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The 47 FTW Wing Commander recently approved a new motorcycle safety policy regarding Laughlin's military members. Very soon, he will also approve a new policy affecting our civilian members while operating motorcycles on base. These new policies represent the careful study of recent and very unfortunate motorcycle safety incidents at Laughlin as
0 9/26
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Children from all around base showed up Sept. 20 at the base library to dress up in their pajamas and read bedtime stories about dinosaurs. After the books were read to the children they were taught how to do the "dinosaur hokey pokey" and made crafts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla) Pajama party at base library

0 9/26
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --1st Lt. Aric Wagner, Capt. Dan Arneson, Capt. John Mirtich, Capt. Aaron Gill, 86th Flying Training Squadron Instructor Pilots, smile for a team victory photo after coming out on top in a highly demanding relay race in the 11th Annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Forec Base Sep. 15.(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kristi Contardo) Laughlin Marathoners take gold in AF's biggest race
Perfect weather equaled perfect results for a team of runners from Laughlin Air Force Base during the 11th Annual U. s. Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson AFB Sept. 15. A relay team of instructor pilots from the 86th Flying Training Squadron comprised of Capts. John Mirtich, Aaron Gill, Daniel Arneson, and 1st. Lt. Aric Wagner placed first in
0 9/19
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Col. Mike Minahan, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, makes the first donation for Laughlin's Combined Federal Campaign, while CFC project officers Capt. Nathan Cook and 1st Lt. Eric Alonso-Bernal look on. The campaign kicked off Monday and runs through Oct. 26.  Laughlin CFC key workers will be contacting Team XL members during the campaign.  The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla)
Laughlin kicks off Combined Federal Campaign

0 9/19
2007
The official 2007 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster. Each year, Presidential Proclamation designates the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day to recognize and honor those service members who suffered as prisoners of war, and those still missing. It was done for them; but more important, the day was set aside for their families and for every man and woman in uniform today so they can rest assured that should they fall in battle, America will bring them home. (Department of Defense Graphic) Losano, Sauceda families to be recognized in POW/MIA event Friday - Gutierrez Amphitheater site of formal ceremonies
Friday marks a first for Del Rio and Laughlin Air Force Base. Laughlin's traditionally on-base National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Sept. 21 will take place in Del Rio at the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez, Jr. Amphitheater to ensure the special event is more accessible to the general public. The city and Laughlin are co-hosting the event which is set
0 9/19
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Student pilots, 2nd Lts. Brian Nickerson, Jake Montoya, John Vogel, and Mike Carerra, enjoy off-duty time at Laughlin’s Southwinds Marina, located on Lake Amistad, aboard one of three new ski boats which arrived in recent weeks.  The ski boats feature sun shades, more convenient seating, and are equipped with a CD and FM/AM stereo system.  The marina also received two fishing boats and two pontoon boats.  All of the new boats are available for rental, and can be reserved after completing the boating safety course at the Southwinds Marina.  The marina also offers various other skiing and fishing rental equipment.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/2nd Lt. Wesley Holdman) Southwinds Marina has a few new reasons to enjoy the end of summer
New boats have arrived at Laughlin Air Force Base's Southwinds Marina on Lake Amistad, and they're making a splash. The Marina recently added three new ski boats, two fishing boats, and two pontoon boats to their rental boat lineup. "The ski boats are great improvements over the older models, and they include improved stability," said Mike
0 9/13
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Wil Taylor, son of Staff Sgt. Lenaha Taylor, who works in the 47th Flying Training Wing Staff Judge Advocate office, and Paul Taylor, holds a sign to welcome back the 13 Airman returning home from serving their country in Qatar September 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sara Csurilla)
Return of Laughlin Airmen joyful, yet solemn
Thirteen Laughlin Airmen redeployed from Southwest Asia Sept. 11 to a ceremony that was both a joyful and solemn occasion. The team from the 47th Security Forces Squadron returned on the anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack ever on American soil. Airman 1st Class Brandon Deryke said he was reminded of this conflict of emotions when
0 9/12
2007
Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas – Capt. Joe Goldsworthy, 87th Flying Training Squadron’s N Flight commander, discusses upcoming sorties with 2nd Lt. Scott Meskimen, a student pilot in the 87th FTS. Hundreds of Laughlin Airmen wore desert uniforms on Sept. 11 to mark the significance of the day and the service and sacrifice they and their deployed brethren have and are making. Capt. Goldsworthy served two tours at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, as an A-10 Thunderbolt pilot. The “Warthog,” as the A-10 is affectionately known to the ground forces it supports so well, is one of the premier close air support aircraft in the U.S. arsenal. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Joel Langton)  Laughlin Airmen show solidarity with battlefield brethren on 9-11
Hundreds of Laughlin Airmen were decked out in desert camouflage utility and desert flight suits today to remember both the tragedy of September 11 and demonstrate their solidarity with their battlefield brethren today. All who had been deployed in the war against terror and oppression were authorized to wear the uniforms they had packed away since
0 9/12
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Chief Master Sgt. Chris Redmond, command chief for Air Force Office of Special Investigations, raises his hand and repeats after swear his oldest son, 24-year-old 2nd Lt. Chris Redmond the 85th Flying Training Squadron, recently. Like father, Like son
It was a family affair when Chief Master Sgt. Chris Redmond, command chief for Air Force Office of Special Investigations, raised his right hand and reenlisted in the Air Force for the last time. Not only was his family standing by his side, but his oldest son, 24-year-old 2nd Lt. Chris Redmond was standing in front of his dad, the 25-year Air
0 9/05
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Dave Thomas, Olympic swim trainer, teaches the young members of the swim team the importance of nutrition and exercise while preparing to be competitive swimmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Scott Evans) "Del Rio Diamondbacks" swim team learn to be the best
Three times a week a group of almost 30 children ranging in age from 5-6 years get together to form the "Del Rio Diamondbacks", a youth swim team from Del Rio and surrounding areas. According to Lt. Col. Garrett Thompson, Del Rio Diamondbacks head coach, practice is necessary for them to be prepared for upcoming swim meets about once a month. The
0 8/29
2007
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