Langley Air Force Base

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Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.wikipedia
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Hampton, Virginia

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Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.
In the 20th century, the area became the location of Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center.

Fort Eustis

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On 1 October 2010, Langley Air Force Base was joined with Fort Eustis to become Joint Base Langley–Eustis.
In 2010, it was combined with nearby Langley Air Force Base to form Joint Base Langley–Eustis.

Joint Base Langley–Eustis

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On 1 October 2010, Langley Air Force Base was joined with Fort Eustis to become Joint Base Langley–Eustis.
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.

Langley Research Center

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It is situated on 3,152 acres of land between the cities of Hampton (south), NASA LaRC (west), and the northwest and southwest branches of the Back River.
It directly borders Langley Air Force Base and the Back River on the Chesapeake Bay.

United States Air Force

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Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.

Newport News, Virginia

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Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.
In adjacent localities, other U.S. military facilities include Fort Monroe, Langley Air Force Base, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, and Camp Peary.

Tactical Air Command

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On 25 May 1946 the headquarters of the newly formed Tactical Air Command were established at Langley.
It was a Major Command of the United States Air Force, established on 21 March 1946 and headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

1st Provisional Air Brigade

Gen. Billy Mitchell led bombing runs from Langley by the 1st Provisional Air Brigade over captured German warships anchored off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina.
The 1st Provisional Air Brigade was a temporary unit of the United States Army Air Service, commanded by Col. Billy Mitchell, operating out of Langley Field, Virginia, that was used in Project B to demonstrate the vulnerability of ships to aerial attack when, in July 1921, the "unsinkable" German dreadnought SMS Ostfriesland was sent to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean by bombardment.

Air Combat Command

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On 1 June 1992, Langley became the headquarters of the newly formed Air Combat Command, as Tactical Air Command was inactivated as part of the Air Force's restructuring. Langley also hosts the Air Force Command and Control Integration Center field operating agency and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).
Air Combat Command is headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Joint Base Langley–Eustis, Virginia, United States.

Joint base

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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.
5) Joint Base Langley–Eustis (US Air Force–controlled) – consolidation of Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis in Virginia

1st Fighter Wing

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In January 1976 the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing was transferred to Langley from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida with the mission of maintaining combat capability for rapid global deployment to conduct air superiority operations.
It is stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va. where it is a tenant unit, being supported by the 633d Air Base Wing.

Curtiss JN-4

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Aircraft on the ramp at that time included the Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny", used by Langley's School of Aerial Photography, and the de Havilland DH.4 bomber, both used during World War I. Although short-lived, hydrogen-filled dirigibles played an important role in Langley's early history and a portion of the base is still referred to as the LTA (lighter-than-air) area.
In a series of tests conducted at the U.S. Army's Langley Field in Hampton, Virginia, in July and August 1917, the world's first "plane-to-plane" and "ground-to-plane, and vice versa" communications by radiotelephony (as opposed to radiotelegraphy which had been developed earlier) were made to and from modified US Army JN-4s by Western Electric Company (Bell Labs) design engineers Lewis M. Clement and Raymond Heising, the developers of the experimental wind generator-powered airborne wireless voice transmitter and receiver equipment.

Air Force Command and Control Integration Center

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Langley also hosts the Air Force Command and Control Integration Center field operating agency and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).
The headquarters was a tenant unit of Langley Air Force Base, with several outlying support locations.

480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing

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480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing
The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (480th ISR Wing) is headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

Billy Mitchell

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Gen. Billy Mitchell led bombing runs from Langley by the 1st Provisional Air Brigade over captured German warships anchored off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina.
On May 1, 1921, Mitchell assembled the 1st Provisional Air Brigade, an air and ground crew of 125 aircraft and 1,000 men at Langley Field in Hampton, Virginia, using six squadrons from the Air Service:

MacDill Air Force Base

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In January 1976 the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing was transferred to Langley from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida with the mission of maintaining combat capability for rapid global deployment to conduct air superiority operations.
The 29th Bombardment Group was moved to MacDill Field from Langley Field, Virginia on 21 May 1940.

Samuel Pierpont Langley

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The base is one of the oldest facilities of the Air Force, having been established on 30 December 1916, prior to America's entry to World War I by the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, named for aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley.
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633d Air Base Wing

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633d Air Base Wing
Its headquarters are at Langley Air Force Base.

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

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Many demonstrations take place, including the F-22 Raptor Demonstration, Aerobatics, and parachute demos.
1st Fighter Wing – Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

F-22 Raptor Demo Team

Langley is also home to the F-22 Raptor Demo Team.
The F-22 Demonstration and Heritage Flight Team is an American flight demonstration team stationed at the home of Air Combat Command at Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia.

27th Fighter Squadron

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27th Fighter Squadron (F-22 Raptor)
In June 1975, the 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron was moved to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, becoming the first operational squadron to fly the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter in 1976.

Air Corps Tactical School

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Air Corps Tactical School - 1 November 1920 - 15 July 1931
Created in 1920 at Langley Field, Virginia, it relocated to Maxwell Field, Alabama, in July 1931.

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

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To accomplish this mission, the 1st TFW was the first USAF operational wing to be equipped with the F-15 Eagle.
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Elizabeth City County, Virginia

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Fifteen locations were scouted before a site near Hampton in Elizabeth City County was selected.
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United States Army Air Corps

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The small grassy field became a major airfield of the United States Army Air Corps, and many of the brick buildings of today were constructed at that time.
In March 1928, commenting on the lack of survivability in combat of his unit's Keystone LB-7 and Martin NBS-1 bombers, Lt. Col. Hugh J. Knerr, commander of the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, Virginia, recommended that the Air Corps adopt two types of all-metal monoplane bombers, a short-range day bomber and a long-range night bomber.