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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.
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