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Jesus Perez, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer”, Nov. 8, 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. XLer of the Week: Jesus Perez
Jesus Perez, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer”, Nov. 8, 2017.
0 11/15
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
First Lt. Jason Dark, 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” for the week of Oct. 11, 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 by/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) XLer of the Week: First Lt. Jason Dark
First Lt. Jason Dark, 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer”, Oct. 11. 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.
0 10/19
2017
Federal agency members pose in the Val Verde Loaves and Fishes warehouse behind the food Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas donated and unloaded at the Feds Feed Families event in Del Rio, Texas, Oct. 11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Federal agencies donate food at Feds Feed Families annual donation event
Laughlin joined forces with other federal agencies as part of Feds Feed Families donated and unloaded 6,100 pounds of food, Oct. 11, to Val Verde Loaves and Fishes, a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization in Del Rio, Texas, who provides food for those in need.
0 10/19
2017
Second Lt. Matthew Frizzell, 47th Student Squadron student pilot, and Senior Airman Juliana Busque, 47th Flying Training Wing administration technician, are representing a new medical liaison program taking flight at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Busque is a member of the 47th Medical Group who is serving as a link between the medical group and the undergraduate pilot training students, providing them the answers they need during the year long flight course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready) Laughlin links medics with pilots in training
Throughout the past year, the 47th Medical Group experimented with connecting medics with pilots going through a rigorous 52-week undergraduate training program to streamline medical care and minimize lost training time.
0 10/12
2017
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.
0 10/03
2017
Col. Charles Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander and Airman Brittany Zipperian, 47th Force Support Squadron apprentice, cut the first slice of cake at the Air Force Ball at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2017.  Traditionally, the oldest and youngest attendants to the ball cut the first slice of cake. Air Force Ball held at Laughlin
Laughlin’s Airmen and their family members took to Club XL in mess dresses and evening dresses to celebrate the 2017 Air Force Ball, held Sept. 30. The theme of the ball was the 1940s era, according to Capt. Donald Lewis, the event coordinator, which aimed capture the rich culture and history of airpower for the United States.
0 10/02
2017
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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