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  • XLer of the Week: Ines Torres-Wong

    Ines Torres-Wong, a 47th Force Support Squadron assignments technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 25, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Walk with the Chief

    47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an
  • XL defenders tryout for San Antonio Basic SWAT course

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron held tryouts Sept. 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to determine which of their Airmen are selected to attend the San Antonio Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) course. Tryouts consisted of a physical fitness test, a rigorous workout, a timed ruck march in full gear, and finished off with a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance marksmanship challenge.
  • Maj. Gen. Leavitt visits Laughlin once again

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – On the same day Laughlin introduces 11 new, combat ready military aviators into the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Forces Recruiting Service commander and command pilot, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. However, she didn’t come empty handed for the new aviators. This Laughlin graduate and “hometown hero” brought with her 26 years of experience that all started right here, and spanned to see her become the U.S. Air Force’s first female fighter pilot and first female commander of a combat fighter wing.
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Christopher Dunning

    Senior Airman Christopher Dunning, a 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Mental Health technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 16, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Dunning had a key role during Laughlin’s tactical pause where his team had the opportunity to ensure that anyone who was involved in the incident had someone to talk to.
  • Laughlin’s Fire Prevention Week around the corner

    The Laughlin Air force Base Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
  • Commander’s Expectations: Readiness

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will share his 12 expectations over the course of the next few months in a series of graphics. This week, Gentile stresses the importance of being prepared to answer any call our nation might need. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • SUPT class 19-25 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-25 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Sept. 27, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service commander, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • Laughlin observes national POW/MIA recognition day

    For 47 years, the National League of Families POW/MIA flag, draped in black and adorned with the symbol of service member’s foreign war internment, has sailed during observances, ceremonies, and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C.
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman John Morse

    Senior Airman John Morse, a 47th Flying Training Wing command and control operations technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Sept. 9, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.