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In this edition of the “commander’s corner,” Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander, describes how his experiences in military service and in the medical profession helped shape his definition of the term “happiness,” and how to attain or maintain a sense of such. “There are several elements to happiness but none more important, by far, than good relationships,” he said. “In my career as a doctor when people are stripped of all they have and are, on their death beds, it’s all about relationships.” Happiness is on purpose, not an accident
There are several elements to happiness but none more important, by far, than good relationships. In my career as a doctor when people are stripped of all they have and are, on their death beds, it’s all about relationships
0 6/08
2018
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-10 graduates after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 8, 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 by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez) SUPT Class 18-10 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-10’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., June 8 at Anderson Hall here. Lt. Col. Cory Christoffer, 47th Student Squadron commander, will be the guest speaker.
0 6/07
2018
Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, opens the entry door to the T-1 Jayhawk that bears her name at her fini-flight at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 31, 2018. Pryor retired with her husband, Lt. Col. David Pryor, 96th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, the next day on the same stage they both graduated specialized undergraduate pilot training on in class 99-05. Vice commander retires after 21-year career
There’s more to what many of Laughlin’s Airmen saw on June 1, 2018, when the vice wing commander took center stage for her retirement ceremony.
0 6/06
2018
Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, is set to host multiple aerial performances, concessionaires, static displays and more at the ‘Fiesta of Flight’ Open House and Air Show May 12, 2018. (Courtesy Graphic) Almost Showtime: Fiesta of Flight
Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, is set to host multiple aerial performances, concessionaires, static displays and more at the ‘Fiesta of Flight’ Open House and Air Show May 12, 2018. Being Laughlin’s first show in nearly a decade, the base spent more than two years of planning with the continuous support from the community. The ‘Fiesta of Flight’ is prepared to house over 35 aircraft, including 16 performances.
0 5/09
2018
Playgrounds on Laughlin Air Force Base are schedule to undergo major repairs May 3, 2018. The playgrounds sustained damage during the hailstorm in 2016 causing them to be dangerous and unusable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez) Hunt Housing renovates neighborhood parks
Hunt Housing is scheduled to renovate several children’s playgrounds around base that are in need of repairs by late July or early August. The staff’s main priority is ensuring kids have a safe experience using the playgrounds.
0 5/03
2018
During the ‘Fiesta of Flight’ open house and airshow at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas on May 12, 2018, families attending with children of any age can partake in fun games and attractions located next to the Air Traffic Control tower. “By having the kid’s zone, it makes it a more family-friendly environment where they would want to spend the entire day,” said Victoria Barlow, 47th Force Support Squadron community programs specialist. “Families could come to the airshow, watch the airplanes while the kids run around in the kid’s zone, grab lunch, and go back to the kid’s zone and still watch the airplanes.” Kid’s zone comes to ‘Fiesta of Flight’
During the ‘Fiesta of Flight’ open house and airshow at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas on May 12, families attending with children can partake in fun games and attractions located next to the Air Traffic Control tower.
0 5/01
2018
The “Airman’s Spotlight,” is a section dedicated to showcasing Laughlin’s Airmen with a prompt they answer candidly. The Airman’s Spotlight, selected at random, is open to all Airmen and civilian assigned to Laughlin. This week’s selection is Giovanna Treglio, 47th Force Support Squadron education services specialist. Treglio offers some insight on how Airmen can maximize their resources to get a degree. (U.S. Air Force Graphic/Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez) Airman’s Spotlight: Giovanna Treglio
Airmen wanting to begin or continue their journey to get a degree can sometimes run into obstacles. Giovanna Treglio, 47th Force Support Squadron education services specialist, helps Airmen choose a degree plan and then develop a strategy to achieve it.
0 4/26
2018
Airman 1st Class Robby Agustin, 47th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment assistant, Irish Domingo, his spouse, and their dog Momo explore the nature trails at Laughlin Air Force Base, April 23, 2018. The couple enjoys the trails as an alternate to visiting the gym, as well as an opportunity for family time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Explore Texas: Laughlin's nature trails
Laughlin’s unspoken gem, the on base nature trails, are green and full of flowers and wildlife, like an oasis in a land of heat and burrs. Truth be told, there are plenty of thorns and thistles near the nature trails; however, unlike the rest of the nearby wilderness there is a reliable path to follow and activities to enjoy. The nature trails, intended to provide wildlife a habitat, are located in Laughlin’s backyard and are managed by the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron and are and is open for public enjoyment.
0 4/24
2018
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
Courtesy Photo Service to the Armed Forces comes to Laughlin
A partnership between the American Red Cross and the 47th Medical Group was recently created to help connect volunteers with opportunities in the family health clinic. Volunteers can provide assistance with specific tasks, support staff and enhance patient morale.
0 3/09
2018
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