03/27/2012
Joint Base Langley-Eustis is a joint base formed as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiative which combined the United States Air Force's Langley Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Eustis which was merged on October 1st, 2010. Joint Base Langley-Eustis is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 633rd Air Base Wing, Air Combat Command. Joint Base Langley-Eustis has as its major mission the commitment to sustain the ability for fast global deployment and air superiority for the United States armed forces. Joint Base Langley-Eustis is historically one of the oldest bases in the Air Force. Major units assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis are the 27th Fighter Squadron and the 94th Fighter Squadron, both which operate the F-22 Raptor. Other major units include the 1st Fighter Wing and the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis is located near Hampton, Virginia. Weather in the area ranges from the 30s in January and December to the high 70s in July, August and September. Rainfall is moderate and is usually less than half an inch a month with record rainfalls of 10 inches occurring in May. Cities near Hampton, Virginia include Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia. Joint Base Langley-Eustis is a training ground for the majority of the transportation MOSs and all of the helicopter maintenance technicians. The base is home to the Transportation Regiment and is due to receive all activities that are conducted at Fort Monroe as that base faces closure from the 2005 BRAC initiative.