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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS -- Tops in Blue vocalist 1st Lt. Rachel Rogers performs at the Del Rio Civic Center Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Tops in Blue rocks Del Rio

0 3/05
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi, 47th Flying Training Wing public affairs, is the Air Education and Training Command's Public Affairs Airman of the Year for 2006.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Laughlin public affairs Airman takes MAJCOM-level honors
When Olufemi Owolabi walked into the military entrance processing station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., he had no idea he was destined for greatness within the ranks of Air Force Public Affairs. Owolabi, who holds an associate's degree in mechanical engineering, figured he'd try for a job suited to his formal education.  The people working with him
0 2/27
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Seven months pregnant Mary Cuevas covers her marshmallow in sweet chocolate during the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s spa night Feb. 10.  Mrs. Cuevas ensures her husband, who has been deployed since August, doesn’t miss out on the experience of their pregnancy by sending lots of videos and pictures.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Courtney Kippenberger)  
Spa Night helps relax those with deployed spouses
Wanting to alleviate the stress that comes with having a deployed spouse, the Airman and Family Readiness Center stepped up to host their first spa night Feb. 10. The spa night, which has been dubbed the signature event by AFRC, was designed to help the spouses of the deployed members relax and unwind, said Tech. Sgt. Walter Anderson, 47th Mission
0 2/16
2007
Tech. Sgt. John Thong, 376th Expeditionary Medical Group, administers the smallpox inoculation to an Airman at the base clinic. The inoculation is required to preserve the health and safety of all military members deployed to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility by preventing the spread of a contagious and deadly disease. Sergeant Thong is a medical technician deployed from the 47th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Taking the smallpox inoculation

0 2/16
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Participants of the Valentine 5K run/walk start at 9 a.m. Feb. 10 in front of the Losano Fitness Center.  The Valentine event was organized by the fitness center and was open to everyone.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brian Matosky) Base fitness center hosts Valentine 5k run/walk
Base members and other participants from the local community gathered Feb. 10 to partake in the Valentine 5K run/walk organized by the Losano Fitness Center. The event was open to everyone and organized to accommodate different age brackets. All brackets were open to both men and women. Bracket 1 consisted of people ages 16 to 17; Bracket 2 were
0 2/14
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Moments before saying his vows over the phone, 1st Lt. Andrew Nickles signs the required paperwork for marriage by proxy.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Courtney L. Kippenberger)   Laughlin member makes ‘long-distance’ vows
What started as a simple trip to the Airman and Family Readiness Center in search of passport guidelines, ended with a lieutenant walking back to his car with information on how he and his fiancé could get married more than 1,000 miles apart. The process, known in Texas as marriage by proxy, allows couples, such as 1st Lt. Andrew Nickles, 47th
0 2/13
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Friends and coworkers came out in the drizzling rain around 2 a.m. Feb. 11 to welcome Senior Airman Anthony Michels, 47th Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control, home from an almost five-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) 47th OSS welcomes home one of their own

0 2/12
2007
Bright IDEA (Illustration by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) A good IDEA could mean money in the bank
Have you ever caught yourself muttering the words, "if I was in charge here, I'd change things?" Well, the Air Force IDEA program gives you the chance. The program provides cash incentives for both military and civilian employees to contribute to the mission by promoting the improvement of work processes and savings of valuable Air Force resources.
0 2/09
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Members of the Laughlin Consolidated Services Aircraft Maintenance and 47th Operations Support Squadron intramural basketball teams anxiously watch and prepare to rebound a penalty free-throw shot put up by the LCSAM team's Ryan Dobbins Feb. 7.  The OSS team beat LCSAM 40-30.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May) Wait for it...

0 2/08
2007
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Laughlin Airman 1st Class Danielle Gorrell, deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad Air Base, Iraq, maintains control of her aircraft during a shift at the Center Enroute Radar Approach Control, or CERAP, here.  On average, these Airmen control as many as 20 aircraft at once.  Approximately 10,000 aircraft are controlled in a given week including cargo, fighter, rotary wing and unmanned aerial vehicles.  Balad Air Base has the busiest single-runway operation in the Department of Defense.  (U.S. Air Force photo)  Laughlin air traffic controller helps keep ‘kill boxes’ open in battle of An Najaf
Air traffic controllers do more than just launch and land airplanes. Laughlin Airman 1st Class Danielle Gorrell knows firsthand--she was working the screens in the Center Enroute Radar Approach Control, or "CERAP," here when the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing [AEW] got the call to provide close air support in a joint, combined effort to route a
0 2/08
2007
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