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JBLE celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month PG. 2 93rd Signal Brigade welcomes new commander PG. 5

Gold Star families reach for new hope PG. 10

AIR FORCE NEWS JBLE Airmen return from frontline PG. 8

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JBLE celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

Members of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia community celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month during a ceremony Oct. 4, 2018. National Hispanic Heritage month recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. This year’s theme is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” Michel Zajur, founder Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce founder, presents a book to U.S. Army Col. Rick Zampelli, 128th Aviation Brigade commander, during the National Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony, Oct. 4,. The term Hispanic, or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

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A performer from the Latin Ballet of Virginia dances during the National Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia, Oct. 4. National Hispanic Heritage month recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

Dancers from the Latin Ballet of Virginia perform during the National Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony. Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

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U.S. Army Col. Edward Boroweic salutes as the new commander of the 93rd Signal Brigade during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 4, 2018. Boroweic received command from Col. Kevin Litwhiler during the ceremony.

93rd Signal Brigade gains new commander By Senior Airman Derek Seifert

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“I am honored and humbled to The 93rd Signal Brigade welcomed U.S. assume command of the Brigade.”

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Army Col. Edward Borowiec as their incoming commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 4, 2018. During the ceremony, Col. Kevin Litwhiler, outgoing commander, relinquished command of the 93rd Sig. Bde. to Borowiec. Brig. Gen. Thomas Pugh, 7th Signal Command (Theater) commanding general, presided over the ceremony. The 93rd Sig. Bde. was originally constituted on Nov. 3, 1941 as the 93rd Sig. Battalion. Later, the battalion served during World War II and also in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 93rd Sig. Bde., provides mission command of network operations and defense of the LandWarNet in the United States to enhance and integrate warfighting functions. “Today, the 93rd Sig. Bde., stands ready to add another line to its already impressive lineage and it will do so with Col. Borowiec at the helm,” Pugh said. “He has the right experience to command the 93rd (and) Command Sgt. Maj. Greening and I have the confidence that he and Command Sgt. Maj. Benabise will contin-

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ue the tradition of excellence the Soldiers and civilians of the 93rd deserve.” Borowiec enlisted in the Army in Feb. 1986, but later attended the Officer Candidate Course and commissioned at a 2nd Lt in the infantry in 1993, then branched as a Signal Officer in 1996. Borowiec first served with the 93rd Sig. Bde. from Aug. 2006 to March 2007 before returning in 2018. Borowiec has served in several commanding positions throughout his Army career in the Signal Corps. “I am honored and humbled to assume command of the Brigade,” said Borowiec. “It is great to see the lightening warriors leading the way again. The same linage and same objective to enable mission command.” Litwhiler will continue his career at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

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U.S. Army Col. Edward Boroweic, 93rd Signal Brigade incoming commander, assumes command of the 93rd Sig. Bde., during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 4, 2018. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Thomas Pugh, 7th Sig. Command (Theater) commanding general presided over the ceremony.


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Waterway management keeps pollutants at a minimum By Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

The waterways and wetlands surrounding Langley Air Force Base, such as the Back River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, are among the environmental priorities for the base. “We do an excellent job of protecting the surrounding bay,” said Dawn Christian, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Water Program manager. “Best management practice is to keep any contaminants from stormwater out of the Back River.” For example, Langley AFB uses stormwater biofiltration systems, which look like a stormwater inlet with a tree growing out of them. These biofiltration systems trap and decompose pollutants typically found in stormwater that has flowed over roads. “State-of-the-art pretreatment solutions like these are in place around the base and help to protect water quality in the Back River,” Christian said. “The local community uses the natural resources provided by the water for boating, hunting and fishing, and we are committed to protecting those resources.” JBLE-Langley collect samples of the stormwater leaving the base and performs water quality testing to ensure the water is in safe parameters twice a year, and personnel perform visual checks for signs of pollution quarterly, Christian said. According to Alicia Garcia, 633rd CES Natural Resources program manager, base members can help stop pollutants from entering the water system that cause harm to wildlife a few different ways: Avoid using single use plastics, especially water bottles. The base has an active recycling program, so members should always dispose of their recyclables properly. Don’t use herbicide to kill off plants growing in vegetated storm water ditches. Although a common prac-

