About Langley AFB, VA
Located adjacent to the cities of Hampton and Newport News in coastal Virginia, Langley Air Force Base has served the United States since 1916. The base was established prior to the United States entry into World War I, but proved invaluable as an aviation training ground for pilots joining the war effort. Langley Air Force Base was named after Samuel Pierpoint Langley, former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Langley Air Force Base was forced to join with nearby Fort Eustis in October of 2010, as part of a 2005 effort to consolidate military facilities. The 633d Air Base Wing is the primary unit garrisoned at Langley, and is under the command of Colonel Caroline M. Miller.
Due to the consolidation of Langley and Eustis, the Joint Base houses a sizable population of both military personnel and civilians. 8,000 active duty soldiers join 10,000 family members and 12,000 students at Langley.