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Thank you to the @norfolktides for honoring #forteustis for its #100yearsofeustis celebration at #HarborPark tonight!!! U.S.Army U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training

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JBLE wants to wish the U.S. Army Reserve a happy 110th birthday! Check out photos from today's celebration on Fort Eustis!

#soldier #goarmy

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?
Join us at Harbor Park in Norfolk Saturday evening to celebrate #FortEustis Night with The Norfolk Tides. Game time is 7:05 pm, but doors open at 6. Special ticket prices are available.

Play Ball!

www.jble.af.mil/forteustis100years/

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Want to know all things #LangleyAirShow?

Download the JBLE Air Show App in the Google Play or Apple Store.

Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.langley.airpower

Apple store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airpower-over-hampton-roads/id1367609763?ls=1&mt=8

Can't wait to see you there!

#APOHR18

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Connect and refuel for your week ahead with these beautiful photos. These photos were taken over the Atlantic Ocean of the 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors refueling with the 121st Air Refueling Wing on April 12.

Air Combat Command
United States Air Force

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Got 25 minutes?

Head to the base theater now. Be a part of protecting the Mission by protecting our People!

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Be in the know; read up on how you can help your fellow Airmen:

"As we look at ways to support ready Airmen and ready families, I encourage units to ensure personnel know about this year’s AFAF campaign. If you are able to contribute, give it some thought."
- Gen Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command Commander

http://www.acc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1491348/when-you-can-give-the-air-force-assistance-fund-gives-back/

JBLE wants to congratulate U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Andersen, 362nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1 HH-60 helicopter crew chief instructor, on being the first United States Air Force Airman to ever receive the U.S. Army Instructor Badge! What an achievement!

Read more:
http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1490840/

#goarmy #airpower #jointbase #jble

5 more days to register (April 16 Deadline)!

Get your teams together for the Courage, Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Respect Challenge taking place 0900 27 April at Memorial Park!

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At 0515 this morning, Fort Eustis kicked off the NCO/Soldier of the Year competition, hosted by U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training. Over the next three days, U.S. Army Soldiers will be pushed to their mental and physical limits for the chance to advance to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command competition this summer. Good luck, Soldiers!!

#goarmy #soldier #armystrong

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Support the mission by cultivating a culture of RESPECT.

Join our team for the STAR Motorcycle Rally 0830 April 27.

Registration Deadline 16 April.

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From all of our Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, our thoughts and prayers are with you, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

To "Cajun"

This one's for you "Cajun"! Our dedication pass was flown in honor of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Pilot 4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his brothers and sisters on the Thunderbirds team. He will be sorely missed. Fly high, sir!

Posted by ACC F-22 Raptor Demo Team on Saturday, April 7, 2018

MMAjunkie Radio hosts Brian Goze Garcia and George Garcia brought Jorge Masvidal, Eric Nicksick and Derrick Lewis with them on their 5th JBLE tour to meet with #Soldiers and #Airmen and learn about the U.S. Army and United States Air Force missions this week.

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We have some pretty amazing Airmen here at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

One of them is even a Guinness World Records holder!!

Airman 1st Class Nick Whitehurst holds the record for the most Ollie 180s in one minute, find out more about this Airman here:

http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1484232/

United States Air Force Airman Magazine

World record holder carries skateboarding values into Air Force

We have some pretty amazing Airmen here at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.One of them is even a Guinness World Records holder!! Airman 1st Class Nick Whitehurst holds the record for the most Ollie 180s in one minute, find out more about this Airman here: http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1484232/United States Air Force Airman Magazine

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Check out what our F-22 Raptor Demo Team is doing on their trip to FIDAE in Chile this week!

In just a few more weeks they'll be back home for AirPower over Hampton Roads!!!

Keep your calendars marked for May 18-20! It's going to be AWESOME!

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Keep your eyes on the sky and look out for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as there has been a sighting over the Hampton Roads Area recently.

Keep your calendars marked for the Airpower Over Hampton Roads JBLE Air and Space Expo May 18-20!

Airpower over Hampton Roads - USAF Thunderbirds Promo

Keep your eyes on the sky and look out for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as there has been a sighting over the Hampton Roads Area recently. Keep your calendars marked for the Airpower Over Hampton Roads JBLE Air and Space Expo May 18-20!

