01About Langley Air Force Base / Fort Eustis
Langley Air Base and Fort Eustis are now Joint Base Langley-Eustis in South East Virginia not far from Atlantic Fleet Navy hub - Norfolk VA as well as the Navy East Coast Special Warfare / Operations units at surrounding bases. The combined presence makes the Norfolk - Hampton Roads area a vital strategic home to our country's defensive power.
02Population/Major Units Assigned
JBLE serves a large population made up of over 145,000 active duty, guard and reserve, family members, civilians, contractors, and retirees, including:
The 633rd Air Base Wing is comprised of three groups that provide installation support to more than 9,000 military and civilian personnel including Headquarters Air Combat Command and three operational wings. The Wing provides mission-ready expeditionary Airmen to combatant commanders in support of joint and combined operations worldwide.
The First Fighter Wing - is responsible for one-third of the Air Force's combat F-22 Raptors. The wing's 1,300 Airmen manage two airfields, more than 12,000 flying hours each year, and equipment and aircraft worth over $7 billion.
192D Air National Guard Fighter Wing- The 192D mission is to fly and maintain the F-22 Raptor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis through the 149th Fighter Squadron.
480th INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE WING (ISR)
US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
03Visiting or Living On Joint Base Langley / Eustis
Langley Temporary Lodging Facility
Personnel planning to arrive at Langley are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible to increase their chances of obtaining temporary quarters. Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) reservations can be made at the Langley Inns for families inbound on PCS orders. Bring a copy of your orders with you when you arrive. Those who obtain accommodations will be allowed to stay up to 30 days if quarters are available, so we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible.
At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, military family housing is privatized. Langley Family Housing owns the housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Langley Family Housing.
There are many dwelling units on post. The waiting time varies from one month to indefinite, depending on grade and number of bedroom requirements. All personnel who require housing off post must process through the Housing Office before making any arrangements to reside off post. The Balfour Beatty Community Office is located at 126 Madison Ave - visit the website.
The Russ Child Development Center is located on the main base. This modern facility provides developmental programs designed to meet the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old not in Kindergarten.
Joint Base Langley - Eustis (JBLE) Child Development Programs (CDP) supports the primary mission of the installation. The following priorities will be followed when placing families on the CDC, SAP and FCC programs' waiting list.
Currently, only full day care is available at Langley CDC programs. Hourly care is available on a space available basis when the program is not full with full day children .There are no designated hourly care spaces at the CDP.
There are no DODDS schools on Langley or Fort Eustis. However, the Hampton Roads area, which some consider the military capitol of the nation, includes various military installations representing all branches of service. As a result, some schools have a high concentration of military children.
Depending on where you reside in the Hampton Roads Area, following are the different school systems that support the area.
- York County Public Schools
- Chesapeake Public School
- Hampton City Schools
- Newport News City Schools
- Poquoson Public Schools
- Portsmouth Public Schools
- Suffolk Public Schools
- Virginia Beach Public Schools
- Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
The 633d Medical Group (633 MDG) is a full-service hospital on JBLE. The 633rd MDG works and trains as a team to maintain a maximum state of readiness for any contingency while providing quality service to its internal and external customers. The group's 1,400 personnel maintain a full-service, 65-bed hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergent care.
Joint Base Langley - Eustis, Langley AFB
Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) is located on the Virginia Peninsula on the southeastern coast of the state near Hampton Roads. Langley AFB is located in Hampton while Ft. Eustis is in Newport News; both are just a few miles off of Interstate 64. Although JBLE is a joint base, it is not connected.
Langley is the oldest continually active Air Force base in the world and has a rich history, cementing its ties with the Air Force. Langley First Fighter Wing personnel have often led the way in global action and have flown lighter-than-air aircraft, Spads, Jennys, F-86 Sabre Jets, F-4 Phantom IIs, F-15 Eagle, and our newest arrival - the F-22A Raptor. They are also home to the Air Combat Command, the largest major command in the USAF.