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Installation Overview -- Langley Air Force Base, Virginia


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Installation Overview -- Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

Air Combat Command HQ

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

Langley Air Force Base is located in Hampton, Independent City, Virginia, part of the Hampton Roads historic region. Langley is the oldest continually active Air Force base in the world and has a rich history, cementing its ties not only with the Air Force, but the Hampton Roads area. It is the home of the United States Air Force's 633d Air Base Wing (633d 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 and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).

Langley, named in honor of American aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley, has been a staple in the Hampton Roads lifestyle for more than 75 years.. In late January 2010, Langley is scheduled to realign with Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia to become Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Langley personnel have often led the way in global action and have flown lighter-than-air aircraft, Spads, Jennys, F-86 Sabre Jets, F-4 Phantom IIs, F-15 Eagle, and our newest arrival - the F-22A Raptor. They are also home to the Air Combat Command, the largest major command in the USAF.

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