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Friday, March 30, 2018

JBLE-Fort Eustis Community Events Council Slides from March 2018

Fort Eustis CEC March 2018

JBLE-Fort Eustis Community Events Council Slides from March 2018

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Friday, March 30, 2018

JBLE-Langley Community Events Council Slides from March 2018

Langley CEC March 2018

JBLE-Langley Community Events Council Slides from March 2018

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Friday, March 30, 2018

FORT EUSTIS HISTORY, 100 years and beyond...
The #MatthewJones House is a historic plantation house located on #FortEustis. The house sits on a hill toward the northern end of Mulberry Island, overlooking the James River.

It was built around 1725 as a one-and-a-half-story frame dwelling with brick chimneys and later underwent two major renovations. During the first renovation in 1730, the walls were bricked in and a shed room and porch tower were added. During the second in 1893, the house was raised to a full two stories. In 1918 the house and its surrounding land were acquired by the U.S. government for the establishment of an army post.

By the end of the twentieth century, the Matthew Jones House had fallen into grave disrepair. In 1993 it was preserved and rehabilitated by the National Park Service in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Today it serves as an architectural museum and is the oldest house in the Department of Defense history.

Check out the official #Eustis100Years website at www.jble.af.mil/forteustis100years/ for scheduled events celebrating a remarkable #EustisHistory and read more about Fort Eustis at www.jble.af.mil/About-Us/Fort-Eustis-History/.

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Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn pushes herself and her counterparts to the limit every day in her roles as both a United States Air Force instructor pilot and adversary air pilot, in which she helps F-22 Raptor pilots train for combat.

While she is currently the only woman flying the T-38 Talon at her squadron, that is not even a factor to her as the cockpit is the 'Ultimate Equalizer.'

Find out more about this incredible Airman here: http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1478290/

The Ultimate Equalizer

Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn pushes herself and her counterparts to the limit every day in her roles as both a United States Air Force instructor pilot and adversary air pilot, in which she helps F-22 Raptor pilots train for combat. While she is currently the only woman flying the T-38 Talon at her squadron, that is not even a factor to her as the cockpit is the 'Ultimate Equalizer.'Find out more about this incredible Airman here: http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1478290/

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Thursday, March 29, 2018

“Security at the gate is of the utmost importance for JBLE and will not be compromised,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Sean Tyler, 633rd Air Base Wing commander. “Our defenders are highly trained and ready at a moment’s notice.”

For more information: http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1478068/

SALUTE Reporting

“Security at the gate is of the utmost importance for JBLE and will not be compromised,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Sean Tyler, 633rd Air Base Wing commander. “Our defenders are highly trained and ready at a moment’s notice.”For more information: http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1478068/

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

No, AirPower Over Hampton Roads didn’t start today.

BUT, US Air Force Thunderbirds commander, Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh was visiting for training, and had the opportunity to test the flight line for the upcoming air show, which does take place May 18-21. #AFThunderbirds

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What a busy weekend #Soldiers from the 597th Transportation Brigade - SDDC had!

A subordinate unit of the JBLE-based brigade, the 841st Transportation Battalion, SDDC, loaded more than 1,000 vehicles belonging to the 82nd Airborne Division onto the U.S. Navy's largest roll-on/roll-off ship, the USNS Watson, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

The ship will sail to Port Arthur, Texas, and then to JRTC and Fort Polk, Louisiana. Now that's what we call U.S. Army rapid support!

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Where are you going to be at lunch today? Why not come meet the former Secretary of State, U.S. Army General (Ret.) Colin Powell at his book signing at the BX, 11 am to 1 pm

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March 1918, the Army purchased Mulberry Island and the surrounding acreage for $538,000 in response to World War I. Camp Abraham Eustis was established as a coast artillery replacement center for #FortMonroe and a balloon observation school. Named for Brevet Brigadier General Abraham Eustis, the first commanding officer of Fort Monroe, it became Fort Eustis and a permanent military installation in 1923.

In 2010, the 2005 Base Realignment, Allocation and Closure (BRAC) Act consolidated Fort Eustis with Langley Air Force Base to become Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Check out the official #FtEustis100Years website at www.jble.af.mil/forteustis100years/ for events over the next few months celebrating a remarkable #EustisHistory and read more about Fort Eustis at www.jble.af.mil/About-Us/Fort-Eustis-History/.

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