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Default Air Force Logo Quarterly award winners announces
Fourteen people and organizations were recognized August 1 at the 47th Flying Training Wing's 2nd Quarter Awards Luncheon. All 14 categories and there winners included: Large Unit Warrior Fitness of the Quarter: 84th Flying Training Squadron Small Unit Warrior Fitness of the Quarter: 47th Comptroller Squadron Volunteer of the Quarter: Ms. Patricia
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2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Carissa Lee, daughter of Lt. Col. Dean Lee, 87th Flying Training Squadron, and Seila Lee, stretches her arms out as far as she can, then Staff Sgt. Laurie Flores, 47th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, marks it to measure how flexible she is during the "President's Challenge" for the Drug Education For Youth summer program July 25.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla) 
A President's Challenge for DEFY members

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2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Kelly Minahan, wife of Col. Mike Minahan, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, welcomes home 1st Lt. Aaron Urbanovsky and Capt. John Mirtich, 86th Flying Training Squadron, upon their July 29 return from winning “Best T-1 Aircrew” at the 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Laughlin T-1 aircrew takes gold at 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo
Cheering spectators stood on the edge of the overcast, windswept Laughlin flight line July 29 to welcome home four of the base's finest returning from the 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo. The team of instructor pilots from the 86th Flying Training Squadron brought home one extra piece of luggage on their T-1 Jayhawk in the form of the "Best T-1 Aircrew"
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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Mr. Oscar Hernandez, Science Adventure Camp instructor, and Mr. Albert Alvarado, Youth Center staff member,  put ice in a plastic bag for children in the Science Adventure Camp in order to help them make homemade ice cream. Science Adventures is a week-long specialty camp that is held once a year at Laughlin?s Youth Center to teach children different things about science. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla) Science Adventures visits Laughlin
"What is Newton's Second Law," was the first question asked during a science trivia session, before 10 little hands shot up as fast as they could. They all wanted to be the first one chosen to answer the question. July 20 marked the last day of a week-long program called "Gizmos, Gadgets and Goop," a specialty camp with Science Adventures at
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Default Air Force Logo Enlisted singles ministry kicks off July 28
Enlisted singles are invited to a free social gathering at 7 p.m. July 28 at the dorms adjacent to the library. Sponsored by the Laughlin Chapel, "Hootenanny Deluxe," as the event is being called, will give unaccompanied enlisted Airmen a chance to "get together for free food and dynamic music with a positive message," said Chaplain (Capt.) Shannon
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2007
Default Air Force Logo What's up Doc: What are vaccines
There are so many shots called "vaccines." What is a vaccine? Your immune system, which defends your body against infection, works by recognizing something in your body as foreign verses your own. Your immune system also fights off an infection faster and better if it recognizes it from a previous exposure; sometimes, it fights off the infection so
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2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Lt. Col. Gregory Johnson accepts the squadron guidon from Col. David Peterson, 47th Operations Group Commander as he assumes command of the newly activated 434th Fighter Training Squadron July 19. Laughlin's newest squadron will teach recently graduated pilots fighter fundamentals in the T-38C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla)

FTS gets new meaning as squadron activates
A 22-minute ceremony marked the stand-up of the 434th Fighter Training Squadron and new horizons for Laughlin to pursue. The name alone marks a significant departure, as the other training squadrons in the 47th Operations Group are named flying training squadrons, the 434th is called a fighter training squadron, signifying the 34-person unit's
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2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Students in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 08-12 learn what it’s like to breath oxygen for an extended period of time in the altitude chamber at Laughlin’s aerospace physiology flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Student pilots soar to 35,000 feet, never leave ground
The pressurized cockpits of Laughlin's three training aircraft keep student and instructor pilots comfortable while flying at altitudes several thousand feet in the air.In the unlikely event that something should go wrong and the aircraft would lose pressure, the pilots must be able to recognize the effects and know how to safely put the aircraft
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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- July 3, Lackland Air Force Base held a memorial service at the base chapel for the Chief Master Sgt. Gary Pfingston, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force #10. COMMENTARY: An Airman's point of view
July 3 I was invited to attend a memorial service for Gary R. Pfingston, the 10th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, with Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Heinzen, Command Chief Master Sgt. of the 47th Flying Training Wing and Master Sgt. Joe Morse, 47th Security Forces Squadron's First Sergeant. Me, an Airman, rubbing elbows with a command chief master
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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Maj. Brian Johnston, 47th Operations Support Squadron explains to Maj. Gen. Mohammad Dawran, Afghan National Army Corps, how Air Traffic Controllers in the Radar Approach Control Center, use the monitors in their jobs everyday. The purpose for Maj. Gen. Dawran's visit was for him to observe and learn more about the applications of the Air Education and Training Command's training model and get a feel for the student pilot training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Csurilla) Afghan air commander seeks USAF help reconstituting air corps
Afghan Maj. Gen. Mohammad Dawran visited here July 11 to view applications of the Air Education and Training Command training model and get a first-hand glimpse of the student-training environment that produces the world's best combat pilots. The 55-year-old, cosmonaut-trained MiG pilot commands the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps. Ravaged by
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