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In late 2017, after the Laughlin T-38 Talon II mishap in Del Rio, Texas, the Dragonfly Project reached out to the family and friends of Capt. Paul Barbour, 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, offering their consoling message and hope. This organization, the Dragonfly Project, is the legacy of the little girl, Anne Marquardt Brooker, and her one act of kindness. (Courtesy art by Annie Young and Bill Mitchell) Dragonflies, hope encourage families who serve
Once there was little girl named Anne whose friend, Hans passed away from cancer. Eleven-year-old Anne had a big heart and understood what pain Hans’ family must be suffering. Then Anne got an idea—what if she could show Hans’ family the memory of their little boy lived on?
0 3/23
2018
The 47th Medical Group mental health flight accomplishes the goals of caring for Laughlin Airmen so they are able to remain mission-ready and deployment-capable, and caring for their families. Mental health is one of the four pillars of comprehensive airman fitness, along with physical, social and spiritual fitness, and a critical component to a person’s well-being. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Mental health: stronger minds, stronger mission
The mental health flight might be a unit hidden in the far corner of Laughlin’s medical group, however, this small flight of Airmen work tirelessly to ensure pilots remain in flight status, the first responders remain able to safeguard the base, and even work with active duty members’ families and civilian employees to rest-assured the mission goes on. Mental Health is one of the four pillars of comprehensive airman fitness, along with physical, social and spiritual fitness, and a critical component to a person’s well-being.
0 2/28
2018
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)
0 2/08
2018
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.
0 1/19
2018
87th FTS 87 FTS: 100 years in the making
One of the oldest squadrons in the Air Force celebrates its centennial
0 8/18
2017
F-86D Dog Sabre 87th FTS celebrates 100 years of excellence
One of the U.S. Air Force’s oldest flying squadrons celebrates its 100th anniversary at Laughlin Air Force Base, Aug. 18, 2017.
0 8/14
2017
Senior Airman Jonathan Gwei, 47th Medical Support Squadron travel and referral technician, poses for the camera, on Laughlin Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2016. Gwei has secured a spot on the Air Force soccer team for his second time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Chasing the dream; Airman makes AF soccer team once again
Senior Airman Jonathan Gwei, 47th Medical Support Squadron travel and referral technician had dreams of being the best and getting selected to play for some professional team. But fate had different plans for him.
0 1/12
2017
Staff Sgt. Omar Rivera Rivera, 47th Force Support Squadron management analyst, was recently accepted into Commissioned Officer Training for the Medical Service Corps. Through research and advice from his mentors, Rivera Rivera went the extra mile, shadowing officers, gaining knowledge on everything he needed to reach his goal and never losing that desire to be better. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ariel D. Partlow) Puerto Rican Airman overcomes all odds
Staff Sgt. Omar Rivera Rivera was recently accepted into Commissioned Officer Training for the Medical Service Corps.
0 10/28
2016
Senior Airman Samantha Parkhurst, 47th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, looks at a water sample at the medical clinic on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2016. The bioenvironmental team tests Laughlin's base and marina water monthly to ensure safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ariel D. Partlow) Striving for growth as a person and as an Airman
An Airman from the 47th Medical Operations Squadron gets accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School through the LEAD program.
0 7/06
2016
Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, squats weights on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 3, 2016. Foxx is training for an upcoming competition where he hopes to take home another first place finish. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Strong as a Foxx
The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat—all things associated with a gym -- are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress.
0 5/09
2016
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