Joint Base Langley–Eustis

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.

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.
JB Langley–Eustis
Location in the United States
Coordinates37°04′58″N 076°21′38″W (Air Base)
37°09′33″N 076°34′30″W (Army Base)
TypeUS military Joint Base
Site information
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Air Force
Controlled byAir Combat Command (ACC)
Site history
Built1917 (as Langley Field and 1918 (as Camp Abraham Eustis)
In use2010 (2010) – present (as Joint Base)
Garrison information
Colonel Clinton A. Ross (USAF)
Garrison633rd Air Base Wing (Host)
Airfield information
IdentifiersIATA: LFI, ICAO: KLFI, FAA LID: LFI, WMO: 745980
Elevation2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
08/26 3,048.6 metres (10,002 ft) Concrete
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

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.[2] The installation assumed its full operational capability (FOC) in October 2010.[3] 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 units

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:[2]

Operational squadrons of the 1st Operations Group are: (Tail Code: FF)

27th Fighter Squadron (F-22 Raptor)
94th Fighter Squadron (F-22 Raptor)
The 480th ISR Wing operates and maintains the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS, also known as the "Sentinel" weapon system, conducting imagery, cryptologic, and measurement and signatures intelligence activities.

The Wing is composed of the following units worldwide:

480th ISR Group, Fort Gordon, Ga.
497th ISR Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
548th ISR Group, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.
692d ISR Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
693d ISR Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
694th ISR Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea
The 192d Fighter Wing mission is to fly and maintain the F-22 Raptor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis through the 149th Fighter Squadron, and support the ongoing intelligence mission through the 192d Intelligence Squadron.
The 633rd ABW is an Air Force-led mission support wing, serving both Air Force and Army units, as a result of a congressionally mandated joint-basing initiative between Langley and Eustis.

Langley also hosts the Global Cyberspace Integration Center field operating agency and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).

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.

Major Commands to which assigned

Major historical units

Fort Eustis

Fort Eustis during a training operation in July 2001.

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.[7]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. "Airport Diagram – Langley AFB (KLFI)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. Joint Base Langley–Eustis Units Archived 2011-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Public Affairs: Joint Base Langley-Eustis
  4. Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982 USAF Reference Series, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C., 1989
  5. Maurer Maurer, Air Force Combat Units Of World War II, Office of Air Force History, 1983
  6. Endicott, Judy G., USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995. Office of Air Force History
  7. Fort Eustis homepage - official site Archived 2007-04-11 at the Wayback Machine
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