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Lt. Col. Andrew Katz formally assumed command of the 47th Operations Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Britt Warren during the change of command ceremony, March 2, 2018, here. The leadership of the 47th OSS commander empowers the Airmen to manage one of the Air Force’s busiest airfield, while enabling student pilot graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) ‘Rattlers’ welcome new commander
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Katz formally assumed command of the 47th Operations Support Squadron during a transfer of responsibility, March 2, 2018, here. Katz assumed command of the squadron from Lieutenant Colonel Britt Warren during the change of command ceremony. This type of formal military event, dated back to Frederick the Great of Prussia, includes the passing of a flag to the new commander to signify a public assumption of command.
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2018
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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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.
0 12/29
2017
Laughlin’s Chapel of the Wings ensures the entire base receives the pastoral care, counseling and support needed to sustain a good quality of life for Airmen and warriors. The Chaplin Corps are advocates for all base members leading Airmen to a more resilient lifestyle. (courtesy graphic/47th Flying Training Wing chapel) Chapel supports Airmen during the holidays
The chapel at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas has scheduled different services to ensure the needs of all Airmen are met throughout the holidays. Staff Sgt. Otis Williams, 47th Flying Training Wing chapel assistant, reminds Team XL it’s important for all Airmen know and have the opportunity to get the support they need from chapel during the holidays.
0 12/21
2017
Airman Zachery Simpson, 47th Communications Squadron client systems technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” for the week of Dec. 6, 2017. The “XLer,” a wing-level program, is awarded to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) XLer of the week: Airman Zachery Simpson
Airman Zachery Simpson, 47th Communications Squadron client systems technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Dec. 6, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
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2017
Michael Honey, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical engineer was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 22, 2017. 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: Michael Honey
Michael Honey, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical engineer, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 22, 2017.
0 12/06
2017
Children participating in the junior deployment at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 18, 2017, sit under a pavilion at the youth center after a four-hour morning exploring the base and learning the Laughlin mission. The junior deployment is held so military children are better able to understand what their military parent does on a day-to-day basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Junior deployment 2017: Kids go downrange at Laughlin
Children from Team XL and Del Rio fell into formation, Nov. 18, 2017 to inprocess before spending a morning in a mock deployment at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The junior deployment, held by Laughlin, was designed to support Military Family Month and help young military family members and children in the community understand both the Laughlin and Air Force mission.
0 11/28
2017
A truck travels through a bus stop outside the child development center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2017.  Once the newly renovated west gate opens, Laughlin’s main street will transition from Liberty Drive to three streets at Mitchell Boulevard, Laughlin Drive and Arnold Boulevard, where speeding becomes more of a hazard for children waiting at bus stops, joggers, the child development center and base parks. Wing safety, security forces reminds Laughlin of speeding issues
On a bright and sunny day, with dry, level pavement and really good brakes, it would take more than 100 feet to bring a vehicle traveling 30 mph to a complete stop. However, the reaction time exponentially decreases the faster one drives. A mere five miles over the limit can cause a driver to take more than 150 feet to stop, meaning every second matters.
0 11/08
2017
To ensure flying safety remains paramount in the airspace around Del Rio, Laughlin, and Laughlin Auxiliary Field, located near Spofford, Texas, Laughlin officials are asking all UAS, also called drones, operators to become knowledgeable and practice good general operating rules required to fly a UAS in the National Airspace System. This map shows a five mile radius around Laughlin AFB, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration offers a free mobile application called “B4UFLY” that will show your current location and a circle around each airport that helps you determine if you should notify those airports. (Courtesy graphic) Laughlin announces UAS guidance
Unmanned Aircraft Systems are being detected in and around Laughlin Air Force Base and leadership wants to ensure everyone receives the latest regulation for operating these devices. To ensure flying safety remains paramount in the airspace around Del Rio, Laughlin, and Laughlin Auxiliary Field, located near Spofford, Texas, Laughlin officials are asking all UAS, also called drones, operators to become knowledgeable and practice good general operating rules required to fly a UAS in the National Airspace System.
0 11/06
2017
An attendee at Laughlin’s first robot rodeo showcase their creations during cyber awareness week at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 28, 2017. The purpose of the robot rodeo was to generate exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, and to create an avenue to show off the base’s and local community’s robotic creations. Cyber awareness week informs, educates
With the domination of online platforms like social media, mobile banking, and targeted advertisements, a person’s cyber footprint is much larger than one might think. During the week of Oct. 23, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ Airmen and base personnel had an opportunity to further their education and awareness of their personal and business online presence.
0 11/01
2017
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