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The U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds practice their performance over Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, for the "Wings Over the Pacific" open house Sept. 18, 2009. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon by performing combat maneuvers during their aerial demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) 2018 Open House announced
As a thank you for the outstanding support of Del Rio and the surrounding community, Laughlin Air Force Base is hosting an open house May 12, 2018.
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Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander, won the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge, beating more than 5,000 entries and winning $15,000. Cardon’s invention, the “perineal access port,” allows astronauts to manage human waste in a space suit for up to six continuous days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Air Force doctor solves NASA’s poop problem
Laughlin’s 47th Medical Group commander helped solve a long-time problem for citizens of Earth who are launched into space.
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Airman 1st Class Tyler Joseph, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist (front center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander (front left), and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (front right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) Laughlin XLer: Airman 1st Class Tyler Joseph
Week of Feb. 6, 2017.
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Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-05 is set to graduate. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) SUPT Class 17-05 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-05's graduation ceremony Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. in Anderson Hall, here.
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Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-04  is set to graduate. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) SUPT Class 17-04 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-04's graduation ceremony Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in Anderson Hall here.
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Capt. Steven Parsons, 47th Student Training Squadron assistant director of operations flight examiner (front center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander (front left), and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (front right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 11, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Laughlin XLer: Capt. Steven Parsons
Week of Jan. 9, 2017.
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Senior Airman Jonathan Gwei, 47th Medical Support Squadron travel and referral technician, poses for the camera, on Laughlin Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2016. Gwei has secured a spot on the Air Force soccer team for his second time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Chasing the dream; Airman makes AF soccer team once again
Senior Airman Jonathan Gwei, 47th Medical Support Squadron travel and referral technician had dreams of being the best and getting selected to play for some professional team. But fate had different plans for him.
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Staff Sgt. Cody Sparks, 47th Communications Squadron knowledge management center NCO in charge (center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor (left), 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (front right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 19, 2016. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Laughlin XLer: Staff Sgt. Cody Sparks
Week of Dec. 19, 2016.
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Capt. Jonathan Bucey (front center), 85th Flying Training Squadron assistant director of training, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor (front left), 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey (front right), 47th FTW command chief, on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 14, 2016. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Isabel Crump) Laughlin XLer: Capt. Jonathan Bucey
Week of Dec. 5, 2016.
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Retired Capt. Jerry Yellin, a former U.S. Army Air Corps fighter pilot, dangles in the parachute trainer during pre-flight orientation training Dec. 16, 2016, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.  Now 92, he enlisted two months after the bombing of Hickam Air Field and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on his 18th birthday in February of 1942. After graduating from Luke Air Field as a fighter pilot in August 1943, he spent the remainder of the war flying P-40, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang combat missions in the Pacific with the 78th Fighter Squadron, known as the "Bushmasters." (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mike Meares) Once a pilot, always a pilot
Laughlin’s student squadron recently received a visit from Jerry Yellin, author and U.S. Army Air Corps retired Captain, on Dec. 13, 2016.
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