Air Force Wings

Joint Base Langley-Eustis

633d Air Base Wing
45 Nealy Ave Langley AFB, VA  23665
langley base plane
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 located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. It was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917.

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).

In 2010, Langley Air Force Base was joined with Fort Eustis to become Joint Base Langley–Eustis.
The base is one of the oldest facilities of the Air Force, having been established on December 30,1916, prior to America’s entry to World War I by the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps.

“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.
Arriving at the Academy
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.
Base Population
 

More than 9,000 military and civilian personnel.