U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer

Jamaal Gatlin, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Heavy Equipment Operator throws a boom over the water Aug. 14, 2017, on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Langley uses booms to contain any storm water pollutant that could be a potential threat to the bay. Joint Base Langley Eustis-Langley collects samples of the stormwater leaving the base and performs water quality testing to ensure the water is in safe parameters twice a year. The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron personnel perform visual checks for signs of pollution quarterly.

tice, doing so leaves the ground bare, allowing dirt and other sediment to wash into the waterways and can drown aquatic life. Use disposal areas when using recreational facilities. For example, Big Bethel Reservoir has trash cans and recycling stations for fishing line, should a member want to go fishing. Leaving recreational areas clear of pollutants can save wildlife from potentially dangerous situations. “(Fishing line) gets caught up in brush and trees from a cast and people leave it in place.” Garcia said. “Eventually it comes loose where it can entangle animals or wind up in the water, either of which is often fatal for wildlife.” Langley AFB also has stringent practices in place to prevent oil or fuel spills from occurring. According to Christian, leaks from privately-owned vehicles are harder to control. Another step members can take at any time of the year is to ensure their vehicle is in proper running order and not leaking any fluids which will run off of roads and enter into stormwater systems. To prevent oil from any source from entering into the

water, absorbent booms are in place around the installation. These booms collect any petroleum product that could potentially threaten the Back River, which in turn threatens larger bodies of water such as the Chesapeake Bay. While the booms are efficient in keeping oil out of the water, wind and rain also carry trash onto Langley AFB and into storm drains. Fortunately, some storm drains on Langley AFB are equipped with water pollution prevention systems called “Safe Drains” which capture oils, trash and sediment, and prevent it from entering into the environment. According to Garcia, anything on the land has the potential to reach the water. If members see loose trash and can pick it up, they should, even if it isn’t theirs. If a big storm is coming, members should search their yard, porch and vehicles for anything that has the potential to get picked up by wind and make its way into the water. “The culture and history of the Hampton Roads area is deeply tied to the water,” Garcia said. “We all have to be stewards of our environment even through simple acts like this if we want future generations to have an opportunity to live in a clean and healthful environment.”


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F-22 in Europe By 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. arrives at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England Oct. 5, 2018. The Raptors will train with U.S. allies and partners as a demonstration of U.S. commitment to European regional security.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell

JBLE Airmen return from frontline By 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA.

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

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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Fighter Wing returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, from a deployment to the Middle East on Oct. 9, 2018. During the 6-month deployment, the Airmen and U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors delivered air superiority during combat operations, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the ght against enemy forces in Iraq and Syria. The 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron protected coalition ground forces operating within Syria by ying Defensive Counter Air missions against enemy airto-ground capable ghter aircraft. The squadron also ew Offensive Counter Air missions deep into Syrian territory, facing both enemy ghters and surface-to-air missile systems, as the United States and Coalition forces launched deliberate attacks in response to the Syrian regime’s illegal use of chemical weapons. On several occasions,

the Raptors provided armed over watch for U.S. Navy aircraft as they transited through the Straits of Hormuz. The 94th EFS ew more combat sorties and hours on a per aircraft basis than any deployed F-22 squadron ever. All told, the squadron logged over 590 sorties and more than 4,600 ight hours, dropping 4,250 pounds of ordnance and deterring 587 enemy aircraft. The squadron also accomplished the rst-ever F-22 Raptor combat surge, which maximized combat sorties over a 3-day period. On their way home, the 94th EFS aircraft were diverted to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, where they will remain for a shortterm deployment within the U.S. European Command area of operations. Personnel from the 27th Fighter Squadron and 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit met the aircraft in England and, as part of the “Raptor Redeploy” mission, will accomplish local European training and engagements with NATO allies and partners.

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U.S. Air Force Photos by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell, and Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal.

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[1]1st Fighter Wing senior leaders welcome Airmen from the 94th Fighter Squadron home after a 6-month deployment, Oct. 9, 2018. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. [2] U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Gonzalez, 1st Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, hugs his dog, Roxy. The 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flew Defensive Counter Air missions to protect coalition ground forces operating within Syria. [3] Airmen from the 94th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing return home after a 6-month deployment to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. [4] Right, Britney Armentrout, 1st Operations Support Squadron airfield management training NCO in charge, and her son, Greyson Ramsey, wait to greet their family member as they return from deployment. During the 6-month deployment, the U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-22 Raptors delivered air superiority during combat operations, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against enemy forces in Iraq and Syria. [5] Right, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Chavez, 1st Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief, is greeted by his wife Denise Chavez as he returns from deployment. During the 6-month deployment, Chavez supported the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which logged over 590 sorties and more than 4,600 flight hours, dropping 4,250 pounds of ordnance and deterring 587 enemy aircraft. [6] U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Gonzalez, 1st Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, kisses his son, David, 6. Airmen assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron returned to JBLE after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. [7] U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Medina, 1st Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment, fist bumps U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Hinds. [8] U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Smith, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, kisses his wife Anna after returning from a 6-month deployment. [9] U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Chavez, 1st Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief, embraces his daughter. [10] U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Adams, 1st Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, hugs his daughter, Lilly, 4.

