Langley Air Force Base
633d Air Base Wing
45 Nealy Ave Langley AFB, VA 23665
Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located near Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. In 2010, Langley Air Force Base was joined with Fort Eustis to become Joint Base Langley–Eustis. The base was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
Langley Air Force Base is one of the oldest continuously active air bases in the World. In 1916, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, predecessor to NASA, established the need for a joint airfield and proving ground for Army, Navy and NACA aircraft. Langley Field was named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, an aerodynamic pioneer and a former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
It is home to the 633d Air Base Wing (633 ABW), 1st Fighter Wing (1 FW) and the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing (480 ISRW). It also hosts the Global Cyberspace Integration Center field operating agency, the 192D Fighter Wing of the Virginia Air National Guard and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).
“AirPower over Hampton Roads” is a recurring airshow held at Langley in the spring. Many demonstrations take place, including the F-22 Raptor Demonstration, Aerobatics, and parachute demos.
Langley is located in Hampton, Virginia, part of the Hampton Roads historic region. Within an hour of Richmand the state capital to the north and Virginia Beach to the south. It is separated from Norfolk by the body of water known as Hampton Roads.
For those arriving by air, Hampton Roads has two major airports; Norfolk International and Newport News-Williamsburg International served by both major air carriers and smaller regional commuter lines. Most communities in the region are within a 30-minute commute from the airports.
The area offers a modern interstate and state highway systems with Interstate 64 and the public transportation includes light rail, bus and ferry services.
If you arrive at Langley AFB during normal duty hours, 0730 – 1630, Monday through Friday, report directly to your gaining unit Commander’s Support Staff. You will receive notification of the Newcomer Orientation schedule, memorandum and map to the Bayview Commonwealth Center. Registration with the A&FRC is not required. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact your CSS.
Newcomer Orientation includes a welcome and mission brief by the 633rd Air Base Wing Commander, information regarding various base agencies and medical in-processing. Newcomer Orientation is held at the Bayview Commonwealth Center from 0730-1200. The Bayview Commonwealth is located on the other side of the Flightline at 350 Clarke Avenue. Attendees are provided an introduction to JBLE and the surrounding area. Spouse attendance is highly encouraged. Childcare is not provided on site. If childcare is needed, stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center with a copy of your orders and ask about Childcare for PCS. It is 20 hours of FREE childcare, per child, paid for by the Air Force Aid Society. You must have a voucher from the JBLE A&FRC to utilize this service. Vouchers can be used up to 60 days after arrival.
Personnel arriving after normal duty hours should report to the 24-hour Base Lodging Office, 44 Taylor Rd, Langley AFB, VA, (757) 764-4667.
On the next duty day, report to your gaining unit. If you do not know where your unit is located, report to the Customer Support Office located in the MPF, 45 Nealy Ave, Suite 218, Langley AFB, VA, (757) 764-6420.
Personnel must be in uniform during in-processing. Members must have several copies of their orders and all hand-carried records received from their previous base.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 30th. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
There are two school systems serving Langley AFB. Main base housing residents attend Hampton City Schools, with 36 schools and approximately 23,000 students. For main base there are one elementary, one middle, and one high school serving as primary feeder schools. The nearby Bethel Manor housing area residents attend York County Schools, with 19 schools and approximately 13,000 students. Bethel Manor residents are serviced by two elementary, two middle and two high schools, depending on where you live in Bethel Manor.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Virginia Department of Human Resources 804-225-2231
Helps Virginia families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Center for Child & Family Services 757-838-1960
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Portsmouth Humane Society 757-397-6004
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Hampton Health Department 757-727-1172
Virginia State Police 800-552-7977
Base Operator (757) 764-4169
The Military Housing Office (MHO) is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you.
When you arrive at Langley Air Force Base, you must visit the MHO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.
At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, military family housing is privatized. Langley Family Housingowns 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. For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, visit the Langley Family Housing website, which provides information about the homes and amenities available in the privatized community.
4.9 miles from Base
Tabb Lakes is a friendly neighborhood close to some of the top schools in the country. This is a cul-de-sac so it provides a safe place for the kids to play.
4.9 miles from Base
Courtney Trace is a family friendly military neighborhood. The homes are newer and moderately priced.
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The summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and very cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 90°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 97°F.
Rain falls throughout the year in Hampton. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 13, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The overall cost of living index in Hampton, VA is 100, which is 7% lower than the Virginia average and equal to the national average.
Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hampton, VA are 1% higher than the Virginia average and 1% higher than the national average.
Hampton Roads lies in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard and is home to the world’s greatest natural deep-water harbor. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
Hampton Roads has 11,684 miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and multiple rivers, so residents enjoy a full range of seaside and aquatic activities.
It also has plenty of modern-day attractions, including museums, a zoo and an amusement park. It also boasts some of the countries biggest festivals like the Norfolk Harborfest and Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk. Many other events, popular restaurants and shopping destinations will keep residents entertained in this rich and vibrant region.
For a list of local attractions, https://www.downtownhampton.com/explore/attractions
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