the waiting list, contact the local Langley Hospital and Satellite Pharmacies will expand to health benefits advisor. better serve patients. The Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy will now open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday Traffic calming serpentine through Friday. The Satellite Pharmacy located at the Air In accordance with Department of Defense guidance Force Base Exchange will now be open from 8 a.m. to regarding defending installations, Fort Eustis will imple6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Satellite Pharmacy ment a traffic calming serpentine as a measure to inKiosk located inside the commissary will continue to be crease the installation’s security posture May 1, 2018, open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. on Washington Blvd outbound lanes. The serpentine will reduce the number of outbound lanes from three to two. This will impact outbound traffic, especially during rush Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA gate) hour. The serpentine will remain in place until completion changes Security Forces personnel will no longer man the Duof the Active Vehicle Barrier project which is expected in rand Entry Control Facility (NASA Gate). Personnel will the month of August 2018. still have their credentials checked by guards at the main NASA gate, however, their credentials will not be checked Kids Bowl Free Registered children receive certificates to bowl two again at the Durand Entry Control Facility. NASA guards free games a day this spring and summer at Langley will still man their side of the Durand Entry Control FaLanes. Visit www.KidsBowlFree.com/Airforce to register cility and will only allow CAC holders (no dependent ID each child and receive free bowling passes every week cards) to enter NASA property. Additionally, no commercial vehicles are allowed access to NASA property. The by email. For more information, call (757) 764-2433. Durand Entry Control Facility hours are from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Weekly Live Fire Schedule

Ranges, training areas, and associated facilities are Off Limits to personnel not engaged in scheduled firing, operations, or inspections/recons unless clearance is obtained in person from Range Control Fire Desk (Bldg. 2432 Mulberry Island Road) or a designated Range Control Technician. All personnel are required to check in and out with range control before going into or departing any Range or Training area. Range schedule until July 13: DATE July 13 July14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20

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Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic

The Langley Hospital will provide a Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic starting Feb. 12, 2018. Patients who cannot get an appointment with their provider right away and do not want to wait at the ER can check in at the Family Health front desk to be seen by a clinical pharmacist on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Service is available to all active duty and

Worship hours for Catholic and Protestant services Bethel Chapel: • Saturday Catholic Reconciliation at 3:30 p.m. • Saturday Catholic Mass at 5 p.m. • Sunday Protestant Community Service at 9 a.m. • Sunday Catholic Mass at 11 a.m. Langley Main Chapel: • Sunday Catholic Mass at 9 a.m. • Sunday Protestant Gospel Service at 11 a.m. • Catholic Daily Mass (Mon-Thurs) at 12 p.m. • For more information call 764-7847

Manpower shortage impacts 633rd Medical Group services

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.

Life lessons over lunch workplace study

Join the new Life Lessons over Lunch the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the 633rd Mission Support Group Conference Room. The Langley Chapel offers this marketplace initiative where participants meet on a regular basis to view a DVD message over lunch, providing a unique opportunity for participants to enter an environment in the workplace where they can consider relevant insights around personal and professional challenges. The principles are presented from a biblical perspective but are non-denominational and open to all active-duty service members and lunch provided is free. For more information, contact the Langley Chapel at 633abw.hc@us.af.mil.

Air Force Reserve hosts Palace Front-Palace Chase informational sessions The Air Force Reserve will host Palace Front-Palace Chase informational sessions the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m., in the 633rd Force Support Squadron auditorium, building 15 in Wing B, room 203. Palace Front is available to Airmen within 180 days of their projected separation date. Palace Chase is reserved for Airmen over 180 days from separation who are interested in separating from Active Duty early. For more information, call 751-4825 or 846-7532.

Fort Eustis’ Groninger Library The 633rd Medical Group strives to provide Trusted encourages reading

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

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. » See JBLE | 14


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Army Emergency Relief available online

Soldiers, military retirees and family members can now request financial assistance through Army Emergency Relief’s redesigned website at https://www.aerhq.org. Applications can be submitted 24 hours a day via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The redesigned site allows for easier navigation and authorized patrons can access their accounts, apply for scholarships, donate and utilize the new loan calculator. For more information, call at 878-5570.

Company Grade Officer Council welcomes members

The Company Grade Officer Council will meet at 4:45 p.m., at the Bayview Commonwealth Center every third Thursday of the month and is open to all Company Grade Officers. The council has an opening for a U.S. Army officer on the council board. Join the council for professional development, social events and fun. For more information, call 764-9954.

