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  • New commander takes the 47th OG under her wing

    The 47th Operations Group welcomed its new commander during an assumption of command ceremony on Nov. 27, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. U.S. Air Force Col. Carey Jones assumed command of 47th OG, becoming its first female commander.
  • SUPT class 19-03 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-03’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Dec. 14, 2018, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • XLer of the Week: Ray Rodriguez

    Ray Rodriguez, 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft structural repair journeyman, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Dec. 3, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Heather Slate

    Customer service careers, for some who work in those fields, provide much more than just products or services. For Heather Slate, 47th Force Support Squadron bowling center recreational assistant, customer service provides an avenue to forge new friendships, a shoulder for familiar faces to lean on in hard times, giving community members reasons to keep coming back.
  • Commander's corner: eating frogs for a living

    When I think about leadership and what attributes make a good leader, there is a laundry list I come up with; however, mental toughness is what stands out. There may be many factors on how one achieves or cultivates mental toughness, but at its core, achieving this skill starts with making a deliberate concerted choice each and every day to eat the proverbial frog.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul

    Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul, 47th Flying Training Wing Judge Advocate Office NCO in charge, strives daily to balance the rigors and demands of his U.S. Air Force job with family time. “I devote every moment I am not working to try and make sure my family knows how important they are to me,” Franjul said. “I do this by spending time with them doing activities we both enjoy.”
  • XLer of the Week: Staff Sgt. Corey Freundner

    Staff Sgt. Corey Freundner, 47th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Nov. 26, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Mickel McGann

    First Lt. Mickel McGann, 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs deputy chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Nov. 12, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Laughlin honors Graziano with memorial service

    Family, friends, U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, and the Airmen of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, gathered to remember the life of Capt. John Graziano, an instructor pilot for the 87th Flying Training Squadron, during his memorial Nov. 21, 2018. Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Graziano’s parents, Dr. Glenda Snavely and Dr. Thomas Graziano all spoke at the memorial, urging family and friends to remember his life instead of dwelling on his death.
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