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Airman 1st Class Robin Brown, 47th Medical Group public health technician, assembles a mosquito trap on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016. The specialized trap captures samples that are sent to a lab for examination. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Public Health monitors mosquitos
The 47th Medical Group is constantly trapping and monitoring mosquitos for virus they are known to carry.
0 9/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo National Drug Take Back Day at Laughlin Commissary
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Laughlin Pharmacy and the 47th Security Forces Squadron are teaming up to support National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the commissary.The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is designed to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription
0 4/15
2014
David Morin, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, official photo. (contributed photo) Laughlin civilian wins DOE energy award
The Air Force's Energy Action Month is drawing to a close, but Laughlin continues to lead the way in energy efficiency and water conservation with the recent announcement that a Laughlin civilian won the 2013 Department of Energy Individual Federal Energy and Water Management Award.David Morin, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, was
0 10/24
2013
Default Air Force Logo Laughlin wins AETC program for five consecutive quarters
For the 5th consecutive quarter, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, has won the Air Education and Training Command Energy Incentive Award Program for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. The award's criteria considers energy and water reduction compared to the previous three years' average baseline."Winning this award again has really set the bar
0 10/17
2013
A sprinkler head prepares to activate on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 29, 2013. To conserve water, the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron began to only irrigate the priority roads on base. The base's water coverage was decreased from 300 to 60 acres, saving the base thousands of dollars each year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jimmie D. Pike) Providing a Cost Conscious Culture
Team XL was once again recognized by Air Education and Training Command for reducing the use of energy and water on base for the fourth quarter of 2012.Laughlin was awarded its third consecutive Water and Energy Intensity Reduction award since the program began in 2009. "The award consists of a $250,000 cash reward," said David Morin, 47th Civil
0 5/03
2013
Members of Laughlin’s 47th Operations Support Squadron pose for a photo after receiving an award for being the top power producers in the “Sweat for Power” competition Nov. 13, 2012. The 47th OSS generated 900 watt-hours of power on five retrofitted elliptical machines at the Losano Fitness Center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The competition was one of the many activities the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron sponsored as part of Laughlin's 2012 Energy Action Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Maysonet) 47th OSS wins “Sweat for Power” competition
The 47th OSS blew away the competition to become the top power producer in Laughlin's first "Sweat for Power" competition producing 900 watt-hours, which is enough to power a ceiling fan for four and a half hours. The competition was one of the many activities the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron sponsored as part of Laughlin's 2012 Energy Action Month
0 11/14
2012
Default Air Force Logo Laughlin number one in AETC Energy Incentive Award
Lowering utility bills pays off big. The hard work done by Team XL has been noticed by Air Education and Training Command in the form of a cash reward.Laughlin came in first for the AETC Energy Incentive Award Program for the third quarter fiscal year 2012. The award criteria considers both energy and water reduction compared to the last three
0 10/23
2012
Grover Lemarr, aircraft flight safety manager, stands with one of Laughlin's flight line bird-scare cannons. Lemarr's idea to improve the solar panels that power the cannons was recognized by Col. Tom Murphy, 47th FTW commander, for saving the Air Force an estimated $75,000. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Maysonet) Safety saves money with solar powered scare
A Laughlin civilian employee saved taxpayers about $75,000 trying to do the right thing for his country.On Sept. 4, Col. Tom Murphy, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, presented a certificate to Grover Lemarr, aircraft flight safety manager, for raising an idea that led to the savings.Lemarr, who has worked at Laughlin since 1983, discovered last
0 9/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Editorial: Recycling vital to Cost Conscious Culture
Remember your three R's: Reduce, Reuse and RECYCLE!Properly discarding refuse and recyclables is an important habit that everyone can practice. Recycling can be a significant act of conservation, and there are many resources available to Laughlin personnel to allow recycling of many different materials. The Laughlin Recycling Center, located at
0 8/29
2012
Default Air Force Logo CES saves energy, money with solar paneled roof
Laughlin's 47th Civil Engineer Squadron recently has completed a two building roof overhaul that replaced an existing weather torn roof with a new thermoplastic elastomeric roof system featuring an additional 500 solar panels to conserve energy.Buildings 255 and 256, better known as the enlisted dormitories, suffered damage during a storm in 2006.
0 7/16
2012
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