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Gold Star families reach for new

hope

U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Derek Seifert

Kathy Fildes, mother of deceased U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Stauffenberg, releases a butterfly during the Gold Star Mother’s Day ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 30, 2018. The butterfly release is a representation of the families’ transformation to their new normal as they adjust without their service member.

By Senior Airman Derek Seifert

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Survivor Outreach Services hosted a Gold Star Mother’s Day ceremony, Sept. 30, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, in honor of the Gold Star families and fallen service members. The ceremony featured U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John George, Army Capabilities Integration Center deputy director as the guest speaker and U.S. Army Chaplain Juan Crockett, Initial Military Training command chaplain gave an invocation and read a poem dedicated to Gold Star Mothers. Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday in September annually and was created

to recognize and honor the mothers who lost their son or daughter while serving in the U.S. military. To honor those who make the ultimate sacrifice, SOS, an Army-wide program, holds events throughout the year to show appreciation and empathy for the surviving families for the hard times they have experienced. “Whenever SOS does an event here at JBLE, we remember the Gold Star Family members lost and the ultimate sacrifice that was made on behalf of our nation,” Rochelle Crockett, SOS support coordinator. “JBLE knows that freedom is not free.” The butterfly release represents how mothers and families have endured and embraced change as they have had to transform their

lives in search of a new “normal” and hope. “These events honor my wife, who spent 32 years in the military and she was at Fort Eustis on active duty when she died,” Frank Bash, spouse, said. “(The butterfly release) is something that remembers her--we were together for 20 something years and it’s important to me. She’s somebody I will never forget but no one will ever replace her.” SOS helps surviving families of Soldiers by providing a support coordinator, who acts as a link to necessary resources and answers. For more information or to locate the nearest SOS, call 888-707-2769 or visit www.armymwr.com.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John George, Army Capabilities Integration Center deputy director, cuts a cake in honor of Gold Star Mother’s Day at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 30, 2018. The Survivor Outreach Services is an Army-wide program that provides support to families of deceased service members.


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“At Ease Yoga” – a special event yoga class for every body Learn 5 strategies for finding more ease in your mind, body and life in this safe multi-level class led by internationally-renowned master teacher Dr. Suzie Carmack. THURSDAY OCTOBER 18 | 0600 – 0700 Shellbank Fitness Center, Langley AFB Please wear civilian exercise attire and bring a yoga mat FREE Dr. Suzie Carmack | letsgetcentered@gmail.com Your attendance implies your full consent for video and/or photography to be publicly released. Thank you.


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Summary Court Officer

Chief Warrant 4 Abdelkader Hosni, 2nd Staff and Faculty, Fort Eustis, is detailed as Summary Court Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Staff Sergeant Conrado Gonzalez. Anyone having knowledge of money or property due to the deceased or has claims against the deceased estate, contact CW4 Hosni at (757) 358-3595.

Free “At Ease Yoga” Class

The 633rd Air Base Wing will host a special event yoga class from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., Oct. 18, at Shellbank Fitness Center. All DoD ID card holders are eligible for the free class led by internationally-renowned instructor Dr. Suzie Carmack, PhD, MFA, Med, ERYT. The multi-level class will teach five resiliency strategies for putting your mind, body and life at ease. Attendees are encouraged to wear civilian attire and bring a yoga mat. No RSVP is necessary.

Club Connect

Joint Base Langley-Eustis will host a Club Connect event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct 26, at the Langley AFB Exchange parking lot. Service members are encouraged to come together to build or join new recreational hobbies, events and activities. For more information, call MSgt. Kayne Brady (757) 764-5877.

Chat-n-Chew meeting

The Exceptional Family Member Program and the Hunt Housing Club will host a Chat-n-chew meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 17, at the Hunt Housing Club Welcome Center. EFMP families are invited to discuss upcoming events, resources and concerns. For more information, call (757) 764-3990.

