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Airmen of the 47th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control tower perform their daily operations at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 24, 2017. Laughlin’s tower is capable of operating with just four air traffic controllers, but with a busy training schedule, controllers in training must shadow certified controllers, which sometimes brings that number to eight. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Air traffic control Airmen overseeing the skies
Somewhere along the U.S. -Mexico border, just outside of a small Texas border town, Laughlin Air Force Base prides itself with producing the world’s best military pilots in the nation. Helping those pilots navigate about 10,000 square miles of Texas skies, Laughlin’s air traffic control tower members help build the future of airpower and produces some of the best air traffic controllers in the Air Force as well.
0 11/08
2017
Senior Airman River Shank, 47th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer,” Aug. 3. Shank attributes much of his success to the time his supervisors and trainers invested into his training, ultimately leaving him better prepared to handle any situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) XLer of the week: Senior Airman River Shank
Senior Airman River Shank, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer,” Aug. 3. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin’s mission.
0 8/10
2017
Tech. Sgt. Janine White, 47th Operations Support Squadron airfields systems NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer,” July 26. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Robert Pekarek, 47th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit, and Laughlin’s mission. XLer of the Week: Tech Sgt. Janine White
Tech. Sgt. Janine White, 47th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer,” July 26.
0 8/03
2017
Capt. Richard Loesch, 47th Operations Support Squadron chief of wing airspace (center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief (right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 12, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) Laughlin XLer: Capt. Richard Loesch
Loesch was chosen by wing leadership as this week’s XLer for his outstanding contributions to his unit and Laughlin.
0 4/19
2017
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Dauzat, 47th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems supervisor (center), accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Jodi Epps, 47th Operations Group superintendent (right), on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2017. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hambor) Laughlin XLer: Staff Sgt. Jeremy Dauzat
Dauzat was chosen by wing leadership as this week’s XLer for his outstanding contributions to his unit and Laughlin.
0 3/15
2017
Lt. Col. Britt Warren, 47th Operations Support Squadron commander, poses for a photo at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 9, 2016. Warren recently moved from the 47th OSS’s director of operations position to squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike) Lt. Col. Warren takes command of 47th OSS
Lt. Col. Warren takes command of 47th OSS
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2016
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