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Default Air Force Logo Fighting the holiday blues
As the holiday season rolls in and service members roll out to spend time with family, many welcome the season with open arms. The holidays aren’t always a good time for everybody, however.
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2017
Laughlin’s Chapel of the Wings ensures the entire base receives the pastoral care, counseling and support needed to sustain a good quality of life for Airmen and warriors. The Chaplin Corps are advocates for all base members leading Airmen to a more resilient lifestyle. (courtesy graphic/47th Flying Training Wing chapel) Chapel supports Airmen during the holidays
The chapel at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas has scheduled different services to ensure the needs of all Airmen are met throughout the holidays. Staff Sgt. Otis Williams, 47th Flying Training Wing chapel assistant, reminds Team XL it’s important for all Airmen know and have the opportunity to get the support they need from chapel during the holidays.
0 12/21
2017
Aliyah Negley, 47th Flying Training Wing community support coordinator, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Dec. 13, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. XLer of the week: Aliyah Negley
Aliyah Negley, 47th Flying Training Wing community support coordinator, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Dec. 13, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
0 12/21
2017
Members of 47th Civil Engineer Fire Department gather next to a T-1 Jayhawk to discuss an exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 14, 2017. The exercise simulated a fire in the aircraft to which they responded with fire containment and cleanup. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Firefighter Training
Members of 47th Civil Engineer Fire Department gather next to a T-1 Jayhawk to discuss an exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 14, 2017. The exercise simulated a fire in the aircraft to which they responded with fire containment and cleanup. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)
0 12/14
2017
Airman Zachery Simpson, 47th Communications Squadron client systems technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” for the week of Dec. 6, 2017. The “XLer,” a wing-level program, is awarded to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) XLer of the week: Airman Zachery Simpson
Airman Zachery Simpson, 47th Communications Squadron client systems technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Dec. 6, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
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2017
Victoria Barlow, 47th Force Support Squadron community program specialist, shows off the vinyl mural art which Casey Harrington, a military spouse, created at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 8, 2017. While formally, the building is still called the "Losano Fitness Center" it is also referred to as Losano Commons to paint a more inclusive picture of what they offer. New programs reach Team XL
The 47th Force Support Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, has recently collaborated with the Airman and Family Readiness Center to introduce three new programs to the base. Among the new additions are the community center, Laughlin Information Tickets and Travel office and a Junior Flyer’s Club, all located in the A&FRC at Losano Fitness Center.
0 12/08
2017
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith, 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield and weather systems maintenance NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 13, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. XLer of the week: Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith, 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield and weather systems maintenance NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 13, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
0 11/30
2017
Children participating in the junior deployment at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 18, 2017, sit under a pavilion at the youth center after a four-hour morning exploring the base and learning the Laughlin mission. The junior deployment is held so military children are better able to understand what their military parent does on a day-to-day basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Junior deployment 2017: Kids go downrange at Laughlin
Children from Team XL and Del Rio fell into formation, Nov. 18, 2017 to inprocess before spending a morning in a mock deployment at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The junior deployment, held by Laughlin, was designed to support Military Family Month and help young military family members and children in the community understand both the Laughlin and Air Force mission.
0 11/28
2017
Capt. Paul Barbour has been identified as the pilot killed in the T-38 Talon crash in Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 20, 2017. Barbour was the air crew flight equipment flight commander with the 47th Operations Support Squadron and an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. (Courtesy photo from Barksdale AFB) Pilot killed in T-38 crash identified
The members involved in the T-38 Talon crash from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 20, 2017 have been identified.
0 11/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Flying operations temporarily suspended
Flying operations will resume Nov. 27, 2017.
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2017
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