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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Nikkina Bellinger, 87th Flying Training Squadron, Squadron Aviation Resources Management specialist, ensures Capt. Paul Wurster, 87th FTS, has the neccesarry qualifications before entering his aircraft Feb. 5. ARM Airmen work with the pilots to make sure all records are up-to-date before any Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Trainee steps into an aircraft.  “I love being able to help the pilots,” said Airman Bellinger. “This squadron makes me feel like I’m part of a huge family.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla) PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Airman 1st Class Nikkina Bellinger prepares SUPT students to 'step'

0 2/06
2008
Default Air Force Logo Laughlin banks $10,000; Best in Air Force
Air Force wide, there is a common slogan among base clubs that goes, "It pays to be a member." That slogan proved to be true, as Laughlin was recently awarded $10,000 for winning the Air Force's best performance on club membership Drive. "This success is due not only to the creative tiered membership approach, but also loads of hard work by folks
0 2/05
2008
A picture shows the present status of an approximately $200, 000 main-gate construction project going on at Laughlin. According to officials, the project, which is scheduled to be completed in mid-March, will include a larger commercial search area and a new parking expansion. The changes will increase the capability of the guards to perform their duties while minimizing the impact of congestion through the main gate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla) Gate closure, traffic delays at Laughlin to pay off after renovation
Even though it's been a while since the main gate closed, the morning wait is a constant reminder of the on-going construction project, and it begs the questions; where are we at and how much progress have we made? With an approximate cost of $200,000, the construction project continues unabated. This project involves the use of heavy machinery,
0 2/01
2008
Capt. Rick Hiraldo, 84th Flying Training Squadron, observes as two Del Rio High School students describe how they created a vehicle fender that will repair itself and cause little or no damage to a vehicle after an accident during the school’s science fair Jan. 24. More than ten Laughlin members from various squadrons volunteered to judge the school’s annual science fair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi) Base members judge science fair, give back to community
Although they may not have the experience of Bill Nye "the Science Guy" or Sir Isaac Newton, Laughlin members put their science skills to the test Jan. 24 during Del Rio High School's science fair. More than ten Laughlin members from various squadrons volunteered to judge the school's annual science fair. According to Alejandria Torres, a science
0 1/29
2008
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Brett Banwell, 47th Aerospace Physiology, trains to teach Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students with Senior Airman Brian Evans, 47th AP, how to wear an oxygen mask and helmet, while concentrating on breathing techniques and familiarization with the equipment. “Aerospace Physiology helps pilots become familiar with how their body and mind will react when they get into the sky,” said Airman Banwell “We allow pilots to fly effectively!” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla) PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Airman 1st Class Brett Banwell trains to teach SUPT students

0 1/29
2008
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas-- The 47th Civil Engineer Squadron proudly displays their championship trophy Jan. 23.  “This one’s for the commander,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew Hare, 47th CES coach.  “We took a couple steps back midseason, but once we started having fun again we really stepped-up our performance.”  Sergeant Hare and Les McCracken scored the only two touchdowns during the game.  (U.S. photo by 2nd Lt. Courtney Kippenberger) Civil Engineer Squadron defeats AFGE in flag football championship game

0 1/24
2008
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas—Contractors offload a single section of a state-of-the-art breakwater into Lake Amistad Jan. 9.  After placing all three sections into the water, a barge and winch were used to maneuver the pieces over to Southwinds Marina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Easterly) Southwinds Marina installs new breakwater in time for busy season
Taking extra precautions to ensure the water at Laughlin's Southwinds Marina is safe and ready for the busy season that lies ahead, Laughlin Air Force Base installed a state-of-the-art breakwater system Jan. 18. The system, which costs $250,000, is designed to protect the land surrounding the marina from natural debris and waves created by storms.
0 1/23
2008
Lt. Col. Garrick Williams, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, delivers the keynote address during the Martin Luther King Jr. observance luncheon organized Jan 22 at Club XL. More than 40 Laughlin members and distinguished guests from the local community attended the luncheon.  MLK Day is a federal holiday marking the birthdate of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., a chief spokesman of the nonviolent civil rights movement, who successfully advocated the need for equal rights under the eyes of the law.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi) Honoring MLK Day

0 1/23
2008
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Thomas Schabb, 47th Communications Squadron, performs preventative maintenance on a transmitter to ensure himself and fellow Airmen are able to maintain exceptional ground to air communications. “Without us, the air traffic controllers can’t talk to the pilots while they’re flying,” said Airman Schaab. PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Airman 1st Class Thomas Schaab performs preventative maintenance

0 1/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo Local organization builds awareness through community activities
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and victim advocates across the country are using this month as an opportunity to educate the public about the pervasive crime that affects nearly 1.4 million Americans a year. On January 23rd, First Lady Anita Perry will present the 2008 Stalking Awareness Month Proclamation in the Governor's Press
0 1/18
2008
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