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Senior Airman Kodi Tomassi, 47th Flying Training Wing command post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Feb. 5, 2018. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. XLer of the week: Senior Airman Kodi Tomassi
Senior Airman Kodi Tomassi, 47th Flying Training Wing command post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Feb. 5, 2018. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
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The “Airman’s Spotlight,” is a section dedicated to showcasing Laughlin’s Airmen with a prompt they answer candidly. The Airman’s Spotlight is open to all Airmen of any rank, and is selected at random. This week’s selection is Capt. Chantal Mortezaee, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot. Mortezaee discusses being a U.S. Air Force instructor pilot. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Airman's Spotlight: Capt. Chantal Mortezaee
The “Airman’s Spotlight,” is a section dedicated to showcasing Laughlin’s Airmen with a prompt they answer candidly. The Airman’s Spotlight is open to all Airmen of any rank, and is selected at random. This week’s selection is Capt. Chantal Mortezaee, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot. Mortezaee discusses being a U.S. Air Force instructor pilot. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja)
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Capt. Dane Richards, 434th Flying Training Squadron category check instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the XLer of the week, for the week of Jan. 31, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The XLer award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) Xler of the week: Capt. Dane Richards
Capt. Dane Richards, 434th Flying Training Squadron category check instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the XLer of the week, for the week of Jan. 31, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The XLer award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
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Base Airmen Against Drunk Driving (BAADD) is an option for those whose plans have fallen through after a night at the bar when they have no one else to call at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. According to Senior Airman Jacob Strait, 47th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician and BAADD vice president, sometimes, even the best plans to get home after a fun night out can fall through and BAADD is always there to ensure the Laughlin family returns home safely. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) BAADD helps stop bad decisions
Base Airmen Against Drunk Driving (BAADD) is an option for those whose plans have fallen through after a night at the bar when they have no one else to call at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. This program is intended to prevent making risky decisions while under the influence, however, it is also intended as a last resort.
0 2/06
2018
According to Air Education and Training Command, the Air Force has seen an increase in personally identifiable information (PII) incident reports over the past six months. Sensitive/High Impact PII is PII, which if lost, compromised, or disclosed without authorization, could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to an individual. PII incidents on the rise
Most experts would say giving free music sharing services credit card information might never be a good idea. What about giving up personal information for unit rosters? The line may become less clear when the request comes from a work-related source.
0 2/01
2018
This week’s selection for the Airman’s Spotlight is Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander. Cardon discussed what he believes Air Education Training Command brings to the fight. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Airman's Spotlight: Col. Thatcher Cardon
This week’s selection for the Airman’s Spotlight is Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander. Cardon discussed what he believes Air Education Training Command brings to the fight. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja)
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2018
Benjamin Rawald commences an Eagle Scout ceremony at the Whitehead Museum in Del Rio, Texas, Aug. 7, 2016. One of his biggest achievements, finishing the tasks required to receive his Boy Scout’s exploring merit badge, means Rawald has completed and attained every possible Boy Scout badge currently available. Laughlin youth chosen to compete for high honor
For many children, juggling school and home life, extracurricular activities, college preparation, and keeping true to one of the nation’s oldest youth-based organizations can be a huge undertaking. However, for Benjamin Rawald, the task has not only been met, it helped him gain a nomination for this year’s Military Child of the Year award, which is sponsored by a nationally recognized, military orientated charity.
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Ray Torres, 47th Medical Operations Squadron health promotion coordinator and exercise physiologist, sets up equipment for a gait analysis at Laughlin Air Force Base, Jan. 31, 2018. A gait analysis is used to measure a patient’s body behavior while running in a controlled environment. Health promotion gets Airmen on right track
As the captain keeps up with the constant movement of a treadmill’s run belt, two pairs of eyes watch his steady stride. An expert in analyzing runners’ movement and a camera with software designed to measure the slightest change in movement. The 47th Medical Operations Squadron health promotion program offers military members a way to enhance the 47th Flying Training Wing force readiness and supporting the Laughlin’s “Fit to Fight” culture.
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A T-6 Texan takes off from the Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, runway for a routine training flight, Dec. 20 2017. The T-6 is the first aircraft undergraduate student pilots fly during training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) 19th Air Force Commander directs T-6 operational pause
The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.
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Brian Aragon, 47th Operations Group weather technician, reviews a manual at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 12, 2018. Crucial to the flying mission, weather provides real-time updates and briefing information not only to the pilots, but also air traffic controllers (ATC) who aid pilots already in the skies and maintainers who work all day, every day on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Col. Charlie Velino) No time for crew rest
When a young pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas complained about receiving a wind advisory while on pilot rest, the response received, “we don’t have time for crew rest” was probably more than expected.
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