Marine Patrol keeps water perimeter of Langley Air Force Base secure

Posted at 10:33 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 16:47:49-04

HAMPTON, Va. - While Langley Air Force Base might be best known for the powerful fighter jets that take-off from its runways, the geographic location of the base bordering the Back River means there's a water component to base security.

The 633rd Security Forces Squadron Boat Patrol ensures the base remains safe from the water.

“Langley AFB has more than nine miles of coastline,” said Air Force Technical Sergeant Brandon Keller, Marine Patrol Non-commissioned Officer in Charge. “It’s our responsibility to secure that perimeter and protect our base people and assets.”

The team also works closely with the Hampton Police Division.

"This is a very strong partnership. We keep a boat out here in Langley’s Marina and we train constantly with each other. We work on operations together. Langley has been a huge help to us on previous operations," Lieutenant Pelham Felder with HPD told News 3 anchor Todd Corillo.

News 3 went out on the water Wednesday to see the Marine Patrol mission first-hand.