|Joint Base Langley-Eustis|
|Newport News, Virginia in the United States of America|
An aerial view showing the airfield element of Joint Base Langley-Eustis during 2011.
|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||2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in) 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 633d 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.
To accomplish their mission, the support unit men and women of the 633d Air Base Wing at Langley are housed in the Mission Support Groups and Medical Group and support several tenant units:
Operational squadrons of the 1st Operations Group are: (Tail Code: FF)
The Wing is composed of the following units worldwide:
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.