Free Color Run

The 633rd Force Support Squadron will host a free color run at 7 a.m., Oct. 19 at the ACC Fitness Center running trail, 216 Dodd Blvd. Event participants are encouraged to wear a white shirt that may be ruined. Volunteers are also needed for the event to monitor roadways and throw color. To volunteer, contact erica.mccallister@ us.af.mil or carolina.williams@us.af.mil. For more event information, call (757) 764-5791.

Fall faith festival

The Langley Chapel will host a free fall faith festival from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 26 at Bethel Manor Chapel. The event will feature food, games, inflatables, hayrides, face-painting and more. For more information, call (757) 764-7847.

Trunk or Treat

The Airman Family and Readiness Center and the 633rd Force Support Squadron will host a free Trunk or Treat event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Military Personnel Flight (Building 15) parking lot. The event is a safe trick-or-treating alternative for families. For more information, call (757) 764-2983.

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Cosmetic surgery evaluations

The 633rd Dental Squadron Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic will offer cosmetic surgery evaluations, beginning Oct. 15. Active duty members, retirees and dependents may qualify for free or reduced-fee treatment options for excess eyelid skin, drooping brows, deep forehead lines or over-projected ears. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, email allyson.d.winston.mil@mail.mil.

Meals on Wheels volunteers

The Peninsula Agency on Aging is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers. The program provides hot, nutritious meals to homebound senior citizens in Newport News and Hampton. The meals are ready for pick-up at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, and take one hour or less to deliver. Volunteers can work as individuals or as a team on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule. Volunteers are given a short orientation and are provided with driving directions. For more information, contact Lisha Mullen at (757) 246-1905 or nutrition2@paainc.org.

You Made the Grade program

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “You Made the Grade” program is rewarding Joint Base LangleyEustis students who excel in the classroom. First grade through 12th grade students with a B-average or higher are eligible to receive a $5 Exchange gift card every grading period during the 2018-2019 school year. Students must present a valid military I.D. and proof of grades to a JBLE Exchange customer service area. Qualified students will automatically be entered in the worldwide sweepstakes to win a $500, $1000 or $2000 gift card.

Annual gift wrap program

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will host their annual gift wrap program to raise money this holiday season. Wrapping stations stocked with supplies will be set up at Joint Base Langley-Eustis Exchange locations for volunteers to wrap gifts in exchange for donations throughout the holiday shopping season. For volunteer and schedule information, call (757) 766-1282 or (757) 887-0293.

Old Point Comfort Toastmasters Club

Do you want to improve your public speaking and communication 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 welcome. For more information, visit https://oldpointcomfort.toastmastersclubs.org or call (757) 878-2204 or (757) 878-2977.

Fort Eustis Commissary operating hours

The Fort Eustis Commissary will be open 7 days a week beginning Sept. 10. Daily hours of operation are Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more informa-

tion, call (757) 878-5966.

Free Guitar Lessons

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band guitarist Tech. Sgt. Daniel Santos is conducting free beginner guitar lessons every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the static display hangar DV room. Lessons are open to military members, civilian personnel, veterans and retirees. Members must bring their own guitar and smartphone. Space is limited. To sign up, go to https://www.milsuite.mil/book/people/ daniel.b.santos2/blog/2018/08/13/free-guitar-lesson. For more information, call (757) 759-6405.

Electronics Recycling Drive

The 192nd Medical Group is hosting an on-going electronics recycling drive to help raise funds for moral events. Items such as empty inkjet cartridges, cell phones & accessories, GPS devices, calculators, ebook readers, iPods/MP3 players, digital & video cameras, PDAs, iPads/tablets and video game consoles can be dropped at 159 Sweeney Blvd, Bldg. 764, Room 109. For more information, call (757) 764-0127.

633 ABW/EO Intakes and Closure

Due to workload and manning for Fort Eustis equal opportunity personnel, intakes will be made by appointment only until further notice. An intake package will be in the front lobby and provided as a resource for information. The Langley EO office will still accept and process walk-ins as available. The Joint Base Langley-Eustis EO offices will close on Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (757) 764-5877/5878 or (757) 8784797/0022.

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.

Hampton Roads Transit Route 118 is changing course

Effective May 20th, Hampton Roads Transit Route 118 will no longer enter Langley Air Force Base to drop off and pick up passengers. This will impact people who work on base and this decision was not made lightly or without research by Hampton Roads. For more information, visit gohrt.com or call (757) 222-6100.

