Joint Base Langley–Eustis
|Joint Base Langley–Eustis|
|Newport News, Virginia in the United States of America|
|Coordinates||Coordinates: (Air Base)|
|Type||US military Joint Base|
|Owner||Department of Defense|
|Operator||US Air Force|
|Controlled by||Air Combat Command (ACC)|
|Built||1917 (as Langley Field and 1918 (as Camp Abraham Eustis)|
|In use||2010– present (as Joint Base)|
|Colonel Clinton A. Ross (USAF)|
|Garrison||633rd Air Base Wing (Host)|
|Identifiers||IATA: LFI, ICAO: KLFI, FAA LID: LFI, WMO: 745980|
|Elevation||8 feet (2 m) AMSL|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Joint Base Langley–Eustis (IATA: LFI, ICAO: KLFI, FAA LID: LFI) is a United States military facility located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. The base is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Langley Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Eustis which were merged on 1 October 2010. The base was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of the two facilities which were nearby, but separate military installations, into a single Joint Base, one of 12 formed in the United States as a result of the law.
Unlike other joint bases that share common perimeters, the two components are geographically separated by 17 miles. In January 2010, the Air Force reactivated the 633rd Air Base Wing to assume host unit and installation support functions at each location. The installation assumed its full operational capability (FOC) in October 2010. The 633rd ABW commander is Col. Sean K. Tyler, with Chief Master Sgt. Kennon D. Arnold as its command chief master sergeant. The 633rd ABW is responsible to Air Combat Command.
Langley Air Force Base
Langley Air Force Base is the first half of Joint Base Langley–Eustis and is home to JBLE's Air Force units. With the 633rd Air Base Wing as its host unit, this portion of the base is home to three Fighter Squadrons and one Fighter Training Squadron, as well as numerous intelligence units and other non-flying units.
Langley is also home to the F-22 Raptor Demo Team. This team, who travels all over the world performing different maneuvers used in air combat, is used to help recruit for the United States Air Force. Performing in airshows and other special events all around the world, the squadron is the only demonstration team in the world to use the F-22 Raptor.
Fort Eustis, a historic Army installation and the second half of Joint Base Langley–Eustis, is an area to train service members in transportation, aviation maintenance, logistics and deployment doctrine with its diverse landscape and easy access to the James River.
The installation is the training ground for the majority of the transportation MOSs (with the exception of the 88M truck driver specialty located at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.) and all of the helicopter maintenance technicians. It is the home of the Transportation Regiment, and received the transfer of some activities that were conducted at Fort Monroe, which was decommissioned on September 15, 2011 under BRAC.
Units marked GSU are Geographically Separate Units, which although based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, are subordinate to a parent unit based at another location.
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- Public Affairs: Joint Base Langley-Eustis
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- "480th ISR Wing". www.16af.af.mil. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
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- "192nd Wing". 192nd Wing. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
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- FAA Airport Diagram (PDF), effective September 8, 2022
- FAA Terminal Procedures for LFI, effective September 8, 2022
- Resources for this U.S. military airport: