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  • XLer of the Week: Alfred Jones

    Alfred Jones, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight installation transportation officer and contracting officer representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Aug. 19, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Harper, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Capt. John Johnson

    Capt. John Johnson, a 47th Student Squadron first assignment instructor pilot, holds up the classic FAIP patch, a symbol of tradition, responsibility and success—a charge to train the Air Force’s even newer aviators so early in their own careers. The 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, retains some Specialized Undergraduate
  • RAWS fights wars with radio waves

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Dauzat, 47th Operations Support Squadron Radar Airfield Weather Systems supervisor checks voltage levels with RAWS Airmen at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 21, 2019, to ensure the transmitter is giving the right output so the pilots and controllers can radio one another. The radios in the ground air transmit receive site
  • Commander’s Expectations: You are the expert!

    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 talks about how he empowers the hard workers of Team XL by supporting and entrusting Airmen to excel in their respective jobs. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. David Golab

    Tech. Sgt. David Golab, 47th Force Support Squadron manpower analyst, discusses his time overseas in this week’s Airman’s Spotlight, Aug. 22, 2019
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Soribel Rodriguez

    Senior Airman Soribel Rodriguez, 47th Medical Group commander’s support staff, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Aug. 12, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Command team addresses Team XL, tours base facilities

    Air Education and Training Command’s newest commander, Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, AETC command chief, learned more about the people and missions of Team XL during a three-day immersion here Aug. 13-15, 2019.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Jonathan Diamond

    Jonathan Diamond, a 47th Force Support Squadron Losano Fitness Center aid, dicusses positive communication in this week's Airman's Spotlight, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, August 15, 2019. Diamond believes positive attitude and communication can help make anyone's day. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)
  • XLer of the Week: Robert Marcell

    Robert Marcell, the 47th Flying Training Wing historian, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” for the week of August 5, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Natural anthrax: what you need to know

    The Texas Animal Health Commission recently reported that since June 2019, there have been 18 animals that tested positive for anthrax in five Texas counties, one of them in Val Verde County.
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