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Default Air Force Logo New Air Force claims center begins taking Laughlin claims
The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is consolidating the processing of certain claims --commonly known as personnel claims -- at a single location in Dayton, Ohio. These claims involve loss or damage during shipment of household goods and privately owned vehicles as well as during storage at Government expense, and loss or damage to
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2007
Default Air Force Logo HPV Vaccine Now Available
The Air Force Immunizations program now has Gardasil available for all active duty and dependant females eligible for the vaccine. Gardasil is the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help prevent cervical cancer in girls and women. Cervical cancer is caused by certain types of the Human Papillomavirus. When a female becomes
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Laughlin members can expect delays Jan. 31, Feb. 1
The base-wide Scarlet Hawk 07-01 Exercise is slated for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. All Laughlin members can expect delays and minor inconveniences as they conduct business across the base as the wing exercises its ability to continue operating under adverse conditions. Base members and visitors can anticipate delays at the gates, possible building
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Laughlin's visitor pass policy
Starting Feb. 1, all individuals wishing to obtain a visitor pass for a guest must call (830) 298-6246 (298-MAIN). The sponsor must provide the name(s) of the visitor(s), destination of the visitor(s), a contact phone number, and the duration the visitor is going to be on the installation. Personnel wishing to sponsor by telephone must use an
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2007
Illustration by Staff Sgt. Austin May Changes in Laughlin Herald's classified ad policy
Since the 47th Flying Training Wing's Public Affairs office has discontinued the Border Eagle newspaper and the Del Rio News Herald has begun publishing the Laughlin Herald, there seems to be an influx of questions regarding the classifieds section of the paper. Most aspects of the classifieds will remain the same, but a few changes have been put
0 1/19
2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Felicia O’Kane, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Melissa and Kelly O’Kane, winds up to bombard Ryan Gorshe, son of Master Sgt. Tim and Carmen Gorshe, with a snowball at a playground in base housing Tuesday.  (U,S, Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin May) Safety factors in base closure
When snow, sleet and ice began falling on Laughlin Tuesday, throngs of children and adults alike spilled into their yards to make snowmen, throw snowballs and otherwise enjoy an uncommon treat. However, while the winter weather was a delight for the children, it was a safety concern for base leadership. In order to reduce risks to Laughlin members,
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2007
Thaddeus Jackson "Jack" Choate Former Laughlin leader passes
A former Laughlin deputy base engineer passed away Tuesday. Thaddeus Jackson "Jack" Choate entered the United States Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M in 1949. He served in the Strategic Air Command as a navigator, first in B-36s and later in one of the first squadrons of B-52s. While flying B-52s, he survived a crash resulting from the
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2007
Airman Nicholas Powanda, Laughlin fire department, sprays snow and ice from the roof of the 47th Flying Training Wing headquarters building Thursday.  Since snow and ice are unusual this far south, most buildings in the area are not equipped with protective measures to keep heavy snow from falling off roofs onto walkways and entryways.  The fire department was called to help remove these hazards once they began melting, causing them to fall.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin May)
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2007
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Chaplain (Capt.) Shannon Workman, 47th Flying Training Wing chapel, hands Col. Mike Minahan, 47th FTW commander, the first two tickets to 2007’s National Prayer Luncheon, officially kicking off the event.  The luncheon is scheduled for Feb. 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin May) Laughlin's National Prayer Luncheon kicks off
Laughlin's National Prayer Luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Club XL. The guest speaker is Keith Lewis, retired Air Force chaplain (colonel), former fighter pilot and Prisoner of War. Chaplain Lewis, a native of Ohio, recently retired as rector of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Jasper, Ala. Then "Captain" Lewis was shot down Oct. 5, 1972,
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Laughlin returns to normal duty day Thursday
Laughlin AFB will return to a normal duty day with normal duty hours Thursday, Jan. 18. The Laughlin Clinic will also return to normal operating hours/appointments.
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2007
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