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  • Laughlin pilots take on the night skies

    First Lt. Benjamin Peña, 85th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, sits in a T-6A Texan II, preparing for takeoff on Sept. 18, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Night flying at a Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training base allows not only more hours in the sky, but it also provides a variety experience so pilots can become accustomed
  • 47 years of 47, Laughlin's Air Force Ball

    Mess dresses and semi-formal uniforms got pulled out of dry cleaning to strut the red carpet at Laughlin’s Air Force Ball in Del Rio, Texas, Sept. 13, 2019. In celebration of the Air Force’s 72nd birthday, as well as the 47th year as the 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin Airmen smiled through the night full of fun, food and fellowship.
  • SUPT classes 19-23, 19-24 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-23 and 19-24’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Sept. 13, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Lizette Simmons

    Lizette Simmons, 47th Comptroller Squadron personnel systems manager, talks about understanding her role in Laughlin’s mission in this edition of the Airman’s Spotlight, Sept. 12, 2019.
  • Commissaries honor Air Force's 72 years of service

    Military commissaries have served the men and women of the U.S. Air Force since its creation 72 years ago, so it’s with pride that the Defense Commissary Agency joins with them in observing their birthday on Sept. 18.
  • Laughlin remembers: observing 9/11

    Approximately 230 Airmen gathered at the base flag pole at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 11, 2019 to pay respects to those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks 18 years ago. Displays were arranged in the center of Heritage Park, which represented the first responder emergency services and victims. Specifically, police officers, medical responders, fire fighters and victims were all honored during the ceremony for their heroism and selfless sacrifice.
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Zachary Turek

    First Lt. Zachary Turek, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Sept. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Jason Sampson

    As the NCO in charge at the 47th Medical Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Staff Sgt. Jason Sampson manages pharmacy operations, patient care and administrative functions like budget, supply and adherence to Air Force instructions. In Sampson’s eyes, attention to detail is all about making sure the patients
  • XLer of the Week: Ken Simon

    Ken Simon, the 47th Maintenance Directorate chief contracting office representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Aug. 29, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin FAIPs XL at FAIP FLAG 2019

    Laughlin First Assignment Instructor Pilots (FAIPs) recently participated in the first FAIP FLAG white jet flying competition, August 9-11 2019, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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