Joint Base Langley-Eustis

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Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) has served for over 100 years as a cornerstone of American military aviation. The base has served as a flight test center for US Navy seaplanes and observation/spotter aircraft, as well as the ill-fated Roma airship. Additionally, JBLE was one of the first US Air Force (USAF) bases to operate the advanced Lockheed F-22 Raptor. In 1921, Langley Field served as the launching point for Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell's US Army Air Service efforts in historic battleship bombing flight experiments. Prior to World War II, Langley Field became the first US Army Air Corps base to operate the Boeing YB-17, prototype of the famous B-17 Flying Fortress. During the latter half of the 20th century, Langley Air Force Base served as the headquarters for the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and the Air Combat Command (ACC). JBLE still serves as ACC headquarters.
ISBN: 9781467125437
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 146
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mark A. Chambers is a contract senior technical writer for NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. He is the author of 12 aviation history books, including Arcadia Publishing's Flight Research at NASA Langley Research Center, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and NASA Kennedy Space Center.
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