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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --Senior Airman Adam Hall, 47th Flying Training Wing fire department, lends a hand to a girl from a kindergarten class in Rocksprings, Texas, to get down from a fire truck. Firefighters helped take several groups of students through Laughlin's fire station, demonstrating to children of all ages how they use firefighting equipment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla) Firefighters lend a helping hand

0 5/21
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- In honor of Spouse appreciation day May 11 the 84th Flying Training Squadron helps more than 20 pilots' spouses experience how their spouses complete the mission everyday. The spouses were taken through the process of preparing to fly just as there spouses would, to lead up to a "taxi" ride down the runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla) Appreciation for military spouses

0 5/18
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- As one of the restaurant's first patrons, 2nd Lt. Khary Thompson takes a plate of food from a cook at Zorba's Greek and Italian Restaurant May 14.  The establishment opened in what used to be the Chapparal Dining Facility.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi) Zorba's brings unique dining option to Laughlin

0 5/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo 47th Force Support Squadron (Provisiional) under construction
On March 5, 2007, the 47th Mission Support Squadron and 47th Services Division conducted a merger ceremony and formed a united squadron, the 47th Force Support Squadron (Provisional) as a test squadron for the Air Force. Once the merger ceremony took place, then the real work began constructing a new organization. This requires us to work together
0 5/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo WHAT'S UP DOC: Why should you quit smoking?
This topic usually brings groans from those who still smoke. However, there are the reasons on the side of the box, such as low birth weight and premature infants when pregnant women smoke and lung cancer for all. More things than cancer can occur. The smoke and nicotine eat away at the walls in the sponge-like lungs until big cavities form, called
0 5/14
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A gunman, played by 2nd Lt. Steven Benson, 47th Security Forces Squadron, stalks the halls of the Laughlin Education Center searching for potential victims during an exercise May 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Gunman exercise tests Laughlin's reaction, response
Around 9 a.m. May 10, a shot rang out in the Laughlin Education Center. While the sound of the gunshot echoing throughout the building was very real, the gun it supposedly came from was not. As a means of better preparing Laughlin personnel in the event of a real shooting spree, similar to the recent one at Virginia Tech, the 47th Security Forces
0 5/14
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- No matter how much a person makes, financial management can help make sure every dollar spent is spent wisely.  (Graphic illustration by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Financial Management Program helps members plan goals, prepare for future
Taking control of personal finances at an early stage in one's career is the linchpin to staying mission focused making us better war fighters. According to a financial expert here and community readiness consultant at the Airman and Family Readiness Flight here, Christine Engel, proper financial management should begin immediately people get their
0 5/10
2007
Capt. Stephanie King, 47th Medical Group, examines Master Sgt. Patricia Wilson?s eyes during a routine eye-examination at the optometry clinic here Tuesday.  May is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  According to Captain King, all members and people at higher risk of getting glaucoma?people over the age of 60, people with family history of glaucoma, are urged to beware of the symptoms of glaucoma.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi) Glaucoma Awareness Month aims to minimize vision loss
May is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and during this month, experts here advise members not to lose sight of this eye disease. According to Capt. Stephanie King, 47th Medical Group's optometry clinic chief, glaucoma is the second-leading cause of adult blindness in the United States. About 2.2 million Americans have this condition. It is caused by an
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2007
Default Air Force Logo COMMENTARY: Standing on the shoulders of giants
We could never get anywhere if it were not for the efforts of those who have gone before us and those who work with us. The women and men of the 47th Security Forces Squadron simply amaze me. I know that every squadron commander worth his or her salt is proud of their unit, but I am truly astounded! This is just one testament to the indomitable
0 5/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo AF selects contractor for housing privatization projects
The Air Force selected Pinnacle-Hunt Communities, LLC, recently as the highest ranked offeror in the bidding for Laughlin's housing privatization project and other Air Education and Training Command bases. The announcement means Pinnacle-Hunt will participate in exclusive negotiations with AETC officials for the design, development, construction,
0 5/09
2007
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