Tricare Prime Suffolk opens summer 2018

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Pediatric Clinic in summer 2018 at 7021 Harbour View Drive, Suffolk, Virginia. The clinic will open seven days a week 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 open. To be placed on the waiting list, contact the local health benefits advisor.

Traffic calming serpentine

In accordance with Department of Defense guidance regarding defending installations, Fort Eustis will implement a traffic calming serpentine as a measure to increase the installation’s security posture May 1, 2018, 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 hour. The serpentine will remain in place until completion of the Active Vehicle Barrier project which is expected in the month of August 2018.

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 27: RANGES BTRAC, R1 POF R3 POF R3 BTRAC, R1 BTRAC, R1 BTRAC, R1, R2 BTRAC, R1, R2 BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5

TIMES 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 Department of Defense beneficiaries 18 to 70 years of age who are enrolled to Langley Hospital. Patients who are on flying status or Personal Reliability Program, are immunocompromised or have symptoms over 10 days cannot be seen at the Cough and Cold clinic. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Ashely Dixson at 764-8995.

Pharmacy hours expanded

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Effective immediately, the hours of operation for the Langley Hospital and Satellite Pharmacies will expand to

better serve patients. The Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy will now open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Satellite Pharmacy located at the Air Force Base Exchange will now be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Satellite Pharmacy Kiosk located inside the commissary will continue to be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.

Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA gate) Life lessons over lunch workplace study changes Security Forces personnel will no longer man the Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA Gate). Personnel will still have their credentials checked by guards at the main NASA gate, however, their credentials will not be checked again at the Durand Entry Control Facility. NASA guards will still man their side of the Durand Entry Control Facility and will only allow CAC holders (no dependent ID cards) to enter NASA property. Additionally, no commercial vehicles are allowed access to NASA property. The Durand Entry Control Facility hours are from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

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.

Manpower shortage impacts 633rd Medical Fort Eustis’ Groninger Library encourages Group services The 633rd Medical Group strives to provide Trusted 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 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

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.

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. » See JBLE | 15


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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.

Air Force Reserve Technician recruiting

If you are looking to join the Air Force Reserve or to fill a General Schedule job, both can be done as an Air Reserve Technician. For information, contact Tech. Sgt. Erin Debourg, regional ART recruiter, at erin.debourg@us.af. mil or (910) 237-8848.

Wylie Theater hosts Chapel Next Sunday services

Join Chapel Next at the Wylie Theater from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Sundays for contemporary Christian worship. For more information, call 878-2257.

Transportation Museum change to hours of operation

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 p.m., has changed to Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Other RAPIDS/DEERS Locations:

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

JBLE CAC/ID Customer Service Hours: LANGLEY Walk-in Hours: Appointments: CAC Only Hours:

Trespass Notice

The Langley small arms firing range, adjacent area and the bullet impact area to the rear of the range are offlimits to all personnel. The firing range maintains 24-hour operations, seven days a week and is not open for the use of privately owned weapons. Due to gunfire, trespassing in this area is illegal and dangerous. For more information, contact Combat Arms at 764-4785 or 5744785.

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9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 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: Appointments: CAC Only Hours:

Mon. – Fri. Mon. – Fri. Mon. – Tues. Thurs. – Fri.

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Commercial: 878-0948 | Fax: 878-0942 650 Monroe Ave, Room 123, Fort Eustis, VA 23604 Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can do so by accessing the RAPIDS Site Locator at the following links:

Langley: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=573. Eustis: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=228. Additionally, there are several ID Card Issuance Offices located across the Hampton Roads Region. Use the following link to search for locations nearest you. https://rapidsppointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ default.aspx. Sponsors who need dependent ID cards reissued may complete in advance the DD Form 1172-2 and have it available for family members to be seen at an appointment or during walk-in hours.

Do you know your Special Victims’ Counsel at JBLE?

The Special Victims’ Counsel at Joint Base Langley Eustis provides confidential legal advice and assistance, advocates the voice and choice for sexual assault victims and protects the rights and privacy interests of SAV, among other services. For more information or to reach the SVU, contact them at 225-1629.

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 225-5610, 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 of operation: Mon. – Tues. Thurs. - Fri. Wed. Walk-in Hours: Mon. – Fri. CAC Only Hours: Mon. – Tues. Thurs. - Fri. Wednesday

7:30 a.m. – 4p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 4p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 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: Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.


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