Langley 5/6 club hosts monthly meetings

The Langley 5/6 club will meet at 11:30 a.m., at the Bayview Commonwealth Center every second Wednesday of every month. A guest speaker will visit the club every month to discuss various topics. Along with being a networking tool, the group meets to brainstorm fundraising opportunities and membership drives. For more information, call 764-0507.

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Trespass Notice

The United States Army Transportation Museum on Fort Eustis hours of operation has changed. The previous hours of Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30

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The Langley small arms firing range, adjacent area and the bullet impact area to the rear of the range are off-limCommercial: 878-0948 | Fax: 878-0942 its to all personnel. The firing range maintains 24-hour op650 Monroe Ave, Room 123, Fort Eustis, VA 23604 erations, seven days a week and is not open for the use Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can of privately owned weapons. Due to gunfire, trespassing in this area is illegal and dangerous. For more information, do so by accessing the RAPIDS Site Locator at the following links: contact Combat Arms at 764-4785 or 574-4785. Langley: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=573. 633rd Force Support Squadron RAPIDS/ Eustis: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/apDEERS location information pointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=228. Langley Air Force Base Additionally, there are several ID Card Issuance Offices 45 Nealy Ave, Wing A, Suite 114 located across the Hampton Roads Region. Use the folHampton, VA 23665 lowing link to search for locations nearest you. https://rap757-764-2270 idsppointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/default.aspx. Customer Service Office’s customer service hours are Sponsors who need dependent ID cards reissued may Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 complete in advance the DD Form 1172-2 and have it p.m. (CAC priority from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.) and Wednes- available for family members to be seen at an appointdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. ment or during walk-in hours. 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 Do you know your Special Victims’ Counsel at JBLE? between 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Special Victims’ Counsel at Joint Base Langley Requests and documents can be e-mailed to 633 FSS/ FSMPS Decorations Support at 633mss.dpmpe.decsup- Eustis provides confidential legal advice and assistance, advocates the voice and choice for sexual assault vicport@us.af.mil. The Official Passport Office is by appointment only. tims and protects the rights and privacy interests of SAV, Walk-ins are accepted from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., for Pass- among other services. For more information or to reach the SVU, contact them at 225-1629. port pickups and cancellations only.

Fort Eustis If you are looking to join the Air Force Reserve or to fill 650 Monroe Ave, Room 123 a General Schedule job, both can be done as an Air ReFt Eustis, VA 23604 serve Technician. For information, contact Tech. Sgt. Erin 757-878-0948 Debourg, regional ART recruiter, at erin.debourg@us.af. Customer Service Office’s customer service hours are mil or (910) 237-8848. 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 Wylie Theater hosts Chapel Next Sunday https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ services Join Chapel Next at the Wylie Theater from 10 a.m. to default.aspx to make an appointment. 11:30 a.m., on Sundays for contemporary Christian worOther RAPIDS/DEERS Locations: ship. For more information, call 878-2257. Please visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/ for locations and information on other RAPIDS/DEERS sites in Old Point Comfort Toastmasters Club the area. For service capability and hours of operation call Do you want to improve your public speaking and comahead. munication skills? The Old Point Comfort Toastmasters Club meets at 11:40 a.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month, at 650 Monroe Ave. Visitors are always JBLE CAC/ID Customer Service Hours: LANGLEY welcome. For more information, visit www.district66.org • Walk-in Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. or call 878-3124 or 878-2204. • Appointments: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. • CAC Only Hours: Mon. – Tues. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Transportation Museum change to hours of Thurs. – Fri. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

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Langley Toastmasters meeting

The Langley Toastmasters meet at the Commu¬nity Commons every sec¬ond and fourth Wednesday of the month at noon. For additional information, call at 2255610, or 225-7377.

Military Tuition Assistance briefing

Prior to the first use of Military Tuition Assistance, Service members are required to attend an initial TA briefing to ensure rules, roles and user responsibilities are clearly understood. Currently, the briefings are conducted in room 130 at the Education Center the first three Fridays of every month at 9 a.m. Initial TA briefings will be conducted in room 123 at the Education Center each Tuesday at 9 a.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: Mon. – Tues. & Thurs. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Commercial: 765-2270 | Fax: 764-4683 • Walk-ins: Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 45 Nealy Ave, Bldg. 15 Wing A, Suite 114, Hampton, VA 23665 • CAC Only: Mon. – Tues. & Thurs. - Fri. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


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