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  • XLer of the Week: Capt. Harold Parker

    Capt. Harold Parker, 434th Flying Training Squadron flight commander and T-6A Texan II instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Oct. 1, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Foul weather strikes Laughlin

    Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was hit with a severe thunderstorm at approximately 3:56 a.m., Oct. 09, 2018, that flooded more than 24 buildings and left the flightline underwater.
  • Pink ribbon, pink gloves

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says breast cancer awareness? Some might say, the iconic pink ribbon. Others might think back to the pink gloves National Football League players wear on game days throughout the month of October.
  • Laughlin’s Elephant

    Many years ago several people were blindfolded and taken to the same location, their hands were placed on the same item. They were asked to identify what the item was. Each of them, based on their perspective, described a different item. One described touching a tree trunk, one described a wall, one a rope and another a snake. Remember, each was touching the same item.
  • XLer of the week: Gerry Yung

    Gerry Yung, 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft electronics mechanic, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Sept. 24, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Deborah Pagan

    Many shy away from handling financial issues due to complexity, and dealing with government finances can seem especially daunting. The repercussions could be severe if there is suspected fraud waste and abuse in question. That is why it is important for Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to have a team of analysts, who oversee government purchase cardholders, how vouchers are filed and many more financial doings. Deborah Pagan, 47th Flying Training Wing Comptroller Squadron financial budget analyst, has worked five years in finance and 10 years as the 47th Operations Group resource advisor, helping Airmen sort through the financial fog of government expenses.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron capital asset element chief, reflects on her prior military experiences in on-base housing, where she underwent many challenges Airmen face today. Harper’s experience as a first sergeant gave her insight into her Airmen’s day-to-day lives, which she now uses to relate to Laughlin Airmen. (U.S. Graphic by
  • Laughlin Provides Sonora Flood Relief

    Second Lieutenant Steven Rapphun, 47th Student Squadron student pilot awaiting training, helps remove a flood-damaged refrigerator from a Sonora, Texas, home, Sept. 27, 2018. Laughlin Air Force Base Airmen took leave to travel to Sonora to assist with donations and with flood damage, which was caused by heavy rainfall over the past week. (U.S. Air
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Beau Cantrell

    Airman 1st Class Beau Cantrell, 47th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Sept. 17, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • SUPT Class 18-15 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-15’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Sept. 28, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (ret.) Dean Lee, former director of safety at Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, will be the guest speaker.
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