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  • Xler of the week: Mr. Marcus Penn

    Mr. Marcus Penn,47th Operation Support Group director of inspections, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Jan. 13, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing
  • Wing leadership immersion with 47th MDG Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations Group superintendent, studies an x-ray display screen at the x-ray laboratory on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 8, 2021. Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lewis, visited the 47th Medical Group and spent time learning the different missions Airmen there
  • 2020 Airman of the year chosen from RAWS

    Laughlin's very own Senior Airman Jacqueline Beckett, a 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield weather systems (RAWS) electronic technician, won the 2020 RAWS Airman of the year award in the Air Education and Training Command. While working on the Air Force's 6th busiest airfield.
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: January

    A new year has begun, and everyone across the world is hoping it will be a better year than the last one. This is often the sentiment with a new year, of course; but it is perhaps a sentiment more strongly felt this year, in particular, as we transition away from 2020.
  • XL Is: A Great Place to Learn

    Part two of the "XL Is" video series. On this episode, we introduce newcomers to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas to schooling options for dependents in the local San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated School District.
  • XLer of the week: Senior Airman Sanghoon Woo

    Senior Airman Sanghoon Woo, 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Dec. 09, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th
  • Laughlin Air Force Base moves to HPCON Charlie

    Due to an increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the local area, the 47th Flying Training wing commander, Col. Craig Prather, has directed Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON C) on Dec. 4, 2020.
  • Experiencing the chamber: first steps before take off

    Walking into the main lobby of the aerospace physiology building and seeing the chamber for the first time, I didn't know what to expect. But thinking this is the first place future pilots come to start their training, I was excited to get a chance to experience a taste of their world.
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: December

    December is special to many people, and for many reasons. As a historian, it is special to me because it is the last month in the year: It is the end of that twelve-month cycle by which we measure our lives and all of our stories. Once December is over, we throw out the old calendar and open to the first page on a new one. Because of this, it is a perfect time for us to reflect, to look back, and to be grateful for all that has come before us. This month, then, in this edition of the Laughlin Heritage Corner, we look back at life at Laughlin—and some of what has occurred in our Decembers past.
  • XLer of the week: Michael Driskill

    Staff Sgt. Michael Driskill, 85th Flying Traning Squadron 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Dec. 01, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th
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