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Senior Airman Micah Adams, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department firefighter and Airman 1st Class Ian Miners, 47th CES firefighter, sprays off and scrubs a fire truck wheel in the fire department at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 18, 2018. According to Adams, keeping the firehouse clean is important, and—after studying and training—remaining ever-prepared is a continual priority. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Laughlin fire department defends the base
After hours, when the base is quiet and everyone has gone home, it may seem as if Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, is still and empty. In all actuality, the heartbeat of the base—the mission essential troops—are still holding the fort down. The 47th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department is a key player in keeping Laughlin safe. The ‘fire dogs’ stay involved through community engagement, raising fire prevention and safety awareness, and continual training.
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Brock Kerzmann, 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield weather systems electronic technician, refurbishes an electronic device used by the NexRAD WSR-88D weather radar outside Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 11, 2017. The radar services a wide area as part of a network of radars used to forecast weather conditions at a further distance than any other system available. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) Weather radars receive new upgrades
The 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield weather systems (RAWS) flight understands the need for using the latest technology—hence their goal for improving the WSR-88D Service Life Extension Program.
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Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04 graduates after 52 weeks of training, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 18, 2018. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, a pilot training base that produces more than 300 military aviators annually. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) SUPT 18-04 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend a graduation ceremony for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04, at 10 a.m., here, in Anderson Hall, Jan. 19, 2018.
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Jamie Wells, 47th Medical Group pediatric nurse, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 8, 2018. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. XLer of the week: Jamie Wells
Jamie Wells, 47th Medical Group pediatric nurse, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 8, 2018. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
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A vehicle travels west on U.S. Highway 90 outside Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 11, 2018. With colder weather on the way, Laughlin personnel are encouraged to take safety precautions while driving throughout the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Marco A. Gomez) Winter Driving in South Texas
Experience with driving in extreme cold weather differs in the U.S. The Del Rio and Laughlin community must take precautions before hitting the road this season as extremely low temperatures can become quickly life-threatening. During the rest of the winter season, temperatures may fall below freezing and it’s important to keep an eye on how the weather fluctuates and how it impacts your daily commute according to Alejandro Aguilar, 47th Flying Training Wing safety office occupational safety and health specialist.
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Left to right, Chief Master Sgt. Jodi Epps, 47th Operations Group superintendent, Danny Williams, 47th Operations Group director of academics and simulations, and Lt. Col. Britt Warren, 47th Operations Support Squadron commander, all took different paths in their Air Force journeys, guided by those who went before. Each communicate how they developed through advice they were given, which help them learn the value of taking care of each other, balancing career and personal life, and understanding the value of life itself. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman1st Class Anne McCready) Laughlin leaders highlight helpful advice
With a combined 88 years of Air Force service, three Laughlin leaders have learned the value of taking care of each other, balancing career and personal life, and understanding the value of life itself. Lt. Col. Britt Warren, 47th Operations Support Squadron commander, joined the Air Force with the understanding he was going to be a fighter pilot — a job where it’s important to be tough, thick-skinned yet sensitive enough to be receptive to feedback.
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Default Air Force Logo New Year; new processes
'New Year, new me,' is a phrase often taken for granted--sometimes even laughed off. Bringing in the New Year, however, can be a good time to get a fresh start in the work place and build momentum for the rest of the year.
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Organizers, mentors and supporters for the 47th Medical Operations Squadron’s family advocacy program gather at the Losano Fitness Center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 10, 2017. The family advocacy program offers courses designed to manage any types of stress, to channeling emotions of anger into happiness, or to help expecting or current parents gather more ideas to further ensure their children’s success, the classes are designed to help make life both easier and more fruitful. Family advocacy – empowering Laughlin Airmen
For many Airmen, the struggle of balancing long hours on duty while maintaining a healthy family or social life may prove challenging. Recognizing life situations in the professional and personal environments, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron has organized several classes under the family advocacy program.
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Default Air Force Logo New year’s resolutions for 2018
When Voltaire penned the words “every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do,” chances are he was not talking about New Year’s resolutions.
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Rudy Medrano, 86th Flying Training Squadron aircraft worker, sits on the flightline at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, during a de-fuel of the T-1 Jayhawk fuel tanks, Dec. 20, 2017. For safety, Medrano sits watching the fuel lines while the tanks are emptied. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt Mickel McGann) Holiday spirit on the flightline
Rudy Medrano, 86th Flying Training Squadron aircraft worker, sits on the flightline at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, during a de-fuel of the T-1 Jayhawk fuel tanks, Dec. 20, 2017. For safety, Medrano sits watching the fuel lines while the tanks are emptied. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt Mickel McGann)
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