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A member of the First Term Airman Class sets the ball for another team member to spike over the net during a friendly volleyball game between the FTAC and Top 3 team Jan. 16 at the Losano Fitness Center gym. Though, the undefeated Top 3 team was leading from the start, the game was cut short due to an injury.  The Top 3 versus FTAC volleyball game is organized to build esprit de corps and to acquaint new Airmen with their enlisted leaders at Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi) FTAC challenges Top 3 in volleyball game

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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas- More than 50 people showed up to participate in Laughlin's annual 5K fun run/race.  The event is one of the many ways the Lasano Fitness Center keeps Laughlin members fit to fight.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Koether) 
Laughlin hosts annual 5K fun run
Laughlin hit the ground running in 2008, as Team XL hosted its annual 5K fun run/race Jan 12. Refreshed from the holiday break, more than 50 people showed up to participate in the event. "We had a great turn-out," said Lauren Koether, the program director for the 47th Force Support Squadron. "There were 51 people who raced and several folks who
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Default Air Force Logo Laughlin comptroller squadron best in AETC
It was a shock to members of the 47th Comptroller Squadron because the announcement came with no warning. The Air Education and Training Command recently announced the winners of the 2007 Comptroller Awards, and Laughlin's 47th Mission Support Group's comptroller unit stood tall amongst all others, emerging as the most outstanding unit. The 47th
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Default Air Force Logo Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts “Spa Day” for members with deployed spouses
It's the life of a military spouse. One day your spouse is there helping to take care of everyday responsibilities, and then the next, they're deployed, fighting for their country, doing what we've all signed up for. In order to keep morale high among Laughlin's deployed spouses, the 47th Force Support Squadron's Airman and Family Readiness Center
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Default Air Force Logo Legal office helps Laughlin members during tax season
Beginning Jan. 22, the 47 FTW Legal Office will be available to help military members file their 2007 tax returns. Free H&R Block TaxCut software is now available to military members online through Military One Source ( You can use the software from home, at work, or in one of the legal office's two tax kiosks. Walk-ins
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Air Force 1st Lt. Marc Quesnel participates in Blue Force Tracker training at Ft. Bragg’s Battle Command Training Center. Lieutenant Quesnel, Team Paktia’s civil engineer, is deployed from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Ken Hall) Friend, or foe? Blue Force Tracker to clear fog of war for next Afghan PRTs
Where am I? Where are my buddies? Where's the enemy? Do my buddies know where I am? Those are the questions battlefield warriors ask themselves each day, and Blue Force Tracker's answers can mean life and death. For the members of Provincial Reconstruction Teams 1 through 12 here training in prep for their year in Afghanistan, BFT will be extremely
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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Senior Airman Andrew Hernandez, bioenvironmental engineer, checks the Hazardous Material Machine during a routine check of their equipment recently. A team of  four bioenvironmental engineers dominated in a recent AETC Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear challenge, and moved on the compete at Air Force level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla) Bioenviromental engineers compete in AIr Force level CBRN challenge
A team of bioenvironmental engineers from Laughlin, who took top honors in Air Education and Training Command's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Challenge last quarter, competed in the Second Annual CBRN challenge held at Brooks City-Base, Texas, this month. The team comprised of Laughlin bioenvironmental engineers, Senior Airman
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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Master Sgt. David Drotts and Rosemary Capozziello work together at Laughlin Military Personnel Flight Nov. 13. Sergeant Drotts and Mrs. Capozziello both took Air Education and Training Command top honors during the recently announced winners of the 2007 Mission Support
Program Awards.The 47th FSS garnered two first-places for running the most outstanding mission support squadron and most outstanding military personnel flight programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla) Laughlin FSS member wins at Air Force
Adding to an exciting year within Laughlin's Force Support Squadron, their very own Rosemary Capozziello was recently recognized with the presentation of an Air Force level award. The award recognizes the top intermediate civilian personnel manager in the Air Force for 2007. Mrs. Capozziello, who is the chief of the military and civilian personnel
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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Nichole Boardman, 47th Comptroller Squadron, becomes acquainted with children from Casa de Hogar Manantial de Amor Orphanage, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico during a recent visit from a couple Laughlin members and a  group from Ruben Chavira Elementary School.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla)

Airman spread holiday cheer, learns life lesson
By the time a couple Laughlin members, a group from Ruben Chavira Elementary School and I knew it we were on dirt roads with desolate homes in an unfamiliar region of Mexico. Then there it was, Casa de Hogar Manantial de Amor Orphanage. This was the home we had set out to visit to help a few less fortunate children have a Merry Christmas Dec.17.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Air Force Lt. Col. Brett Sharp administers a saline lock, more commonly known as an IV, to Army Capt. (P) Mike Hahn during Combat Lifesaver training Dec. 16 while under the expert supervision of an Army combat medic. Colonel Sharp, an Air Battle Manager, deployed from Air Combat Command headquarters at Langley AFB, Va., to command the Paktia PRT. Captain Hahn is an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter pilot deployed from Fort Rucker, Ala., and he will serve as the team’s operations officer. Current combat zone medical protocol calls for administering a saline lock to combat casualties because it’s easier to accomplish while veins are still viable rather than later when time might be short and the veins collapsed from blood loss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Ken Hall) Mission Possible: PRT leaders begin training for year in Afghanistan
Drawn from the farthest-flung corners of the military universe, Provincial Reconstruction Team commanders and senior staff descended on Fort Bragg, N.C., to begin training for their upcoming year in Afghanistan's rural villages, districts and provinces. The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and lone Marine made up the command and staff of 12 PRTs the
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