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Changes to patient travel take effect Laughlin dental creates bright smiles
With the mission of tending to Laughlin’s permanent party Airmen and the constant processing of incoming pilots to the wing’s training program, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron dental flight has a tall order to fill.
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Fabian Fonseca, former 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing armament and electronics for the U-2 Dragon Lady, socializes with 2nd Lt. Leslie Johnston IV, 47th Student Squadron pilot, on the flightline at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 22, 2017. The 4080th SRW reunions are an opportunity for the Airmen of the 4080th SRW to relate to the Airmen currently stationed at Laughlin. The 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing reunites at Laughlin
Members of the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing and their spouses returned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 22, 2017; the base they were assigned to when the Cuban Missile Crisis was at its height during the 1960s.
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Default Air Force Logo Laughlin natural resources tackle environmental issues
This is the first in a four part series about the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron’s natural resources department tackling Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ environmental and preservation challenges.
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Airman Brittany Zipperian assists Airman 1st Class Daud Mohamad with a face mask during the Scarlet Hawk Exercise 17-03 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 6, 2017. While in the search and recovery phase of the exercise, the team donned personal protective gear, which would protect them from blood-borne pathogens. Both Zipperian and Mohamd are members of the 47th Force Support Squadron. Base exercises keep Laughlin Airmen prepared for potential mishap
“Murphy’s Law” is an old adage that suggests if there’s an opportunity for something to go wrong it can, and it will – and the Air Force is not immune.
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Mike Cardenas and Roland Deleon, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas recyclers, tosses cardboard into a flatbed at the aircraft engine workshop here Sept. 15, 2017. Cardenas and Deleon, who both are prior service members, have more than 20 years’ combined experience in recycling at the facility. Recycling at Laughlin preserves the environment, saves money
Before the mid-90s, the only means of recycling on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was through delivering their recyclables to the neighboring city of Del Rio. This not only lead to recyclables being thrown into general trash, but landfills were filled to the brim.
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Staff Sgt. Phillip Crews, 47th Civil Engineer squadron fire emergency and logistics non-commissioned officer in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer,” for the week of Aug. 30. The “XLer,” a wing-level award program sponsored by Col. Charles Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th FTW vice commander, is awarded to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin’s mission. XLer of the Week: Staff Sgt. Phillip Crews
Staff Sgt. Phillip Crews, 47th Civil Engineer squadron fire emergency and logistics non-commissioned officer in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer,” for the week of Aug. 30.
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Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, examines the wing of a hail-damaged T-38 Talon at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 16, 2016, during a base tour. While touring Laughlin, Roberson held an all-call, visited various base agencies and discussed operations with wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Laughlin, AETC tackle hailstorm recovery, one year later
More than 18 months ago, a series of severe thunderstorms rolled through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, dropping large chunks of ice on buildings, cars, and aircraft alike. The hail that rained down on the area Feb. 22, 2016, brought devastating effects to the base’s infrastructure. Along with the buildings, the storm put Laughlin’s pilot training mission at risk when more than 80 percent of the training fleet was grounded due to exceptional hail damage.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew McGinnis, 47th Security Forces Squadron commander, presents an award to Staff Sgt. Cody Davidson, 47th Military Working Dogs patrolman, and his K-9 dog Foxo, during a retirement ceremony for Foxo at Laughlin Air Force base, Texas on August 25, 2017. Laughlin retires K-9 service dog, long-time friend
The 47th Security Forces Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base retired one of its oldest K-9 service dogs on Friday, Aug. 25.
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Satellite imagery of Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. Harvey eyes Texas coastline, Laughlin prepares
As Hurricane Harvey eyes the coastline of Texas, military personnel at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, prepare for the potential downpour of rain and high winds associated with the tropical system. In preparation for Hurricane Harvey, Team XL is reminded to take safety precautions as Laughlin AFB and Del Rio, TX, are expected to have heavy rain and potential flooding.
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87th FTS 87 FTS: 100 years in the making
One of the oldest squadrons in the Air Force celebrates its centennial
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